Retailing industry of India is one of the fastest-growing retail markets in the world and strong pillars of the Indian economy. India has one of the highest numbers of physical outlets for grocery shopping. Indians have traditionally relied on mom-and-pop stores for his or her monthly food & grocery needs. These stores have a private reference to their customers and are well versed in customer preferences, which successively enables them to stock locally relevant products. However, the rise in the sales of supermarkets and hypermarts came in after 2012 and has been going up ever since. The convenience of finding all the items under one roof was a game-changer.
Here is a list of the top grocery retailers with Reliance Retail being the leader in terms of sales as well as the number of outlets.
1. Big Bazaar
Big Bazaar is not just another hypermarket; it caters to every need of your family. Where Big Bazaar scores over other stores are its value for money proposition for Indian customers. Big Bazaar is an Indian retail chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. This was founded by Kishore Biyani under his parent organization Future Group, which is known for having a significant prominence in the Indian retail and fashion sectors. With the ever-increasing array of in-house brands, it has opened doors in the world of fashion and general merchandise, including home furnishings, utensils, crockery, cutlery, sports goods, and much more at prices that will surprise you.
DMart is a one-stop supermarket chain that aims to offer customers a wide range of basic home and personal products under one roof. Each DMart store stocks home utility products – including food, toiletries, beauty products, garments, kitchenware, bed and bath linen, home appliances, and more – available at competitive prices that our customers appreciate. The core objective of DMart is to offer customers good products at a great value. The supermarket chain of DMart stores is owned and operated by Avenue Supermarts Ltd. (ASL). The company has its headquarters in Mumbai. At DMart, they research, identify and make available new products and categories that suit the everyday needs of the Indian family.
3. Reliance Fresh/ Smart
Reliance Retail started its journey in 2006 with the opening of its first Reliance Fresh store. With the three core promises of Fresh Hamesha, Available Hamesha, and Savings Hamesha, Reliance Fresh is a one-stop-shop for fresh shopping, fresh savings, and fresh happiness. From fresh fruits & vegetables to dairy, cereals to spices, processed food & beverages to home & personal care products, it has the entire gamut of your grocery needs covered. Reliance Retail’s sourcing ecosystem supports small producers and manufacturers (SMB’s) to modernize their operations to produce high-quality products more efficiently.
4. Star Hyper/ Bazaar
STAR is India’s most pioneering and significant modern retailer for fresh food and groceries. They offer their customers a wide range of daily essentials, fresh produce, poultry, and a host of exclusive TATA brands at a great value. STAR Hyper is a hypermarket format store that deals in diverse product categories including food and grocery, fresh produce, bakery, beauty, home needs, and more. It also offers a wide range of apparel and footwear under the brand ‘Zudio’.
SPAR Hypermarkets in India is a result of a strategic partnership between Dubai-based Landmark Group’s Max Hypermarkets India Pvt. Ltd. & Amsterdam-based SPAR International. Freshness has always been a prime focus area and a competitive strength for SPAR. They have pioneered processes, practices, & supply chain techniques that help maintain and boost freshness at all SPAR India stores. To uphold their value of Freshness, SPAR introduced a ‘Farmers Market’ section where local produce is procured directly from the farmers and transported to SPAR collection centers. SPAR also makes sure that their customers feel spoilt for choice by providing a wide variety of products; Fruits & Vegetables, Beverages, Groceries, Meat, Fish & Poultry, Dairy, Apparel, Plastics, Utensils, & Crockery, Home Furnishing, etc.
6. Spencer’s Retail
Spencer’s Retail Limited, part of RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, is a multi-format retailer providing a wide range of quality products across categories such as food, personal care, fashion, home essentials, electrical, and electronics to its key consumers. Specialty sections such as Spencer’s Gourmet, Patisserie, Wine and Liquor, and the recently launched Epicuisine section are some of the key differentiators in their hypermarket stores. Spencer’s is based on the ‘Food First’ Format. Many outlets though sport multiple formats for selling food, apparel, fashion, electronics, lifestyle products, music, and books.
7. More Retail
More Retail Private Limited (formerly known as More Retail Limited and before that as Aditya Birla Retail Limited), is a leading food and grocery retailer in India. The company ventured into food and grocery retail in 2007 with the acquisition of Trinethra Super Retail and subsequently expanded its presence across the country under the brand “MORE”. MORE is a pioneer in organized food and grocery retail in India, being one of the earliest players with a significant store footprint across several states. MORE operates its stores under two formats – Supermarkets and Hypermarts. As of 13th August 2020, we operate 648 Supermarkets and 22 Hypermarts across Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, NCR, Punjab, West Bengal & Maharashtra.