“A Study on Buying Behavior of Customers in Big Bazaar in NCR”
Submitted for partial fulfillment of award of MASTER`S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION of Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow.

BY SUNIL KUMAR GIRI Roll No. 0823070040 MBA – ll Year, 4th Semester (January-May - 2010)



I take this as an opportunity to thank with bottom of my hear all those without whom the journey of doing my project would not have been as pleasant as it has been to me. Working on my project was a constant learning experience with all sweat and tear which was its due but not without being richly stimulating experience of life time. I am very thankful to Principal, Prof. (Dr.) R.N. Sharma & H.O.D., MBA, Dept. Prof. S.K. Bishayee for giving me their valuable advice and guidance towards fulfillment of the project For any project to be a success, it is very important to get the right guidance and support which I got from my Faculty Guide Dr.Rinku Sanjeev. I express my gratitude to my faculty guide for inspiring me throughout the project. I want to express my deep gratitude to our institution D.C.E., Gr. Noida , for giving me the opportunity to undertake this project and enhance my knowledge.

Finally I would like to convey my heartiest thanks to all my well wishers for their blessing and co-operation throughout my study. They boosted me up every day to work with a new and high spirit.

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Dr. Rinku Sanjeev Associate Professor Date Dept. The Report embodies result of original work and studies carried out by the student himself and the contents of the Report do not form the basis for award of any other Degree to the candidate or to anybody else. “A Study on for the Buying Behavior of Customers in Big Bazaar in NCR” award of MASTER‟S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION from Utter Pradesh Technical University. Lucknow. MBA Dronacharya college of Engineering 4 . under my supervision and guidance. 0823070405. has been carried out by Shiv Kumar Tiwari bearing University Roll No.CERTIFICATE This is to certify that the Research Project Report entitled.

S. 0823070405. Dronacharya college of Engineering 5 .CERTIFICATE This is to certify that Shiv Kumar Tiwari. Bishayee H. Dept. University Roll No. MBA Date. MBA-IV Semester. The results embodied in the Report are original and not submitted to any other University / Institute for the award of any Degree / Diploma. has carried out the Project Work presented in this Report entitled “A Study on Buying Behavior of Customers in Big Bazaar in NCR”. Prof.K.O.D.

.CONTENTS CHAPTER-I . CHAPTER-III i) ii) Data collection Data analysis and interpretations CHAPTER-IV i) ii) iii) Findings of research Recommendations Conclusion CHAPTER-V Limitations of the study ANNEXURE(S) Questionnaire Bibliography 6 . 1-8 2 4 5 6 7-8 9-33 10-33 34-75 35-36 37-75 76-82 77-78 79-80 81-82 83-90 84 i) ii) iii) iv) v) Introduction Objectives of the study Scope of the study Importance of study Research Methodology CHAPTER-II Theoretical perspective .

Customers‟ mode of transport to big bazaar 18. Comparison of Big bazaar with any Kirana store 21. Customers visit Big Bazaar 3. Brand preference of customers in big bazaar 13. Time spent by customers in shopping 9.LIST OF GRAPHS & CHARTS 1. Comparison of brand preference on different product category 14. Products mostly purchased by customers 7. Demand for other retail outlets in a mall 6. Services of the sales personnel in Big Bazaar 17. Purpose behind visiting big bazaar 5. Apart from Big Bazaar visit retail outlet 4. Customers preference of timing to visit big bazaar 11. Parking space availability in big bazaar 19. List of products and purchasing products on a unplanned basis 12. Comparison of factors which encourages customers to come 16. Expenditure pattern of customers coming 8. Customer s monthly income 2. Mode of payment of customers in big bazaar 15. Comparison of Big bazaar with others Organized retailers 38 40 41 42 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 66 68 69 71 73 7 . Comparison of footfalls in weekdays and weekends 10. Customers preference towards Kirana store 20.

CHAPTER .I vi) vii) Introduction Objectives of the study viii) Scope of the study ix) Importance of study 8 .

the market scenario is also changing from time to time. branded retail outlets and specialty stores. My study is based on a survey done on customers of a hypermarket named big bazaar. Technology is one of the major factors which is responsible for this paradigm shift in the mark. Income level of the people has changed. My study will find out the current status of big bazaar and determine where it stands in the current market. shopper‟s stop. malls.Introduction As customer‟s tastes and preferences are changing. hyper market. Today we can see a new era in market with the opening up of many departmental stores. My study is on determining the customer‟s buying behavior of customer‟s in big bazaar and the satisfaction level of customers in big bazaar. Today‟s market scenario is very different from that of the market scenario before 1990. Big bazaar is a new type of market which came into existence in India since 1994. There have been many factors responsible for the changing market scenario. There has been a shift in the market demand in today‟s world. life styles and social class of people have completely changed now than that of olden days. 9 . New generation people are no more dependent on haat market and far off departmental stores. It is a type of market where various kinds of products are available under one roof. In today‟s world shopping is not any more tiresome work rather it‟s a pleasant outing phenomenon now. It is the changing tastes and preference of customer which has bought in a change in the market.

It will help me in estimating the customer‟s future needs . wants & demands. 10 .This market field survey will help in knowing the present customers tastes and preferences.

To find out the customers response towards Big Bazaar. 3. 2. To identify main competitors of Big Bazaar. To find out the buying behavior of the customers coming in to Big Bazaar in NCR. To determine the current status of Big Bazaar.OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 1. To study the satisfaction level of customers in different attributes of Big Bazaar. 4. 5. 11 .

It provides help to further the research for organized retail sector in NCR area. It aim to understand the skill of the company in the area like technological advancement.Scope of Study The scope of this research is to identify the buying behavior of customers of Big Bazaar in NCR area. This research is based on primary data and secondary data. This study only focuses on urban buying behavior of customers because the research conducted in NCR area. Due to time constraint only limited number of persons contacted. 12 . The study does not say anything about rural buying behavior of customer because rural norms/status/attitude & acceptance of the rural customers differs with urban customers. The scope of research is limited for NCR area. competition in management.

The study provide help to know the customers satisfaction with Big Bazaar stores. Research say about main competitors in the field of organized retail sectors. Its provide guideline for further research in NCR area for organized retail. The research shows future Scenario of Big Bazaar in current perspective. The research is also important to identify Market size. The study shows Opportunities and challenges for Big Bazaar respect of internal & external environment. The study provide guideline to further extension of Big Bazaar in NCR area . The study rate of customer satisfaction level with Big Bazaar for NCR area. Research says about customer buying behavior towards Big Bazaar in NCR area. 13 . growth and Market Potential of Big Bazaar in NCR area.Importance of Study The study shows customers buying pattern with Big Bazaar in NCR area.

Research Methodology Technology. Research Design Exploratory Research. business judgment.Convenience sampling Sample Size: 350 Customers 14 . sophistication. and imagination for which there can be no mechanical substitutes. Research Methodology is required in every industry for acquiring knowledge of their products. Sampling Design: Non Probability sampling. Area of study: The study is exclusively done in the area of marketing. customers tastes and preferences play a vital role in today‟s generation. It is a process requiring care. experience. Research Methodology is a set of various methods to be followed to find out various information‟s regarding market strata of different products.

Some other relevant information collected through secondary data Tools of Analysis : The market survey about the techniques of marketing and nature of expenditure is carried out by personally interacting with the potential customers in Big Bazaar. 15 . Specific questionnaire is prepared for collecting data. Data is collected with mere interaction and formal discussion with different respondents.Data Collection : Data is collected from various customers through personal interaction.

CHAPTER-II Theoretical Perspective 16 .

