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Banking & Retail

Asia Research Partners focuses on Banking & Retail research services, bringing clarity to the market forces, trends, and impacts.

Indian Retail industry can be classified into two broad categories - organized retail and unorganized retail.
  • Organized retail-Those traders/retailers who are licensed for trading activities and registered to pay taxes to the government
  • Unorganized retail-It consists of unauthorized small shops - conventional Mom & Pop shops, general stores, corner shops among various other small retail outlets - but remain to be the radiating force of Indian retail industry.

Indian Retail industry, being the fifth largest in the world, is one of the sunrise sectors with huge growth potential and accounts for 14-15% of the country's GDP. Comprising of organized and unorganized sectors, Indian retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India, especially over the last few years.

According to the Global Retail Development Index 2012, India ranks fifth among the top 30 emerging markets for retail. The recent announcement by the Indian government with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, especially allowing 100% FDI in single brands and multi-brand FDI has created positive sentiments in the retail sector.

Apparel and fashion

Everybody understands the impact of fashion and textiles on the environment. Almost $19.5 billion were spent on online apparel shopping in the year 2009 and increasing since then.

Food & Beverage retail

Backed by huge potential and changing lifestyles, the food and beverage retail market is growing at a robust 30-35 per cent per year.

Pharmaceutical Retail

Driven by therapies like anti-diabetic, vitamin, anti-infectives and dermatology, it accounted for a robust 15% growth in 2011.