After a successful January issue on the South India Retail Sector, IMAGES Retail’s February 2018 edition comes to you with Th e Rising East: A Focus Issue on Retail in the East. In this issue, we tell you how the East, once one of India’s most mystical and complicated markets, is gaining prominence.
Th e issue dedicates itself to an in-depth analysis of how the development of new malls, entry of international brands and premium national brands in lifestyle, fashion, health & beauty, mark the evolution of the this once conservative retail market.
Th e issue will concentrate on the retails icons of East India talking growth, change and industry trends. We also bring you in-depth analysis of region’s emerging mall culture, with an emphasis on the best shopping centres and prominent mall developers.
We bring you the success story of Sagar Daryani, Co-Founder and CEO, Wow! Momo, one of the East India’s modern trendsetters in retail. In our Retail Initiative segment, we have detailed coverage of Manjusha and Biswa Bangla – two organisations working actively to promote handicraft and handloom while preserving the region’s cultural heritage
Moving from the East to the West – January has always been a signifi cant month for us at IMAGES, the month when we host our fl agship event, India Food Forum. Th e 11th edition of the India Food Forum was held at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Th e threeday gala event marked the historic presence of experts from entire Food & Grocery, Food Service and Food Retail Tech industry presenting a wholesome spectrum of food consumption and enablers that are shaping the growth of the Indian food industry.
We thank those who attended the event, for those who couldn’t make it to India Food Forum 2018; the February edition of IMAGES Retail magazine would help you acquaint you with the theme, session highlights and awards.
As always, we hope you fi nd this issue informed and benefi cial. In the end, we would also like to remind our readers about the upcoming fl agship event, India Fashion Forum (IFF) on March 13-14, 2018 at Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai. We hope to see you there in large number