India Okays FDI in Retail
Govt suspends foreign supermarket entry after backlash
The govt has decided to put on hold a decision to open the country`s supermarket sector to foreign firms such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday after a meeting of the government and opposition parties.
Industry feels let down with recall of FDI in retail
Govt decision to hold back FDI in retail is a highly regressive move, FICCI said.
Industry appears divided on FDI in multi-brand retail
CII recommends a calibrated approach for introducing FDI in the retail sector.
Supply chain chaos next hurdle for global retailers Supply chain chaos next hurdle for global retailers
Without local expertise overseas players could struggle to stack the shelves.


Key facts
Indian retail sector is estimated to have annual sales of $450 billion.
90% of the retail market controlled by tiny family-run shops.
Organised retail makes up less than 10% of the market.
Pantaloon Retail , is the country`s largest-listed retailer.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a cash-and-carry operation with local partner Bharti.
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All the facilities which are required on the ground to be implemented (for FDI in retail) are to be provided by the state governments and we are telling them please go between the lines.
- Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee