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Press Release 26 November 2018

Indian Fashion Retail on Expansion Spree

Backed by an expanding economy and consumption boom, the Indian fashion retail market— estimated at US $ 45 billion and expected to touch US $ 115 billion by 2026—is considered the most dynamic retail growth market surpassing even China (As per 2017 Global Retail Development Index report by AT Kearney)!
Currently the cynosure of all eyes, be it international brands and retailers or local companies cutting across geographical locations, the Indian retail market is booming with prospects for all those who are now looking to consolidate their position and register very strong growths here riding high on its stupendous prospects.
If global names like Zara, H&M, Mango, Guess, United Colors of Benetton, GAP, Forever21, Levi’s, adidas, Nike, etc., have already made their presence felt, at least 100 more brands/retailers are set to make their foray in this market in the next couple of years to cash in on the big opportunity. Alongside the global biggies coming up strongly, are the home-grown stalwarts, adding to the new-found market’s vibrancy and escalation. Indian brands such as Fabindia, W, BIBA, AND, Allen Solly, Van Heusen, Being Human, etc., are also emerging strongly in the domestic market.
If Arvind Lifestyle Brands (home to international brands like Gap, The Children’s Place, Izod, Ed Hardy, Aéropostale, Gant, Hanes, Arrow, Flying Machine, Cherokee, US Polo, Elle, Excalibur, Nautica, Calvin Klein, Sephora, Unlimited, Geoffery Beene and Ruggers) and Reliance Retail (operating some 419 stores across India for top foreign brands including Marks & Spencer, Vision Express, Quicksilver, Diesel, etc.) are increasing their foothold in the market, others are not much behind. Provogue (India) Limited, a menswear fashion brand of contemporary clothing is now available through more than 350 doors across 73 cities pan-India.
In the mass market, there are two major players – V-Mart and V2 Retail (the former primarily operates in Tier-1 and Tier-3 cities and across northern, western and eastern parts of India while the latter, is one of the fastest growing retail groups in India) which are all set to leverage on increased spending by the consumers to cement their position at the top of the pyramid. If V-Mart is targeting over four-fold jump in revenue to touch Rs. 2,500 crore (US $ 391.71 million) by 2020 with smaller towns expected to be its key growth drivers, V2 Retail Ltd. has already notched a turnover of Rs. 300 crore (US $ 45.4 million) for FY 2015-16 and is now targeting to go further up.
Keeping in line with the market prospects, Future Group (which is poised to grow its revenues by about 30 per cent, from Rs. 30,000 crore/US $ 4.09 billion this fiscal to over Rs. 40,000 crore/US $ 5.45 billion in FY’19) through its value fashion format FBB plans to invest Rs. 350 crore (US $ 48 million) to open about 140 exclusive outlets as it aims to double turnover in the next two years, while Shoppers Stop Ltd (India’s prominent retail group and a pioneer in the organised retail industry with 74 stores in 33 cities) has already achieved gross retail turnover of Rs. 34.05 billion (US $ 544 million) in FY 2014–15, and is now looking to make further inroads with its strong business model.
Apparel Sourcing Week 2019 gives you the platform to exclusively meet and interact with the Indian retailers and brands to book your ticket for entry into the Indian retail market. The first of its kind in India, Apparel Sourcing Week has already received huge response from retailer and brands, which are more than keen to meet and finalise their next supplier(s) during the upcoming two-day event.

About Apparel Sourcing Week

Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.

To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.

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