Theoretical Perspective Retailing The Indian consumer could well be crowned King with all economic indicators in the right place.000 crore. 160.000 crore segment of the market is organized. 400. According to a survey b y AT Kearney. the ORGANISED retail industry will grow to Rs. From a size of only Rs. only a Rs. the last link in supply chain – connecting the bulk procedures of commodities to the final consumers. In this study I will try to find out the present scenario of retail market in India. And it seems to be the retail sector that will give the desi consumer royal status. The TOTAL retail market. 800. as indicated above will grow 20 per cent annually from Rs. Retailing is the final step in the distribution of merchandise. Queuing up for the coronation ceremony are a multitude of global companies that are looking at India as the next consumer market powerhouse.20.000 crore retail market is UNORGANISED.000 crore in 2000 to Rs. In fact. There is no supply chain management perspective. 400. however.000 crore by 2005.000 crore by 2005 17 . 20. Retailing in India is thoroughly unorganized. an overwhelming proportion of the Rs. This project will give focus on the global scene to retail industry and what will drive the growth of industry in the future.

But this scenario is changing fast.Consumer Markets.the next big thing?' has said: "India represents an economic opportunity on a massive scale. 2005. Executive Director and Head . in which he expressed confidence that he would be able to get the Left parties on board on the matter. most companies believe that will not be for long. finds that the next leap in the growth of the consumer market will be spearheaded by the changing dynamics of the retail sector." The report. And the numbers do lend credence to the enthusiasm.A study by McKinsey points out that India's market for consumer goods can reach a w $450 billion by 2011 . "Companies expect that the next cycle of change in Indian consumer markets will be the arrival of foreign players in consumer retailing. India currently has more than five million retails outlets. both as a global base and a domestic market. driven by changing lifestyles. Although FDI remains highly restricted in retailing. especially in retail. KPMG finds that the organised retail sector in India is expected to grow at a higher rate than GDP growth in the next five years. FDI in retail has once again begun to appear imminent following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent interview to McKinsey. however. out of which 96 per cent are smaller than 500 sq." says Deepankar Sanwalka. strong income growth and favourable demographic patterns. estimates the retail market in India will grow from $394 billion in 2005 to $608. KPMG India. Further. KPMG in a recent report titled `Consumer Markets in India . ft. In fact. The structure of retailing is 18 .making it one of the five largest in the world.9 billion in 2009. KPMG is in fact going ahead with its plans to conduct a series of five roadshows in the US and a few countries in Europe to hold discussions about the opportunities in India's consumer markets. According to EIU. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) country briefing on India.

19 .9bn Food World .a 40-year old Chennai based chain selling consumer durables and Narula‟s . Thesem include the Rs1. The more successful of them are the Nilgiris . optimal utilization of real estate. the Raheja‟s Rs1.8bn Shopper‟s Stop . Emerging trends in organized retailing Over the last five years.a Bangalore base food retailer. a number of large business groups such as Tata‟s. Raheja‟s and Piramal‟s has set up stores/malls and built businesses within retail. Suitability of location. existing family owned businesses are expanding their businesses.the food chain in North India.developing rapidly with malls becoming increasingly common in large cities. Also. Fuel retailers.a leading supermarket chain set up by RPG. Viveks . RPG. diversifying business to reduce reliance on the commodity nature of fuel retail business and improve margins are the key factors that has lead fuel majors to enter into the retailing. and development plans being projected at 150 new shopping malls by 2008. notably BPCL and HPCL are also expanding their presence from fuel retail to grocery and convenience stores. they are beginning to assume the contours of a serious business today.a multi-brand departmental outlet and the Crossroads Mall set up by the Piramal‟s. While many of these initiatives were initially driven by the need to use existing real estate.

RPG Enterprises. independent. Theme for a mall Although the retail sector in India highly fragmented and consists predominantly of small. Shopper's Stop and Pantaloon have taken the lead in organised retailing. 20 . Rahejas. Omaxe and mega retailers like Crosswords. Brands in apparel. thanks mainly on account of an increase in the disposable incomes of middle and upper-middle class households. ITC. Tatas. The country is currently witnessing a boom in retailing. it happens to be the country's second largest employer after agriculture. Aerens. owner-managed shops. including large real estate companies. manufacturers are also looking for forward integration and are building chains around brands. The Piramals. are now entering the retail business directly or indirectly. S. One sign of the modernization of Indian retailing is the rapid growth in the number of speciality malls and theme malls. Kumar's. footwear and durables have driven the growth of specialty chains and upgraded existing multi-brand outlet.Interestingly. More and more corporate houses.

Wedding Mall. Auto Mall. With consumer sentiment positive during most of 2004. rapid growth of existing players. whereas the concept is in its infancy in India. several theme malls such as Gold Souk (jewellery malls). ORGAINSED RETAILING Organised retailing got a leg up during 2004 with the opening of new format stores. consumer durables and electronics. Many top developers are now toying with the idea of developing speciality malls.25 per cent of the estimated total retail market. the Government's intention of allowing a certain level of foreign direct investment in retail and the formation of a retailers' association.9 billion in India. One could venture so far as to say speciality and theme based retailing will drive the growth of organized retailing in India. clothing and lifestyle. it led to substantial spending across a number of categories such as consumer durables. apparel. lifestyle products. automobiles and telecom is likely to touch 10 per cent by the end of this decade. Four product categories have led the organised retailing wave: foods. This is only 1. organised retailing accounted for a mere $2. At the beginning of this decade.Emergence of specialty retailing Though organised retailing is still at a nascent stage . etc catering to specific needs and occasions have been completed or announced. In recent times. start-up of new-generation shopping malls. Speciality malls are already a success in the West. This share has 21 . Electronic Mall.accounting for only around two per cent of the $180 billion retail market in India .

Growth projections for retail business vary widely. The future is promising the market is growing government policies are becoming more favorable and emerging technology and facilitating operations. The market size of Indian retail industry is about US $ 312 billion. Some studies estimate that by 2007. Retail industry in India is at the cross road. Retail in India largest industry accounting for over 10% of the country GDP and around 8% of the employment.already grown to 2 per cent. 22 . It has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast paced industries with several player entering the market. the share of organised retail in the retail pie will jump three times to reach 5-6 per cent. Some key facts retail in India largest industry accounting for over 10% of the country GDP and around 8% of the employment.

5% Telephone 1. touch and feel of Indian Bazaars with aspects of modern retail like choice convenience and quality and control a chain of seamless destination malls.8% food 62% Book & music 1. fashion accessories 5. beauty & pharama 3. 23 .8% consumer durable 4% Enterainm ent 7.1 The headquartered in Mumbai the company operates over 12 million square feet of retail space as over one thousand stores across 71 cities in India and employees over 35. food Bazaar a supermarket chain blends he look. Big bazaar. uniquely Indian hypermarket chain.5% Health.4% Fashion 9.000 people.9% consumption spending $350 billion furniture 3. The companies leading formats include Pantaloons a chain of fashion outlet.Indian consumption cosmos During past decades private final consumption expenditure has been the key driver economic growth in India.

group subsidiaries are present in consumer finance. capital. PILLARS USED FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION (SIZE CHART. SECTION DESCRIPTION) 8. LADIES TOPS 6.FUTURE GROUP Future group. WINTER WEAR 10. KIDS CASUAL WEAR 11. The first set of Big bazaar store open in 2001 in Kolkata. led its founder & group CEO Mr. JACKETS 4. TRIAL ROOM 7. brand development & entertainment. insurance. Hyderabad and Bangalore. WOOLEN CLOTHS FOR KIDS 9. While retail firm the core business activity of future group. KIDS JEANS AND SHORTS 24 . A layout chart of Big bazaar located at Indralok LAYOUT INDEX 1. BABA SUITS 5. HELP DESK 2. KIDS ACCESSORIES 3. Kishore Biyani is one of India leading business house with multiple business spanning across the consumption space.


