1989: Sugar & Spice, a 300 sq. ft. store was opened in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi offering the finestin bakery, cheese, chocolates and delicatessen. This was the start of the business.
1992: The next logical step to retail was the diversification into manufacturing of bakery, chocolates and delicatessen. While traveling abroad, Mini Yadav, MD, Marché Retail Pvt ltd, and her husband, Naresh Kumar, were exposed to the vast possibilities in the Food Industry. The range and variety of Gourmet foods available was astounding, as was the demand, and yet there was not a single place where one could find these exotic foods in New Delhi or the entire NCR.
The seed was sown. Le Marché was conceived.
2004: A large format food store, Le Marché was created to provide customers with all their basic and exotic food requirements under one roof. The first store was opened in Vasant Vihar, covering over 6000 sq. ft., spread over four floors
2007: In response to popular demand, following the success of Le Marché, Vasant Vihar, three smaller, express stores were opened in quick succession in Gurgaon. The range and variety of products, and the backing of the base store in Vasant Vihar, made these stores extremely popular with residents of Gurgaon.
2009: Two more large format stores, each covering over 10,000 sq. Ft, offer discerning customers the very best in ambience, product and service. The first in DLF Place Mall, Saket and the newest at DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj.
2010: Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards - Images awards for excellence in food retailing, acknowledge Le Marché as the *Most Admired F&G Retailer of the Year: Gourmet Foods' at the 2010 Edition of Food Forum India, March 2010, Mumbai.
2011: For the second consecutive year, Le Marché is awarded 'Most Admired Independent F&G Retailer With Regional Chain' at the Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards - Images awards for excellence in food retailing, March 2011.
Le Marché is the complete food store. From the basic, everyday groceries like dals and masalas to exotic imports from across the globe, Le Marché has a wide range of products from every food category. An extensive meats section with a wide range of fresh and marinated meats, poultry and seafood.
The complete range of premium fresh, frozen and marinated meats, poultry, seafood and delicatessen, are packaged and displayed in ultra clean, hygienic conditions. The fruit and vegetable section has both Indian and exotic produce, guaranteed fresh, along with a wide range of frozen and pre packaged foods. All non-vegetarian and vegetarian food items are stored under ideal conditions to preserve both nutrition and taste. The gourmet groceries, beverages, ice-cream, spices, pastas, cheese, olive oil & olives, chocolates and confectionery... along with the mouth-watering delights from Sugar & Spice, the bakery, make you feel you are in a food paradise!
The Sugar & Spice bakery in Gurgaon, covering 10,000 sq. ft., has state-of-the-art machinery, the latest technology, a highly trained team of experts and manufactures quality bakery products and chocolates. This bakery supplies quality products to stores across Delhi and the NCR.
The complete food store
Today Marché Retail is a Rs 40 crore company and has seven exclusive outlets catering to the requirements of discerning customers in Delhi and the NCR.
In the pipeline for 2011 is the launch of a unique food shopping experience. The largest gourmet food store in India. An all-new Le Marché, with exciting and innovative food options, will be opening shortly in South Point Mall, Gurgaon. With a reputation for taste, quality, innovation and focus, in the coming years Le Marché aims to add value to a niche product that stands out in a competitive marketplace.
Our market presence
The preferred shopping destination of food shoppers in Delhi and NCR the Le Marché stores are catering to discerning customers all over the city. After the success of the first store in Vasant Vihar, in 2008 aggressive expansion plans were set in motion and within a short time the business grew in leaps and bounds. The chain of Le Marché stores now include 7 outlets. In quick succession, three express stores came up in Gurgaon, DLF Galleria Market, Phase I and Central Arcade, Phase II; with an exclusive Le Marché - Meat Shop in DLF Galleria. In 2009, a large format store covering over 10,000 sq. ft, was opened in DLF Place, Saket, followed by the next at DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.
The oldest store, an exclusive Sugar & Spice outlet in Khan Market is considered a landmark and is still one of the most popular stores in the area.
Customer Centric Focus
Each store is aesthetically designed, well stocked and displayed for ease of location and shopping, with the best from across the world, at competitive prices, guaranteed to make shopping a real pleasure. Created for the customer, Le Marché is focused on their needs and is ready to go to great lengths to fulfill any demands.
Organic foods, gourmet foods, convenience products, and partially prepared specialty items, once a novelty, have grown to become an integral part of the overall consumer shopping environment. Consumer expectations for food convenience and high quality food products is constantly "pushing" us into exploring new exciting food trends and convenience areas.
Le Marché has been recognised in India for its taste, quality, innovation and focus. Already a niche product, we aim to expand and add value to make Le Marché stand apart in a competitive marketplace.
On a fast growth track, Le Marché will soon be in all premium markets of Delhi and the NCR, and within the next few years, aims to be the preferred destination for food shoppers in India.