COIMBATORE: Future Group company Pantaloon Retail India will open new ‘Big Bazaar’ outlets in the major towns and cities of Tamil Nadu within the shortest possible period, a senior company official said today. To start with, a new outlet would be opened in Chennai within a month. Outlets would soon be opened in Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Tirupur, company’s Senior Manager-Operations S Dharmendra, told reporters here.

Since Kerala is the strongest market for Pantaloon in the South, four branches would be opened in that state in the near future, he said. On the new scheme, Dharmendra said the company has come out with an exclusive ‘Wednesday Bazaar’ for women, by which a new weekend is being created for them. Free facials, free mehendi and free tattoos would be organised for all lady customers during Wednesdays, he said, adding that Wednesday Bazaar would also offer discounts on all products, ranging from 5 to 50 per cent.