ladies western wear. The ladies section is segregated in to seven parts. fabrics and ethnics are available respectively.DESCRIPTION HELP DESK – As you can see from the layout. LADIES SECTION – Next to it is the ladies section that is in the extreme right side. Kid‟s jackets and baba suits are available in another part. This shows that when a person enters in to big bazaar it can get all information about the stores of big bazaar from the person sitting in the help desk. In the kid‟s section kid‟s accessories like diapers. water bottles are available in one part. KIDS SECTION – The kids section is located just at the left corner of the entrance of big bazaar. Here the price ranges from a minimum of Rs99 to Rs899. ladies accessories – 26 . ladies formals (office wear). suits and blazers. In other parts men trousers. trolleys. Kids casual wear (jeans and shorts) are placed in one part of it and infant shirts & t-shirts are also placed in another part. suckers. The apparels are available at a price of Rs59 onwards. Ladies section starts from ladies ethnics. the Help Desk is located in a place where everyone has their first sight that is in front of the entrance. At one part men formal shirts are available. MENS SECTION – Next to it is the men‟s section that is in the center. Help Desk uses paging service as a tool for the convenience of its employees and customers. It is divided in to five parts. In this section the pillars are used for displaying information like size chart and section description.

Cash Counter – The cash counter is located just near the exit 27 . kids night wear. Non-Promotional scheme – There are various other products available without any promotional scheme which includes jeans. Food Bazaar – The food bazaar is in the 1st floor of the building. infant winter wear etc. kids salwar suits etc. Sitting arrangements are well made so that people can sit and take tea. ladies perfumeries. coffee or snacks or any other food item and can relax. Here the price of the apparel ranges from Rs99 to Rs1000 approx. Promotional scheme – With an add on to the above products there are various other products which are available with a promotional scheme. Sports Store – At the extreme corner there is a sports store where various kinds of sport items are available. fruits and vegetables are available there. The various products under this scheme includes girl t-shirts. and ladies cosmetics respectively.lingerie‟s. infant baba suits. infant t-shirts. Various kinds of food items.

He is on the Board of 28 . retail stores operations. Prior to joining Pantaloon Retail. he was the CEO of Globus. Wholetime Director Rakesh Biyani. Mr. Wholetime Director Gopikishan Biyani. is an engineer by training and is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management. Ahmedabad. Independent Director Shri Shailesh Haribhakti. is a commerce graduate and has more than twenty years of experience in the textile business. IT and exports. Managing Director Kishore Biyani is the Managing Director of Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Future Group. Shailesh Haribhakti. He is the Deputy Managing Partner of Haribhakti & Co. Mr. Cost Accountant. He has been instrumental in the implementation of the various new retail formats. Mr. Director Ved Prakash Arya.BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mr. Ved Prakash Arya. and a Certified Internal Auditor.. is a commerce graduate and has been actively involved in category management. Kishore Biyani. Mr. is a Chartered Accountant. Gopikishan Biyani. Chartered Accountants and past president of Indian merchant Chambers. Rakesh Biyani.

Independent Director D. Ms. including Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. is a former Chairman and Managing Director of Central Bank of India and serves on the board of DSP Merrill Lynch Trustee Co and Ceat Limited Dr. Doreswamy. NIFT. Delhi and is the Director of National Institute of Design (NID). Ms. is Independent Director.several Public Limited Companies. S Doreswamy. Hyderabad chapter. Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd. Mr. Welspun India and Indus League Clothing Ltd. She also serves on the board of Maharishi Commerce Ltd and Samay Books Ltd. Ahmedabad. Independent Director Bala Deshpande. He is a renowned consultant specializing in international marketing and apparel retail management. holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Oklahoma and is a Director. Independent Director S. He has over 24 years of rich experience in the textiles and garment industry and was instrumental in the setting up of NIFT centres in Delhi. Anju Poddar. D O Koshy. Bala Deshpande. Independent Director Anju Poddar. and also serves on the boards of Deccan Aviation. Koshy. holds a doctorate from IIT. Chennai and Bangalore. 1999. He is on the Board of Company since June 1. etc. Nagarjuna Construction. O. Ambuja Cement Eastern Ltd. 29 ..

Shoe Factory. Launch of Pantaloons trouser. Plans forays into insurance and consumer credit. Unitech. He also serves on the board of Mahindra Gesco.  1992 Initial public offer (IPO) was made in the month of May.the popular fashion chain is launched  2006 Future Capital Holdings. „Is se sasta aur accha kahi nahin‟ . the Indian jeans brand. IndusInd Bank and Hinduja TMT.  1997 Pantaloons – India‟s family store launched in Kolkata. Anil Harish. Celebrate in the Heart of Our City‟ . Eat. EZone. is the partner of DM Harish & Co. Independent Director Anil Harish. Furniture Bazaar. India‟s first formal trouser brand.  1991 Launch of BARE.  1995 John Miller –Formal shirt brand launched. the company‟s financial arm launches real estate funds Kshitij and Horizon and private equity fund In division. Depot 30 .Mr.  2005 Fashion Station . Associates & Solicitors and an LLM from University of Miami.  2004 Central – „Shop. Multiple retail formats including Collection i.  1994 The Pantaloon Shoppe – exclusive menswear store in franchisee format launched across the nation. Major Milestones  1987 Company incorporated as Manz Wear Private Limited.India‟s first hypermarket chain launched.  2002 Food Bazaar.  2001 Big Bazaar.India‟s first seamless mall is launched in Bangalore. The company starts the distribution of branded garments through multi-brand retail outlets across the nation. the supermarket chain is launched.

Future Generali India.000 m2) of retail space.futurebazaar.000 stores and employs over 30. It manages assets worth over $1 billion that are being invested in developing retail real estate and consumer-related brands and hotels. Some of its leading retail formats include Pantaloons. eZone. Future Group Future Group is one of the country‟s leading business groups present in retail. Indus League Clothing and Galaxy Entertainment which manages Sports Bar. the group‟s financial arm. asset management. Future Capital Holdings. The group‟s flagship company.future group cross $1 billion mark. Future Capital Holdings. has over retail media. Future Group companies includes.000. focuses on asset management and consumer credit. Home Town.  2008. 31 . Depot. Central.000 square feet (930. Future Money and online retail format www. retail spaces and logistics.future group holding becomes the second group company to make a successful initial public offering in the Indian capital are launched across the nation.000 people. Food Bazaar. Future Group is present in 61 cities and 65 rural locations. consumer finance. Big Bazaar. Brew Bar and Bowling Co. Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited operates over 10.and futurebazaar. Group enters into joint venture agreements with ETAM Group and Generali. insurance.  2007.

the Aditya Birla Group. Star India Bazaar. Spencer‟s Hyper. Hyper City.Rewrite rules. or both. Tanishq outlets. The other three groups are focusing either on perishables and groceries. Steel junction. French retailer ETAM group. and Titan Industries with World of Titans showrooms. “Deliver Everything. Retain values. Spencer‟s Super. Everywhere. Future Group‟s vision is to. Everytime to Every Indian Consumer in the most profitable manner. Food Bazaar. MAJOR INDIAN RETAILERS The low-intensity entry of the diversified Mahindra Group into retail is unique because it plans to focus on lifestyle products. K Raheja Corp Group-Formats: Shoppers‟ Stop. US-based stationary products retailer Staples Inc and UK-based Lee Cooper and India-based Talwalkar‟s.The group‟s joint venture partners include Italian insurance major Generali. In orbit Lifestyle International-Lifestyle. Pyramid Retail-Formats: Pyramid Megastore. Central. Pantaloons. Landmark.” The group considers „Indian-ness‟ as a core value and its corporate credo is . Fun City and International Franchise brand stores. Books & Beyond. RPG Retail-Formats: Music World. and Bharti Enterprises Ltd. Depot. E-Zone etc. Daily & Fresh Pantaloon Retail-Formats: Big Bazaar. The Mahindra group is the fourth large Indian business group to enter the business of retail after Reliance Industries Ltd. Home Centre. Max. TruMart 32 . The Tata Group-Formats: Westside. Blue Foods and Liberty Shoes. Fashion Station. Brand Factory. or a range of products. Chroma. Crossword. aLL.

