Reliance to open more supermarkets in Kerala

September 14th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd, which operates 25 Reliance Fresh supermarkets in Kerala, is planning to open several more stores in the state, said a senior official. The official, who did not wish to be named, told IANS that the company would soon open specialty stores and Reliance Super stores. The first specialty store would be opened in Kochi later this month, he added.

“We are planning to open specialty stores in apparels, footwear, books, music and toys and Reliance Super stores,” the official said.

The Reliance Fresh shops sell vegetables and fast-moving consumer goods, while Reliance Super stores will have almost every item.

The opening of the first Reliance Super store at Palai near Kottayam, scheduled for last week, did not take place due to opposition by Left parties.

The official said Reliance would move court this week seeking legal protection to open the Palai store. “There have been problems, but we are confident that we will go ahead, and we have big plans,” he added.

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