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Indian Retail Industry is coming up in a big way as an organised sector. It is expected to generate $430 billion by 2012, with the entry of many big Indian and international corporate brands. The exponential growth of this industry is expected to generate about 22 millions jobs in the next five years and thus become the second largest employment generating sector after agriculture.

RAI is the only official apex body formed by leading retailers of the country, the governing board includes eminent retail professionals from leading retail organisations. Some of the members associated with RAI are :

1. Aditya Birla Group 2. TATA's Trent 3. Pantaloons 4. Shoppers Stop 5. Subhiksha 6. RPG Group 7. TITAN 8. Life Style 9. ITC

Rai Vision : To develop, facilitate and propagate practices and processes that will grow the Indian retail industry, leading to increased consumption and growth of the economy.

Rai Mission :

  1. To establish growth of modern retail in India (and increase its share).
  2. To support retailers by providing the required knowledge and information.
  3. To lobby and liaise with the government for easier establishment and operations of retailing in India.
  4. To educate and train retailers to adopt modern retail practices in India.
  5. To work for customer delight by helping retailers create the right retail environment.
  6. To encourage adoption of the right values, transparency and code of conduct by retailers.

PRS – The entry level course is designed for a fresher interested in a retail career. The short term course, accredited by RAI, guarantees placement, which is its USP. The Course has 50 hours of internship with any of RAI’s member companies.  The placement of students is being done with any of the associate member of RAI e.g. TATA Westside, Shoppers Stop, Pantaloon, Aditya Birla group etc.

Reliance STAR Programme : We are official partner for Reliance STAR programme. The progmramme is 30 days full time with assured placement for successful candidates in Reliance speciality retail.

Indian market has high complexities in terms of a wide geographic spread and distinct consumer preferences varying by each region necessitating a need for localization even within the geographic zones. India has highest number of outlets per person (7 per thousand) Indian retail space per capita at 2 sq ft (0.19 m2)/ person is lowest in the world Indian retail density of 6 percent is highest in the world. 1.8 million households in India have an annual income of over 45 lakh (US$81,900).