Milestones

2017

  • fbb entered into a partnership with the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL). The fbb - VIVO IPL 2017 saw fbb's brand presence on perimeter boards, pitch mat, boundary rope, big screen, and other significant spaces that define cricket.
  • Future Supply Chain Solutions Limited, India's first fully integrated IT enabled end-to-end supply chain solutions, inaugurated its state-of-the-art Integrated Apparels/General Merchandise Distribution Centre at Burdwan District, West Bengal.
  • Central and SBI Card launched a unique co-branded credit card designed for the aspirational urban shopper. The new Central SBI co-brand card offered combining benefits on shopping with dining and entertainment for consumers in the premium lifestyle and fashion space.
  • fbb launched its first flagship store in Kolkata's Shakespeare Sarani locality, spread across three floors (over a sprawling 25,000 sqft space).
  • Future Consumer Limited partnered with the Hain Celestial Group Inc. to bring Better-For-You organic and natural products to the Indian market to provide Indian consumers with a vast array of natural and organic products.
  • fbb stores across 30 cities hosted the auditions for the prestigious fbb Colors Femina Miss India contest.

2016

  • fbb created history with the Guinness World Record for the world's largest photobook. The book, with a height of 18 feet and width of 27 feet, contained photographs of people in their denim-dance avatar.
  • Future Group associated with Bajaj Finserv to launch India's first retail EMI card
  • Central @ Residency Road, Bangalore was launched with redesigned to provide hassle free shopping for the customers
  • Future Group's fashion arm, FLFL launches Cover Story that will bring global design sensibilities led by Future Design Lab
  • Little Foodhall launched in Gurgaon
  • Bazaar Direct tied-up with Oxigen Services to sell the wide assortment of the franchisees.
  • Future Group's personal care brand, Kara Wipes associated with the most prestigious beauty pageant of the country; fbb Femina Miss India 2016.
  • Future Group's People Office team receives ISO 9001: 2015 certification on Jan 5, 2016.
  • Future Group acquired its first e-commerce home furnishing store Fab Furnish
  • Brand Factory launched six stores across Mumbai
  • Future Consumer Enterprise Limited (FCEL) partnered with Star Bazaar
  • FCEL Brands Tasty Treat and Fresh & Pure partnered with FMCG brands like Coke, Britannia & BRU for Joint Marketing Campaigns.

2015

  • fbb became style partner of Asia's largest music festival, Sunburn
  • Big Bazaar & Ezone made to the Brand Equity's Top Retailer's List
  • Tasty Treat, Future Group's Food & FMCG brand launched its first mass media campaign with a new tagline 'Yeh Phislee Neeyat'
  • Future Consumer Enterprise Limited (FCEL), signed an equal joint venture deal with the Mibelle Group, Europe's third largest FMCG brand company.
  • Future Group partnered with India's fastest growing ayurvedic company, Patanjali Ayurved.
  • Future Consumer Enterprise Limited joined hands with Govt of Rajasthan to operate their public distribution stores Annapurna Bhandar.
  • The Miss Universe from Columbia, Paulina Vega launched Jealous 21's limited edition Miss Universe Collection at Taj Land's End in Mumbai
  • First Big Bazaar GEN NXT store designed for smart and easy shopping experience opened in Infinity Mall, Malad, Mumbai
  • Big Bazaar announced an exclusive tie-up with a leading mobile wallet company, MobiKwik
  • The UK based Plymouth City College awarded Future Sharp with a title of 'The Best International Business Partner'
  • Giovani, Indus League's suits & jackets brand signs Fawad Khan as it's brand ambassador
  • T24, Future Group's unique telecom service and loyalty program and of India's first unpaid GSM mobile service completed 5 eventful years
  • Future Group's niche plus-size clothing brand, aLL celebrated 10 years journey of serving customers
  • The most affordable fashion destination, fbb signed youth style icons Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan as its brand ambassadors
  • Bharti Retail joins hands with Future Retail
  • Future Supply Chains Solutions Ltd launched its cold storage warehouse facility at Mehsana, Gujarat
  • Future Group forays into M-Commerce with the T24 Mobile App
  • Big Bazaar redefines weekends with the launch of a never-seen-before campaign, 'Crazy Weekend'.
  • Future Group launched the new age convenience store format, KB's Conveniently Yours.

2014

  • Future Group partnered with the Fortune 500 company and one of the largest online shopping destination, Amazon
  • Future Consumer Enterprises Limited acquired one of the India's oldest supermarket chains in India with origins dating back to 1905 ,Nilgiris.
  • Future Supply Chain acquired New Delhi based processed-foods supply chain company, Brattle Foods
  • Future Group partnered with world's leading customer science company, dunnhumby for data analytics services
  • Future Group announced its strategic tie-up with SAP company hybris, that delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and unified commerce processes to its clients.
  • India's First Mega Food Park was inaugurated by India's Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi at Tumkur Karnataka
  • Central completed its 10 glorious years of serving customers
  • HomeTown underwent a complete makeover with a new tagline, 'The Art of Better Living', logo and in-store branding.
  • Future Group's premium food destination Foodhall launched in Saket, New Delhi.
  • Big Bazaar and Ezone were voted as one of the Top 50 Most Trusted Brands in the country in the Brand Equity Survey 2013 conducted by Nielson. The survey also revealed that Big Bazaar is the 4th Most Trusted Service Brand of the country
  • fbb ties up with India's largest Beauty Pageant Femina Miss India 2014
  • A New Generation Big Bazaar, Big Bazaar Family Centre was launched at Alcove in Kolkata on January 6, 2014

