Milestones

2016

  • Future Group associated with Bajaj Finserv to launch India's first retail EMI card
  • Central @ Residency Road, Bangalore was launched with redesigned to provide hassle free shopping for the customers
  • Little Foodhall launched in Gurgaon
  • Bazaar Direct tied-up with Oxigen Services to sell the wide assortment of the franchisees.
  • Future Group's personal care brand, Kara Wipes associated with the most prestigious beauty pageant of the country; fbb Femina Miss India 2016.
  • Future Group's People Office team receives ISO 9001: 2015 certification on Jan 5, 2016.

2015

  • fbb became style partner of Asia's largest music festival, Sunburn
  • Big Bazaar & Ezone made to the Brand Equity's Top Retailer's List
  • Future Group partnered with India's fastest growing ayurvedic company, Patanjali Ayurved.
  • The Miss Universe from Columbia, Paulina Vega launched Jealous 21's limited edition Miss Universe Collection at Taj Land's End in Mumbai
  • First Big Bazaar GEN NXT store designed for smart and easy shopping experience opened in Infinity Mall, Malad, Mumbai
  • Big Bazaar announced an exclusive tie-up with a leading mobile wallet company, MobiKwik
  • The UK based Plymouth City College awarded Future Sharp with a title of 'The Best International Business Partner'
  • T24, Future Group's unique telecom service and loyalty program and of India's first unpaid GSM mobile service completed 5 eventful years
  • The most affordable fashion destination, fbb signed youth style icons Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan as its brand ambassadors
  • Bharti Retail joins hands with Future Retail
  • Future Group forays into M-Commerce with the T24 Mobile App
  • Big Bazaar redefines weekends with the launch of a never-seen-before campaign, 'Crazy Weekend'.
  • Future Group launched the new age convenience store format, KB's Conveniently Yours.

2014

  • Future Group partnered with the Fortune 500 company and one of the largest online shopping destination, Amazon
  • Future Group partnered with world's leading customer science company, dunnhumby for data analytics services
  • Future Group announced its strategic tie-up with SAP company hybris, that delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and unified commerce processes to its clients.
  • India's First Mega Food Park was inaugurated by India's Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi at Tumkur Karnataka
  • HomeTown underwent a complete makeover with a new tagline, 'The Art of Better Living', logo and in-store branding.
  • Future Group's premium food destination Foodhall launched in Saket, New Delhi.
  • Big Bazaar and Ezone were voted as one of the Top 50 Most Trusted Brands in the country in the Brand Equity Survey 2013 conducted by Nielson. The survey also revealed that Big Bazaar is the 4th Most Trusted Service Brand of the country
  • fbb ties up with India's largest Beauty Pageant Femina Miss India 2014
  • A New Generation Big Bazaar, Big Bazaar Family Centre was launched at Alcove in Kolkata on January 6, 2014

2013

  • Foodhall, the premium lifestyle food destination launched in Pune.
  • First batch of Future India Fellowship program started with 5 selected fellows across the country. The fellowship aims to create thought leaders of tomorrow.
  • Future Group successfully introduced 'Big Bazaar Direct' an assisted shopping concept where franchises will sell Big Bazaar products through a catalogue on a 'tablet'.
  • Big Bazaar introduced an exciting occasion for shopping 'April Utsav'.
  • Future Group officially launched India's largest State of the Art Logistical Distribution Hub at Nagpur.
  • Big Bazaar introduced a unique customer membership program 'Big Bazaar Profit Club.'
  • Foodhall, the premium lifestyle food destination launched in New Delhi.
  • Future Sharp, the Future Group arm that trains and develops the skills of youth opened its new skill centre in Nashik.

