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Big Bazar

Big Bazar

Big Bazar, is the chain of retail stores of the big banner Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd., which in turn is a segment of the Kishore Biyani, regulated Future Group of Companies. Moreover the customer friendly ambiance and the organized retailing of products also makes Big Bazar one of the successful retail companies in India.
Big Bazar : Overview
Big Bazar, a part of the Pantaloon Group, is a hypermarket offering a huge array of goods of good quality for all at affordable prices. Big Bazar with over 50 outlets in different parts of India, is present in both the metro cities as well as in the small towns. Big Bazar has no doubt made a big name in the retail industry of india, moreover shopping here is further made a memorable experience with the varied rates of discounts on products as well as discount vouchers available in a variety of amounts, like INR 2000, INR 3000, INR 4000, INR 5000 and INR 10000 on all Big Bazar products and accessories.

The variety of product range in Big Bazar :
This large format store comprise of almost everything required by people from different income groups. It varies from clothing and accessories for all genders like men, women and children, playthings, stationary and toys, footwear, plastics, home utility products,cosmetics, crockery,home textiles, luggage gift items, other novelties, and also food products and grocery. The added advantage for the customers shopping in Big Bazar is that there are all time discounts and promotional offers going on in the Big Bazar on its salable products.
The significant features of Big Bazar :
Shopping in the Big Bazar is a great experience as one can find almost everything under the same roof. It has different features which caters all the needs of the shoppers. Some of the significant features of Big Bazar are:
The Food Bazar or the grocery store with the department selling fruits and vegetables
There is a zone specially meant for the amusement of the kids
Furniture Bazar or a large section dealing with furnitures
Electronics Bazar or the section concerned with electronic goods and cellular phones or the online shopping portal which makes shopping easier as one can shop many products of Big Bazar at the same price from home
Well regulated customer care telecalling services

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Pantaloons to invest Rs 1500 cr for Big Bazars
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Posted online: Friday , May 16, 2008 at 01:43:47
Updated: Friday , May 16, 2008 at 03:11:38 Print Email To Editor Post Comments

Vadodara, May 16: Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, a future group venture, will make an investment of more than Rs 1500 crore for opening more than 110 big bazar hypermarkets in various cities across the country, Anand Adukia, Zonal Chief of the company said on Friday.
“With this launch, Big Bazar is now present in all the four major cities of Ahmedabad (five stores), Anand, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara (one each) while the count for all India goes upto 90 stores in 55 cities in the country,” Adukia told reporters, after opening its ninth store in the city today.

The sprawling three floors of Vadodara Big Bazar houses over 1.6 lakh products and is a destination store to cater to every single household needs of a family, he said.

“We are a consumer-driven company and we ensure that all our Big Bazar stores fulfill the needs of the entire household under one roof,”Adukia said.

This store also houses, ‘Navras’, a national brand known for fine 22 carat pure gold and diamond jewellery.

The company intends to open one more store in Vadodara, and Ahmedabad in next couple of months along with Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Vapi among others, Adukia added.

Besides, the company also intends to open 11 more stores in Gujarat later this year, he said adding, with this, the company has made a total investment of Rs 500 crore in the state.

At present, Pantaloons caters to the lifestyle segment through its 40 stores and seven central malls.

In value retailing, it is present through 90 Big Bazar hypermarkets, 134 food bazars and other delivery formats, Adukia said.

The company is a leading retailer with a turn over of over Rs 3350 crores and is targetting 50 per cent growth this year, Adukia added.

The hype about Big Bazaar in Kerala
Big Bazaar has recently opened two of their stores in Kerala - in Thrissur and in Thiruvananthapuram (The one you see in the pic is of their Thrissur shop). I went to their Thrissur shop yesterday evening with my friends. It’s really a BIG bazaar and people are flocking into the shop even at 9 PM, the time of closing. Everybody in the town is talking about Big Bazaar these days.

The people behind Big Bazaar says that the consumer cannot find discounted products like they offer, anywhere else. But apart from the centrally air-conditioned, full of colorful posters, nicely designed shop that has good looking sales boys and girls and announcements in English and Malayalam in between, are they really worth the hype that they are being talked about?

I went to check out their mens wear section and they had a brand name that we never heard before - Knighthood. I couldn’t find much variety and the kind of stuff they had it in there was sort of cheap, but even the shirts worth Rs. 499 and above (It is interesting to see that the Bata price is now being adopted by all companies - i.e. Rs. 199.99 instead of Rs. 200, Rs. 499.99 instead of Rs. 500 etc) were very poor in quality compared to the branded shirts. They also have popular branded names like Levis, but interestingly the branded stuff has no reduction in price.

