Grocery Retail News

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:32 GMT

Grocery retailers look to digital to meet e-commerce competition head-on
Business Standard
Selling grocery online has its share of challenges though, the biggest being the need to have a separate supply chain. Parekh said the online formats of the Reliance and Future groups would need separate warehouses in each city. “Supplying from stores is ...

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:34:14 GMT

The Economist

Grocery retailing in India
The Economist
ON THE morning of Dussehra, a Hindu festival, Amar Singh is explaining why he stocks “exotic” produce, such as broccoli and iceberg lettuce, at his vegetable stall in Thane, a commuter city north of Mumbai. “I have to keep the customer in my grasp,” he says.

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:25:46 GMT

Industry Trend Analysis - FDI Restrictions To Hold Back Multinational Retailers ...
Food and Drink Insight (registration)
BMI View : Expanding into the Indian market will remain difficult for multinational mass grocery retailers, despite large opportunities for growth in the sector. The Indian government is unlikely to further ease foreign direct investment (FDI) restrictions in ...

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:48:17 GMT

E-grocer LocalBanya to raise Rs. 300 cr, expand ops beyond Mumbai
Hindustan Times
“Having invested in retail talent development and state-of-the art retail infrastructure, we are in a unique position to capitalise on the growing opportunity in India... ,” Ambani had told shareholders at its annual general meeting this year. “We will further expand ...

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:54:01 GMT

FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Sources: Amazon might enter India's grocery market later this month
FoodNavigator-Asia.com
Indeed, total grocery e-commerce is still only worth a paltry US$2.3bn in India, though analysts expect this to grow significantly as more Indians get connected to the internet, especially through mobile phones. It is also attractive for modern retailers, who are ...

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