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Biyani's IT HAPPENED IN INDIA recounts revolutionary retail success

Apr '07
Indian retail sector is in for big times to come, thanks to this one 'change agent,' who is none other than Kishore Biyani, CEO, Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd.

With a string of successful retail forays in his pocket, Biyani has now literally scripted this success in a book titled IT HAPPENED IN INDIA.

Anand Mahindra, an eminent industrialist and scion of Mahindra Group, was on hand to launch the book on April 20, 2007 at NCPA, Mumbai.

It Happened in India, speaks about how Biyani built his business operating through 4 million square feet of retail space, 140 plus stores across 32 cities in India and employing 14,000. The company registered gross audited sales worth Rs 201,876.97 lakhs for the year ended 30.06.2006.

The book is recount of 'India Story' that grew at the back of Indians earning more, spending more, consuming more and thereby creating more jobs across other industries.

His 'flop' Bollywood ventures, successful organization of 'Dandia Fests' in college, to graduate selling stone-wash fabric at Mumbai shops albiet for a brief period; all happened to be a part of the roller coaster ride to retail success.

Highlights of Biyani's IT HAPPENED IN INDIA are:

* This is the first book by an Indian entrepreneur who scripted

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