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Pantaloons is the harbinger of the growth in the Indian organized retail sector. It is one of the largest among the latest format stores in India.

The largest retailer in the Indian organized retail sector, Pantaloons Retail (India) Limited is a chain of retail outlets all over the country. Pantaloons follows several formats of retail. Pantaloons engages in retail operations with 450 stores in 40 different location in India. It is increasing its operations in India by opening more stores and employes around 18,000 people.

The retail formats followed by Pantaloons are Food Bazaar
Big Bazaar, Pantaloons, and Central. Pantaloons retail concentrates solely on apparels and accessories. Food Bazaar is an array of food products including fruits and vegetables, food grains, FMCGs, and packaged ready-to-cook products. Big Bazaar is a hyper mart which provides a variety of consumer goods at one place which include both apparel and non-apparel segments, while Central is a chain of stores that stock music,books, global fashion brands, lifestyle and leisure accessories, restaurants and lounges.

Pantaloons is a fashion leader in India which follows international standards. It goes by its latest ideology of "Fresh feeling, Fresh attitude, Fresh fashion", according to which it provides fresh stock to its customers every week! This is an unique method of attraction. Previously modeled as a family store, Pantaloons went through a number changes. Now it stands as a fashion depot, catering mainly to the younger generation.

There are a few additional formats which the Pantaloons operates. They are Brand Factory, Fashion Station, Sitara, aLL, Shoe Factory, Depot, Top 10, mBazaar, Blue Sky, and Star. Collection i focuses on the household furniture segment and the E-Zone on the eletronics segment. Pantaloons also has an online portal called the for catering to those who prefer to do their shopping online.

Pantaloons brought a revolution in the concept of shopping. The consumers' psyche was completely altered with the boom in the Indian retail sector which Pantaloons cashed in on. Backed by the desire to buy the best quality products, the consumers are well aware of the power of money. So there is a tremendous growth in the organized retail sector which is the powerhouse of the economic growth in India.