Mr. Lalatendu Panda, is the Chief Marketing Officer at Reliance Grocery Retail, India’s largest Retailer with the largest network of retail outlets across the nation.
He holds India’s largest omni-channel portfolio with 3500+ stores of SMART BAZAAR, SMART Superstore, SMART Point, Reliance Fresh, Fresh Signature, FreshPik and JioMart across 1000+ cities.
He launched JioMart in India in a single day across 200+ cities at the peak of the pandemic and made JioMart the No.1 Grocery ecommerce brand by achieving half a million orders/day within 2 months of its launch and 10 million App downloads within 4 weeks of launch.
Just this year, he re-launched India’s largest big box grocery retail format with a fresh kick-start –SMART BAZAAR with 250+ stores launched in record 2 months’ time with massive success.
He is the man behind conceptualising– SMART and its formats – SMART Superstore & SMART POINT and making them India’s largest Brick & Mortar brand with a staggering 1000+ stores launched in just 3 quarters of 2021. He catapulted the neighbourhood convenience store Reliance Fresh as India’s 2nd Most Trusted Retail brand in India today!
He is regarded as a true blue specialist in successful launch and establishment of world class brands. He is credited for the massive success of SPAR in India.
Mr. Panda is a 1999 batch MBA graduate from the prestigious XIMB, Bhubaneswar & has more than 2 decades of extensive experience in consumer facing businesses & brands in the FMCG and Retail sector.
He is regarded and recognised as a widely celebrated Marketing leader in India. He has received several prestigious awards – the ET Business Leader of Year Award, Visionary Leader Award by Financial Express, Most Influential Marketing Leader Award by World Marketing Congress etc and has been a jury member and a prominent speaker in several marketing summits & conclaves.