2013

  • Foodhall, the premium lifestyle food destination launched in Pune.
  • Our fashion brand Central opens its new store in Center Square Mall, Kochi.
  • First batch of Future India Fellowship program started with 5 selected fellows across the country. The fellowship aims to create thought leaders of tomorrow.
  • Future Group successfully introduced 'Big Bazaar Direct' an assisted shopping concept where franchises will sell Big Bazaar products through a catalogue on a 'tablet'.
  • Future Group introduced brand new fashion format 'I am In' for trendy youth of the country.
  • Big Bazaar introduced an exciting occasion for shopping 'April Utsav'.
  • Future Group officially launched India's largest State of the Art Logistical Distribution Hub at Nagpur.
  • Big Bazaar introduced a unique customer membership program 'Big Bazaar Profit Club.'
  • Foodhall, the premium lifestyle food destination launched in New Delhi.
  • Future Sharp, the Future Group arm that trains and develops the skills of youth opened its new skill centre in Nashik.

2012

  • On 1st May 2012, the company introduced a new retail initiative – Public Holiday Sale
  • Foodhall the premium lifestyle food destination launched its second store in Bengaluru on 4th May 2012
  • Big Bazaar redefined the concept of customer service with the launch of the Rajajinagar Family Centre in Bengaluru with its unique Seva initiative on 24th February 2012
  • Future Sharp Skills Ltd. launched its first skill centre in Kolkata with a vision to train and provide sustainable livelihood to five lakh youth of West Bengal by 2022
  • Pantaloons became the first retailer to introduce a reality hunt as it set out on a countrywide search for their next Fresh Face
  • Pantaloons launched its first store in Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Bilaspur
  • Future Group started Aadhaar Franchise
  • Future Supply Chains Express Logistics business became the fastest profitable Express Business in India
  • Keeping pace with the ongoing trends Fashion@ Big Bazaar decided to reposition itself as fbb
  • Pantaloons joined hands with PAYBACK . Being India's largest and one of the strongest loyalty programs in Europe, PAYBACK offers were made available to all Pantaloons customers
  • Big Bazaar launched its home delivery services in Mumbai

2011

  • April 2011 – KB's Fairprice celebrates opening its 200 stores in India
  • May 2011 – Future Supply Chains becomes ISO certified

2010

  • Future Group launches its telecom brand T24 in partnership with Tata Teleservices to provide additional loyalty benefits to its customers.
  • Future Group launches products in key FMCG categories through Sach, a brand co-created with Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Future Group connects over 4000 small and medium Indian manufacturers and entrepreneurs with consumers.

2009

  • Future Group celebrates its first Shopping Festival across all retail formats in key Indian cities.
  • Future Innoversity starts its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Kolkata to offer degree programs through a tie-up with IGNOU.
  • Future Group partners with Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Group to strengthen its supply chain and logistics network across the country.

2008

  • Future Capital Holdings becomes the second group company to make a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the Indian capital market.
  • Total operational retail space crosses the 10 million square feet mark.
  • Future Group acquires rural retail chain Aadhar from the Godrej Group, which has a presence in 65 rural locations.
  • Big Bazaar crosses the 100-store mark, marking one of the fastest expansions of the hypermarket format anywhere in the world.

2007

  • Pantaloon Retail wins the International Retailer of the Year award at US-based National Retail Federation convention in New York, and Emerging Retailer of the Year award at the World Retail Congress held in Barcelona.
  • Future Group crosses the $1 billion turnover mark.
  • Specialized companies in retail media, logistics, IPR and brand development and retail-led technology services become operational.
  • Online portal Futurebazaar.com becomes India's most popular shopping portal.

2006

  • Future Capital Holdings, the group's financial arm, is formed to manage over $1.5 billion in real estate, private equity and retail infrastructure funds.
  • Future Group enters into joint venture agreements to launch insurance products with Italian insurance major Generali.
  • Future Group forms joint ventures with US office stationery retailer Staples.
  • Home Town, the home building and improvement products retail chain, is launched along with consumer durables format Ezone and furniture chain Furniture Bazaar.

2005

  • Future Group moves beyond retail and acquires a stake in Galaxy Entertainment, Indus League Clothing and Planet Retail.
  • Future Group sets up Kshitij, India's first real estate investment fund, to build a chain of shopping malls.

2004

  • Future Group launches India's first seamless mall, Central, in Bangalore.

2002

  • Food Bazaar, the supermarket chain is launched.

2001

  • Future Group launches three Big Bazaar stores within a span of 22 days in Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

1997

  • Future Group enters modern retail with the launch of the first 8000-sq. ft. store Pantaloons in Kolkata.

1995

  • Future Group launches John Miller, a brand for Formal shirts.

1994

  • The Pantaloon Shoppe, Future Group's exclusive menswear store in a franchisee format is launched across the nation. The company starts distribution of branded garments through multi-brand retail outlets across the nation.

1992

  • Initial Public Offer (IPO) of shares by the Company

1991

  • BARE, an Indian denim brand is launched.

1987

  • The company is incorporated under the name of Manz Wear Private Ltd.
  • Pantaloons, one of India's first formal trouser brands, is launched.