From Our Archives | Govt study finds big retail at small shops’ expense

From Our Archives | Govt study finds big retail at small shops’ expense

Govt study finds big retail is at small shops’ expense

Survey followed Sonia Gandhi’s letter to PMO; findings may set stage for a showdown over government policy

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Shoppers don’t want a stop to big retail

Majority in favour of more branded stores; low-income consumers say such outlets offer large savings

India’s urban shoppers, attracted by wider choice and more brands than just lower prices, are overwhelmingly in favour of allowing more branded retail chains to set up shop, a sign of looming trouble for the nation’s tens of thousands of small, city shopkeepers.

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