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CENTRAL LAUNCHES ITS FIRST AND BIGGEST 350 CRORE CENTRAL STORE IN NORTHEAST
12:49:35 am 02-April-2018
Guwahati, 1st April (northeastnews): Future Group's first ever rupees 350 Crores High Definition Central store located on the Zoo Road was today launched by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to change the fashion benchmark of the city.
Kishore Biyani – Group CEO at Future Group flanked by Vishnu Prasad – CEO at Central and Manish Agarwal – CEO of East Zone at Future Group while addressing the media after ceremonial opening of the Guwahati Central Store, 41st in 23 cities, informed that with over one lakh square feet of carpet area and ample parking space, Central here will be a destination for those seeing branded items in 25 categories with over 550 brands to chose from helped by over 550 staff recruited fully locally.
Kishore Biyani informed that Assam in particular and northeast in general is very close to their heart and they already have big presence in Guwahati, Jorhat and Silchar and soon they plan to have stores in other cities of northeast like Agartala, Dimapur, Aizawl, Itanagar, Imphal in other states and in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon, Tezpur in Assam.
Manish Agarwal – CEO of East Zone at Future Group talking to northeastnews informed that in Guwahati they have identified ten locations where they will soon have Food and grocery stores besides opening at least two more branches of Big Bazzar due to expansion of the city and increasing popularity of their Bazzar.
Manish said to make shopping more comfortable for the customers of all age groups in Guwahati they have already received escalators and the work will start on their installation after Bihu to by ready by June end.
Vishnu Prasad – CEO at Central informed that they have very high rate of conversion of foot fall which is as high as 75%, showing the trust people have in their establishments.
He said the High Definition Central in Guwahati will showcase a premium mix of national & international brands in various categories like Men’s and Ladies Formal fashion, Casual Wear, Ethnic Wear, Cosmetics, Fragrances, Handbags, Watches, Men’s and Ladies Footwear, Toys, Kids fashion, Lingerie and more. From brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Gucci, FCUK to acclaimed designer names like Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Guwahati Central will serve as the one stop shop for the fashion conscious customers of the city.
Kishore Biyani, talking about their expansion plans also informed that the talks are already on with the state government for setting up a food park to tap the huge potential the region has in horticulture and agro sector, but they will be doing it at a place of their own choice not binding to already existing Food Park.
Talking about the facilities the customers will get at the newly opened Central includes
Valet Parking - To give its customers a comfortable shopping experience, this high definition store has an exclusive valet parking service. Fashion stylists – They will help customers with expert advice on latest fashion trends. Shopping By appointment – Customers will be able to book an appointment with fashion stylists at stores who will help them revamp their wardrobe. Fashion attendants – Store staff to double up as fashion attendants for shoppers. Reserved shopping – Customers can now choose a product and reserve it for free, for up to 48 hours if they are not sure about it instantly. WhatsApp shopping – Customers can now send their requirements through a WhatsApp message, get options and have the chosen product delivered to their doorstep. Lux Billing - A sit down billing is a unique feature, to ensure comfort to the customers. Complimentary Wi-fi – Following the international store trends, this High definition Central offers complimentary wi-fi service to its shoppers


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