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Future Retail

  • 1,500 stores
  • 400 cities
  • Total income of Rs. 4,424.89 crore (US$ 602.58 million) in the first nine months of FY21.
  • Leading retailer in India 

Future Retail Limited (FRL) is an India-based company, engaged in the business of retailing a range of household and consumer products through departmental store facilities under various formats. The company is primarily engaged in the business of multi-brand retail trade. The company has access to approximately 20 compact hypermarket easyday stores and over 210 supermarket easyday stores. Its retail formats primarily consist of value business and home business. In its value business, the company operates across formats like Big Bazaar, a hypermarket; Food Bazaar, a supermarket; FBB, a fashion destination; Food Hall, a supermarket, and Easyday convenient stores. In its home business, the company operates Hometown, a one-shop destination for home improvement, and eZone, a consumer durable and electronics chain.

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2021 In April 2021, the company announced expansion of services in the e-commerce sector with online deliveries from its main retail stores within two hours.
2020 Reliance Retail Ventures Limited acquired Future Retail Limited.
Big Bazaar launched mobile site,
FRL and Amazon signed two agreements focusing on key categories - grocery and general merchandise and fashion and footwear
2019 Amazon acquired 49% stake in Future Coupons, a Future Group entity
2019 CCI approved the acquisition of 7.30% of the equity share capital of Future Retail Limited (FRL) by Future Coupons Limited
2018 Premji Invest bought 6% stake in Future Retail
2015 Future Group partnered with India's fastest growing ayurvedic company, Patanjali Ayurved.
2014 India's first mega food park was inaugurated by India's honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi at Tumkur Karnataka.
2012 Big Bazaar launched its home delivery services in Mumbai.
2005 Big Bazaar launched a unique shopping program: the Big Bazaar Exchange Offer, inviting customers to exchange household junk.
2002 Food Bazaar, the supermarket chain is launched.
2001 Pantaloon Retail launches three Big Bazaar stores within a span of 22 days in Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
1997 Pantaloon Retail enters modern retail with the launch of the first 8000-sq. ft. store Pantaloons in Kolkata.
1992 Initial Public Offer (IPO) of shares by the company.
1991 Company's name changed to Pantaloon Fashions (India) Limited. BARE, an Indian denim brand is launched.
1987 The company is incorporated under the name of Manz Wear Private Ltd. Pantaloons, one of India's first formal trouser brands, is launched.


Cumulative FDI inflow in retail sector between stood at US$ 2.17 billion April 2000 and June 2020.