New Delhi: Having cornered
the two wheeler market in India, the Hero Motors Group now plans to script a similar
story in the retailing of high-end lifestyle and home decoration products. The
group has partnered Stalwart Homestyles, which an exporter of home décor
items to international retail chains such as Bloomingdales.
retail venture''s stores have been branded Oma, and will have an initial investment
of Rs40 crore. The company plans to open a total of 12 stores by 2008, and has
inaugurated the first two stores in the capital Delhi earlier this week.
to Pavan Munjal, managing director, Hero Motors, there is a vacuum in this segment,
which "needed a corporate driven, luxury oriented home décor brand".
The company hopes that their store Oma will fill this vacuum by offering Indian
homemakers elements of refined living, without having to travel abroad to do their