Friday, April 19, 2019


About Us

Retail4Growth publishes retail industry news and features on its website and releases daily newsletters to a large, dedicated readership. Retail4Growth is the online arm of Thought Shows & Events Pvt Ltd, an event management company that organises popular, extremely well-attended retail and outdoor advertising industry conferences and exhibitions in India. The company organises In-Store Asia conference and exhibition, the largest retail event in India focused on retail design and solutions.

Thought Shows & Events Pvt Ltd's sister concern VJ Media Works Pvt Ltd is a media company that publishes three established monthly magazines – 'Point-of-Purchase' and 'VMRD – Visual Merchandising & Retail Design' and 'Outdoor Asia.


VJ Media aspires to be the most respected and comprehensive provider of information for well defined niche groups in the Retail and Marketing Communications businesses.


Become the first point of reference among professionals in these industries;

Become a proactive publishing house that will anticipate changing customer needs and strive to meet them;

Achieve a high level of service and knowledge capability to lead and influence industry initiatives

Be an organization that can attract top class talent and nurture excellence in work practices

Vasant Jante

Founder & Managing Director

After completion of his MBA in Marketing, Vasant plunged into the world of Media and Publishing where he has now spent an extensive period of 29 years. With the passion to do something different, lead Vasant to work in niche and specialized areas, where it was always a challenge to make things happen. Initially he worked in the area of Rural Marketing, in a company called VOW. Also he was intricately involved in the POP business at RAMMS. After this, Vasant’s entrepreneurial streak made him start his first venture called Spur, to which he dedicated 7 years to create established company and moved on to yet another start, called VJ Media Works. VJ Media Works is a publishing house and is also into events related to marketing at retail, OOH advertising and so on. It has been 16 years now and VJ Media Works has become a respectable and known brand under his leadership.


Business Head VM&RD & In-Store Asia

Nimisha Shah joined VJ Media Works back in 2005, previous to which she had completed a small stint with an export house. Since then, Nimisha has handled event sales and with time has been given the onus to also handle the Publication sales. Her focus and aggressive approach gave VJ Media Works great mileage, and is now managing business in North & West zone with a team of 10 people. In 2010 she joined the management team of VJ Media Works.



N. Jayalakshmi

Sr. Associate Editor

Satarupa Chakraborty

Associate Editor

After studying English and Communication, Satarupa started her career with fashion journalism and wrote for a number of consumer publications and several fashion blogs . She joined business journalism short after, in the quest of doing some “serious journalism” (in her own words). After dabbling into trades like travel, hospitality and retail for about 8 years, she joined VJ Media family nearly 4 years back. Currently, she is an integral part of content pertaining to our retail vertical’s print and digital titles along with events and conferences. As part of her personal interest, she has been appreciated for her fictional writings and poetries at many platforms. Self-admittedly a conversationalist, subjects like fashion, environment, cultural history and cognitive sciences interest her.

Smita Sinha

Sr. Reporter

Smita Sinha joined VJ Media Works in 2018 as a Senior Reporter serving Point-of-Purchase Magazine, VM&RD Magazine and Retail4Growth. She has over 4 years of experience in writing and editing.

Smita began her career in 2014 with The Economic Times covering business, tech and politics. She later joined an online news website and wrote extensively on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She holds a PG Diploma in English Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

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