In the December issue of IMAGES Retail, we have attempted to analyse and understand new buying journeys and how customers engage with retailers in the CDIT category through our cover story. Also, we have tried to zero down on the weakest links in the shopping journey and how are retailers addressing this.
In our Market Dynamics section, we have focused on the Southern India’s retail market scenario. This special issue is being released at second edition of South India Retail Summit (SIRS), which will be held on December 13, 2016 at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru. Soon after, on December 15, the inaugural edition of the North India Retail Summit (NIRS) will take place at JW Marriott, Aerocity Delhi.
At both these business events, the who’s who of regional and national retail will come together to drive customised strategies for each of these markets.
Along with the December issue, we are also releasing a special supplement in association with TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) to commemorate ‘Retail Employees’ Day’ or ‘RED’, as well all know it. This supplement is to showcase the event and to highlight the tremendous contributions made every day by lakhs of retail associates across the country. As you would know, RED is an initiative conceptualised by TRRAIN and since its inception in 2011, it has become a continuously enlarging movement among Indian retailers.
I hope that you fi nd the December 2016 issue of IMAGES Retail both useful and educative. I also wish all my friends and associates from the retail fraternity a very happy and prosperous year ahead.