In Conversation with Mr. Mrs. Pooja Agarwal, CEO of Juniper share the growth of his Brand in India. expanding the footprint in tier II and III towns, as well as overseas forays on the back of their new marketing strategy.
1.Share some insights about the women ethnic wear market in India?
The ethnic wear market of India stood at us$ 13,100 million in 2013 out of which the contribution of men’s ethnic wear is only 3 percent, contribution of kid’s ethnic wear is 9 percent and that of women’s ethnic wear is 88 Percent. The ethnic wear market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8 percent to reach us$ 19,600 million in 2018.
The apparel market of India was valued at US$ 41 billion in 2013, and is projected to grow at 9 percent CAGR for the next decade. In this huge market, the menswear category contributes 42 percent, womenswear 38 percent and kids wear 20 percent. The ethnic wear market of India stood at US$ 13,100 million in 2013, out of which the contribution of men’s ethnic wear has been a mere three percent; the contribution of kids ethnic wear has been nine percent; and that of women’s ethnic wear a whopping 88 percent.
This market as a whole is expected to grow at a CAGR of eight percent to reach US$ 19,600 million by 2018. In this segment, the market has largely been driven by women’s ethnic wear as it comprises 74 percent of the overall women’s apparel market with a market size of US$ 11,500 million. It is a large part of women’s wardrobe and will continue to grow at a promising rate of eight percent.
2.Tell us about your brand?
Juniper is a brand of Kishna Exports International, is one of India’s fastest growing branded apparel company and a premium lifestyle player in the retail sector. After consolidating its market leadership with its own brands, it introduced premier international labels, enabling Indian consumers to buy the most prestigious global fashionwear within the country. The company’s brand portfolio includes product lines that range from affordable and mass-market to luxurious, high-end style and cater to every age group, ethnic wear women. Juniper is defined by its product quality — that personify style, attitude, luxury and comfort. Juniper reaches its discerning customers through an exclusive network comprising more than 60 stores, covering big retail space in PAN India in both MBO’s & EBO’s with Indo-Western wears, Ethnic wears & Western wears styles and is present in more than 10 global ecommerce stores.
3.How are you planning to expend its presence in India?
We are looking for extensions. Juniper is first Indian brand has come up directly from the house of production. The brand that is totally dedicated to women’s clothing –Kurtis, Long Kurtas, Palazzos, Leggings, Patialas, Dupattas , Tops, Tunics, Jumpsuits and many more!!!!.
Juniper has its own team for designing, printing, stitching, washing, dying etc. This means that each garment that comes up is unique and worth it. During the past few years we achieved a good position and fame amongst the quality loving women in ethnic wear. The best thing is that we are now offering franchise for our brand concept. No third party is involved between the manufacturer and the customer. The brand promises quality, design, style, comfort, fitting … yet all this in a very affordable price range & Comfortable for all age groups.
JUNIPER began its journey in 2012 by launching its first store in LULU Dubai and followed by Kochi and now spread across UAE, Madhya Pradesh, Hanumangarh, Jaipur etc. and are planning to open stores in each state of India like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, U.P. and other mini-metros, tier 2 and 3 towns by the end of coming year.
JUNIPER is also available in MBO’s like LULU, INMARK RETAIL, ARVIND MEGAMART,CENTRAL (FUTURE GROUP), ADITYA BIRLA GROUP MORE and would be accessible to 35 EBO’s and 200 MBO’s by 2016.
4.In which all country Juniper is present at the moment?
Through our online sale partner like; amazon.com, ebay.com, etc. we are sailing our product in global market. Juniper hasbuilt relation with customers in more than 40 countries.Its first store in LULU Dubai and followed by Kochi and now spread across UAE.
5.Which all e-commerce portal are working with & how good they in generating business?
We are available and working with more than 10 global ecommerce portals, mainly with amazon.com, amazon.in, flipkart.com, snapdeal.com, ebay.com, ebay.in, jabong.com, myntra.com, shopclues.com, limeroad.com, etc.
Very soon we will introduce our own ecommerce portal for our customers to make direct interaction with them or provide best quality and pricing.
