Restructuring Pantaloon Retail: The 'Future Group' Initiative

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Case Code : BSTR227

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Corporate Strategy, Corporate Restructuring , Joint ventures and Strategic alliances
Case Length : 21 Pages
Period : 2004-2006
Organization : Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited / Future Group
Pub Date : 2006
Teaching Note : Available
Countries : India
Industry : Retail


The case discusses the restructuring initiatives of the Pantaloon group, a leading retailing group in India. In March 2006, the group renamed itself as the 'Future Group' and was further divided into six verticals - Future Retail, Future Brands, Future Space, Future Capital, Future Media, and Future Logistics.

The case discusses the rationale behind the group's restructuring initiative and its plans for the future. The case also highlights the competitive nature of the organized retail sector in India and the issue of foreign direct investment.


Understand the issues and challenges faced by an organized retailer in a developing economy like India

Appreciate and understand the issues concerned with organizational restructuring


  Page No.
A New Identity 1
Background Note 2
The 'Future Group' 4
New Business Ventures 5
Recruiting New Talent 8
The Road Ahead 9
Exhibits 11

Key Words:

Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, Organized Retail Management, Future Group, Organization Restructuring, Apparel Manufacturer, Kishore Biyani, Joint Venture, Pantaloon Knowledge Group, Emerging Market, Global Retailers, Competitive Strategy, Carrefour SA, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Reliance Retail Limited, Tesco Plc.

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