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Store Watch: New outlets for retail therapy


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A few retailers are busy selling up their old stock in sale and pave a way for the new collection, while the other few are setting up the new shops to meeting the needs of fashion frenzy world.

Store Watch: New outlets for retail therapy
A few retailers are busy selling up their old stock in sale and pave a way for the new collection, while the other few are setting up the new shops to meeting the needs of fashion frenzy world

Here is the list of new outlets that promises to match the pace of ever-evolving fashion trends.

2Lotto Sports India, Jorhat, Assam

Sports Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd. the Indian licensee of the Italian sports brand Lotto Sport has come up with its 43rd exclusive brand store in Jorhat, Assam.

The Lotto Jorhat store spreads over an area of 560 sq. ft. offering an exclusive range of products. The Lotto Sport store will offer the latest footwear, apparel and accessories options across different sporting activities including running, lifestyle, soccer, tennis, etc.

In India, Lotto already has 40+ stores across major locations in Delhi/NCR, UP, Haryana, Maharashtra, West Bengal, MP, J&K, Uttrakhand and Gujarat.

Lotto Sport Italia S.P.A, a major name in international sports industry, was established in the year 1973 and today the Italian sports brand is recognized in over 110 countries worldwide. The sportswear brand endorses the best of athletes in the sports arena including major names like Luca Toni, David Ferrer, Agnieszka Radwanska, Carla Suarez Navarro, Kevin Anderson and many more

Sports Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd. (SLPL) was founded in July 2007 as a spin-out of the retail giant, the SSIPL Group, which has been engaged in manufacturing, retailing and licensing different footwear and lifestyle brands namely, Nike, Lotto, Puma, Levi’s, United Colors of Benetton, Clarks etc. The organization has been instrumental in the brilliant re-launch of the brand Lotto Sports in India, making it available across nation through 40+ high image stand-alone mono-brand stores and presence in over 200+ MBO’s including Sports Station, Reliance Footprints, Pantaloons, and leading e-com portals like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and Jabong.

3Spencer’s Retail, Lucknow

Spencer’s Retail Limited, India’s most preferred multi-format retailer, has launched its new Hypermarket in Lucknow located at One Awadh Centre Mall, Gomti Nagar. This is the third Hyperstore of Spencer’s in the city.

Speaking at the launch, Vice President – LABS, Spencer’s Retail Ltd., Lakshman Nagar, said “We are very happy to expand our presence in Lucknow. The great response received from shoppers thus far, makes us more confident today that we will be able to deliver value service to our discerning customers. Spencer’s brings with itself the widest range of merchandise; quality products, comfortable shopping experience and very affordable pricing, all bundled together under one roof. This is what the brand stands for and is true to its positioning ‘Makes fine living affordable.”

Spanning over more than 27,000 sq.ft, the new store offers more than 20,000 quality products in various categories like food and grocery, fresh fruits and vegetables including a whole range of exotic and organic variants, home and stationery products, electrical and electronic products, and personal care products etc. all available under one roof at affordable prices.

The store also offers fresh fish and meat, nut counter, dairy, chilled and frozen products and a wide variety of food take-away options that promise to gratify every consumer’s shopping requirement.  The store has a wide assortment of apparel for men, women and children including footwear and accessories.

A part of Spencer’s promise is to bring to shoppers a range of merchandise that is not locally available. The two stores hence boast of more than 200 variants of nuts, dry fruits and spices such as Californian Almonds, Walnut, Raisins, Figs, Apricots, Pistachios, etc.

The store also offer a wide range of more than 100 variants of organic food products in fresh food as well as staples.

Nagar further said, “Our range and assortment for food, personal care, electrical and electronic products are the best in the locality and has been put together keeping in mind the requirement of the shoppers in Lucknow. A lot of emphasis has been laid to ensure shopping convenience and fast check outs.”

4US Polo Assn.,Cuttack

US Polo Assn has launched a new store at Metro Plaza, Tinkonia Bagicha, Cuttack, Odisha. Spread over 1,700 sq ft, the store offers a variety of clothes ranging from Rs 999 to Rs 3,999.

The store houses classic denim, casual shirts and t-shirts under Denim Co and polo t-shirts, trousers and shirts under Sports Co. Apart from this, they have accessories, watches and shoes on offer.

Speaking on the occasion, Director, JBB Retail Pvt Ltd and Suncity, Binod Agarwal said, “This is the 4th US Polo store in Odisha and 1st at Cuttack. We are planning to open more stores in the coming year.”

5Kids Around, New Delhi

Kids Around – a France based kids store has entered Indian Market with its first store in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Currently, there are 10 Kids Around store in the world. Kids Around is represented by a wheel of wind, in line with the  brands under its umbrella like Hugo Boss, Billieblush, Billy Bandit, Little Marc Jacob, Carrement Beau and Karl Legerfeld kids.

Director and CEO of Kids Around India, Sakshi Arora, said, “We are very much excited about the opening of Kids Around. It is India’s first premium kids fashion store. Our product range starts from Rs 3,000 and goes upto Rs 26,000. We are also planning to add DKNY in our brand range by September.”

She further adds, “India is a great market for kids fashion. Parents in India have doubled their spending on kids, especially in the  clothing sectors. After Delhi, we are planning to expand and will tap metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.”

Managing Director of Kids Around Worldwide, Freddy, said, ” Kids around is a real alternative to multi-brand boutiques and provides a unique shopping experience for parents and children. We are thrilled to expand in India. India is great market and the retail market for baby and child products is bigger than ever.  It is a good time to enter into Indian market.”