Saluting the spirit and hard work of retail employees, retail industry is celebrating ‘Retail Employees’ Day’ with enthusiasm and fanfare across India today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all CxO and film stars have shared messages thanking retail employees and motivating them to be the flag bearers of economic growth. Many malls and stores across India are decorated marking the special day.
An initiative by TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India) and supported by Retailers Association of India (RAI) 12th December is celebrated as ‘Retail Employees’ Day (RED).
Wishing success, Prime Minister Modi stressed that the potential of the retail sector must be utilized to create more job opportunities for youth.
Social media is abuzz with hashtags like #retailemployeesday and #ThankYouBolaKya.
“At the core of our success is you (retail employees), our ‘unstoppable team and today we celebrate you and your collective efforts towards making Walmart India a great place to work’. – Krish Iyer, CEO, Walmart India
“It is a day to acknowledge the sterling role of the frontline ambassadors of our brands and businesses – the retail employees. I salute to the never say no spirit of our band of retail employees.” – Rahul Mehta, President, The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)
Gautam Jain, Director-Finance and Advocacy, tweeted, “Hats off to all retail soldiers on #RetailEmployeesDay Standing on the floor whole day, Long hours, cranky customers in a hurry, messy stores, working on festivals…the list goes on and on for them.”
Rajiv Suri, MD & CEO, Shoppers Stop Ltd also wished everyone in the retail fraternity and thanked company’s customer care associates. Vasanth Kumar, MD, Lifestyle International took it as an opportunity to thank all the retail employees for their unparalleled contribution in servicing consumers day in day out.
In video messages film stars Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan among others appreciated the work of retail employees and thanked them.
India is the world’s fifth-largest global destination in the retail space. Indian retail accounts for over 10 per cent of the country’s GDP and around 8 per cent of the employment.