It is ultimately that customer look for satisfaction based on the picture of perception derived from various sources. Trinethra. customer perception should be definitely a key consideration. Qualified services in the operation execution layer. technical management layer and business development layer are necessary.Nilgiri’s-Formats: Nilgiri's‟ supermarket chain Subhiksha-Formats: Subhiksha supermarket pharmacy and telecom discount chain.“Customer Perception is the Rule and not Customer Satisfaction”. It is 33 . This has lead to the concept .Formats: Fabmall supermarket chain and Fabcity hypermarket chain Vishal Retail Group-Formats: Vishal Mega Mart BPCL-Formats: In & Out Reliance Retail-Formats: Reliance Fresh Reliance ADAG Retail-Format: Reliance World German Metro Cash & Carry Shoprite Holdings-Formats: Shoprite Hyper LITERATURE REVIEW BY SOUMEN CHATTERJEE Unique customer perception (UCP): According to soumen. HUAWEI Satisfy customers perception is the biggest challenge: In meeting customers' requirements and measuring customers' satisfaction indexes. Unique Customer Perception is what is required by companies instead of Unique Selling Proposition. If these perceptions of customer can be analyzed then promotion would be easier for customer centric marketing.

The major characteristics of service is intangible. hence the core value of services is not like a physical product but the spiritual experience and perception of customers. In customer satisfaction management. or customer perception satisfaction. Such perception is both at psychological and behavior levels. Since perceptive enjoyment is a vital service objective.more important to understand customer expectations and make efforts to exceed their expectations. and it is the contents of high quality life in the modern society. one of the key service management objectives shall be meeting customers' perceptive enjoyment. Customers are seeking for material deliverables as well as perceptive enjoyment when purchasing a service product. 34 . The final aim and ideal effect of service provisioning is to have customers perceive and enjoy the service. the biggest challenge is customer perception management.


Close to two lakh products are available under one roof at prices lower by 2 to 60 per cent over the corresponding market prices. implicit guarantees and continuous discount programmes have helped in changing the face of the Indian retailing industry. Price and the wide array of products are the USP‟s in Big Bazaar. A leading foreign broking house compared the rush at Big Bazaar to that of a local suburban train.Big Bazaar: Is se sasta aur acha kahin nahin Big bazaar is the company‟s foray into the world of hypermarket discount stores. the first of its kind in India. 36 . The high quality of service. good ambience.

Household Appliances and more. spices. jams. Toys. Food Bazaar has proved to be a hit with customers all over the country.Apparel. salt.Food Bazaar – Wholesale prices Food Bazaar‟s core concept is to create a blend of a typical Indian Bazaar and International supermarket atmosphere with the objective of giving the customer all the advantages of Quality. Big Bazaar Big Bazaar is a chain of shopping malls in India. owned by the Pantaloon Group and which work on Wal-Mart type economies of scale. The ambience and customer care adds on to the shopping experience. Range and Price associated with large format stores and also the comfort to See. pulses. 37 . Footwear. Big Bazaar provides quality items but at an affordable price. It is a very innovative idea and this hypermarket has almost anything under one roof…. ketchups etc. They have had considerable success in many Indian cities and small towns. Touch and Feel the products. The company has recently launched an aggressive private label programme with its own brands of tea. With unbeatable prices and vast variety (there are 42 varieties of rice on sale).

Products available in Big bazaar Apparel and Accessories for Men.Is Se Sasta Aur Accha Kahin Nahin !! What's in store for you at Big Bazaar? 1.70.60 % discount. Cosmetics Crockery Toys Luggage Home Textiles Linens Home Needs Sarees Dress Materials Suiting & Shirting Household Appliances Stationery Electrical Accessories Electronics Footwear Household Plastics Utensils & Utilities Hardware Home Decor Food Bazaar’s core concept is to create a blend of a typical Indian Bazaar and International supermarket atmosphere with the objective of giving the customer all 38 . Baby Accessories. If you deal in the categories mentioned there's a big deal of success for you. Women and Children.000 products at 6. coupled with an international shopping experience. you will get : A wide range of products at 6 – 60 % lower than the corresponding market price. At Big Bazaar.

the advantages of Quality, Range and Price associated with large format stores and also the comfort to See, Touch and Feel the products.

'FOOD BAZAAR' a division of Pantaloon Retail India Ltd is a chain of large supermarkets with a difference. It was flagged off in April'02.With store sizes ranging from 8,000 sq ft to 15,000 sq. ft. in Mumbai (two stores), Kolkata, Bangalore & Hyderabad, it is opening more stores at Gurgaon (Delhi), New Bombay & Nagpur. It currently caters to over 1.2 million customers every day across 4 outlets in India and is soon set to expand and double this figure across 8 outlets all over the country by June 2003.

Food Bazaar offers the Indian consumer the best of Western and Indian values. The western values of convenience, cleanliness and hygiene are offered through pre packed commodities and the Indian values of "See- Touch- Feel" are offered through the “Mandi” atmosphere created by displaying staples out in the open, all at very economical and affordable prices without any compromise on quality. This satisfies the Indian consumer and comforts her before making her final buying decision. At other super markets, the consumer is deprived of this factor.

Truly the Indian consumer now agrees with Food Bazaar: "Ab Ghar Chalaana kitna Aasaan”. This positioning platform of Food Bazaar is evident from the higher discounts and the wholesale price-points which is below MRP.

Food Bazaar represents the company‟s entry into food retail and is targeted across all classes of population. Food Bazaar replicates a local „mandi‟, to provide the much important „touch & feel‟ factor which Indian housewives are used to in the local bazaar. Food Bazaar has over 50,000 stock keeping units which cover 39

grocery, FMCG products, milk products, juices, tea, sugar, pulses, masalas, rice wheat etc, besides fruits and vegetables. All products are sold below MRP and discounts range between 2% to 20%. Fruits and vegetables are sold at prices comparable to wholesale prices.



Data collection Data analysis and interpretations


These categories are. PRIMARY SOURCES: Questionnaire Keeping in view the objective of study a questionnaire (as given Annexure) was selected there is Twenty in all. For the purpose of fulfilling the objective of study and for completing the Research project Report. All questions are small in size and arranged logically. Interview Information was also obtained by conversation with Customers . The language is simple to understand. both primary and secondary data collected. i) Primary data ii) Secondary data DATA COLLECTION Data is collected by using various methods. 42 .they were interviewed personally.Data Collection Data can be classified under two categories depending upon the sources utilized. SECONDARY DATA: The second information is taken from company document available on websites The other related journals information and industry association‟s sites have also been viewed.

the responses were tabulated. Some respondents did not want to answer the questionnaire. Problem faced while collecting and filling questionnaire Some of the respondents were hesitant to answer the questionnaire. they added they added their own choice or left it unanswered. a sample study conducted in Delhi& NCR.S AM PLING DESIGN In the backdrop of objective set. Collection of the questionnaire Sufficient time was given to the respondents to answer the questionnaire. Where the respondents did not find the relevant answer in his choice provided. Each answer of the respondent was tabulated to its respective category. so they left it unanswered. SAMPLE SIZE: 350 CONSUMERS contacted during this research work. The nature of sampling is NON PROBABITITY –CONVINANCE SAMPLING helped in keeping the path of research in focus throughout the work. Tabulation After all the questionnaires were collected back. 43 .

