Big Bazaar

Big Bazaar is an Indian retail chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. The retail chain was founded by Kishore Biyani under his parent organisation Future Group,[3] which is known for having a significant prominence in Indian retail and fashion sectors. Big Bazaar is also the parent chain of Food Bazaar, Fashion at Big Bazaar[4] (abbreviated as fbb) and eZone where at locations it houses all under one roof, while it is sister chain of retail outlets like Brand Factory, Home Town, Central, eZone, etc.

Big Bazaar Pvt., Ltd
Private
IndustryRetail
Founded
  • 2001; 19 years ago (2001)
FounderKishore Biyani
HeadquartersMaharashtra, India
Number of locations
295 stores nationwide (August 25, 2019)[1]
Area served
India
Key people
  • Sarvesh Shivnath Shukla (Founder)
  • Sadashiv Nayak (President & CEO)[2]
  • Umashankar Shukla (Director)
Products
  • Electronics
  • Movies and music
  • Home and furniture
  • Home improvement
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Jewellery
  • Toys
  • Health and beauty
  • Pet supplies
  • Sporting goods and fitness
  • Auto
  • Photo finishing
  • Craft supplies
  • Party supplies
  • Grocery
Services
  • Future Pay
OwnerReliance Retail
Websitebigbazaar.com

Founded in 2001,[5] Big Bazaar is one of the oldest[6] and largest hypermarket chains[7][8] of India, housing about 250+ stores in over 120 cities and towns across the country.[9]

HistoryEdit

Big Bazaar was founded in 2001 by Kishore Biyani, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the parent company, the Future Group.

Indian actress Asin and the former captain of Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni have previously endorsed for the fashion vertical of Big Bazaar.[10]

AcquisitionEdit

In 2020, Big Bazaar was acquired by Reliance Retail, the retail division of the Reliance Industries, as part of a ₹27,513 crore ($3.38 billion) sale transaction of Future Group.[11][12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Future Retail CFO sees double-digit sales growth in Q2 of FY18". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Big Bazaar company snapshot and profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Big Bazaar owner Future Retail, India's biggest department store, gains steam as Kishore Biyani rides demonetisation". The Financial Express. Bloomberg. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Fbb to go Omnichannel: To launch fbbonline.com, open 40 stores every year". Indiaretailing.com. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Demonetisation: Cash dispensed at Big Bazaar isn't withdrawn from bank, says founder Kishore Biyani". The Financial Express. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  6. ^ Raghavendra Kamath (17 March 2013). "Big Bazaar: Bigger & better?". Business Standard India. Mumbai. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  7. ^ Rashmi Pratap (11 July 2016). "Big Bazaar completes integration of Easyday stores". The Hindu Business Line. Mumbai. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Big Bazaar aims for over Rs 210 cr sales from R-Day sale offer - Times of India". The Times of India. Mumbai. Press Trust of India. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  9. ^ Shewali Tiwari (23 November 2016). "Modi Announces Money-Withdrawal Option At Big Bazaar Outlets, Kejriwal Asks 'What's The Deal'". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  10. ^ Rachel Fernandes (22 May 2009). "Asin endorses Big Bazaar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Lost Rs 7,000 cr in 3-4 months of COVID, had no choice but to sell biz: Kishore Biyani". The News Minute. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Kishore Biyani's Future Retail Seals Deal With Reliance Retail". BloombergQuint. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

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