Retail Voices at IIMA Confluence 2006

iima_logo“Indian industry has come a long way from austerity to liberal spending, consumption would be the mantra for future growth.”

—Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group and Managing Director, Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.

“With 30% of the population under 30 years, malls have emerged as the temples of today.”

—Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group and Managing Director, Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.

“In short, we want your wallet. If you want to buy things come to our malls and spend. If you have more money, invest in our capital market.”

—Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group and Managing Director, Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.

“The chances of increase in lifestyle related diseases increase with an increase in the customers of luxury items, the number of Kishore Biyani’s customers and our patients are almost the same.”

— Dr Ramakant Panda, Vice Chancellor, Asian Heart Institute.

“International reports say a third of world’s children dying of diarrhoea are Indians. If soaps are used, this can be reduced by 50 percent. Here is the need for social innovation in business.”

—Douglas Baillie, CEO, Hindustan Levers Limited, speaking on concept of social innovation in formulating business strategies.


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