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  • The Big Fight: Big Bazaar Vs BigBasket as supermarkets push home delivery amid lockdown May 17, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    The Big Fight: Big Bazaar Vs BigBasket as supermarkets push home delivery amid lockdown

    Big Bazaar aims to get about 35-40 percent of its business through deliveries in the next six months.

  • Covid-19 pandemic | India has little to fear about its food security Mar 24, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    Covid-19 pandemic | India has little to fear about its food security

    The most serious threat to availability of foodstuff in India could come not from any shortage, but from an overzealous bureaucracy….There is an urgent need for the Centre to issue clear directions to the states that they should not impose any border restrictions on movement.

  • Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam Jun 21, 2018 03:53 PM IST

    Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

    "Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry," Oxfam International said as it released a report titled, "Ripe for Change".

  • Supermarket groceries may carry more germs than your toilet! Mar 27, 2017 05:34 PM IST

    Supermarket groceries may carry more germs than your toilet!

    According to Charles Gerba, microbiologist at the University of Arizona in the US there are many avenues through which microbes are piggybacking on produce without the buyer knowing it.

  • Decoding the detail in retail Oct 30, 2012 01:10 PM IST

    Decoding the detail in retail

    Why there is no need for great celebration or for deep despair over FDI in retail.

  • FDI in retail Dec 23, 2011 02:46 PM IST

    FDI in retail

    The plan to give foreign supermarkets access to India's retail industry is "very much on the government's mind", Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday, weeks after New Delhi was forced to backtrack on the reform.

  • Govt says FDI in supermarket sector still a priority Dec 23, 2011 12:40 PM IST

    Govt says FDI in supermarket sector still a priority

    India's plan to give foreign supermarkets access to its retail industry is still a government priority and has not been shelved, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday, weeks after the government was forced to backtrack on the reform.

  • Reliance Industries eyeing fast-food business Dec 12, 2011 09:38 AM IST

    Reliance Industries eyeing fast-food business

    Energy major Reliance Industries, India's most valued company that also runs supermarkets, plans to enter the fast-food business next year, the Economic Times reported on Monday.

  • FDI in retail: Foreign brands to source 30% from SMEs Nov 28, 2011 03:02 PM IST

    FDI in retail: Foreign brands to source 30% from SMEs

    Foreign supermarkets wanting to set up shop in India will have to source 30% of their produce from local, small industries, a government statement said on Monday, appearing to change the rule within days of announcing a supermarket policy.

  • More supermarkets don't mean better health Jul 12, 2011 09:18 AM IST

    More supermarkets don't mean better health

    Living close to supermarkets and grocery stores did not mean that urban dwellers ate more fruits and vegetables, or had a healthier overall diet, according to a US study.

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