I have surveyed around 350 respondents of Delhi & NCR who come to visit big bazaar. I collected all those information and a proper analysis is done. A specific questionnaire is prepared for the customers and data is obtained from them by moving around big bazaar and personally interacting with them. The customers gave me valuable information regarding their consumption pattern in big bazaar.ANALYSIS I have done a market field survey on big bazaar. 44 . All the analysis and its interpretations are discussed below. Each of the analysis is done as per the information obtained from the customers and a serious interpretation has been done to best of my effort.

10000) Analysis: The above diagram shows the distribution of income level of customers coming in to big bazaar. 25% of people belong to no income group which mostly consists of students.60000 pm) that constitute only 5%.10000-40000) No Income Group (< Rs. The lower income level of people coming to big bazaar constitutes of 20%. Interpretation: Big bazaar is the hub of shopping for middle level income group people because of its reasonable price on its each product category. Among the 350 respondents 50% of customers are of middle income level that is between Rs10000 – 40000 per month. Least number of customers visiting Big bazaar are the higher income level people (> Rs. The higher level income group people don‟t prefer to do shopping in big bazaar as it doesn‟t deal 45 .Customer s monthly income Higher income Group Middle Income Group Lower Income Group No Income Group 5% 50% 20% 25% INCOME GROUP 5% 25% Higher Income Group (> Rs. 40000-60000) 50% 20% Lower Income Group(Rs.60000) Middle Income Group (Rs.

So they don‟t have much interest to come to big bazaar and do shopping. Probably not much of lower income group people come to big bazaar as they don‟t like to have any shopping experience rather they just go for nearby store where they can get their necessity goods.with branded products. Hence big bazaar should include branded products in its product category which will encourage higher income group people to come in to big bazaar. Even they purchase goods on a regular basis on a small quantity. The higher level income group people are very status conscious and their psychology is such type that they don‟t prefer much to visit big bazaar as it is a discounted store. 46 . The lower income group people come in to big bazaar as they get goods at a discounted price.

29% customer visit weekly 23% customers visit quarterly and 14% customers visit on planned basis .2 23% Monthly Quarterly On a unplanned basis Interpretation: From this I interpret that in big bazaar 34% customers visit monthly.Customers visit Big Bazaar Weekly Monthly Quarterly On unplanned basis 29% 34% 23% 14% 29% Weekly 34% 1. 47 . it means mostly customers visit weekly and monthly basis for purchase their requirements.

It shows that customers satisfaction level is more in big bazaar. 48 .Apart from Big Bazaar visit retail outlet Yes No 64% 36% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% yes no 64% 36% Interpretation: From this I interpret that 64% customers of big bazaar visit other retail stores for their requirements and 36% customers of big bazaar generally do not visit other retail stores.

This is very nice for it as often customers. The infrastructure and ambience of big bazaar is so that people even like to go there even also they don‟t have to purchase anything. People enjoy doing shopping in big bazaar. 49 . Interpretation: From this I interpret that big bazaar is purely a shopping complex but it also facilitates a certain kind of ambience and decorum to the people that they also visit it for the purpose of outing.Purpose behind visiting big bazaar Shopping Outing Both 60% 10% 30% PURPOSE 30% Shopping Outing 60% 10% Both Analysis: Out of the 350 respondents 60% of respondents visit big bazaar for shopping. 10% for outing and 30% visit big bazaar for both the purposes.

Demand for other retail outlets in a mall Garment Outlet Footwear Outlet Food Court Entertainment Gift Corner Jewelers and Watches Store 65% 20% 30% 20% 10% 10% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Series1 Garment Outlet Footwear Outlet Gift Corner Analysis: The above graph shows that 65% of people visit garment outlet in a mall other than that of big bazaar. 30% of people also prefer to visit food court in a mall other than big bazaar. 20% of the people go to footwear outlet in a mall other than big bazaar. Some people that are 10% each also visit gift corner store and jewellery & watches store in a mall other than big bazaar. Jewellery and Watches Store Entertainment Food Court 50 . 20% of people also go to mall for entertainment purpose.

Interpretation: From this analysis I come to know that most of the people tend to visit garment outlets in a mall other than big bazaar as it has some exclusive branded outlets. 51 . This is of course a threat for big bazaar that it is not able to attract customers from other retail outlets and retain them with it. It can include some of the exclusive branded outlets of cloths and jewellery in it in order to attract the brand choosy customers. People also go for footwear stores as malls have branded footwear stores in it. People go for watching movies to mall for entertainment. Yet a few people visits gift corners and jewellery stores in a mall. Big bazaar should definitely include more of branded products in its product category in order to bring in the customers of mall to it and retain them with it.

25% demand is for leather items in big bazaar.Products mostly purchased by customers in big bazaar Clothes Grocery Food Item Leather Item Electronic Item Gift Item Any other Item 60% 70% 50% 25% 15% 10% 10% Any other Item Gift Item Electronic Item Leather Item Food Item Grocery Clothes 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Series1 Analysis: This chart clearly indicates that the demand for grocery that is 70% is highest by the customers followed by clothes rated 60%. Electronic items holds 15% of demand and gift items and other items has a demand of only 10% by the customers of big bazaar. The next highest demand is for food items that is 50%. 52 .

Big bazaar has many local branded products of grocery and cloths and it is successfully selling it. I can interpret that clothes. It should also include branded products so that more sales can take place. So big bazaar should maintain its low pricing and product quality to keep hold of the customers and also it should keep more qualitative products of gift and leather items so that people would go for more purchase of these items from it.Interpretation: From this analysis I interpret that customers demand are high for grocery and clothes followed by food items in big bazaar. Gift items and other items are not much in demand by the customers. grocery and food items are the major products which hold maximum number of customers. 53 . Electronic items have a little demand by the customers.

500 /single visit 500-1000 /single visit 1000-1500 /single visit 1500-2000 /single visit More than 2000 /single visit 11% 16% 22% 22% 29% EXPENDITURE PATTERN 11% 29% 16% Below 500 500-1000 1000-1500 1500-2000 More than 2000 22% 22% Analysis: We can clearly see from this graph that majority of the customers spend a lot in big bazaar that is 29% of people spend more than Rs2000 in a single visit to big bazaar.Expenditure pattern of customers coming in to big bazaar Below Rs.16% of people spend Rs 5001000 and only 11% of customers are there who spends less than Rs500 in their visit to big bazaar. Equal number of people that is 22% of people each spend Rs 1000-1500 and Rs 1500-2000 respectively in a visit to big bazaar. 54 .

This will encourage people to purchase more products.Interpretation: From this I interpret that most of the customers purchase goods in bulk which leads them to spend a lot. Those customers who are spending very less money that is below Rs 500 are mostly coming in just to move around big bazaar and spend time. Impulse buying behavior of customers comes in to play to a large extent. Volume sales are high in big bazaar. Probably those persons who spend more in a visit to big bazaar are purchasing on a monthly basis. Customers tend to purchase more goods from big bazaar as it provides goods at a discounted rate. In the process they used to spend money on food items and also purchase some products while roaming in it. More discounts shall be provided to people who does bulk purchase. 55 .

