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Walmart's investment of Rs 900-cr in Maha set to generate 30,000 jobs

Walmart will open 15 additional modern wholesale cash and carry stores: Chief Minister's Office

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Walmart to expand operations in UP

American retail chain will invest Rs 900 crore to open 15 outlets catering to wholesalers in Maharashtra, the state government said today.

"will open 15 additional modern wholesale cash and carry stores in the coming years by investing Rs 900 crore," an official statement from the Chief Minister's Office said here.

These stores will generate 30,000 direct and indirect in the western state, it added.

The state's industries department signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with officials from in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier today with regard to the network expansion.

The American retail giant has two stores at present in Maharashtra - in Aurangabad and Amravati.

Chief Minister's Additional Chief Secretary Pravinsingh Pardeshi, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) Sunil Porwal, Development Commissioner Harshdip Kamble and Walmart's India head Krish Iyer were also present at the MoU signing ceremony, it said.

At present, Indian laws do not permit full foreign direct investment in single brand retail due to which many of the global brands are operating in the cash and carry format which serves only wholesalers.

India currently owns and operates 21 best price modern wholesale membership clubs across nine states, offering nearly 5,000 items.

The company plans to open 49 more such outlets by 2020, it had earlier said.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 19:53 IST