Retail players disappointed over flip-flop on FDI
“There is no reason why consensus cannot be built on this issue. FDI in retail will benefit farmers and consumers, who will have to now strongly come in the support of the Cabinet's decision,” Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani said.
He said a lot of farmers and consumers are coming out in support of this.
Disappointed at the development, Retailers Association of India CEO Kumar Rajagopalan said: “There is a total confusion at the moment on the FDI in retail issue. On one hand we have been given an impression that a notification will be out soon on the cabinet's decision, but on the other hand there are so many political differences.”
It is a sad situation wherein the picture is still not clear, he said.
When contacted, most of the sector players, including Reliance Retail President (Lifestyle) Bijou Kurien refrained from commenting on the development. Bharti Retail India Chief Operating Officer Andrew Levermore also declined to react merely saying it was a “tough time to comment”.
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