Top Retail Brands in India

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About Retail Industry in India

Indian retail industry has brought a vast range of various items of daily needs under one roof. One can now buy quality consumer goods like clothes, footwear, watches, fashion accessories, books, stationery items, beauty and
health care products, home appliances, consumer durables, home furnishings, jewellery, food items, beverages and many more at the right price in a classy ambiance. All the retail brands do not house every item though. This industry has actually changed the mindset and lifestyle of the bourgeoisie.

About Retail Brands in India

There are a large number of outlets of several famous national as well as international retail brands. Day by day, the increasingly organised lifestyle of Indian people is leading to the setting up of more retail outlets in the country. However, Indian retail market is said to be a bit unorganised. Much more stress on selling brands is required from retailers. With involvement of some of the renowned business tycoons like Goenka, Piramal, Raheja and Tata, several supermarkets, stores for office equipments, self-service stores and many such stores have been set up in the country. In a very short period of time, the Indian retail industry has witnessed the establishment of numerous retail outlets. In this present competitive market, all the retail brands try hard to compete with each other in terms of core competencies as well as branding strategies. Characterised by consistency, popularity and value addition, various retail brands available in India aim at establishing a long-lasting relationship with customers, thus doing one-to-one marketing.

List of Top Retail Brands in India

The top retail companies/brands in terms of their market capitalisation in India are as follows:

Future Retail

Future Retail is an Indian retail giant with a prodigious presence in the Indian market. The company was founded under the name 'Manz Wear Private Ltd.' in 1987 and came to be known as 'Pantaloons Fashion (India) Ltd.' in 1991. Future Retail is the flagship unit of the Future Group headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Popular retail supermarket chains like Food Bazaar, Big Bazaar, Food Hall and eZone belong to the Future Group. The market capitalisation of Future Retail was valued at Rs. 4,770.27 crore in May 2015.


Trent is the retail wing of the Tata Group that handles some of the most popular retail outlets in India such as Westside, Landmark and Star Bazaar to name a few. Trent was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Westside retail chain has become so familiar and popular amongst Indian people that Trent is often referred to as Westside. In May 2015, the market capitalisation of Trent amounted to Rs. 4,213.76 crore.

Shoppers Stop

Shoppers Stop is an Indian retail company founded in 1991. It opened its first store in Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company is promoted by the K. Raheja Group and operates a chain of retail hypermarket stores, departmental stores and an online retail store that was launched in 2008. The name ‘Shoppers Stop’ is famous for both domestic and international brands like Tommy Hilfiger, FCUK, Mustang, United Colors Of Benetton, GAS, U S Polo, Celio, Levis, Jack and Jones, Haute Curry, Biba, Kraus, Vero Moda, Global Desi, W, Maybelline, Casio, Titan, Collectabillia, Reebok, Nike and Guess. The market capitalisation of Shoppers Stop was estimated around Rs. 3,252.07 crore in May 2015.

Kewal Kiran

Kewal Kiran is one of the largest manufacturers of branded apparel in India and was established in 1992. It started off as a manufacture of men's wear for reputed brands. Kewal Kiran, also known as KKCL, is involved in designing, marketing, manufacturing of casual and semi-formal men's wear and branded jeans. In May 2015, the market capitalisation of KKCL amounted to Rs. 2,754.65 crore.

Pantaloons Fashion & Retail

Founded in 1997, Pantaloons Fashion & Retail is one of the most popular and largest clothing retail chains in India. The company has its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Initially, Pantaloons Fashion & Retail belonged to the Future Group; however, at present, it is owned by Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited. The Pantaloons stores across the country sell branded clothing and accessories. Pantaloons Fashion & Retail’s market capitalisation was valued at Rs. 1,761.22 crore in May 2015.

Future Life

Future Life is an Indian manufacturer, exporter and supplier of a wide range of bio magnetic products like bio energy cards, scalar energy pendant, bio magnetic bracelets, home appliances, induction cookers, health care equipments and so on and so forth. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Delhi. The market capitalisation of Future Life was worth Rs. 1,490.46 in May 2015.

V-Mart Retail

V-Mart Retail is also one of the leading retail clothing chains in India that promises its customers ‘Value for Money’. The company was established in 2002 and was known as Varin Commercial Private Limited. It is a complete family fashion retail outlet offering a wide range of products under one roof. All the shopping needs from a family perspective are catered to by the V-Mart retail outlets. In May 2015, the market capitalisation of V-Mart Retail amounted to Rs. 958.29 crore.

Prozone Intu

Prozone Intu is an Indian retail mixed-use real estate major. The businesses of the company include developing, designing, buying, selling and operating residential and commercial premises and shopping malls. It operates mainly in two segments; namely, outright sales and leasing. The market capitalisation of Prozone Intu was valued at Rs. 526.48 crore in May 2015.

Cantabil Retail

Cantabil Retail India Limited trades in readymade clothing. Cantabil India provides a whole range of readymade garments for casual, formal and corporate segments. Lafanso, Cantabil and Kaneston are the names of the brands under which the company does its business. In May 2015, Cantabil Retail's market capitalisation was worth Rs. 88.99 crore.


Provogue is one of the leading and most popular retail clothing and accessories manufacturers in India. It was founded in 1997 and is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has grown to be one of the most favourite fashion outlets for Indian men and women alike as it caters to all their daily styling requirements. Provogue outlets store latest fashion apparels, shoes, bags and other accessories. The company has added a wide range of stylish and branded sunglasses, watches and unisex deodorants to its already rich collection of late. The market capitalisation of Provogue amounted to Rs. 65.76 crore in May 2015.

Last Updated on May 25, 2015