Reliance TimeOut, the one-stop destination for books, music and stationery enthusiasts, a specialty format of Reliance Retail, has opened its new store in Ahmedabad, at MANSI AUDATP Scheme, Vastrapur No. 1 FP No-42/2/B, Judges Bunglow Road. After successful launches in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, this is Reliance TimeOut’s eleventh store in the country and second store in Ahmedabad which is also the first large format store in the city.
Luxuriously spread across 10, 000 sq.ft, the new Reliance TimeOut store extends to its customers in Ahmedabad a host of books, music, stationery, toys and gifts. It offers a huge range of choice with 32,000 books of every genre including Indian languages and Academic books, over 14,000 music and movie titles, 3,000 Stationery items and a wide range of gifts and toys. In addition to all this, a great range of Gujarati books, music and movies will be available for the first time in an organized format.
On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Deepinder Kapany, Business Head, Reliance TimeOut said, “We are very pleased to open our second store in Ahmedabad. Gujarat is a very important market for us and we plan to serve the books and music enthusiasts in Gujarat first through multiple stores in Ahmedabad and then Baroda, Surat, Jamnagar and Rajkot. We also plan to popularize the local Gujarati culture through our great range of Gujarati books, music and movies. We have received an overwhelming response from customers for our innovative and unique concept and the exciting range of interactive activities that enables customers to meet and interact with their favorite authors. We are sure that the books, music and movie enthusiasts in the city will enjoy the experience that we have especially designed for them.”
The store will periodically offer book enthusiasts with the opportunity of interacting with their favorite authors through book reading sessions designed specially for them. The store will also see a lot of performances from up-coming artists and will host tons of activities for children. These products combined together with services offered in a truly world class environment and with friendly, knowledgeable and energetic staff will surely make Reliance TimeOut a place to be.
Reliance TimeOut’s initiative called ‘Book Club’ launched on 2nd August 2008 is fast transforming Reliance TimeOut into a literary hub, with varied activities conducted at least twice a month at the store. The Reliance TimeOut Book Club provides its customers a platform to engage in discussions with their favorite authors and also get entertained through various book reading and enactment sessions. For people interested in books, plays, theatre, poetry and writing, membership of the Reliance TimeOut Book Club is an absolute must. A member gets invitations for all the events at Reliance TimeOut and will also enjoy a whopping 10% off on all books purchased at the store. Unisun Publications which has been organising the Unisun Creative Writing Competitions over the years, now organises the ‘Annual Writing Contest’ for budding writers in association with Reliance TimeOut every year, which gives budding authors the opportunity to win exciting cash prizes as well as a chance to get published.
About Reliance Retail Limited
Reliance Retail Limited (RRL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited opened its first retail store in November 2006 and today operates more than 1,000 stores in over 86 cities, spanning 14 states with over 4.2 million sq ft of trading space. RRL is a multi-format retailer that operates Reliance Fresh – a neighborhood store concept, Reliance Digital – a consumer durables and information technology concept, Reliance Mart – a hyper market concept, Reliance Trends – an apparel specialty concept, Reliance Wellness – a health, wellness & beauty concept , iStore by Reliance Digital- an Apple specialty store concept, Reliance Footprint -a footwear concept, Reliance Jewels – a jewellery concept, Reliance Time-Out- a books, music & entertainment concept, Reliance Super- a Minimart concept, Reliance Living Homeware – a household utilities specialty store concept, Reliance Living Furnishings-a specialty store concept for home furnishings, Reliance Living Furniture-a home office furniture specialty concept, Reliance Home Kitchen- a kitchen’s solution specialty store concept, Reliance AutoZone – an automotive specialty concept and Vision Express-an optical specialty store concept.
Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is India’s largest private sector company on all major financial parameters with a turnover of Rs. 1,46,328 crore (US$ 28.85 billion), cash profit of Rs 22,365 crore (US$ 4.41 billion), net profit (excluding exceptional income) of Rs. 15,637 crore (US$ 3.02 billion) and net worth of Rs 126,373 crore (US$ 24.92 billion) as of March 31, 2009.
RIL is the first private sector company from India to feature in the Fortune Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Corporations’ and ranks 117th amongst the world’s Top 200 companies in terms of profits. RIL ranks 75th in the Financial Times FT Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies. RIL is rated as the 15th ‘Most Innovative Company’ in the World in a survey conducted by the US financial publication-Business Week in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group.