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Traditional Vendors Protests Wal-Mart Expansion Plans In India

  • NPR, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8 AM

In India, Wal-Mart, which is meant to be a direct-to-business wholesaler (it’s called Best Price Modern Wholesale there), has opened 20 stores since 2009. It plans 50 more. The problem is it also sells to individuals, and the country’s traditional street vendors and hawkers are not pleased. Geetanjali Arora of the National Hawker Federation said that by selling produce, fish and meat the company is "really affecting people who earn a daily living selling this." 

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