2012

  • On 1st May 2012, the company introduced a new retail initiative – Public Holiday Sale
  • Foodhall the premium lifestyle food destination launched its second store in Bengaluru on 4th May 2012
  • Big Bazaar redefined the concept of customer service with the launch of the Rajajinagar Family Centre in Bengaluru with its unique Seva initiative on 24th February 2012
  • Future Sharp Skills Ltd. launched its first skill centre in Kolkata with a vision to train and provide sustainable livelihood to five lakh youth of West Bengal by 2022
  • Pantaloons became the first retailer to introduce a reality hunt as it set out on a countrywide search for their next Fresh Face
  • Pantaloons launched its first store in Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Bilaspur
  • Future Group started Aadhaar Franchise
  • Future Supply Chains Express Logistics business became the fastest profitable Express Business in India
  • Keeping pace with the ongoing trends Fashion@ Big Bazaar decided to reposition itself as fbb
  • Pantaloons joined hands with PAYBACK . Being India's largest and one of the strongest loyalty programs in Europe, PAYBACK offers were made available to all Pantaloons customers
  • Big Bazaar launched its home delivery services in Mumbai

2011

  • Future Group entered elite gourmet retailing with the launch of its first gourmet food chain Foodhall in Mumbai on 26th May 2011
  • Future Innoversity introduced MBA in Supply chain Management
  • Pantaloons launched its revamped Green Card Loyalty Programme
  • Pantaloons forayed in Coimbatore, Durgapur and Vizag
  • Big Bazaar completed 10 glorious years and came up with a new brand identity and tagline Naye India ka bazaar
  • Big Bazaar celebrated its 10 years of existence
  • Big Bazaar opened its first store in Himachal Pradesh on 21st May 2011

2010

  • Future Value Retail Limited is formed as a specialized subsidiary to spearhead the group's value retail business through Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar and other formats
  • Pantaloons opened its 50th flagship store in New Delhi on 27th November 2010
  • Pantaloons embarked on its "next gen" journey with the launch of its new 'avatar' stores
  • Big Bazaar introduced Family Centre in Kolkata on 27th March 2010
  • Big Bazaar opened its first store in Jalandar and Amravati
  • Pantaloons forayed in Allahabad,Bhopal and Aurangabad
  • Future Group launched 'The Great Indian Shopping Festival'
  • Future Group announced the launch of mobile telephony services under the brand name T24 on the GSM platform

2009

  • Big Bazaar initiated Maha Annasantarpane program at its stores in South India – a unique initiative to offer meals to visitors and support local social organizations
  • Big Bazaar captured almost one-third share in food and grocery products sold through modern retail in India
  • Pantaloon Retail celebrates its first Shopping Festival across all retail formats in key Indian cities.

2008

  • Big Bazaar dons a new look with a fresh new section, Fashion@Big Bazaar
  • Big Bazaar crosses the 100-store mark, marking one of the fastest expansions of the hypermarket format anywhere in the world.

2007

  • Big Bazaar launched its 50th store in Kanpur
  • Big Bazaar partnered with Futurebazaar.com to launch India's most popular shopping portal
  • Big Bazaar initiated the Power of One campaign to help raise funds for the Save The Children India Fund
  • Pantaloon Retail wins the International Retailer of the Year award at US-based National Retail Federation convention in New York, and Emerging Retailer of the Year award at the World Retail Congress held in Barcelona.

2006

  • Big Bazaar launched India's most popular shopping festival: Sabse Sasta Din on 26th January
  • Big Bazaar launched Shakti, India's first credit card program tailored for housewives
  • Navaras – the jewellery store launched within Big Bazaar stores
  • Home Town, the home building and improvement products retail chain, is launched along with consumer durables format Ezone and furniture chain Furniture Bazaar.

2005

  • Big Bazaar launched a unique shopping program: the Big Bazaar Exchange Offer, inviting customers to exchange household junk

2004

  • Pantaloon Retail launches India's first seamless mall, Central, in Bangalore.

2003

  • Big Bazaar entered Tier II cities with the launch of its store in Nagpur

2002

  • Food Bazaar, the supermarket chain is launched.

2001

  • Pantaloon Retail launches three Big Bazaar stores within a span of 22 days in Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

1997

  • Pantaloon Retail enters modern retail with the launch of the first 8000-sq. ft. store Pantaloons in Kolkata.

1994

  • 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.

1992

  • Initial Public Offer (IPO) of shares by the Company

1991

  • Company's name changed to Pantaloon Fashions (India) Limited
  • BARE, an Indian denim brand is launched.

1987

  • The company is incorporated under the name of Manz Wear Private Ltd.
  • Pantaloons, one of India's first formal trouser brands, is launched.