Retail is not a new industry in India and the country has always been a nation of shopkeepers. But the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in ownership patterns with new modern retail stores getting set up across the country. The regulatory environment, retail formats & consumer expectations too are changing rapidly. Today, the retailing canvas of India  provides ample opportunities for all stakeholders along with its share of challenges.

RAI was set up in 2004 as a not for profit association to help the growth of modern retail industry in India and has always been at the forefront, leading the industry through our efforts in advocacy, talent development & building a strong knowledge base.

Keeping this in mind, we’re starting this blog to share stories, ideas & updates. We want to share with you the best of the web, right here, on this platform.

I urge you to be a part of this endeavour. Please feel free to contribute, comment or just collate information from this platform. Read what the thought leaders have to say. 

Kumar Rajagopalan

Kumar Rajagopalan
CEO, Retailers Association Of India

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Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the unified voice of Indian retailers. RAI is a not for profit organization (registered under section 25 of Companies Act, 1956), works with all the stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of the modern retail industry in India. RAI is the body that encourages, develops, facilitates and supports retailers to become modern and adopt best practices that will delight customers. RAI has a three charter aim of Retail Development, Facilitation and Propagation.