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The Retailers Association of India (RAI) organised the ‘Kolkata Retail Summit (KRS) 2023’

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News Desk, News Nation 360: The Retailers Association of India (RAI) organised the ‘Kolkata Retail Summit (KRS) 2023’, also known as the Retail Convention of Eastern India on November 21, 2023, at Kolkata. KRS has been an incredible opportunity for retailers and retail service providers across various industries to find the right business partners to drive growth. This year, the Kolkata Retail Summit (KRS) is poised to offer a dynamic and comprehensive agenda, taking a deep dive into the evolving world of retail. The event will feature a series of engaging panel discussions led by industry experts, exploring a range of pertinent topics from the impact of digital transformation in retail to emerging trends in consumer behaviour. Additionally, these panels will address the critical role of sustainability in modern retail practices and the expanding landscape of omnichannel strategies. The summit witnessed captivating discussions on topics such as The New Age Consumer: Catering to Evolving Expectations and Lifestyles, Beyond Metros: The Rise of Tier-2 and Tier-3 Cities in Retail Growth, The Digital Infusion: How the Omnichannel Experience is Reshaping Retail, Retail's New Era: Balancing Tradition and Modern Needs, among other insightful case-studies by the partners supporting the summit. The summit saw tremendous participation from the retail fraternity of Eastern India including retail stalwarts such as Shitanshu Jhunjhunwala - Turtle Ltd., Murali Krishnan - Wow Momo Foods, Rochita Dey - Sreeleathers Ltd, Harsh Jain - DNV Food Products, Sikharesh Saha - Mio Amore, Priyanka Gupta - GKB Opticals, and Sudip Mullick,- Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick, among many others. Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, of the Retailers Association of India, stated that the Kolkata Retail Summit 2023 is not just an event, but a reflection of the dynamic progress they are observing in Eastern India's retail sector. Their extensive nationwide surveys conducted by RAI have highlighted an encouraging trend: the retail growth in this region has been consistently strong for the past 18 months. This summit aims to delve deeper into understanding this growth's drivers and unearth the vast opportunities awaiting in Eastern India. As they explore the impact of digital integration and customer-centric strategies, it's evident that these elements are crucial for sustainable growth. The discussions on omnichannel experiences and the burgeoning potential of Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities underscore their belief: the future of retail in Eastern India is vibrant inclusive and ripe with possibilities for groundbreaking innovation.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu

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