The months of October and November have so far been very fruitful for the retail industry. As far as the pandemic is concerned, while there has been no reasonable decline in the number of new casesin the past few weeks, people have nonetheless come out to in large numbers to shop for the festival season, making it a happy month for the retail industry as well. Stores in both high streets and shopping malls reported decent footfalls and an increase business.
For IMAGES Group too, October was a historic month as we conducted ‘Phygital Retail Convention (PRC)’ a ? rst of its kind ‘Live on Your Screen’ digital event. The event turned out to be 2020’s most powerful business event for retail and retail support industries.
Along with India’s top retail companies and international brands, key decision makers from retail design, technology, retail real estate, logistics & supply chain companies used the virtual platform to both deliver and gather insights, acquaint themselves with latest retail innovations and network for emerging business opportunities pan India. The 2-day event (October 14-15) received an overwhelming response from both the Retail & Shopping Centre Industries.
The November issue of IMAGES Retail brings a recap of the PRC for our readers. The edition features the entire coverage of the event, bringing our readers the most popular and constructive sessions from the gala event. The edition also features exclusive interactions with retail experts and stalwarts from the shopping mall industry/ brands, who were part of the PRC panel.
The cover story throws light on the ‘Convergence of Offline & Online model’ making it the sharpest and most forward-thinking concepts of the retail industry today. Digitalisation is the future of retail and PRC was an attempt to enlighten our readers more about it.
As always, we hope you find the issue informative and useful. Log on to our website https://www.indiaretailing.com/ for more features, analysis and expert opinions.