This issue of Images Retail coincides with the ‘India Shopping Centre Forum’, which is the biggest conclave of shopping center managers, mall developers and support service providers in India and which will be held on the 11th and 12th of May at the Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai. We anticipate great new insights and learning at the event and also a preview of the mindset of the shopping center industry in the face of the online challenges and opportunities. As a corollary in this issue of IMAGES Retail our cover story th rows light on emerging retail destinations. Although, organised retail spaces started only recently with the maiden ‘Ansal Plaza’ in the late nineties, since then there has been no looking back. After the evolution of malls, now even highstreets and neighbor-hood markets are reinventing and grabbing their moments in the limelight. The ambit of modern retail in India has become so vast that it’s core tenets just had to be imbibed by all. On the other side transit markets are emerging and we can expect luxury markets next. I am sure our cover feature would be an interesting and informative read for all of you.
In this issue, we present AJIO, a fashion e-commerce venture from Reliance Industries which is already getting rave reviews from consumers. With this launch Reliance is ready to extend its portfolio even further into retail. We also feature Rosso Brunello and showcase their outstanding innovations in store design. We have also traced the success story of the Dunkin Donuts business from the house of Jubiliant Foodworks. We also congratulate Indian retailer Hidesign for making its great US foray. This issue also includes an extensive feature on the current vistas of funding and investments in the Indian fashion vertical.
I hope you find the May issue informative and educative as always. I wish you all the very best, and look forward to seeing you at the India Shopping Centre Forum 2016.