Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the unified voice of retailers in India. A not for profit organization, RAI works with all  stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of modern retail industry in India. We encourage, develop, facilitate and support retailers to modernize and adopt best practices that will delight customers.

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Retail Trade Policy for Haryana State

RAI has been working with the State Government of Haryana in regard to formulation of a state-level retail trade policy to facilitate..

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RAI welcomes the governments decision to lower GST rate on job work of all textile products from 18 percent to 5 percent

RAI is pleased to inform you that the Government has lowered the GST rate on job work of all textile related items..

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RAI represents to Finance Minister, GOI w.r.t. invoice rules for intra-state B2C sales

RAI has been approached by various members to represent the complexity of B2C invoices under the GST regime. RAI has submitted multiple..

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RAI clears misinformation on GST rates

Since the implementation of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the country, a lot of information has been circulated about it..

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RAI joins hands with JIO to launch JIO-GST

Retailers Association of India (RAI) has tied up with Reliance JIO-GST for introducing a simple secure GST compliance solution for Implementation of..

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365 days store opening permission in Gujarat State

The State Government of Gujarat has issued a notification exempting retail establishments in the state from weekly closure as mandated by the..

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Government of Tamil Nadu renews 365 days store opening permission in the state for 3 years

The Government of Tamil Nadu has renewed the notification exempting retail establishments in the state from weekly closure as mandated by the..

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Government of Maharashtra renews 365 days store opening permission in the state

Government of Maharashtra has renewed the notification exempting retail establishments in the state from weekly closure as mandated by the Shops and..

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Requirement of Food Safety Display Boards (FSDB) in retail stores

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended all the food businesses which deal directly with the consumers such as..

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RAI welcomes comments / suggestions on the appended matters

This is to invite RAI members comments / suggestions on the following matters -

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Relaxations for readymade garments sold in loose

The Department of Legal Metrology, Ministry of Consumer Affairs has issued an advisory relaxing packaged commodities regulations for Garments, Hosiery products.

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Notifications issued by Legal Metrology department, Ministry of Consumer Affair

The Legal Metrology department, Ministry of Consumer Affairs has issued the following notifications in regard to Packaged Commodities and disposing of old..

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Cabinet approves Model Shops and Establishment Act

The central Government introduced 'The Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Services) Act 2015' which has been cleared..

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Government of Karnataka announces first Retail Trade Policy for promoting ease of doing business in the state

Retailers Association of India (RAI) has been working with Government of Karnataka (GoK) to create a retail policy for the state. RAI..

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Renewed 365 days store opening permission in Telangana

Retailers Association of India is pleased to inform you that the Government of Telangana has renewed the notification exempting retail establishments in..

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365 days store opening permission for retail establishments in Andhra Pradesh

Retailers Association of India is pleased to inform that the Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued a notification exempting retail establishments in..

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Amendments in the Insecticide Rules 1971

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare issued the latest amendments in the in the Insecticide rules 1971. As per the latest..

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Retailers stand united to ensure enforcement of new DIPP guidelines on FDI in E-commerce marketplace to ensure compliance with the laws of the land

Retailers Association of India (RAI) brought together retailers from across the country on a common platform to welcome the new guidelines stated..

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DIPP issues notification with regards to E-commerce Marketplace

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued a notification clarifying FDI guidelines with regards to E-commerce in India.

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365 days store opening permission in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

Retailers Association of India has been representing to various state governments in regard to the 365 days store opening permission. After various..

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Government of Maharashtra Unveils the maiden Retail Trade Policy for the state

Retailers Association of India (RAI) has been working with Government of Maharashtra to create a retail policy for the state. On representation..

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Government of Andhra Pradesh creates retail history!

Retailers Association of India (RAI) has been working with Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) to create a retail policy for the state..

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RAI's submission to Ministry of Forests, Ecology and Environment in regard to ban on plastic products

The Department of Forests, Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka issued a notification dated 28th October 2015 that seeks to ban numerous..

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RAI pushes for e-bills to save hassle and paper

The Maharashtra VAT department had issued a trade circular stating asking all dealers who are liable to pay tax to discontinue..

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RAI welcomes biggest bang reform of the Government

Pushing ahead with major reforms, the Central Government has relaxed foreign investment rules in the country and eased the process for approval..

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Government of Maharashtra does away with edible oil stocking limits

The government of Maharashtra had imposed limits on how much pulses, edible oils and oil seeds retailers could stock. This created several..

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Retailers (Multiple Outlets) and Large Departmental Retailers are exempted from stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955

The Central Government has issued an order dated September 28, 2015 by way of an amendment to the Removal of (Licensing Requirements..

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RAI submits draft retail trade policy to the Hon Industries Minister of Karnataka

RAI delegation had a meeting with the Government of Karnataka under the Chairmanship of Honorable Minister for Large & Medium Industries and..

