Retail, as they say, is a people’s business. India’s retail sector employs over 46 million of her citizens. A vast majority of them come from middle-income and lower-income salaried classes from across India’s urban, peri-urban and rural heartlands. Their livelihoods and futures are in immediate peril as retail businesses continue to be deeply damaged by the ongoing Covid-19 and economic crisis.
IMAGES Retail is working closely with TRRAIN to support the most vulnerable of our human resources, retail’s foot soldiers, through Retail Panchayat, a unique industry-led, crowd-funding initiative. The Inaugural Retail Panchayat will exchange ideas on possible solutions for the immediate crisis facing regional and national retailers across India. Collaborative initiatives to ease human resource woes, rethinking on existing business models, digital transformation routes, supply chain efficiencies, projections on consumer behaviour and long term innovation ideas will be in focus.
Amitabh Taneja, CMD, IMAGES Group
B S Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN
Darpan Kapoor, Chairman, Kapsons Group
Jitendra Chauhan, Chairman and Managing Director, Jade Blue
Manohar D Chatlani, Managing Director & CEO, SOCH