Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ventures which is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries has bought Shri Kannan Departmental store for a whopping amount of Rs.152 crores. The company reportedly acquired 7,86,191 equity shares of Shri Kannan Departmental stores.
SKDS is a 20 year old company as it was incorporated on 15th September, 1999. Retailing fruits and vegetables, dairy, staples, home and personal care and general merchandise is what Shri Kannan Departmental store engaged in. Occupying retail area of over 6 lakh square feet, SKDS currently operates 29 stores across Coimbatore and nearby areas.
In FY 2018-19, FY 2018-17 and FY 2016-17, SKDS reported revenue from operation of Rs. 415, Rs. 450 crore and Rs. 481 crore garnered a net profit of Rs. 2 crore, Rs. 3 crore and Rs. 4 crore respectively. In a regulatory filing, Reliance Industries Limited said that the investment will strengthen the group’s retail operation and its presence in State Tamilnadu. “It will further enable retail and new commerce initiatives” it added.
As soon as the news surfaced, Tamilnadu based twitter users started reacting to it in various ways. “My god, reliance going to rule india in few years!!” said one of them where the other one wrote “Wow wow. Didn’t see that coming”
Check out some of their reactions below :
காந்திபுரம் லாலா கார்னர் ல ரெண்டு பூக்காரம்மா உட்கார்ந்து இருக்காங்க. அவங்கள மட்டும்தான் ரிலையன்ஸ் இன்னும் வாங்கல போல இருக்கு— CATALYST™ (@tweetumirandi) March 5, 2020
Yes true. .— Kishore Chandran (@Kishore36451190) March 6, 2020
I have seen many pictures.— K r santha kumar (@Krsanthakumar2) March 6, 2020
My god, reliance going to rule india in few years!!— Aravindh S (@iam_ArvindS) March 5, 2020
Last year, Reliance retail faced a turnover of Rs.1.3 lakh crore with a registration of over 50 crore footfalls. Currently it is getting operated in nearly 7000 cities and towns. Through the new commerce initiative, Reliance plans to link producers, traders, small merchants, brands and consumers through technology. It is aiming to be one of the top 20 retailers in the world by the end of next five years by leveraging blockchain, Internet of things, Artificial Intelligence and other new technologies across India.
Source : The Hindu