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When biggies like Reliance entered the retail market it was feared that they will wipe out the petty retail vendors. But it did not make any significant dent on the business of these small guys in spite of the discount offered by these biggies. What is the reason?

Asked by Good Citizen, 07 Jun '10 03:47 pm
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Middle class of India and its vastness is the strength of Indian economy... even though there is no dent on the petty retailers, but still these biggies are able to get their share of the upper segment of retail market... haven't you ever seen the ladies closing their noses in the sabzi mandi.. they prefer these A/C outlets, yet the common Indian prefers to go to the mandi.
Answered by Aditya Misra, 07 Jun '10 03:56 pm

 
  
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(1)I have seen a few Reliance Retail shops. They are not big. Rather, they are small, congested and located in not so convenient shopping places. So I did not find any charm in going to Reliance Retail whereas I found other existing shops with better facilities more attractive to shop. This is my personal experience.
(2)I also found that the items are not arranged in a more professional way. Moreover, customer service as far as returning an item is found lacking. As far as all big companies are concerned, they do not give a damn to this very important area of customer service.
(3)Compared to Metro or Wall Mart or Carrefour, Reliance Retail is simply small and not professional. Even Big Bazar shops are better. It clearly shows that Reliance did not do its homework properly.
(4)Contrary to the popular belief, I did not see any big discounts being offered in Reliance Retails.
(5)It is still a myth that the organized retails would drive away the local small / petty traders. Ingeniou ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 07 Jun '10 04:43 pm

 
  
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In India, 75 % of the population feel uncomfortable in big retail stores.They continue shoping with their known retailers despite quality n price differences in the big retail stores.However,the big retail stores has been a hit with the urban rich n middle claass people n the current situation will continue for some more time.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 07 Jun '10 04:08 pm

 
  
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Indian domestic cnsumption story is very larger in size, which is not affected by the these big bros. Secondly most of the propaganda was politically motivated,in the name of organised retail every party wants to score more mileage in between small shpkeepers
Answered by sushil trivedi, 07 Jun '10 03:53 pm

 
  
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Coz once v enter a supermarket, v buy more than what we want, which makes a hole in our pocket..but goin to small vendors is far more viable...
Answered by beena john, 07 Jun '10 03:53 pm

 
  
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Most of them are away from most of the houses. small peoples come to door for selling the veggies but the biggies cant afford to do that.even they are less in no. than these small guys.
Answered by shikha, 07 Jun '10 03:49 pm

 
  
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