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Online grocery retailer aims to increase private label products to 40% of sales revenue.

Extending into new categories

BigBasket, India’s leading online grocer, has announced that it will increase its private label presence. Hari Menon, co-founder and Chief Executive said, “Private labels are around 34 per cent of our business now and we plan to scale this to 40 per cent in about a year. The incremental 6 percentage points of revenue will come from non-fruits and vegetables and non-staples.

Some of the existing private label brands within its portfolio include bb Fresho, bb Royal and bb Tasties. It will launch its private label range of cosmetics and beauty products within this month. In addition, the retailer intends to introduce its private label products with its institutional customers. Hotels, restaurants and caterers will have access to a range of specially created private label items.  

The online retailer has also revealed that FMCG items, both food and non-food, account for more than half of its business. Of that, 30% comes from staples and 18% from fruits and vegetables.


More about BigBasket

Founded in Bangalore in December 2011, BigBasket specialises in food and grocery, including fresh produce and local delicacies. Currently in 25 cities, it has plans to expand its distribution network within India. It claims more than 10 million subscribers and daily orders of INR100,000 (US$1,410).

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SPAR India opens 24th store.

New hypermarket located in Hyderabad

SPAR India reaffirmed its commitment to India with the opening of its 24th store in Hyderabad. Located within the Sharath Capital City Mall, it is the fifth SPAR hypermarket in this city. This milestone also marks a growth by 50% of SPAR India’s store network within just 24 months.

Mr. Rajeev Krishnan, SPAR India’s Managing Director said, “Here in Hyderabad we are delighted to showcase our promise of fresh, value, choice and service through retail innovation.”

More about SPAR India

SPAR hypermarkets offer a wide range of groceries and everyday essentials in many major cities around India. Targeting affluent and middle-income families, it is known for its value and strong fresh offers.

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Operating structure of Walmart-Flipkart streamlined as key subsidiaries merge.

Online fashion retail platforms integrated into Flipkart operations

Following the deal to purchase 77% of Flipkart earlier this year, Walmart India announced several key changes to its operating structure. It will integrate Myntra, an online fashion retailer that was acquired by Flipkart in 2014, into Flipkart’s wider operations. Before this, Myntra was operating as an independent company.

Jabong, another online fashion retailer that was acquired in 2016 by Flipkart, will also be consolidated into the Flipkart structure. Currently, it offers more than 1,500 international high-street brands, sport labels, designer labels and Indian ethnic apparel. Together with Flipkart’s own online fashion department, Myntra-Jabong controls more than 60% of online fashion sales in India.

Flipkart’s CEO departure

The changes in operations comes after the sudden departure of Flipkart’s Group CEO, Mr. Binny Bansal. He will be replaced by Mr. Kalyan Krishnamurthy, who is currently the CEO of Flipkart.

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Announcement of additional investments made at opening of its 23rd store.

Plans to open another 47 stores within 5 years

At the opening of its 23rd Cash and Carry store, Walmart India revealed that it will invest another US$500m to boost its presence in the country. In addition to its ecommerce platform, the retailer is targeting to have 70 stores by 2022.

Walmart India President and CEO Krish Iyer said, “We are highly excited about opening the first B2B Cash and Carry Store in the city of Vizag in the midst of the festival season. This store also gives us the opportunity to continue to create shared value for our supplier partners, farmers, members, associates and the community at large.”

19 Cash and Carry stores break even

The retailer also said that 19 of its 23 Cash can Carry stores have already achieved break even, with more than one million members. The latest Cash and Carry store to open is located in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh. It is 56,000 sq ft and has provided additional jobs to about 2,000 people.

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This in-depth guide to India explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

We've developed a single, universal methodology for calculating food and consumer goods retail data, supported by our programme of primary and secondary research. This makes Datacentre the most reliable and robust source available for data of this type. 


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