Only 10% of people said that they spend very little time that is less than half an hour in big bazaar. 22% respondents also said that they spend 1 ½ hours to 2 hours in their visit to big bazaar. Majority of the respondents (35%) said that they spend at least 1 hour to 1 ½ hours in big bazaar.Time spent by customers in shopping in big bazaar Less than half an hour Half an hour to 1 hour 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours More than 2 hours 10% 15% 35% 22% 18% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Less than Half an hour 1 hour to 1 half an hour to 1 hour 1/2 hours 1 1/2 hours More than 2 to 2 hours hours 10% 22% 15% 18% 35% Series 1 Analysis: People spend a lot of time in shopping in big bazaar. 56 .

Hence those persons who spend half an hour or less than half an hour in big bazaar are those persons who just come to purchase limited products and come only because of low pricing of products. 57 .Interpretation: As per the given data I interpret that customers are very product choosy now a days and that‟s why they spend a lot of time in shopping in big bazaar. The sales personnel should focus on the people who take long time in shopping and purchases a lot and provide special kind of service to them as they are the major customers. People also spend much time in it but purchase very few goods. Probably customers might even be spending more time in big bazaar as it provides a very nice ambience and atmosphere for the people to shop in.

Though there is not much difference as 40% of people visit big bazaar in week days hence in weekends the footfall increases by 10%. The infrastructure can be changed a bit in week ends so that customers can see more products clearly and can move around 58 .40% of people visits big bazaar in weekdays where as 60% of people visit big bazaar in weekends.Comparison of footfalls in weekdays and weekends Weeks days Weekends 40% 60% FOOTFALLS 40% Weeks days Weekends 60% Analysis: The above graph shows that more number of people comes to big bazaar in weekends than that of week days . As people come more in weekends. Interpretation: I can clearly interpret from this that most of the people tend to visit big bazaar in weekends rather than that of week days. so big bazaar should keep it open for more time in week ends. There are more footfalls in big bazaar in weekends than that of week days.

comfortably. 59 . In order to bring in more number of customers in week days big bazaar should provide some schemes in week days which will encourage people to come in to it in week days also. It should not spend much money in advertising and displaying of products in weekdays rather it should advertise and display products more in weekends as more number of people comes in weekends. It can make some temporary arrangement for parking every weekend. Hence the crowd is more in weekends and big bazaar should avail more parking spaces for its customers in weekends.

M – 6 P. 60 .M 3 P.M – 10 P.Customers preference of timing to visit big bazaar 10 A.M – 3 P.M – 6 P.M .1 P.M 1 P.M 35% Analysis: The above pie chart shows that most of the people prefer to visit big bazaar in evening time than that of the day time. Only 25% of people tend to visit big bazaar during day time while 75% of people tend to visit big bazaar during after noon time.M .M 1 P.M 3 P.M 8% 17% 35% 40% 8% 17% 40% 10 A.1 P.M – 3 P.M – 10 P.M 6 P.M 6 P.

In this way it will bring in more number of people during day time for getting the special kind of products but along with that it will be able to sale other products as people do a lot of impulse buying at big bazaar. There is more number of people found in big bazaar during evening time than that of day time. It could offer some special kind of product in daytime which will be not available during evening time. Big bazaar shall provide some special offerings during day time so that more people should come in during day time. Probably more of products are being sold during evening time in big bazaar than that of day time.Interpretation: From the above analysis I interpret that evening time is the peak time for big bazaar and day time is the off peak time for big bazaar. 61 .

62 .Comparison of customers purchasing with planned list of products and purchasing products on unplanned basis Yes No Ever 50% 40% 10% 10% yes 50% 40% no ever Analysis: As shown in the graph out of my total respondents of 350. 50% of customers come to big bazaar with a planned list of products. 40% of people come in to big bazaar without any planned list of products to be purchased from big bazaar.

Interpretation: As per the data obtained from the customers of big bazaar I interpret that most of the customers comes in to big bazaar with a planned list of products. So big bazaar should provide more variety and essential goods so that more number of people should come in with a planned list of products. Some couples come to mall and go to food bazaar to have food together and to have chit chat among them. Few customers come to big bazaar without any planned list of products and purchases products depending on their selection. These people basically come to the mall and hence get in to big bazaar. 63 . Depending on the product category and brand and quality of products they purchases goods. The customer who comes with a planned list of products purchases more products than that of the customers who comes without any planned list of products.

Brand preference of customers in big bazaar Yes No Depends on category 10% 50% 40% BRAND PREFERENCE 10% 40% Yes No 50% Depends on category Analysis: As seen in the above chart it is clearly known that only 10% of people come in to big bazaar with a list of brands in advance. A few customers search for brands but depending on the product category. 40% of people told that they prepare a list of brand depending on the product category. big bazaar has many local 64 . 50% of people completely deny that they don‟t prepare in list of brand in advance. Customers probably don‟t decide for brands on products as there are not much of known branded products available at big bazaar. On product categories like grocery and clothes. Interpretation: From this I interpret that customers don‟t opt for much brand preference while purchasing products in big bazaar.

Quality of products varies with the price. This enables customization of products for various types of customers. 65 . As most of the customers belong to lower class and middle class people. Big bazaar should include more of the branded products in its each category so that customers have more options to choose among the brands. Some customers also pre decides the brand on the local manufactured grocery and food products of big bazaar. Different products of the same category have different prices.branded products. Customers search for brands mostly in apparel section. they purchase those local branded products as it gives them value for money. This will bring in more number of people to big bazaar which will definitely increase the sales. Customers purchase a lot of these as its cheap in price even though its quality is not so good.

As per electronic goods are concerned customers pre decide the brand as many branded electronic products are available in big bazaar. 33% brand preference is on gift items and 25% is on electronic items. Brand preference on leather items is 2% and 12% on any other item. Interpretation: decided in advance and for some of the products customers don‟t at all pre decide any brand.Comparison of brand preference on different product category Cloths Grocery Gift Items Electronic Items Leather Items Any Other Item 40% 40% 33% 25% 2% 12% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Series1 Analysis: which customers mostly prefer the brands that is 40% each. The customers pre decides 66 th Le s at he E rI le te ct m ro ni c Ite m s G ro ce ry G if t Ite A ny m s O th er Ite m C lo This graph shows that cloths and grocery are the only two items on From this I interpret that some of the products brand are pre .

67 .brands on cloths and grocery most as big bazaar produces much of local brands and also have some well known branded products of clothes with it like flying machine jeans.

Mode of payment of customers in big bazaar Cash Payment Credit Card Debit Card 55% 19% 26% 26% Cash Payment Credit Card 55% 19% Debit Card Analysis: As per my study is concerned. 68 . 19% of them uses credit card as their mode of payment and 26% of the people makes payment in big bazaar through their debit card. out of the total respondents 55% of people make cash payment in big bazaar.

Interpretation: As per the obtained data I interpret that more number of people makes cash payment in big bazaar. 69 . Hence sometimes big bazaar has to wait for a short time period as some of the customers make their payment through credit and debit card. A fraction of people uses their credit card for payment in big bazaar and a very few people uses their debit card for payment. I can interpret that quick exchange of money for goods is done in big bazaar as most of the people mode of payment is cash payment.

Even most of the customers said that they get goods there in a discounted price and so they come in to it. Many customers also said that they feel good about the 70 . Around 65% of the total respondent said they are mostly encouraged to come to big bazaar as it has variety options.Comparison of factors which encourages customers to come in to big bazaar Price Service Ambience Product Variety Product Quality Convenience 60% 40% 50% 65% 20% 35% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 60% 50% 40% 20% 35% 65% Analysis: People are mostly encouraged to come to big bazaar because of its cheap price and availability of variety of products.

