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India Retailing introduces Retail with Rasul Bailay, an extraordinary series that uncovers fascinating narratives of forward-thinking entrepreneurs who have established innovative brands.
Come along as we delve profoundly into their exceptional tales of constructing prosperous businesses from scratch. Every installment of Retail with Rasul guarantees to spark your inner entrepreneur and astonish you with the incredible outcomes that can arise when enthusiasm is combined with unwavering resolve.
Be prepared to receive inspiration, encouragement, and a new perspective on potential. Step into the realm of Retail, where possibilities abound!
What to Expect
IVY Cap plans to invest 2000 crore in sustainable goods companies; Founder Vikram Gupta
Vikram Gupta, Founder of IVY Cap talks to Rasul Bailay, group managing editor of IMAGES Group about how having a sustainability angle is important in the evolving market. As there might be a wave coming up to disrupt the products in the market, and so IVY Cap is now looking to invest in sustainable and green product companies as the world moves toward sustainability.
Truly Desi plans to dilute 20-25% to raise Rs 5-6 crore: Co-founder Mohit Rathod
Mohit Rathod, co-founder of Truly Desi talks to Rasul Bailay, group managing editor of IMAGES Group about how the boostrapped organic dairy company, valued at Rs 20 crore, plans to dilute 20-25% of the stake to raise Rs 5-6 crore of funding for its expansion plans. The company aims to build a tech-enabled business, to give consumers complete farm-to-fork traceability and expand to more geographies across the country.
Middle East is emerging as a hotspot for scouting retail talent for India: Swati Pandey, Unison International
Swati Pandey, Head, Recruitment & Business Development of Unison International Consulting talks to Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, IMAGES Group about post-Covid hiring trends in the retail industry and the new evolved job openings, like digital marketers, influencers in corporate teams, creative directors, UI/UX specialists and social media specialists and about finding the right talent to meet the growing demand from India’s luxury segment.
Campus Sutra speaks the language of a typical Indian college campus: co-founder Dhiraj Agarwal
Dhiraj Agarwal, co-founder of Campus Sutra talks to Rasul Bailay, group managing editor of IMAGES Group how companies in the US rake in billions of dollars by selling targeted fashion items and college-themed products in universities and campuses. Agarwal said he started Campus Sutra on a similar theme as there was a void in the Indian market for college-oriented goods tailored specifically toward students and campuses.
We are a 100% sustainable athleisure brand: Jeevika Tyagi of Aastey
After selling its products online, athleisure brand Aastey now plans to open brick-and-mortar stores. Watch Jeevika Tyagi, Chief Executive Officer of Aastey in conversation with Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, IMAGES Group.
The next growth journey for brands is digital: Vikas Anand of DHL Supply Chain
Vikas Anand, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain speaks to Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, IMAGES Group about the evolution and growth of the supply chain sector in India, role of e-commerce in supply chain management, the significance of sustainability in retail and much more.
Big malls less welcoming for local denim brands: Sanjay Vakharia, CEO of Spykar Lifestyle
In the latest episode of Retail with Rasul Bailay on IndiaRetailing.com, Sanjay Vakharia, co-founder and chief executive officer of Spykar talks to Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, IMAGES Group about the huge headroom for the growth of jeans in India as denim penetrates deep into the hinterlands. India currently lags Thailand or even Pakistan and Bangladesh in per capita consumption of jeans, he said.
We crossed 1 crore footfall last year; targeting 20% growth this year: Harsh Bansal of Unity Group
Harsh Bansal, co-founder of Unity Group speaks to Rasul Bailay, group managing editor, IMAGES Group about the group's successful property Vegas Mall, the unique features of the upcoming mall at Netaji Subhash Place and more...
A movie, a dance, a TV show…Naagin is so intrinsically Indian: Arjun Rastogi of Naagin Sauce
Arjun Rastogi, co-founder, Naagin Sauce shares the story behind choosing the quirky brand name, launching made in India hot sauces with a global twist and global sauces with an Indian flavour, the team’s ambition to put Indian chillies on the global map, and much more with Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, IMAGES Group
We expect to grow 28% CAGR in the next five years: Manish Kapoor of Pepe Jeans London
Manish Kapoor, managing director and chief executive director of Pepe Jeans London speaks to Rasul Bailay, group managing editor, IMAGES Group, about his viewpoints regarding the denim industry and the success story of Pepe Jeans in India.
Abhishek Bansal of Pacific Group: The only way for a mall to break even sooner is through more trading
Abhishek Bansal, executive director, Pacific Group speaks to Rasul Bailay, group managing editor, IMAGES Group, about challenges mall developers face, achieving a break-even and the post-COVID category play
Amitabh Suri: Kidswear is a Rs 150 crore business for US Polo Assn.
Amitabh Suri, Chief Executive Officer, USPA (Arvind Brands Ltd.) speaks to Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, Images Group about the brand’s category play and about being a significant contributor to the Arvind Fashions bottomline. All this and more in the second episode of ‘Retail with Rasul Bailay’, a weekly show featuring exclusive interactions with industry leaders.
Akhilesh Prasad: Reliance Retail now has big plans for apparel wholesale, targeting mom-and-pops
Reliance has started a B2B2C pilot in Pondicherry to provide the entire backend for mom-and-pops including product assortment, logistics, store design, data analytics and customer service among a host of other services that the company will soon take nationwide, Akhilesh Prasad, President and chief executive officer - Fashion and Lifestyle, Reliance Retail told Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, Images Group, in the first episode of 'Retail with Rasul Bailay'- a weekly show featuring exclusive interactions with industry leaders.
The focus on beauty will increase as we go forward: Venu Nair, Shoppers Stop
Venu Nair, managing director of Shoppers Stop Ltd., said the beauty segment will be a strategic pillar and growth area for his company. Shoppers Stop plans to expand its beauty formats at a steady pace in the coming years. Watch the video to know more about the company’s strategy for beauty.
Abhishek Ganguly, Puma: 43% of our biz in 2022 came from online
Abhishek Ganguly, outgoing managing director, PUMA India & South East Asia speaks to Group Managing Editor Rasul Bailay about the company’s growth—figures, focus and strategy. And how being a digital-first company has helped Puma become one of the top selling brands online as well offline.
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Today, mall developers are looking for hybrid model retailing: Shriram PM Monga of SRED
Shriram PM Monga, Principal Consultant of SRED speaks to Rasul Bailay, Group Managing Editor, IMAGES Group about the rapid expansion of retail sectors, the implications of increased mall space in the retail industry, and offers valuable guidance to mall developers.
Meet Rasul Bailay
Rasul Bailay is one of the most well known journalists covering retail and India's consumption story and he has worked with publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times and Mint among others. He is regarded as one of the most reputed voices on retail journalism. With his sharp eye for market trends and consumer behavior, Rasul has carved a niche for himself in the ever-evolving retail landscape.