Trent

Established in 1998 and part of the Tata group, Trent operates Westside, one of India’s largest and fastest growing retail chains; Star Bazaar, a hypermarket chain and Landmark a family entertainment format store.

Trent

The company has already established 83 Westside departmental stores measuring 8,000-34,000 sqft in floor space across 50 cities. The Westside stores have several departments to meet the varied shopping needs of customers. These include menswear, women’s wear, kids’ wear, footwear, cosmetics, perfumes and handbags, household furniture accessories, lingerie, and gifts. Well-designed interiors, sprawling space, prime locations and coffee shops enhance the customers’ shopping experience.

Trent ventured into the hypermarket business in 2004 with Star Bazaar, providing an ample assortment of products made available at the lowest prices, aptly exemplifying its ‘Helping you spend less’ motto. This store offers customers an eclectic array of products that include staple foods, beverages, health and beauty products, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, consumer electronics, and household items, at the most affordable prices. Star Bazaar also includes a large range of fashionable in-house garments for men, women and children, exclusively available at the store.

In addition, Trent acquired a 76 percent stake in Landmark, one of the largest books and music retail chains in the country and began operations in 1987 with its first store in Chennai with a floor space of 5,500 sqft. Landmark sparked the trend of stocking curios and other gift items. What separates Landmark from other stores of its kind is the range and depth of its stock.

Areas of business

The Westside format offers an exclusive range of its own branded fashion apparel and continues to be the mainstay of the retailing business of the company.

Trent Hypermarket operates in the ultra-competitive food, grocery and daily needs segment under the Star banner.

Landmark is a family entertainment format store with a focus on toys, adult and young adult books, sports-related merchandise, tech accessories, gaming and stationery.

Joint ventures

  • Trent-Tesco joint venture: Since 2008, Trent has had a franchise and a wholesale supply arrangement with Tesco and its wholly-owned subsidiary in India, for Star Bazaar.
  • Zara: Trent has a separate joint venture with the Inditex group for Zara stores.
  • Lakeland: Trent has introduced a range of creative kitchenware through an exclusive tie-up with a British company Lakeland. Stores are currently present in Pune and Bengaluru.

Location

Trent is headquartered in Mumbai but has pan-India operations.

This profile was last updated on February 06, 2017 at 12:57 IST
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