Zara operates in India through the association of its parent Spanish clothing company Inditex with the Tata group firm Trent Ltd. It has two separate associations with Trent; one to operate Zara stores and the other for Massimo Dutti stores in India.
Inditex group of Spain owns 51 per cent, while Trent has 49 per cent. The entities essentially facilitate distribution of Zara and Massimo Dutti products in India through their respective stores.
During the year under review, the Zara entity recorded revenue of Rs 1,570.54 crore and PAT of Rs 104.05 crore, Trent said in its annual report for 2019-20.
Zara had 22 stores operational in 12 cities as on March 31, 2020. There was no increase in the number of stores in this fiscal.
The incremental store openings for Zara continue to be calibrated with focus on presence only in very high-quality retail spaces, it said.
The other brand, Massimo Dutti operates three stores and recorded revenue of Rs 67 crore in the 2020 fiscal, up 5.37 per cent from Rs 63.58 crore in the previous fiscal.
Both the entities are required to source merchandise only from the Inditex Group and also the choice of product and related specifications are at the latter's discretion.
Zara competes with other foreign brands such as H&M, UNIQLO in India.