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The leading value retailer with 100 plus stores across India to double in the next 2 years
The leading value retailer with 100 plus stores across India to double in the next 2 years

Gulf Islamic Investments invests INR 500 million in Carpediem Capital backed group operating 1-India Family Mart, a leading value retail chain with 100 plus stores across India

ANI | Updated: Feb 25, 2022 12:49 IST

Mumbai (Maharshtra) [India], February 25 (ANI/Hunk Golden and Media): Group operating value retail chain 1-India Family Mart, has raised Series B funding of INR 500 million from Dubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII). The group had raised its first institutional round of funding from Carpediem Capital in 2018.
The fund raise will boost the expansion plan of the group with doubling of retail stores in the next two years, through organic expansion and consolidation. The group will also be launching its distributed e-commerce operations to become an omni-channel player.
1-India Family Mart is well placed in the value retail sector in India and is amongst the Top 3 Value Retail companies in the Indian retail space. The group has a strong assortment of products and extensive presence in tier 2, 3 and 4 cities with over 100 stores pan India. Besides the private label products offered at stores, the group has a strong back-end infrastructure including distribution centres. The Group commenced operations in 2013 and established its first store in Uttar Pradesh and thereafter expanded its operations to Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and the Northeast. It offers fashion apparel, lifestyle products and general merchandise through its more than 100 outlets.
Jay Prakash Shukla, Co-Founder & CEO, 1-India Family Mart said, "We are excited to raise a fresh funding round from GII which will significantly boost our expansion plans, strengthen our retail presence and drive growth trajectory of the group. This fund raise is quite sizeable for the retail sector in recent times. As we build a scalable business, we needed like minded investors that could guide us on nurturing an IPO-able group for the near future."

Ravinder Singh, Co-Founder & COO, 1-India Family Mart said, "We are increasing our geographical footprint and developing our own private label in the fast-growing women's apparel category. We are setting up our owned online omni-channel to further penetrate the market and reach our discerning customers. Moreover, having a strong online presence will further consolidate our position in the industry."
Pankaj Gupta and Mohammed Alhassan, Co-founders and Co-CEOs Gulf Islamic Investments LLC said "The 1-India Family Mart founders have more than 2 decades of rich experience in the retail industry and they have seen the entire retail cycle. 1-India Family Mart is working towards reimagining the retail sector and creating newness and excitement for the dynamic customer segment. We love the group's focus on value retail and their ability to reach and cater to the Indian semi-urban areas. The group is on path to expand its footprint in new towns and semi-urban areas which resonates with India's growth story coming from tier-2 and tier 3 cites. ".
India retail is valued at INR 51 trillion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9 - 11 per cent. An increase in the market share of value e-retailers has demonstrated better profitability and value creation within the Indian retail landscape. Value retail constitutes 60 per cent of the overall apparel retail market. Growth in value retail is primarily driven by organised value retail. With the rural per capita consumption growing at 4.3x by 2030, compared to 3.5x the urban area, trend shows that companies are also pivoting towards the bottom of the pyramid with a leaner cost structure. Value retail is also mostly insulated to online distribution as opposed to high-cost structures.
For further information on 1-India Family Mart: www.1indiafamilymart.com
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