As a division of the Bata Shoe Organization, Bata India is the largest footwear retailer and producer in India. Incorporated in 1931 with the name Bata Shoe Company Private Limited, 

Bata India Ltd on Wednesday reported a 10 per cent decline in standalone net profit to Rs 107.8 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.

The company posted a net profit of Rs 119.3 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last year.

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Revenue from operations for the quarter stood at Rs 958.1 crore, a growth of 2 per cent over Q1FY23.

Expenses were higher during the quarter under review to Rs 826.9 crore vs Rs 792.6 crore.

The average selling price of shoes grew by 3 per cent during the quarter, the company stated in a statement.

“With our strategy of casualisation and premiumisation, expansion in Retail Network and accelerated investment towards core technologies (ERP, Merchandising, etc.,), we believe the template is set up for future profitable growth,” Bata India MD and CEO, Gunjan Shah said in his comment.

Digital footprint through the company’s omnichannel e-commerce revenue streams gained significant momentum in the quarter going by, he said.

“We are optimistic about the demand resurgence going ahead and continue to expand in Tier 3-5 towns, digital channels, and make investments in elevating customer experience & brand marketing,” Shah said.

The company’s retail network expanded by 70 stores during the quarter, taking the total store count to 2,100 across the country.