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  1. Lifestyle to invest up to Rs 200 cr in India, open 20 new outlets

Lifestyle to invest up to Rs 200 cr in India, open 20 new outlets

Apparel retailer Lifestyle plans to invest up to Rs 200 crore to add 20 outlets in the next one-and-half years to increase its footprint across the country.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 19, 2018 12:01 PM
Lifestyle is also eyeing 16-18 per cent growth and a turnover of Rs 4,600 crore this fiscal. It had reported Rs 4,000 crore turnover in the previous financial year.

Apparel retailer Lifestyle plans to invest up to Rs 200 crore to add 20 outlets in the next one-and-half years to increase its footprint across the country.

Lifestyle is also eyeing 16-18 per cent growth and a turnover of Rs 4,600 crore this fiscal. It had reported Rs 4,000 crore turnover in the previous financial year.

The company, which at present operates close to 75 outlets in the country, plans to open majority of the new outlets in the cities where it already has a presence.

“We plan to invest Rs 150-200 crore to open 20 new outlets in the next 1-1.5 years. At present we have stores in 44 cities…we will go into five more cities and open rest of new planned the stores in the cities where we already have a presence,” Vasanth Kumar, Managing Director, Lifestyle International, told PTI.

Kumar said the company gets 75 per cent of its business from top cities at present but expect smaller cities to add to its growth in the years to come.

The company also expects its omni channel (combination of offline and online retail) strategy to pay off and contribute significantly over the next five years.

“Omni channel at present contributes about 1-1.5 per cent of our sales but we expect it to be in double digits (10 per cent and above) in the next five years,” Kumar said.

Lifestyle is a part of Dubai-based retail and hospitality conglomerate, The Landmark Group.

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