‘Sahara Q Shop’ to expand base in Maharashtra with 3780 stores

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March 18, 2013: ‘Sahara Q Shop’ a retail venture of Sahara India Pariwar which started its operations on 15th August 2012 after a successful launch in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi NCR is all set to expand its base in Maharashtra. Sahara Q Shop which has got over 300 products in the food and non food category, consumer durables and lifestyle and general merchandise would be opening 3780 exclusive stores in Maharashtra.

The retail format that ‘Sahara Q Shop’ follows is that of Neighbourhood Convenience Stores and operates in 300-500 sq ft carpet area. Sahara Group started off these Neighbourhood Convenience Stores in the franchisee mode where in each franchise is given 188 unit products and 250 SKUs which they can sell. The retail formats available in the franchise mode are 300, 400 and 500 sq feet. Each Sahara Q Shop is targeted for 500 to 750 households in its neighbourhood.

The average monthly sale that each shop generates is Rs.5, 00,000 to Rs.8, 50,000 depending n the store area. Sahara Q Shop will be organising seminars in different cities of Maharashtra to identify the right franchises that can operate the stores. The company would be giving necessary training and marketing support to these franchises for carrying out with their operations.

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