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After Walmart-Flipkart deal, Amazon scouts for offline ally

While the talks are still at a preliminary stage, sources said major retail players had held discussions with Amazon

Festive sale battle wages on: Amazon India, Flipkart claim top spot

In the retail war between Walmart and Amazon in India, it is the Jeff Bezos-led technology giant’s turn to make a move. According to sources, the global e-commerce giant has started preliminary discussions with Indian supermarket, hypermarket and retail companies to buy a stake in any one of these firms.  While the talks are still at a preliminary stage, sources said major retail players had held discussions with Amazon. Recently, after the announcement of the Flipkart-Walmart deal, the Future Group’s founder, Kishore Biyani, had indicated he was ready to sell a ...