Shoe major, Bata, launches exclusive store in city

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ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
9 Jun 2018

As part of its business strategy to expand footprints and reach out to customers throughout the country, footwear major Bata India launched its exclusive franchise at Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday. Located near hotel TSG Emerald View, the store was inaugurated by Mr Rupesh Bhagchandani, Vice President, Bata Franchise Operations. Mohd. Sibgahtulla, GM, Franchise (South), Sundareshan ASMTN Franchise, Partners of Port Blair, Bindiya Vinod, Nilaufar Baker, Aneesha were present of the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Rupesh Bhagchandani said that the 100th Bata franchise store, first of its kind in Port Blair will offer customers same experience as like others brands including local, if any. “We are targeting to tie-up with three – four franchise stores at least 300 for next few years 2020 and set up more than 1400 retail stores from multiple forms,” he said informing about the company’s plans going forward. Mr. Vinod, partner of Bata said the local franchise will offer accessories for women, including hand bags, belts, clutches and scarves, and for men, including shoe care products, wallets and belts. Its brands include Bata, Bata Comfit, Hush Puppies, Power, Dr Scholl and North Star etc, he said.