Indian Retail

World's eye on Indian Retail 
And it’s crystal clear why the world’s eye on Indian retail
The Indian retail industry is the fifth largest in the world. Comprising of organized and unorganized sectors, India retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India Though initially, the retail industry in India was mostly unorganized, however with the change of tastes and preferences of the consumers, the industry is getting more popular these days and getting organized as well.
The retail industry in India is currently growing at a great pace and is expected to go up to US$ 833 billion by the year 2013. It is further expected to reach US$ 1.3 trillion by the year 2018 at a CAGR of 10%. As the country has got a high growth rates, the consumer spending has also gone up and is also expected to go up further in the future. In the last four year, the consumer spending in India climbed up to 75%. As a result, the India retail industry is expected to grow further in the future days. By the year 2013, the organized sector is also expected to grow at a CAGR of 40%.
India has the youngest population in the world, with large population between 20-34 age groups in the urban regions boosting the demand. All these factors have tempted the foreign firms such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to enter India. India is now firmly placed on the US and UK radars as US retailers are gradually realizing the potential of the retail and consumer goods sector. The timing is the most important source of competitive advantage for global and regional retailers in the globalization race. Knowing when to enter emerging retail markets is the key to success.
AT Kearney's study on global retailing trends found that India is the least competitive as well as least saturated of all major global markets. This implies that there are significantly low entry barriers for players trying to setup base here, in terms of the competitive landscape. The report further stated that global retailers...