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Bata India’s Q3 results highlight tech investments, retail expansion

By Retail4Growth Bureau | February 05, 2024

The footwear major recently announced their results for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 which shows growth driven by resilience and consistent improvements in operational efficiency. 

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Footwear major Bata India Limited recently announced their results for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 which shows that revenue from operations for the quarter stood at Rs. 9,035 million vs. Rs. 9,002 million (Q3FY23), growth driven by premium categories, despite muted demand. Gross Profit expanded by 119 bps for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 showcasing consistent efficiency improvements across operations in its commitment to the strategic priorities towards sustainable profitable growth. With an optimistic outlook to be future ready, significant investments were made behind Brand and technology during the quarter which impacted net margins. 

Key Highlights: 

  • Network expansion – 54 net new stores, Franchise & COCO expansion.
  • 36 stores were renovated during the quarter to provide an elevated brand experience.
  • Successful execution of portfolio casualization strategy – Sneaker Studio implemented in 655 Stores. 
  • Floatz business continues to do exceptionally well with growth of 65%, enhanced by Floatz banner in 7 new stores. 
  • Robust Ecom performance driving the growth.
  • Launched “Every Walk is a Ramp Walk” campaign enhancing Brand metrics significantly.
  • HPM - Merchandising project and ERP continue to progress.
  • 3PL implemented in Hosur.
  • Nine West is on track for launch in stores Q4FY24 onwards.

Speaking on the Q3FY24 performance, Gunjan Shah, MD and CEO - Bata India Limited, stated: 

“Despite persistent market headwinds accentuated in discretionary spending, we continued to invest in new product launches, enhancing customer experience and expanding our reach across channels & markets. Prudent expansion of our Retail Network and marketing investments continue to be our key strategy.” 

“We would continue to focus on efficiency and productivity backed by digital transformation for future readiness with cautious optimism,” he added.

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