Bangalore, July 28, 2016: Canon India reinforced its investment in retail expansion with the opening of its 200th Canon Image Square (CIS) store in Mumbai. The exclusive CIS store is located at Mira Road, Mumbai and brings the best in class photography and home printing solutions.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi President & CEO, Canon India, said, “Commitment towards the country and dedication of Canon, together has translated into growth over years and the 200th Canon Image Square (CIS) store is another indication of our rapidly expanding customer base across the country. With this launch, Canon India marks another milestone to ensure an interactive and informative buying experience for our existing and potential customers. CIS stores have been successful in contributing to Canon’s significant customer outreach and positioning it as a market leader. With the rapid growth in imaging industry in India, Canon endeavours to capture 50% market share in the DSLR segment by end of 2016.”
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Andrew Koh, Vice President of Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, “This has been a great journey and we are delighted to mark such an important milestone with the fantastic launch of 200th Canon Image Square (CIS) store. The combination of an aggressive marketing strategy, variety of products and rapid retail expansion, including in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has resulted in a robust brand strategy. This strategy is fashioned such that it creates engagement, education and an experiential purchase for the customer. On this note, we would like to thank all our partners and our customers for their support and contribution to this success.”
As an endeavour to delight customers, the first lucky 200 customers will get a free pack of Canon genuine glossy photo paper at the newly opened Canon Image Square store in Mumbai.
With this opening, Canon now has 14 exclusive stores in Mumbai and 28 stores in Maharashtra thus consolidating Canon’s presence across 94 cities.
CIS stores offer a complete range of cameras, right from professional to entry level DSLR’s and attractive new compact cameras in PowerShot (Zoom series camera) and IXUS (entry level pocket size camera) range. With CIS stores, photography enthusiasts have an exclusive outlet for photography accessories such as tripods, camera bags, memory card, chargers and more. Among other highlights, CIS stores provide photo printing solutions and easy finance facilities such as EMI through various credit cards and paper finance through Bajaj Finance. The staffs at the store are professionally trained and are efficient in assisting customers in selecting products in accordance to their specifications and requirement. CIS stores also provide regular free training workshops for DSLR camera buyers.