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South India Retail Awards 2018 Honour Brands That Exhibit Excellence in Retail
- By IMAGES Retail Bureau
The third edition of IMAGES South India Retail Awards saw business visionaries from South India, those who have built great consumer brands, retail concepts, and shopping & leisure spaces, being felicitated on December 17, 2018 atJW Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru...
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outh has given India and the world at large many visionaries, business leaders and great entrepreneurs. The region is a vibrant marketplace which has initiated the genesis of modern retailing in India. Businesses based out of South India have always been well-ahead of the curve in retailing invention.
In the year 2016, IMAGES Group instituted 'South India Retail Awards' to honour business legends, professionals and innovators in the business of retail and shopping centres based out of south India for Excellence in Retail and Customer Service.
The third edition of IMAGES South India Retail Awards saw business visionaries from South India, those which have built great Consumer Brands, Retail Concepts and Shopping & Leisure Spaces, being felicitated on December 17,2018 at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru.
Nomination Process & The Jury
IRA nomination categories and entry details are announced through the website, magazine ads, a personalised electronic campaign and tele-calling to prospective nominees in all proposed categories. The prelim jury identified best performers among retailers. Prospective nominees submitted their nominations which were checked by the IRA audit team for eligibility, completeness and data correctness.
The jury comprised of distinguished personalities in the field of research and analysis with thorough insights into the retail business. Jury members included: BS Nagesh, Founder TRRAIN; Abheek Singhi, Sr. Parmer and Director, The Boston Consulting Group; Ajay Kaul, Senior Director, Everstone Group; Ajay Macaden, Executive Director, Nielson Group; Anand Ramananathan, Partner Strategy and Operations Consulting, Delloite India; Ankur ShivBhandari, Founder and CEO, Asbicon Group; Bijou Kurien, Board Member, L Catterton Asia; Harish Bijoor, Founder, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc; Harminder Sahni, Founder and MD, Wazir Advisors; Lara Balsara Vajifdar, Executive Director, Madison World; Sreedhar Prasad, Kalaari World; Shubhendu Roy, Partner AT Kearney; and Amitabh Taneja, CMD Images Group.
The on ground jury panel for presentation based awards included BS Nagesh; Rajneesh Mahajan, CEO, Inorbit; Vishal Mirchandani, Chief Business Officer - Commercial & Retail, Puravankara Limited; Shibu Philips, Business Head, Lulu; Muhammad Ali, COO-Retail, Prestige Group. AWARDS 2018
CATEGORY-WISE BREAKDOWN OF IMAGES SOUTH INDIA RETAIL AWARDS 2018
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Department store
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Westside currently has 38 stores across 19 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of22 percent in the region. The Westside format offers a predominantly exclusive brands model across women's wear, menswear, kids' wear, footwear, lingerie, cosmetics, perfumes and handbags, household furniture and accessories. Well designed interiors and prime locations enhance the customer's shopping experience.
Nominees: Lifestyle Shoppers Stop
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Hypermarket
BIG BAZAAR
Big bazaar currently has 68 stores across 31 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 15 percent. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 15 percent in the region. Big Bazaar is not just another hypermarket; it caters to every need of your family. With the ever-increasing array ofin-house brands, Big Bazaar has opened doors in the world of fashion and general merchandise, including home furnishings, utensils, crockery, cutlery, sports goods and much more at nominal price.
Nominees: * Lulu Hypermarket Reliance SMART SPAR
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Fashion & Lifestyle (National Operations)
max
mobe fashion, more value (For Multi brand Store Operations)
Max currently has 110 stores across 37 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of22 percent. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of30 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 3 percent in the region.

(For Single Brand Store Operations)
Soch currently has 75 stores across 24 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 31 percent. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 8 percent in the region.
Nominees: Blackberrys Neeru's AWARDS 2018
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Fashion & Lifestyle (Regional Operations)
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Souchii currently has 150 stores across India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 77.8 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 43 percent as the same store sales growth recorded 47 percent in the region. Souchii is a women's knitwear brand using beautiful cashmere, wools, silk & organic cottons from around the world.
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(Single Brand Store Expansion)
Twills currently has 89 stores across India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 23 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase ofl 9 percent as the same store sales growth recorded 21 percent in the region. Twills is not just anotherfashion house. It is a lifestyle brand that has been redefining style for men since 1999. Envisioned and nurtured in Andhra Pradesh, it has become one of the most sought-after brands in India.
Nominees: ICoskii Maybell India Otto Westside by Panachamootil Retail
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Footwear & Fashion Accessories
Skechers currently has 26 stores across 15 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 127 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 129 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 31 percent in the region. Skechers offers two distinctfootwear categories: a lifestyle division and performance footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, accessories, eyewear, scrubs and more.
Nominees: Ayesha Specsmakers
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Food & Grocery (Regional Operations)
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Nilgiris currently has 226 stores across 39 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 11 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 8 percent in the region. Nilgiris has been synonymous with fresh, delightful dairy & bakery products in the Southern part of India for over 100 years. Born in 1905, the brand draws deeply from its place of origin and namesake - the Nilgiri Mountains. The richness and diversity of the Nilgiri Mountains are reflected in the quality and range of Nilgiris products.
Nominees: Nuts & Species Q Mart Heritage Fresh AWARDS 2018
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IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Food Service
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The Chocolate Room India currently has 58 stores across 20 cities in India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 40 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 29 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 25 percent in the region. It is the first chocolate cafe brand which started giving franchise in the Indian market and also introduced the Live Kitchen concept to serve fresh food.
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Nandhana Palace currently has 14 stores across a city in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 10 percent in South. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 5 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 14 percent in the region.
