Ahmedabad: Reliance Retail is all set to capture the food retail market in Gujarat by setting up over 180 Reliance Fresh stores in 16 cities and towns in the state over the next six months.
Reliance Retail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, will kick its operations in western India by launching nine Reliance Fresh stores in Ahmedabad tomorrow.
“Within a month, the company will open over 45 stores in Vadodara, Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Rajkot,” RIL president (corporate affairs) Parimal Nathwani told reporters here.
“The number of stores is expected to cross 180 mark within the next six to seven months after cities like Mehsana, Palanpur, Anand, Nadidad and others are covered”, he added.
The first Reliance Fresh store was launched in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad in November last year and till date, the company has started 100 such stores across the country.
The stores that will be launched tomorrow will be the first in the entire Western Region and will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, grocery, dairy products and staples, said Gunender Kapur, President and CEO (foods business) Reliance Retail.