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How premium retailers are taking the next big leap with their own brands

Retail-led brands, say experts, are increasingly acquiring an identity of their own, goading some players such as the Future group to have a widespread distribution strategy

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Viveat Susan Pinto
Trademarks such as Tasty Treat, Desi Atta, Kara and Voom have become increasingly visible in general stores around Mumbai and other metros in recent months. Slick and packaged well, these products are not from the stable of Hindustan Unilever (HUL) or Procter & Gamble. Instead, it is the Future group, among the country's leading retailers, which is pushing these brands aggressively in stores across the country. Built and nurtured from the start, Future group’s chief executive officer Kishore Biyani says these products have been created to sell “everywhere”. His confidence stems from the niche his private brands, which would earlier

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First Published: Jan 30 2020 | 1:43 AM IST

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