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Retailers Association of India applauds the Delhi High Court stand on AIFMRA petition regarding FDI in online marketplaces

We would like share with you a favourable update. The Honorable Delhi Government has passed a ruling today on the petition filed..

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Turnover of 50 crores will be considered for that Municipal corporation only as per Notification No. LBT. 2015 / C.R. 42 / UD-32 dated 15 September 2015

We would like to bring your attention to the Maharashtra State Government notification dated 1 August 2015 that dealers with turnover of..

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RAI represents e-Sugam related problems to commercial taxes department of Karnataka

RAI has submitted a representation to the commercial taxes department of Karnataka giving all problem related to the additional concept of e-Sugams..

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RAI’s views on DIPP’s discussion paper on FDI in e-commerce

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) had come out with a discussion paper on allowing FDI in B2C e-commerce to..

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RAI’s submission to DGFT to allow e-commerce shipments from express mode

RAI submitted a representation to the Directorate General of Foreign contending that shipments which are sold online using online payment options should..

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Retailers in Maharashtra are now permitted to maintain various labour registers in an electronic format

RAI had represented to the government of Maharashtra requesting them to allow retailers to maintain labour registers in an electronic format. We..

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Retailers can now keep shops open all 365 days in Maharashtra

As a result of representations from the Retailers Association of India, the Government of Maharashtra makes a significant allowance for retailers that..

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365 days license working permission for all retail stores in Telagana

RAI had sent a detailed representation to CM of Telangana Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao to allow retailer to keep their stores open..

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RAI represents to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MGCM) to not consider signages in the business area as advertisements and to exempt them from the fees

Under Section 328 and 328 A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888 - Permission of the Commissioner is required for display..

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Government of Maharashtra asks Retailers Association of India (RAI) to formulate Retail Trade Policy for the state.

Retailers Association of India has been asked by the Government of Maharashtra to draft retail trade policy for the state. RAI delegation..

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RAI approaches MCGM regarding rules applicable to sky signs

Under Section 328 and 328 A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888  permission of the Commissioner is required for display of..

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FSSAI logo and license number mandatory on food packages from 1st July, 2014

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had issued a notification stating that FSSAI logo and license number of the Food..

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Croma ties up with OnePlus to offer experiential touch points for the company’s products in India

  Croma, the leading CDIT retail chain in India, has partnered with mobile technology company to start retailing Oneplus products at..

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KORUM Mall ​bags ‘The most admired Marketing Campaign of the Year’ Award

KORUM Mall, ​the 7 year old Mall ​based in Thane,​ ​has bagged ‘The most Admired Marketing Campaign of the Year’..

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Skechers inaugurates 90th Store at Gurugram

Sketchers recently inaugurated its 90th store at Ambience Mall in Gurugram. The design of this company-owned and company-operated store is..

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Bestseller spices up SUPER SATURDAY

Fashion retailer Bestseller India is back with its popular Super Saturday, which is one of the most awaited sales of..

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Wet Blue opens store at Seawoods Grand Central Mall

Wet Blue-New York, a leading brand of women’s fashion footwear in India, opened yet another Exclusive Brand Outlet (EBO) at..

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Globus launches new flagship store in Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Navi Mumbai

Globus, the leading fashion retail chain recently launched its new store in Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Navi Mumbai, taking the..

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Bestseller launches first SELECTED HOMME store in Mumbai

European fashion retail giant, BESTSELLER recently opened its doors to India’s first ever luxury menswear brand SELECTED HOMME in Mumbai..

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Wow! Momo opens two new outlets

From a small kiosk to a multi chain QSR, Wow! Momo has been growing rapidly. As part of its recent..

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Marks & Spencer opens its first lingerie & beauty store in Lucknow

Marks & Spencer (M&S) continues to ​expand its footprint in Lucknow with the launch of the first standalone Lingerie &..

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LKS expands into women and kids fashion retail

LKS Fashion House now forays into the domain of women and kids fashion by opening its first store on 2ndavenue..

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Celio** Future Fashion appoints Satyen Momaya as the new CEO

Celio Future Fashion Pvt. Ltd. India has chosen Satyen P. Momaya as the new CEO. A seasoned professional, Momaya holds..

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McDonald’s® India embarks on a transformation journey with the launch of its first Experience of the Future restaurant in the country

McDonald’s India is transforming customer convenience through the launch of its first ‘Experience of the Future’ restaurant (EOTF) in Mumbai..

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Globus & Shoppers Stop give away first batch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) officially recognises the prior learning (skills and knowledge) of an individual so that s/he can..

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Toonz opens second store in Belgaum

Homegrown retail chain Toonz Retail launched its second store in Belgaum. The new store on Civil Hospital Road is spread..

