A Happy New Year to you all. It has indeed been a momentous end
of 2018 for us, with the successful conclusion of North India Retail
Awards (NIRA 2018) and South India Retail Awards (SIRA 2018)
in December. We want to thank all those who joined in creating
a powerful and collaborative atmosphere at both the events. We
hope you are already on your way to creating success stories from
the experiences shared at the event. For those who couldn’t make
it to NIRA and SIRA, our January issue of IMAGES Retail magazine
encapsulates the theme event.
We dedicate the fi rst edition of 2019 to Technology. As we know,
retail technology has been the greatest game-changer of all. Th e
technology footprint leading to decisive impacts in numerous
stages of retail such as enterprise system along with customerfacing
functionalities like payments, customer services and loyalty
programs has been a sure shot success formula for retailers. Th e
issue brings you an overview of the top tech innovations which
came into limelight in 2018 and were quite popular among the
brands/retailers. Th e feature also highlights analysis/views/
opinions from the CIOs and other retail experts from the industry.
We also bring you major technology trends to look out in 2019.
We also bring you a feature on the Who’s Who of the Indian
Retail Industry. Th e story will walk readers through what these
retail leaders are doing diff erently to stay ahead of the curve
and also focusing on the challenges faced, marketing and
Omnichannel strategies, and the expansion plans.
Shifting focus a little, as 2019 dawns, we are busy working
towards creating another success story – the 12th Edition of our
fl agship event, India Food Forum 2019 to be held on February 5-6
at Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai.
We hope that you will fi nd this edition of the year as insightful as
the rest and we hope to see you in large numbers at the India Food
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