Trent Ltd. (Trent) incorporated in the year 1952, is one of India’s leading retailers and is a part of the Tata Group. The company commenced its business as “LAKME Ltd” and in 1996, transferred its cosmetic business and its subsidiary to Lakme Lever Ltd, a joint venture (50:50) with Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL). In 1998, the company acquired Littlewoods International (India) Pvt Ltd (LIIPL) and with the amalgamation of Lakme with LIIPL, the merged entity became “Trent Ltd”. Trent owns Westside (lifestyle stores), a chain of department stores across the country. Trent is also increasing its foothold in the high volume ‘Hyper Market’ space through its STAR BAZAAR format (value store) stocking everything from food, grocery, farm produce, clothes etc.