Navaras – the jewellery store launched within Big Bazaar storesHome Town, the home building and improvement products retail chain, is launched along with consumer durables format Ezone and furniture chain Furniture Bazaar.
- Big Bazaar launched a unique shopping program: the Big Bazaar Exchange Offer, inviting customers to exchange household junk
- Pantaloon Retail launches India's first seamless mall, Central, in Bangalore.
- Big Bazaar entered Tier II cities with the launch of its store in Nagpur
- Food Bazaar, the supermarket chain is launched.
- Pantaloon Retail launches three Big Bazaar stores within a span of 22 days in Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
- Pantaloon Retail enters modern retail with the launch of the first 8000-sq. ft. store Pantaloons in Kolkata.
- The Pantaloon Shoppe, our exclusive menswear store in a franchisee format is launched across the nation. The company starts distribution of branded garments through multi-brand retail outlets across the nation.
- Initial Public Offer (IPO) of shares by the Company
- Company's name changed to Pantaloon Fashions (India) Limited
- BARE, an Indian denim brand is launched.
- The company is incorporated under the name of Manz Wear Private Ltd.
- Pantaloons, one of India's first formal trouser brands, is launched.