Big Bazaar recently launched its 70,000 sq.ft Family Centre at Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Located at Hosuja’s Mall, Coconut Avenue, the new Family Centre is a community-focused initiative from the Future Group for people living in and around Malleshwaram. The centre is one of the largest destinations providing a wide array of products and services that are customised to the needs and preferences of various communities in the catchment.
Family Centre offers a wide range of products across categories including those that address daily household needs of food and grocery to apparel, footwear, toys, luggage, kitchenware, bed and bath ware, home décor, furniture, electronics and fine gold jewellery. The store also has kids play area, food court, Dakshin Sagar, Star & Sitara Salon, and chaat corner. There is a significant regional vendor presence at the centre with the presence of brands such as Bhagyalaxmi Gulkand, Kalamandir and Gayathri Coffee Works among others.
According to Sadashiv Nayak, president, Big Bazaar, this is the first ever community inclusive initiative by any retailer. Nayak said, “Big Bazaar is providing a unique concept of customising offerings according to the needs of the people living in Malleshwaram. Apart from this, Family Centre has all its employees recruited from the locality. Community based initiatives will be a regular part of the Family Centre culture and will help in contributing to the local communities.”
— Nishi Roy