Nominees: Burger King, WowlMomo, Sri Krishna Sweets, Upsouth, High Ultra Lounge, Sheraton
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Beauty & Wellness
natulfals
india s no 1 hair and beauty saion (National Player For South India Operations),
Naturals currently has 515 stores across 330 cities in India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of 10 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 14 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 20 percent in the region. Today, Naturals is India's most prominent chain of hair and beauty salons. Due to their world class service, courteous staff and the loyal supportfrom their patrons, Naturals aims to expand to 3000 salons by 2020.
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YLG Salon currently has 59 outlets across 3 cities in India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of38 percent in South India. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 31 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 12 percent in the region. In 2009, YLG opened with a promise - consistently deliver world class services to all customers across all salons, bringing the best products and services from across the world to the Indian woman at reasonable prices.
Nominees: Kama Ayurveda Kaya Clinic Body Craft
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IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Kiosk/Express Format
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The Thick Shake Factory currently has 62 stores across 15 cities in South India. The brand witnessed retail sales with a turnover growth of343 percent in South. The retail space growth witnessed an increase of 128 percent as the same store sales growth increased by 220 percent in the region. The brand offers a wide range to pick from including classic shakes, chocolate indulgences, the Protein power range, the 'Koffee indulgences' range and more.
Nominees: j Wow! Momo j Flipside
IMAGES Most Admired Retail Launch of the Year
fipola
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Fipola is India's first modern meat retail company for fresh proteins which also employs an e-commerce platform, Android and IOS appsfor online orders and call-centre based doorstep delivery. The brand was launched in September, 2017 and has five outlets so far. Fipola offers an unlimited choice of meats (fish/poultry/lamb), cuts and flavours. Their exceptional range includes free-range chicken and goat, alongside a wide variety of exotic seafood.
Nominees: ~k SPAR Beary's Mall j Shimoga; KLM Fashion Mall
PRESENTATION BASED AWARDS
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Store Design & VM
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FASHION
KLM Fashion Mall is a one-stop-shop for fashion-demands of the entire family. The brand has an amazing range of daily wear and party wear with over2,00,000 styles at prices beginning at just X250. The impeccable quality of their products, honest pricing and unmatched customer service are sure to set them apart in the highly competitive industry.
lifestyle*
YOUR STYLE. YOUR STORE.
Lifestyle features a massive selection of great products from hundreds of leading national and international brands. A part of the Dubai-based retail and hospitality conglomerate the Landmark Group, Lifestyle offers women's, men's and kids' apparel, footwear, handbags, fashion accessories, beauty products and much more, all under the same roof-
Nominees: ~k Blackberrys j Easybuy j Kama Ayurveda j Kaya Clinic j Lifestyle- Mens & Womenswear j Max Fashion j Pepe Jeans London j So Design j Vajor AWARDS 2018
IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Marketing & Promotions
Harsha
Happiness. Redefined. (WlTlTlBV)
Harsha is one of the most trusted and preferred consumer durable retailer in India with a mission to provide great customer experience from their world class stores. They offer wide reange of quality products and services. In 1987, the brand marked its first step in retailing as they opened a 7,000 sq.ft. Consumer durable showroom 'Harsha' viz., 'Happiness' in Udupi..
max
MORE FASHION. MORE VALUE. (Runner-up)
Max India has a reach that extends to over 60 cities in South India. Boasting a loyal customer base of over 5.5 million, Max is the most profitable value fashionformat in the region. Max offers apparel, footivear and accessories for the entire family - women, men and children. The brand provides a world-class shopping environment stocking the latest in international fashion from around the globe. Max's own label ofin-house designs in carefully chosen colour palettes. Shoppers enjoy great prices on an excellent range of over 3,000 styles every season, in brand new designs, silhouettes and fabrics.
Nominees: Blackbereys Kama Ayurveda Skechers Street Skechers Gorun Club Skechers Gorun 6
IMAGES Most Admired Startup of the Year
(Winner)
Bbq Ride India is the world's first food BBQ Bike chain. The Bbq bikes are easily spotted in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi serving delicious meats on the vehicle. The swanky custom made Royal Enfield bike has everything that is required to cook and serve with coal grills, storage units, a barbecue pit and even foldable tables. Attached to the bike is a sidecar modified into a stylish cooking station with a grill, a tava and storage for charcoal, spices and meat.
cmuni (1st Runner-up)
Omuni is leading Omnichannel enablement platform, delivering ROI driven journeys for leading brands in India. The brand provides Omnichannel enabled brand websites, Omnichannel enabled digital selling spaces for the retailers and brands.
OtefBelne (2ndRunmr.up)
High-nutrition food products manufacturer Inner Being which manufactures millets and Quinoa-based value-added items, is ventured into the Bengaluru and Mumbai market. The brand will be tying up with the hospitals, corporate and doctors along with e-commerce players like Big basket in modern retail. The company derives 70 percent of its business through institutional channels while rest comprises the retail.
Nominees: Agriplex De Moza Fipola Watasale Wishbook
IES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: MARKETING & PROMOT1C AWARDS 2018
IMAGES Most Admired Innovative Retail Concept of the Year
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super style, super price.
Easybuy is the only format in India which offers value apparelfor the entire family, including footwear and accessories, all in one 5,000 sq.ft. store. This brings in good footfalls and but ensures better ROI. Easybuy not only enables franchisees to manage operations but leverages their local knowledge to grow the business through institutional channels while rest comprises the retail.
Nominees: Skechers SPAR
IMAGES VISIONARY AWARDS
P R Shiva Kumaar
MD (Global Operations)
Saravanan R
MD (India Operations)
Hari Menon
Co-Founderand CEO
bigbasket
SARAVANA BHAVAN
IMAGES EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Rapid Expansion with Smart Hyper Model Emerging Brand
COOL COLORS
CASUALS
CK Ranganathan
Founder & CEO
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Making Uves Happier
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