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H&M to open 10th store in India at Phoenix Market City, Pune

H&M, the Swedish international retailer will open doors to its first store in Pune on Saturday, 15 October 2016, 11AM..

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Future Group partners with Paytm

Future Group, India’s leading multi-format retailer has entered into a strategic tie-up with Paytm, the mobile payment and commerce platform..

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Soch helps employee’s bereaved family with RAI’s support

Bangalore-based retailer Soch went out of the way to ensure that its deceased employees’ family gets their due.

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The Irish House comes to Bengaluru at the Black Box on Whitefield Road

VR Bengaluru, the integrated community lifestyle centre in Whitefield, welcomed The Irish House, promising a warm Irish experience in the..

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Spa la Vie by L’Occitane & Warren Tricomi debuts in Bengaluru at Black Box on Whitefield Road

VR Bengaluru, the integrated community lifestyle centre in Whitefield is now home to the first outlet of Spa la Vie..

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Hypercity opens second store in Noida

HyperCITY Retail (India) Ltd., has launched its third store in the Delhi-NCR, its second in Noida. With the launch of..

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Tanishq opens fives stores in a day

Tanishq, the reputed jewellery brand from the house of Tatas, inaugurated five retail outlets in Mumbai, taking the total number..

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Relaxo launches 250th store in Delhi

Relaxo, India's leading footwear brand, recently launched its 250th store at Sector 3, Rohini in Delhi. Spread over 1119 sq..

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SSIPL Group focuses on increasing the footprint of Sports Station, its multi-brand store chain

SSIPL, a well-known name in the footwear manufacturing and retailing industry, launched Sports Station, a chain of multi-brand sports stores..

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Brand Factory launches six stores in Mumbai

Brand Factory, India’s leading fashion discount chain, a part of Future Lifestyle Fashion Limited, now opens at six locations in..

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shazé recognised as one of Asia’s Most Promising Brands

shazé has been awarded “Asia’s Most Promising Brands” in the lifestyle – Gems and Jewellery category by World Consulting &..

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Lifestyle International is Asia’s 12th Best Workplace

Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Asia (500+ Employees) by Great Places..

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Major Brands, INGLOT paint their way into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

On Women’s Day 2016, Inglot, the world’s leading manufacturers in colour cosmetics and its exclusive Indian Franchise Partner, Major Brands..

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Sundeep Chugh becomes the CEO of Benetton India

Benetton Group announced the appointment of Sundeep Chugh as Chief Executive Officer of Benetton India. Chugh has been Commercial Director..

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shazé among the World’s Greatest Brands, 2015 – ‘Asia & GCC Award’

Luxury gifts retailer shazé has been awarded the ‘World's Greatest Brand, 2015 – Asia and GCC’. The awards were held..

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HyperCITY opens first store in Delhi NCR

HyperCITY Retail Ltd., one of the largest hypermarket chains in the country has entered the Delhi NCR market by launching..

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Croma now delivers anywhere in India

Croma recently delivered Rose gold iPhone 6S to a customer who had pre-booked her new iphone on croma.com at Dibrugarh..

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HyperCITY bags the “Retail Leadership Award” & “Retailer of the Year Award” at the Asian Leadership Awards, 2015

The Asian Leadership Award, 2015 awarded Ms. Darshana Shah, Sr. Vice President -Marketing and Visual Merchandising, HyperCITY Retail India with..

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RAI Members are Retail Icons

RAI members get honored with Retail Icon Awards organized by a reputed national daily. The awards were organized in different..

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Aditya Birla Private Equity invest stakes in Creative Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd

Aditya Birla Private Equity, through its Sunrise Fund, has invested for a minority stake in Creative Lifestyles Pvt Ltd, with..

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Samsung opens its World's Highest Altitude Exclusive Brand Retail Store in Leh, India

Samsung India Electronics opened a Samsung Experience Store in Leh. Samsung is the only brand to have a direct distribution..

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Metro Shoes enters into partnership with Crocs India to open 100 Crocs EBOs

Metro Shoes has signed a retail partnership agreement with Crocs to help increase the global footwear company’s presence across the..

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1090 F & Fusion Beats Opens its Dual Flagship Store at Rajouri Garden, Delhi

Leading women’s fashion apparel brands, 1090 F & Fusion Beats launched one of its finest dual stores in NewDelhi. Located..

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Shopdiaries.in brings back the old charm to shopping

Buying things is so easy these days, after the online shopping revolution that took over everyone’s minds and changed the..

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Arvind to Launch First Gap Store in India on May 30th

Starting on May 30th, the first Gap store will open in New Delhi and offer a wide range of clothing..

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In the spirit of corporate philanthropy, BESTSELLER is arranging a world-wide charity day across all

In the spirit of corporate philanthropy, BESTSELLER is arranging a world-wide charity day across all its brands and countries. ‘One..

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