Checkout their footwear section and you would find many chappals and shoes (without any known brand names) for cheap price. But is it cheaper than what you would find in a nearby footwear shop made by local cobblers? I doubt it.

Earlier, a friend went to their furniture section and liked a dinner table set and when he asked, they said the item was sold. The other ‘not sold’ items were of cheaper quality but with a not-so-cheap price and he didn’t buy anything.

Another friend who is a whole-sale businessman in the Rice Bazaar in Thrissur checked out the price of packaged rice and told me that each packet of 1 KG charges atleast Rs. 3 extra compared to the market price.

Finally, before we left the place I thought of buying something and I bought some shaving accessories. Only when I went to the bill counter I realized that it didn’t have any discounts. I asked the cashier and he said only certain items have discounts like apparel, footwear, umbrellas etc (That means the brand names that we never heard of).

Usually I buy everything from the nearby Margin Free Super Market which is now in almost all districts in Kerala (beware of the fraud people who put “Margin-Free Supermarket” boards though). They offer very good discounts on almost everything. I just wonder why don’t we promote such supermarkets with some added glamour and marketing tricks (because that’s what attracting people more these days than price) than embracing such huge shopping malls which is only about the glamour and nothing else? Perhaps they can rename themselves to “Cool Mart”, “Whole Mart” etc than “Margin-Free Super Market” to attract the crowds.

Also read: Retailing in Kerala

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is there a Big Bazar located in Hyderabd?Where is it located?
Asked by gauribhatt on January 8, 2008 16:01:05

rahul singh says... big bazar is located in abids,ameerpet on January 8, 2008 18:53:00

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Is there any Big Bazar here? How do I travel from Ruby Hospital?
Asked by karismaarora on November 8, 2007 18:40:59

aliasgar says... Yes there are 2 Big Bazaar here.I am giving you the address of both out of which choose the one which is closer to you.Go there and get shopping. (1) V.I.P Rd Baguihati (2) Metropolis,Hiland Park. on November 21, 2007 17:22:00

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How many big bazaars are there in Kolkata?
Asked by simonearya on December 27, 2007 17:34:06

souvik says... 6..........but why are you looking for big bazar.................calcuttans are now attracted by gish................popularity of big bazar is going to reduce.............. on December 29, 2007 14:42:00

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where do u find THE BIG BAZAR n chennai
Asked by asma on December 15, 2007 07:52:40

INTAID says... Big bazar is located in Vadapalani of chennai it is near the saligram on December 15, 2007 12:17:00

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What is BIG Bazar?Are the clothes displayed or sold there of good quality?
Asked by chocolatee on December 7, 2007 20:13:56

Neeraj Gogia says... Going by my personal experience, let alone clothes, i did not find the quality of anything worth that we get there. I found all items to be old of inferior quality over there. on January 6, 2008 18:21:00

What is the price of 1 kg loose sugar in Big Bazar ?
Asked by ANitA on January 25, 2008 18:02:34

Mehak Grover says... The price of 1 kg loose sugar in Big Bazar is Rs 18/-.. on January 26, 2008 17:11:00

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Can anyone tell me when is BIG BAZAR going to open in Guwahati? It scheduled but when??
Asked by Saptarshi on March 15, 2008 04:59:37

BIKRAM says... Its going to be a BIHU opening i.e. Mid April. They have already opened their sister concern PANTALOON near DOWNTOWN Hospital. Have you visited? on March 17, 2008 15:45:00

Can I find good night wear in Big Bazaar?
Asked by anandmadan on January 5, 2008 18:14:43

MADFORU says... Big Bazars are for big things,You can ask for anythings sans big brothers on January 7, 2008 02:16:00

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Is there any BIG BAZAAR in Rammohan Dutta Road?
Asked by anandmadan on January 2, 2008 17:45:28

mansi says... There is one big bazaar in #62/6, Parvati Vihar VIP Road, Teghoria, Baguiati Deshbandhu Nagar Kolkata - 700059 Phone: 033-25703651, 25703653; Big Bazar #6, Hilland Park Eastern Metropolis By-Pass,Panchasayar Kolkata - 700094 Landmark: Opposite Peerless Hospital Phone: 033-30962378, 24364148. on January 3, 2008 12:56:00

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Hi everyone do u think buying from Big Bazzar is really save of money and time, Who provides the better service your nearby mom-n-pop store or a big retailers
Asked by Himanshu on March 7, 2008 23:43:45

k.banthia says... No not at all there is no difference between the prices of outside market and Big Bazars and there is no saving of time. on March 14, 2008 11:15:


Neer said...

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