Even it provides a good service and ambience to its customers which encourages them to visit big bazaar more and more times. Product quality is rated at very low that is only 20% which encourages the customers to come to big bazaar. Big bazaar should try and produce more qualitative products so that customers can get more satisfaction and would never think of not doing shopping in big bazaar. Interpretation: From this analysis I interpret that big bazaar is a well known for its variety options. Around 35% of customers also said that convenience is also another factor which leads them to come to big bazaar. As a hypermarket which is to be located far off the city. People mostly come to big bazaar as they get various kinds of products under one roof. 71 . big bazaar has located itself in a good place from where it is convenient for people to visit big bazaar. I can also interpret from this that big bazaar has located itself in a good place from where it is able to attract customers.service and ambience provided by big bazaar. It is also clearly known that big bazaar sales its goods at a discounted price as compared to the market.

13% realize Poor and 5% customers is very dissatisfied with sales personnel‟s in Big Bazaar.Services of the sales personnel in Big Bazaar Very good Good Ok Poor Very poor 17% 29% 36% 13% 5% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Very good Good Ok Poor Very poor 17% 29% 13% 5% 36% Interpretation: From this I interpret that 36% customers realize service of sale personnel in Big Bazaar is OK. 17% realize Very Good. 72 . 29% realize good.

Customers’ mode of transport to big bazaar Hired Vehicle Two-wheeler Four-wheeler Any Other 10% 40% 35% 15% 15% 10% Hired Vehicle 35% 40% Two-wheeler Four-wheeler Any Other Analysis: Around 40% of the total respondent of comes in to big bazaar with their own two wheelers. Only 15% of people of the total respondent visits big bazaar on hired vehicles. The second majority of people consist of people riding four wheeler and coming in to big bazaar. 73 . 10% customers of the total respondent comes in any other mode of transport.

A few people are found who comes in to big bazaar with a hire vehicle.Interpretation: From the above data I interpret that there are more number of four wheelers coming found in big bazaar than that of two wheelers. People prefer more to go to big bazaar in four wheelers than that of two wheelers. Probably they might be the tourists. 74 .

Parking space availability in big bazaar Less than adequate Adequate More than adequate 45% 45% 10% AVAILABILITY OF PARKING SPACE 10% Less than adequate 45% Adequate More than adequate 45% Analysis: As it is shown in pie chart most of the people say big bazaar does not provide adequate parking space. Hence it‟s a threat for big bazaar as it may loose its customers because of less parking space availability. Even though many customers say adequate space is available for parking in big bazaar but also it is a threat for big bazaar as it is seen more number of people are expected to come in to big bazaar. Interpretation: Analyzing the above data. 75 . Only 10% of people say that more than adequate space is available for parking in big bazaar. In holidays probably it will be very difficult for customers to park their vehicle in big bazaar. I interpret that customers are not satisfied with the parking space availability provided by big bazaar. Equal number of people also says that adequate space is provided for parking big bazaar.

This shows that majority of people go to kirana store even though they visit big bazaar. 65% of them says they go to their nearby kirana store and 35% said that they don‟t at all go to any kirana store. But some customers are there who never goes to any kirana store. I can 76 . Interpretation: As per the given data I analyze that most number of people tend to purchase goods from nearby kirana store even if they come to big bazaar.Customers preference towards Kirana store Yes No 65% 35% 35% yes 65% no Analysis: Out of my total respondent of 350 customers.

conclude from this that a kirana store is a competitor of big bazaar. Probably they are more interested in having a shopping experience rather than to just go and purchase goods from kirana store. 77 . Some customers never go for shopping in kirana store as of it does not have much variety option available with it.

Each and every customer that is 100% agrees that there are more variety of ric S e er vi ce V ar ie ty Q S ho Co ua pp n lit in ve n y g E ien xp c er e ie A nc m e bi en ce P 78 . 70% of people say big bazaar provides goods at a cheaper price as compared to that of a kirana store.Comparison of Big bazaar with any Kirana store Shopping Price Big bazaar Kirana store 70% 30% Service 50% 50% Variety 100% 0% Quality 40% 60% Convenience 25% 75% Experience 90% 10% Ambience 95% 5% 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 70 50 30 0 100 75 60 40 25 10 5 90 95 Big bazaar Kirana store Analysis: The above graph shows the comparison of different factors between big bazaar and a nearby kirana store. 50% of people say big bazaar provides better service and another 50% of them say kirana store provides better service.

As per ambience is concerned 95% of customers said big bazaar provides much nice ambience than big bazaar while 5% of them said that ambience provided by kirana store is also equivalent to that of big bazaar.products available at big bazaar than that of kirana store. 79 . Interpretation: I interpreted from this that a kirana store is one of the competitor of big bazaar. Big bazaar should try to improve on each of its attributes and out compete the kirana store so that it can convert the customers of kirana store to be the customers of big bazaar. As per quality of goods is concerned 60% of the customer say kirana store provides better qualitative products while 40% of the customers say big bazaar also provides qualitative products. 75% people say it is more convenient for them to go to a kirana store while 25% of them say going to big bazaar is more convenient for them. 90% of respondents said it is a good shopping experience at big bazaar while 105 of them said that they also have a good shopping experience at kirana store. It is a threat for big bazaar as some of the attributes of a kirana store provides more satisfaction to customers.

Big bazaar should try to improve on each of its attributes and out compete the other organized stores. Retails Series 2 Interpretation: I interpreted from this that other organized stores is another competitors of big bazaar.Comparison of Big bazaar with others Organized retailers based on following points Shopping Price Big bazaar O. It is a threat for big bazaar as some of the attributes of other organized stores store provides more satisfaction to customers. 80 . Org. Retails 45% 55% Service 50% 50% Variety 55% 45% Quality 52% 48% Convenience 54% 46% Experience 46% 54% Ambience 58% 42% 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 Big bazaarO. Org.

SWOT ANALYSIS OF BIG BAZAAR A SWOT analysis is done to know the strengths. opportunities and threats of big bazaar. opportunities and threats of any company. weaknesses. This analysis will explain about the strengths. Strengths of Big bazaar     Large variety option Cheap price Huge customer Base Volume sales Weaknesses of Big bazaar    Lacks in branded products Low in product quality Unable to provide enough parking space to its customers Threats for Big bazaar    Opening up of other discounted stores like Vishal mega mart Convenience of customers to nearby kirana stores Availability of products in other retail outlets 81 . weaknesses.

  To grab the rural market To bring in the customers of other retail outlet by dealing with branded products.  Add more products to its product category 82 .Opportunities for Big bazaar  To open up more and more number of big bazaars in different cities of the country.

CHAPTER-IV Findings 83 .

it seems that there is a vast growth of big bazaar lying as customers demand is increasing for big bazaars. chocolates and many more. At present time Big Bazaar provide different types of product assortments to the customers. Customers realized that Big Bazaar stores provide qualitative products/service with reasonable price. increasing quantities of the customers & profit show that Big Bazaar most accepted name in organized retail chain in India. electronic items. jewellery. 8. It competes with 84 . 6. sport items. Big bazaar has a good reputation of itself in the market. Impulse buying behavior of customers comes in to play most of the times in big bazaar. leather items. food items. 4. 3. 10. 9. grocery. 7. stationary.FINDINGS 1. Continuously opening of Big Bazaar chains in different major cities. The majority of customers belong to middle class family. crockery. Big Bazaar mainly deal with middle income group people who want qualitative product with reasonable cost. Big bazaar has positioned itself in the market as a discounted store. There are more than 50 big bazaars in different cities of India. decorative items. 2. Most of the customers buy their requirement in Big Bazaar on the basis of Weekly and monthly basis. Big bazaar is a hypermarket as it provides various kinds of goods like apparels. Big bazaar holds a huge customer base. watches. 5.

