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Reliance’s second “pilot” is here, for retail this time

With Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart tied up in regulatory knots, the thin end of Reliance’s Jio wedge into 12 million kirana stores is here

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It is 7 PM, and Jijeesh V has no time to chat. The wiry owner of Brothers Store, a kirana store in Indira Nagar, Bengaluru, sees 500 customers walk into his store every day. There are anywhere between 12-14 million such shops across India, together accounting for over 90% of food and grocery retail in…

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