New Delhi, India – A new online directory of over half a million Indian retailers has just been published, covering a wide range of businesses – from large supermarket chains to standalone modern trade retailers. This is the first initiative of its kind in India, providing detailed information on organized retailers in an online format with authenticated information.
Indian retail market is huge – about 13 million retailers from large supermarket chains to mom and pop shops transact about 1 trillion dollars worth of merchandise every year. It’s 5th largest in the world and one of the fastest growing sectors of Indian economy. This directory brings larger format retail stores – large supermarket chains, hyper markets, departmental stores, convenience stores etc. – under single roof. It covers all states, including 400+ cities/towns. Focus is on discovery of local retail stores. Manufacturers / brands planning to approach retailers directly will find this convenient. Distributors and super stockists may use this facility to connect with local retailers.
The directory helps in following areas
- Discovery of larger retail stores
- Focus on local market
- How to reach them – detail address, locality, map location
- How to enlist as seller / supplier of large supermarket chains
- Key management persons of large supermarket chains
The directory covers all Indian states and union territories, and includes detailed information about each retailer, including contact information, image of storefront, business type, and location. With various search filters for state, city, PIN, category, locality, etc. – users can locate target retailers in minutes.
A distinguishing feature of this online directory is sophisticated search facilities. Given the large number of retailers – it’s important to be able to locate retailers down to one’s own backyard. Using latitude and longitude – one can search all retailers within a small circle – say within 500 yards.
The directory is now open for public access. Most information is available for free, with a nominal fee charged for downloading details in Excel format.
This directory is a game-changer for the Indian retail industry and will help manufacturers, brands, and retailers connect with one another more efficiently. It is also a valuable resource for businesses looking to expand their reach in India’s growing retail market.
“We are thrilled to offer this resource to the business community,” said Amit K Chatterjee, CEO of Vanik.com. “We believe it will be a valuable tool for companies looking to expand their reach in the Indian market.”
The directory can be accessed at https://www.vanik.com/supermarkets, and is updated regularly to ensure that the information remains accurate and up-to-date. We invite all manufacturers, brands and retailers to use our directory and take advantage of the opportunities it provides.