Established in 1998 as part of the Tata Group, Trent Ltd. operates Westside, one of India's largest and fastest growing chains of retail stores.
The Westside stores have numerous departments to meet the varied shopping needs of customers. These include Menswear, Women’s wear, Kid’s wear, Footwear, Cosmetics, Perfumes and Handbags, Household Accessories, lingerie, and Gifts. The company has already established 49 Westside departmental stores (measuring 15,000 - 30,000 square feet each) in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad & Noida (to be considered as 1 city), Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Jammu. The company hopes to expand rapidly with similar format stores that offer a fine balance between style and price retailing.
Trent ventured into the hypermarket business in 2004 with Star Bazaar, providing an ample assortment of products made available at the lowest prices, aptly exemplifying its ‘Helping you spend less’ motto. At present Star Bazaar has 7 stores in 5 cities located in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru.
This store offers customers an eclectic array of products that include staple foods, beverages, health and beauty products, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, consumer electronics and household items at the most affordable prices. Star Bazaar also includes a largerange of fashionable in-house garments for men, women and children, exclusively available at the store.
In addition, Trent acquired a 76% stake in Landmark, one of the largest books & music retail chains in the country. Landmark began operations in 1987 with its first store in Chennai with a floor space of 5500 sq. ft.
At present Landmark have 14 big stores , 7 hotel bookstores and 6 Airport stores, varying in size from 12,000 sq. ft. to 45,000 sq. ft in Chennai, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Vadodara, Gurgaon, Pune, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Until 1996, Landmark’s product portfolio comprised books, stationery, and greeting cards. It was later that music was added to it. Landmark also sparked the trend of stocking curios, toys and other gift items. What separates Landmark from other stores of its kind is the range and depth of its stock.