Restructuring Pantaloon Retail: The 'Future Group' Initiative

Restructuring Pantaloon Retail: The 'Future Group' Initiative
Case Code: BSTR227
Case Length: 21 Pages
Period: 2004-2006
Pub Date: 2006
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.300
Organization: Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, Future Group
Industry: Retail
Countries: India
Themes: Corporate Strategy, Corporate Restructuring, Joint ventures, and Strategic Alliances
Restructuring Pantaloon Retail: The 'Future Group' Initiative
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The case discusses the restructuring initiatives of the Pantaloon group, a leading retailing group in India. In March 2006, the group renamed itself as the 'Future Group' and was further divided into six verticals - Future Retail, Future Brands, Future Space, Future Capital, Future Media, and Future Logistics. The case discusses the rationale behind the group's restructuring initiative and its plans for the future. The case also highlights the competitive nature of the organized retail sector in India and the issue of foreign direct investment.


The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives

  • Understand the issues and challenges faced by an organized retailer in a developing economy like India
  • Appreciate and understand the issues concerned with organizational restructuring



Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, Organized Retail Management, Future Group, Organization Restructuring, Apparel Manufacturer, Kishore Biyani, Joint Venture, Pantaloon Knowledge Group, Emerging Market, Global Retailers, Competitive Strategy, Carrefour SA, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Reliance Retail Limited, Tesco Plc.

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