DMart vs Big Bazaar : Where Should You Shop in 2021?

Are you a regular shopper of DMart and/or Big Bazaar? Get a better view of where to shop in terms of pricing and other important aspects.

by FighterMan Updated: 23 Jun, 2021, 17:58 IST
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Online Shopping of groceries, medicines, and other daily essentials have boomed due to the ongoing pandemic in 2021, but still people visit retail hypermarkets such as DMart and Big Bazaar. However, such hypermarkets have also taken the online route and offer home delivery of goods. There are many others such as Big Basket, Grofers, Star Quick, Amazon Pantry, Flipkart Grocery (Supermart), Dunzo, and more. Here, we will be talking about the 2 giants that have taken the FMCG industry to another level in recent years. Therefore, let's get into DMart vs Big Bazaar so that you can have a better view of where to shop in terms of pricing and other aspects.

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DMart & Big Bazaar Financials

DMart and Big Bazaar both are FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) companies with the former being the most relevant. For such companies, financials need to be checked on every month as the product cycle is quick. Below we have compared some aspects of their financial positioning.

Aspects

DMart

Big Bazaar

Total Stores in India

214 (as of June’20)

295 (as of Aug’19)

Presence in India

75 Cities & Towns

120 Cities & Towns

Revenue

Rs 24,930 Cr

Rs 20,000 Crores (approx)

Net Income

Rs 1,300 Cr

Rs 900 Cr (unofficial)

Total Assets

12,076 Cr

15,000 Cr (unofficial)

No of Employees

9,456 (permanent)

| 38,952 (contractual)

35,000 (as per Owler)

Share Price

Rs 3,300 (current) | Rs 600 (in 2017)

Rs 70 (current) | Rs 600 (in 2017) for Future Retail

Note: Revenue, Net Income, Total Assets, and No of Employees of DMart mentioned above are of the year 2020 as per Wikipedia.

One important aspect to note here is that Big Bazaar has more assets, but falls short in terms of income whereas DMart balances well. Also, DMart is rocking the stock market even in these pandemic times. This may be the key reason for DMart to sell products to consumers at good discounted prices.

Price Comparison of Products in DMart and Big Bazaar

In DMart, product categories include grocery, appliances, baby & kids (personal care, food, games), footwear, dairy, beverages, home & kitchen essentials, packaged food, clothing, personal care, school essentials, luggage, festive special, and other. Now, in Big Bazaar you get all those of DMart, branded (leading brands) clothing and footwear, fruits, vegetables, electronics, and more. We will compare prices of some popular (best-selling) products from different categories available on their online portals.

Products

MRP

D'Mart Price

Big Bazaar Price

Amul Pure Ghee 500 ml

Rs 245

Rs 227

Rs 229

Gemini Sunflower Oil

Rs 1155

Rs 935

Rs 895

Pampers New Baby 86 Diaper Pants

Rs 1149

Rs 820

Rs 999

Tata Tea Premium 1 kg

Rs 560

Rs 450

Rs 540

Surf Excel Matic Top Load Detergent Powder 6 kg

Rs 1050

Rs 749

Rs 800

Cadbury Dairy Milk Minis Home Treats Chocolate 18 pcs

Rs 149

Rs 99

Rs 127

Maggi 2-Minute Masala Noodles 560 gms

Rs 91

Rs 79

Rs 83

Dettol Original Soap 3x75 gms

Rs 110

Rs 103

Rs 107

Aashirvaad Multigrain Atta 5 kgs

Rs 305

Rs 239

Rs 295

India Gate Basmati Rice Feast Rozzana 5 kgs

Rs 475

Rs 370

Rs 339

As you can see from the above table, DMart has garnered more greens than Big Bazaar which means that it has more items with the lowest price. Although, the price keeps on changing from time to time so you need to keep a check. Besides, a good sign for consumers here is that every product is below MRP.

Pros & Cons

Let's have a look at the Pros & Cons of DMart and Big Bazaar as of Today.

DMart

DMart is popular in some regions while not at all present in some.

Pros

  • Financially Strong.
  • Consistent Performer.
  • Grown Exponentially.
  • Great future prospects.
  • Saves on property rent/lease.
  • Best in EDLP (everyday low pricing).
  • You can buy a single product at combo’s discount price.
  • Promotes festive essential products at low rates.
  • Values customers with free gifts.

Cons

  • Lacks strong investors.
  • Limited product categories.
  • Highly crowded on weekends.
  • No Loyalty Program.
  • Less presence via DMart Ready
  • Lacks in the number of popular brands.
  • Not present in many key regions of the country.
Big Bazaar

Since Future Retail is acquired by Reliance Retail, Big Bazaar enjoys a great financial backup, but needs to buckle up in understanding consumer needs and smoothing operations.

Pros

  • Financially Strong, thanks to Reliance Retail.
  • Backed-up by strong investors.
  • Lots of product categories.
  • Includes Loyalty Program (Future Pay).
  • Large network in online shopping & delivery.
  • Highest no of hypermarket stores in India.
  • Lots of popular brands.
  • Promotes Heavy Discount Sales.
  • You can shop for perishable food (fruits, veggies, etc) here.
  • Free food trials.

Cons

  • Inconsistent Performer.
  • Pays heavy rent to malls.
  • Fluctuates in EDLP (everyday low pricing).
  • Combo products can’t be bought individually.
  • Some essential products are at MRP.

Where do you shop for your daily needs? Do share with us in the comments below. You can also explore coupons & offers from Big Basket, Grofers, Amazon Pantry, Flipkart Grocery (Supermart), and Dunzo.

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DMart vs Big Bazaar : Where Should You Shop in 2021?
Simple answer is whichever is in close proximity and provides good deals on the items you want to buy.

Who cares how they stack up on the financial side!!

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

Of course, Big Bazaar. I have been shopping at Big Bazaar for about a decade.

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This information is quite helpful. I guess the price comparison can help in deciding which products are cheaper in which store and buy accordingly.

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