Top 6 Retail Opportunities You Can Invest In

Vaishnavi Gupta
Vaishnavi Gupta Jul 06 2020 - 6 min read
Top 6 Retail Opportunities You Can Invest In
If you're looking to start a business, here we present you top 6 retail opportunities you can invest in.

Top 6 Retail Franchise Opportunities

In India, the retail market has undergone a major transformation and has witnessed tremendous growth in the last 10 years. The Overall Retail market is set to cross the $1.75 tn mark by 2026 from $795 bn in 2017. The e-commerce market in India is also set to grow at a CAGR of 30% for gross merchandise value to be worth $200 bn by 2026.

Seeing this huge potential of the industry, it is viable to invest in the retail market. Here are the top 6 retail opportunities you can invest in:

Aarkali Franchise – Chennai’s most loved women’s fashion brand

Aarkali, women’s fashion retail brand, was established in 2018. Aarkali mainly focuses on the ladies fashion which includes ethnic kurtas, salwars, sarees, regular office wears and bottom wears. The brand is synonymous with style, elegance and simplicity. Through the use of carefully selected fabrics, the brand creates simple yet distinctive pieces with just the right of detail.

Business Model – FOFO & FOCO (Chennai Only)

Key Points

Successful brand in Chennai

Distinctive garments in affordable prices

High returns on investments


Area: 500-700 sq ft

Investment: 18-23 lakh

Franchise Period: 3 years

Flaunt Basket Franchise – Fine silver jewellery

Flaunt Basket is one of the leading silver jewellery brand catering designs from across the globe. With the concept of affordable bling in the ever-changing and ever-evolving environment, Flaunt Basket is set to have a perfect blend of the product price and promotions including the line of celebs, influencers, events and fashion shows as part of its work domain. Silver jewellery is now turning up as a great gifting option along with self-wear, hence favouring as a trend to climb the success ladder.

Business Model – FOFO and FOCO

Key Points

Better price analytics and sourcing

Design in the ratio of 60:40

No inventory risk

Virtual stylist & omnichannel sales

Successful model with the financial proof of working

Opportunity to tweak and correct at regular intervals


Area: 300-600 sq ft

Investment: 25-45 lakh

City Square Mart Franchise – An emerging all-in-one retail mart

The brand’s journey actually started 15 years back in London. The company started and established in 2017 with the motive of enhancing modern trade (Retail) to the next level from a customer point of view as well as employees of the company.

Business Model – FOFO & FOCO

Key Points

Already in total more than 50 million footstep in-store within 3 years of span

2 own stores and 2 franchisees and still going

Will cross turnover of Rs 100 crore by the end of 2021

22 years of experience in retail, FMCG, trading, wholesaling nationally and internationally

Highly trained staff from the retail industry

Name is already a brand with 4 successful branches

More than 20000 products under 1 roof with fair prices


Area: 2000-10000 sq ft

Investment: Rs 50 lakh-2.6 crore

Franchise Period: 5 years

Cromatica Franchise – The most respected stainless steel lifestyle brand in India

Works on the cutting edge of stainless steel innovation and work tirelessly in delighting its clients and their families. With unmatched craftsmanship, environmentally friendly materials of unsurpassed quality, trend-setting design and technical expertise, go into each of its lifestyle products. Have hallmark of quality with products being made in Bangalore. All production workflows ensure the lowest waste and minimise energy consumption.

Business Model – FOFO

Key Points

Specialist in galvanised steel and stainless steel in 201, 304 and 316

Handmade customised solutions

Experience over 17 years


Area: 500-800 sq ft

Investment: Rs 12-15 lakh

Payback: 32 years

J Mart India Franchise

The company is in this business from 1989, with the objective of providing an opportunity for the young generation to become an entrepreneur. The brand is continuously working and upgrading itself and its business from traditional ‘Weekly Bazaar’ in rural areas to ‘Sitting Type Show Business’ to ‘Counter Type Shoe Business’ to ‘Self-Service Stores’ and now to ‘online Stores’ also. It is now serving around 25K+ families per month by its quality

Key Points

31 years of experience

200+ brands and over 12000+ items available round-the-clock

Established name with 2 successful branches

Excellent training team for business operation and development

Its business is in the essential category so it always achieves goals and growth even at the pandemic situation

Its app and website will also help its franchisee


Investment: Under 8 lakh

2 franchise models available: 300+ sq ft model and 2000+ sq ft model

Payback Period: under 1.5 years

Low franchise fee

Mart Home City Lifestyle Franchise – India’s leading manufacturer and lifestyle retailer of quality furniture

Home City is India’s leading manufacturer and lifestyle retailer of quality home furniture, décor, modular kitchens and office interior solutions. Home City is an integrated project management company, offering cutting-edge design, build solutions for interiors executed to finesse for custom-made residential and commercial spaces.

At Home City, consumers will experience its vast range of lifestyle products, designed by expert in-house teams and manufactured under stringent quality standards. Nothing is more important to them than the happy experience and delight of its customers.

Business Model – FOFO

Key Points

6 running centres successfully

For the past many years, the company’s products have been found in the best of homes, hotels and shops


Area: 3000-10000 sq ft

Investment: Rs 10-25 lakh

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