Retail companies operate in the segments like fashion, FMCG, durables goods, and more. These companies bet on consumption and in India ranks as one of the top countries with its large and younger population.
Said that this makes retail companies a good option to invest in. There are various industries that come under a broader retail industry; however, we will look at the top 5 companies in this segment by market capitalization.
Dmart is known as one of the leaders in this segment. The company is into Garments, Food, Footwear, Home Products, Beauty, and other house essential things.
The product mix is wide and almost includes every household product. Dmart has been expanding rapidly, with a strong presence in West India.
Dmart was founded by Radhakrishna Damani; he has been at the forefront of developing the company. Dmart has a robust supply chain and caters to lower and middle segments of society.
● Dmart Share Price as of July 2023: ₹3800+
● Market Cap: ₹2655.96 billion
Trent is part of the famous TATA brand and is engaged in the business of retailing. The company includes furniture accessories, artifacts, furnishings, and other retail products. Trent has well-known business brands under its umbrella: Westside and Star Bazaar.
Westside offers footwear, clothes, accessories for every age group and a range of other accessories. Star Bazaar offers food products, health, fashion, beauty products, and others. Trent has a strong presence in the country with expanding margins and revenues.
● Trent Share Price as of July 2023: ₹1680+
● Market Cap: ₹609.31 billion
Vedant Fashion is into the sale and manufacturing of ethnic wear for children, women, and men. The company has brands like Mohey, Manthan, Manyavar, Mebaz, and Twamev. Its product portfolio includes Kurtas, Sherwanis, Jackets, and other traditional accessories.
Vedant Fashion has a robust distribution channel including mobile applications, websites, and e-commerce platforms.
● Vedant Fashion Share Price as of July 2023: ₹1200+
● Market Cap: ₹330.24 billion
Metro opened its first store in 1955 and since then it has expanded into 174 cities and across 31 states with almost 740 stores under its operations. Metro Brands has established its image as one of the largest footwear and accessories specialty realtors.
The company serves as a one-stop solution for all age groups and products for every occasion. Metro has a joint venture with M.V. Shoe Care Private Limited and Metmill Footwear Private Limited as their subsidiary. The company sells its products through e-commerce partners and offline stores.
● Metro Share Price as of July 2023: ₹1000+
● Market Cap: ₹265.38 billion
Aditya Birla Fashion is a well-known name in the fashion industry. The company operates under multiple segments – Men's wear, Women's wear, and Kid's wear.
Aditya Birla Fashion has close to 400 brands under its operations, some of which include Pantaloons Fashion and Retail Limited. Aditya Birla Fashion has a mix of private labels, licensed brands, and other brands.
● Aditya Birla Fashion Share Price as of July 2023: ₹210+
● Market Cap: ₹198.25 billion
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