Opinion on Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Discounters in India

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Reliance Fresh: move to Delhi

Reliance Industries first Reliance Fresh store in Delhi marks the start of an aggressive 100 store rollout planned for the capital city over the next few months. The move represents a significant step in the company's endeavor to capitalize on India's growing middle class economy.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2007
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Bharti/Wal-Mart: headstart in India

Wal-Mart's Indian partner, Bharti Enterprises, is pledging to invest up to $2.5 billion in developing a nationwide store network that will enable Wal-Mart to take advantage of the tremendous growth potential India has to offer. However, they will come up against stiff competition from incumbent domestic players who are expanding rapidly.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2007
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Reliance: changing tack

India's Reliance Industries is encountering stiff resistance from some quarters to its retail division's aggressive expansion plans. To help appease protests, Reliance is introducing a new format which will not sell fresh produce in some states. These developments do not bode well for the international grocers who are eager to develop their presence in India.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2007
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Tesco: every little helps in global expansion

Tesco is to invest GBP60 million into a cash-and-carry business supplying goods to retailers and restaurants in India. Tesco's main customer will be its partner in the venture, the Tata Group, which owns expanding hypermarket chain Star Bazaar. While the move is only a minor step towards boosting its presence in Asia, it represents the addition of another front to Tesco's global expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2008
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Battle of the Euro grocery giants goes global

According to press speculation, Tesco could overtake Carrefour within the next four years to become Europe's largest retailer and second largest globally after the US giant Wal-Mart. This prediction rests on the assumption that Tesco will continue to grow sales faster than Carrefour as its burgeoning international divisions transform the UK retailer into a truly global player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2008
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Carrefour: abandoning Russia

Europe's largest retailer has reported a lackluster set of third quarter results, but the real shocker was its announcement that it will be leaving Russia, just a few months after opening its first stores there. The unexpected withdrawal comes as a surprise and is a setback for international retail development in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2009
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India to open its retail markets to foreign investment

The Indian government has signaled its willingness to open up its retail markets to international competition, and allow multi-brand retailers to invest in the country. While the major grocers are already poised to muscle in, establishing their chains will involve substantial cultural and logistical challenges.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2011
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Is the Indian retail dream almost a reality?

The Indian government has approved 51% FDI in multi-brand retailing and 100% FDI in single-brand retailing, presenting a multi-billion dollar opportunity for global retailers such as Wal-Mart and Tesco, which have been operating wholesale businesses with Indian partners in anticipation for several years. The retail sector will be opened in 53 cities, each with a minimum population of 1 million.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2011

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