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Wal-Mart opens new front for battle-hardened Metro

In the six years that it has been in India, Metro Cash & Carry has faced many hurdles, including a sustained ‘Quit India’ movement by the associations of local traders. The Red brigade in Kolkata almost derailed its plan to open a 100,000 square feet outlet in the city last year. So, Metro India Managing Director Martin Dlouhy is unfazed by the latest challenge — this time from Wal-Mart, which inaugurated its first cash & carry centre in the country last month. “The entry of other players in this segment will help in reiterating the benefits of the ...