Retail Industry in India
Due to the introduction of numerous new businesses, the Indian retail industry has become one of the most dynamic and quick-paced sectors. Over 10% of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and about 8% of employment are attributed to it. India is the fifth-largest international retail market in the world. In the 2019 Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, India came in at position 73. India is the fifth-largest international retail destination in the world and is ranked 63 in the World Bank's Doing Business 2020 report.
The key attractions for global retail behemoths trying to enter additional markets are India's sizable middle class and its mostly untapped retail market, which will aid in the country's retail industry expanding more quickly. The spending power of urban Indian consumers is rising, and branded products in areas including apparel, cosmetics, footwear, watches, beverages, cuisine, and even jewelry are progressively becoming popular for use in business and leisure. According to a recent estimate by the Boston Consulting Group, the retail industry in India is predicted to reach a staggering US$ 2 trillion in value by 2032. (BCG).
India is the fifth-largest international retail market in the world. India placed 16th in the FDI Confidence Index (after the US, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Japan, France, Australia, Switzerland, and Italy).
Challenges for Indian Retail Industry :
- Lack of Technology Adoption
- Competition from Unorganized Retail
- Operational Cost