12 Aug 2022, 15:01 — 3 min read
Retail is constantly evolving. And Indian retail is at an interesting juncture with several factors working together to change the market dynamics to irreversibly change not just consumers but also businesses. Select factors like ONDC, 5G, Live Commerce or Quick Commerce, supply side innovations, maturing of data technologies among others have the potential to truly disrupt the landscape. As these factors play out, retailers will need to make strategic choices two critical fronts: Core Consumer Proposition and Operations.
Choices around the Consumer Core Consumer Proposition made on target segments; product range, price, quality, design and service; and brand promise.
On the Operations front, retailers will have to contemplate, channel, store concept, cost model, value-chain GTM, organisation, alliances and data and technology.
These will pave the way for select themes that could gain prominence. Retailers would need to make business model innovations on value proposition and operating model.
There are a set of critical imperatives for retailers to follow:
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Article source: Excerpted from RAI-BCG report ‘Racing towards the next wave of Retail in India’ for STOrai Magazine.
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