Clothing and Footwear
India is well known as a competitive
manufacturer of apparel, the sector will witness
more competition with the entry of international
brands like GAP, Zara and many others.
International players choose the franchising
route and look for a strong and competitive
player in India. The Indian retailing industry,
which was traditionally dominated by small and
family-run stores, has come of age. Many of these
mom and pop stores are now taking up franchise
apparel and footwear brands, as they are unable
to compete with the larger chains. Footwear
retailing in India is a Rs. 10,000 Crore (USD 2
Billion) industry, it has remained focused on
men?s shoes, there exists a whale of opportunity
in the exclusive ladies? and kids? footwear
with no organized retailing chain having a
national presence in either of these categories.
Footwear Industry in India also comprises of
international sportswear brands like Nike,
Reebok, Adidas and many more.