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Ahmedabad, Nov. 10

After opening its fourth store in Ahmedabad, Big Bazar, the value retailing concept of Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd, part of the Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group, on Friday announced its plans to open 75 to 80 new stores across India by June next.

Mr Rajan Malhotra, Head of Big Bazar India's Concept Division, told reporters here that the retail chain is going to double the number of stores in Gujarat next year with two more stores planned in Ahmedabad, the 39th store opening in Surat on November 24 with three more in the pipeline and similar stores to be set up in major towns and cities of the State. The 37th store is being opened at Allahabad tomorrow and the 38th at Coimbatore next week, he added.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated November 11, 2006)
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