The Tata Groups (Croma). 85 . Vishal Retail Group. Reliance Retail. 11.all the specialty stores of different products which provide goods at a discounted rate all through the year. Kirana stores & Sabka Bazaar etc. The major players in retail industries are Big bazaar.

86 . This will be a kind of motivator for the customers of big bazaar.SUGGESTIONS  Big bazaar should include more of branded products its product category so as to attract the brand choosy people to come in to big bazaar.  The service of the sales person is needed to be improved.  It should make different cash counters for different customers. The customers who are present in the mall during the off peak hours of big bazaar will definitely go in to big bazaar if surprise offers are made at that time. Personal care should be taken by the sales person for the customers so that the customers feel good. Cash counter and credit card payment counter should be placed differently in order to reduce the rush and save the customer‟s time.  Big bazaar should provide large parking space for its customers so that they can easily park their vehicles.  During the off peak hour‟s big bazaar should provide some offers to its customers so that people would be encouraged to come to big bazaar during off peak hours.

87 .  The infrastructure is needed to be changed a bit during weekends as heavy crowd comes in to big bazaar during those days. Customer care department is needed to take proper care of customer complaints and queries. The person sitting at the help desk of big bazaar should be able to provide all necessary information to the customers whenever it is required.

As of now there are 34 big bazaars in different cities of India. Impulse buying behavior of customers comes in to play most of the times in big bazaar. It has positioned itself in the market as a discounted store. In Delhi it is the middle class people who mostly do marketing from big bazaar. Big bazaar is a hypermarket as it provides various kinds of goods like apparels. It competes with all the specialty stores of different products which provide goods at a discounted rate all through the year. decorative items. Big bazaar has a good reputation of itself in the market.Conclusion Big bazaar is a major shopping complex for today‟s customers. it seems that there is a vast growth of big bazaar lying as customers demand is increasing for big bazaars. Different types of products starting from a baby food to pizzas all are available under one roof. electronic items. grocery. Volume sales always take place in big bazaar. watches. food items. It holds a large customer base and it seemed from the study that the customers are quite satisfied with big bazaar. It is a place where customers find variety of products at a reasonable price. sport items. The youth generation also likes shopping and moving around big bazaar. People 88 . Big bazaar is a hypermarket store where varieties of products are being sold on different product category. crockery. The majority of customers belong to middle class family. chocolates and many more. jewellery. It has emerged as a hub of shopping specially for middle class people. leather items. Even most of the people do their monthly shopping from big bazaar. It holds a huge customer base. stationary.

it is because of the parking space available to them by the mall. & Sabka Bazaar etc. The Tata Groups (Croma). Delhi bazaar Big bazaar. apparels and food items are the products which are demanded most by the customers of Delhi in big bazaar. 89 . The major drawback of big bazaar is that it lacks in providing enough parking space for its customers. Reliance Retail. As it is surveyed it seems that the biggest competitors of big bazaar are the kirana stores. Even though some customers say that they don‟t feel problem in parking their vehicle. Grocery. This may discourage the customers to come to big bazaar and shop as they face difficulty in parking their vehicles. As people go to malls they just tend to move around big bazaar whether it is for shopping purpose or for outing purpose. discounted specialty stores like Vishal mega mart.not only visit big bazaar to do shopping but also visit for outing purpose as it provides a very nice ambience to its customers.


Also impossible for company to prove information is confidential.Some customers were not willing to give appointment due to their busy schedule. VII-As per company rule many information was not disclose as the manager are busy in their daily schedule. money and human efforts. Although all effort were taken to make the result of the work as accurate as possible as survey but the survey have following constraints. VI-Personal biases might have come while answer the questionnaire. It is not possible for us to spend more time in interaction with them. the present study is also not free from certain limitation. IV. which were unavoidable. V-Due to fast pace of life. 91 . III. II. I. some customers were not able to do justification to the questionnaire.Limitations of study Certain limitations do creep in a research study due to constraints of the time.Due to very large size of the population.Due to time constraint and other imperative work load during the t period it could not be made possible to explore more area of concern pertaining to study. only a selected sample of customer could be contacted.

000 – 60.000 b) 20.000 PART-2 1.How frequently do you visit Big Bazaar? a) Weekly b) Monthly c) Quarterly d) On unplanned basis 2.000 c) 40.ANNEXURE(S) Questionnaire PART-1 1. Ph. Profession: 7.Apart from Big Bazaar do you intend to visit any other retail outlet in a Mall? a) Yes b) No 2. Age: 3. If yes then what are the other retail outlets do you intend to visit in a mall? e) Garment Outlet f) Footwear Outlet g) Food Court h) Entertainment 92 .000 – 40.000 d) More than 60.(a). What‟s your monthly income? a) Below 10. 8. Address: 5. Gender: 4. Qualification: 6. Name: 2.

i) Gift Corner j) Jewellery and Watches store 2. What is the purpose behind visiting Big Bazaar? a) Shopping b) Outing c) Others 3. How much time do you spend in a visit to Big Bazaar? a) Less than half an hour b) Half an hour to 1 hour c) 1 hour to 1 ½ hours d) 1 ½ hours to 2 hours e) More than 2 hours 93 . On an average how much amount of money do you spend in a visit to Big Bazaar? a) Below 500 b) 500 – 1000 c) 1000 – 1500 d) 1500 – 2000 e) More than 2000 5. What type of products do you mostly purchase in Big Bazaar? a) Cloths b) Grocery c) Food Item d) Leather Item e) Electronic Item f) Gift Item g) Any other Item 4.

6.Which days of the week do you prefer to visit Big Bazaar? a) Week days b) Weekends

7. Which time of the day do you mostly prefer to visit Big Bazaar? a) 10am – 1pm b) 1pm - 3pm c) 3pm-6pm d) 6pm – 10pm 10. Do you go with a planned list of products to be purchased from Big Bazaar? a) Yes b) No c)some time

11. Do you prepare a list of brands in advance when you visit to Big Bazaar? a) Yes b) No c) Depends on category

12. In which categories of products do you pre-decide the brands? a) Cloths b) Leather Items c) Electronic Items d) Grocery e) Gift Items f) Any other Item

13. What is your mode of payment in Big Bazaar? a) Cash payment b) Credit Card c)Debit Card


14. What encourages you to visit Big Bazaar? a. Price b. Service c Ambience c. Product Variety d. Product Quality e. Convenience

15. How would you rate the services of the sales personnel in Big Bazaar on a 1 – 5 scale? Very good Good Ok Poor Very poor

16. Which type of your convenience to Big Bazaar? a) Hired vehicle b) Two-wheeler c) Four-wheeler d) Any other 17. How is the parking space availability in Big Bazaar? a) Less than adequate b) Adequate c) More than adequate

18. Do you go to Kirana store? a) Yes b) No


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19. Compare your nearest Kirana store with Big Bazaar. a) Price Kirana store II. b) Service Kirana store II. c) Variety Kirana store II. d) Quality Kirana store II. e) Convenience Kirana store II. f) Shopping Experience Kirana store II. g) Ambience Kirana store II.

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20. Compare others organized retail stores with Big Bazaar on the following parameters. a) Price 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer b) Service 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer c) Variety 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer d) Quality 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer e) Convenience 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer f) Shopping Experience 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer g) Ambience 1.Big Bazaar II. Others Organized Retailer



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