Th e East Indian Retail Industry is on a growth trajectory. To a market
strategist, East is undoubtedly an ideal location for the growth of the
retail industry. Besides being the principal retail-and-services market
to a vast hinterland, there are cities which can serve as a center of trade
and commerce for the region.
East’s proximity to Bangladesh, a country of 13 crore+ consumers,
and to the South-East Asian markets is spelling boom time for the
region as is its large, aspirational, middle class population with access
to increasing disposable income. Th is, as well as high speed Internet,
increasing exposure to technology and the shooting popularity of social
media has opened unprecedented opportunities for the retail industry
in the East.
In the March 2019 issue of IMAGES Retail, we bring you a complete
study of this fast emerging as a vibrant business center. Th e cover story
analyses change in consumer income and demographic profi le, and
the role technological innovations, cultural shifts and social media play
in the growing standing of retail in the East on high streets and within
Th e issue also carries for its readers, a special feature on Blue Yonder,
A JDA Company. Th e article talks about how the company’s innovative
AI and ML solutions enable retailers, consumer products and other
companies to intelligently transform their operations and make more
profitable, automated business decisions that deliver higher profits and
optimized customer experiences.
Along with this, the issue brings you a feature on our upcoming
fl agship event, India Fashion Forum on March 27-28, 2019 in Mumbai.
Th e curtain raiser discusses the theme of the upcoming forum ‘Innovate
Th e Future of Fashion’ and takes an insightful look at what makes
fashion the most profi table segment for the Indian Retail Industry.
As always, we hope you fi nd the issued informed and benefi cial. We
look forward to seeing you in large numbers at the India Fashion Forum
2019 at Renaissance, Powai in Mumbai next week.
The largest read magazine in the Indian retail industry, ‘IMAGES Retail’ is a comprehensive and authoritative one-stop information resource for the top and middle level retail professionals. A powerful catalyst for the profitable growth of the Indian retail industry, Images Retail covers the entire gamut of retail operations in India addressing key issues such as investments and opportunities in retailing, innovation in formats, store design & VM, merchandising, real estate, IT, supply chain & logistics, CRM and analytical reports backed by in-depth market & consumer research.