On Tuesday, Xiaomi entered the Guinness Guide of World Information for the second time by concurrently inaugurating 500 retail shops throughout 14 states. The shops had been collectively inaugurated at 12 midday yesterday, making this a novel achievement for the corporate.
Whereas the model was initially launched with an online-only technique, it’s increasing its offline retail presence as properly. In September, the fourth flagship ‘Mi Dwelling’ expertise retailer was launched in Bengaluru, in addition to a brand new workplace.
The corporate plans to open 100 such shops by the top of this 12 months. Xiaomi’s imaginative and prescient is to be recognised as extra than simply one other smartphone firm, and to that finish, it’s exploring non-tech-related merchandise like baggage, clothes and footwear.
Mi shops are positioned in a number of the most distant corners of India, corresponding to Moreh on the India-Myanmar border, 650 km from Guwahati, and Aalo in Arunachal Pradesh, the final city earlier than the Indo-China border. Xiaomi’s goal is to convey a few transformation within the rural retail sector in India. It plans to open 5000 Mi Shops by the top of 2019, creating greater than 15,000 jobs.
The corporate first entered the document books in September once they created the world’s largest light mosaic (of their emblem) out of 9690 mild bulbs.