E-commerce is capturing almost all the gains in retail sales. E-Commerce has become an important tool for small and large businesses worldwide, not only to sell to customers, but also to engage them. In 2012, ecommerce sales topped $1 trillion for the first time in history. If we see in past, since 2000, fully three-quarters of retail sales growth has occurred through online channels. That’s an eye-catching statistic, yet not quite the whole story. The online channel now accounts for about 8 percent of total retail sales. — In other words, its available pool of revenue — is close to 16 percent. And it is expanding rapidly, at an annual pace of about 15 percent, well beyond the traditional retail, “GDP-like” growth rate. There is no limit of time and space, there are more opportunities to reach out to customers around the world, and to cut down unnecessary intermediate links, thereby reducing the cost price, and can benefit from one on one large customer data analysis, to achieve a high degree of personal customization strategic plan, in order to fully enhance the core competitiveness of the products in company.
6.What kind of business opportunities do you provide to the investors, share with us the franchise criteria of your brand?
JUNIPER is a name synonym to Quality & Exclusive ethnic wears. The growth chart of the Enterprises shows a steady & constant growth, Today they stand tall as one of the biggest ethnic wear manufacturer in the Country.Our Ethnic wear range renders through myriad hues and rich textures with sheer fabrics and fabulous embellishments, motifs carrying auspicious implications, rich flora, Indian paintings and the art & culture of India. Pure and comfortable fabrics like cotton, rayon, linen, chiffons and silks are embellished with delicate hand embroideries like zardozi, kantha and chikankari, decorated with printing techniques. We provide 3 opportunitiesto our inverters, like;
- They can open anexclusive retail store in the vacant space/shop& make fully operational that personally.
- They havean opportunity to start bulk sales in their region without any space areaeven they can operate the same from their home itself.
- They can add our brand in their wholesale business to capture more customers as well as to grab more styles & varieties in their stock.
We have a smart team to provide guidance and support for our business partners.
Benefits of working with us!
- Own production capacity.
- Fresh stock available.
- Availability of latest designs of products.
- Havinga wide experience to work in exports as well as in domestic market with big brands.
- Opportunity for business partners to choose their stocks at their own in every week after opening of store.
- Comprehensive knowledge of trends and patterns to suit different consumers from metro’s to tier II & tier III cities.
- Selling at best competitive prices.
- Gives best margins to business partners compare to other competitors.
- Maximum of 10% of stock value within 60 days of exchange time with a buy back period of 180 days.
- Low investment.
- Start size form 400 sq.ft onwards up to 2000 sq.ft.
- Consignment base stock rotation.
- Best margin in the industry.
- Latest style in every fortnight.
7.What are your expansion plans?
Now we are looking for extensions.During the past few years we achieved a good position and fame amongst the quality loving women in ethnic wear. The best thing is that we are now offering franchise for our brand concept. No third party is involved between the manufacturer and the customer. The brand promises quality, design, style, comfort, fitting … yet all this in a very affordable price range&Comfortable for all age groups.
We are planning to open stores in each state of India like; Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, U.P. and other mini-metros, tier 2 and 3 towns by the end of coming year.
8.Which parts of India are you already present?
Juniper reaches its discerning customers through an exclusive network comprising more than 200 stores, covering big retail space in PAN India in both MBO’s & EBO’s with Indo-Western wears, Ethnic wears & Western wears styles and is present in more than 10 global ecommerce stores.
Right now we available in ARVIND MEGAMART (Banashankari, Chorempet, Guntur, Warangal, Surat, Arumbakkam, Bangalore, Kolathur, Pune, Valasarawalkam, Velachery, Salem, Tirupati, Trivanduram, Vizag andTrichy), LULU Shopping (Kochi), INMARK RETAIL (Kamanhali, Belagavi, Commercial new, Gulbearga, Habsiguda, Hubli, Jaya Nagar, Kormangala, Mysore, Mangalore, Nandiyal) CENTRAL, FUTURE GROUP (Jaipur, Gurgoan, Ahemdabad, Pune, Bangalore and Indore), ADITYA BIRLA GROUP MORE (Bulltemple, Kukatpally, Mahadevapura, Delhi, Mysore,Banglore, Gurgoan, Vaishanvi, Saroon Nagar, Shakhar Nagar and Baroda ) and in future, would be accessible to 35 EBO’s and 200 MBO’s by 2016.