VF Arvind Brands, the joint venture between Arvind Mills and US-based VF Corp, plans to open large-format retail outlets this year according to local news reports.

The 60:40 joint venture currently sells VF's Lee, Wrangler, Nautica, Kipling and Jansport labels in India.

Managing director Kanchan Pant told The Economic Times that stores in the range of 3,000 to 6,000 sq ft are a possibility.

But he added: "We will not forcibly position all our existing brands in the large-size formats."