A Happy New Year to you all. It has indeed been a momentous end of 2019 for us, with the successful conclusion of our flagship event, 20th Edition of India Fashion Forum (IFF) in December. We want to thank all those who joined in creating a powerful and collaborative atmosphere at both the events. We hope you are already on your way to creating success stories from the experiences shared at the event. For those who couldn’t make it to the IFF, our January issue of IMAGES Retail magazine encapsulates the event and the awards won by the retailers and brands.
We dedicate the first issue of 2020 to South India Retail. IFF, conducted in Bengaluru, was an icing on the cake which will make this edition of IMAGES Retail more special. The edition does a deep dive into why southern states have the highest retail growth rate in Indiaincluding listing cities which are seeing an exceptional rate of growth – Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai – and how they are doing it. The issue also includes an expert research report on how the emerging cities of Coimbatore, Kochi, Vizag, Vijayawada, Trivandrum,and Madurai are contributing more than US$ 7000 million worth of retail activity to India today.
The other highlights of the edition are the success stories of the popular brands/retailers/malls of South India, including Soch, Cool Colors, Express Avenue, SPR City etc.
We also bring our readers and insights from an exclusive interaction with Amar Nagaram, CEO, Myntra Jabong. The Fashion Techway Roundtable session by Omuni and Microsoft at the IFF highlights the various approaches for successful retail transformation.
Shifting focus a little, as 2020 dawns, we are busy working towards creating another success story – the 13th Edition of our flagship event, India Food Forum 2020 to be held on February 5-6 at Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai. We hope that you will find this edition of the year as insightful as the rest and we hope to see you in large numbers at the India Food Forum 2020.