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Walmart-Owned Flipkart Expands Grocery Sales to More Indian Cities

Walmart-Owned Flipkart Expands Grocery Sales to More Indian Cities

Flipkart has already expanded online grocery sales to more than 50 Indian cities and intends to reach over 70 locations in the next six months

Walmart-owned Flipkart will sell groceries online in more Indian cities, as it seeks to compete better with Amazon and Reliance in an e-commerce market that has grown rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flipkart has already expanded online grocery sales to more than 50 Indian cities and intends to reach over 70 locations in the next six months, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Bengaluru-based firm said its grocery service had grown “exponentially” in the past year when many Indians began buying essential supplies online due to the health crisis.

“Grocery continues to be one of the fastest-growing categories,” said Manish Kumar, senior vice president at Flipkart, adding that the company had seen increased demand for the service from smaller cities in 2020.

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Flipkart’s recent expansion has taken its grocery services to big cities including Kolkata, Pune and Ahmedabad, it said.

“Grocery is the next big frontier for online shopping and is a key focus area for Flipkart to bring new customers online,” the company added.

first published:March 02, 2021, 15:46 IST