Reliance Fresh

  • Mukesh Ambani plans IPO to mop Rs 10,000 cr February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: If speculation in the market is to be believed, the Ambani brothers will battle it out on the IPO sweepstakes a few weeks from now. According to reports, Mukesh Ambani controlled Reliance Fresh claimed the company is planning a mega public offering to mop 10,000 crore rupees from...
  • Uma Bharti instigates attack on Reliance Fresh November 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Bhartiya Janshakti leader Uma Bharti's followers on Thursday attacked Reliance Fresh outlet in Bhopal. Bharti was seen instigating her supporters to pelt stones at the shop, which was incidentally closed. The rally was held by the Bhartiya Janshakti Party chief as a mark of protest against the setting...
  • Rel retail shuts shop in UP, expands in smaller cities October 2, 2007

    Mumbai: And here’s to the spirit of never say die or shall we say, close! Shutters may be down for Reliance Retail in some cities but the chain is aggressively expanding in small towns. It may not be business as usual in UP and Orissa, but that hasn't stopped reliance...
  • Reliance Fresh set to shut in UP, faces trouble in Orissa September 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Reliance Fresh is downing shutters in Uttar Pradesh all together. With the state government backing the closure of Reliance Fresh stores in Varanasi and Lucknow, sources say it has decided to pull the plug on its proposed Rs 9000 crore investment plan for Uttar Pradesh. As the first...
  • 800 Reliance Fresh employees lose their jobs September 26, 2007

    New Delhi: At least 800 employees of Reliance Fresh outlets in Uttar Pradesh lost their jobs after the Maywati government ordered closure of their outlets in the state citing law and order problems. However, the employees have been assured that they would be recruited back once Reliance Fresh is given...
  • Fresh attacks on Reliance retail in Orissa September 25, 2007

    New Delhi: More Reliance Fresh stores have been attacked, this time in Orissa. Local traders and vegetable vendors in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday vandalised two Reliance Fresh food outlets in the city. The entry of large retail outlets are being seen as a threat to local vendors. The Uttar Pardesh government...
  • Fresh trouble for Reliance Fresh in UP, 5 stores shut September 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani's troubles with the UP government don't seem to be ending any time soon. The government, on Sunday shut down five Reliance Fresh outlets in Noida. The government said it had received intelligence reports that the stores could be ransacked by small businessmen. Of the five stores shut...
  • Reliance, Subhiksha stores face closure, ire of traders September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: After UP, MP and Jharkhand, protesting traders forced Reliance and Subhiksha stores in some parts of Delhi to close down. “This government won’t take notice of our strike unless we burn down few of these retail stores,” said one of the protestor. Small traders across India are angry and...
  • Reliance Retail fires first salvo, takes on Walmart September 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Walmart's aggressive sourcing from small town India has meant big bucks for Indian small and medium enterprises. Koncherry Weavers, a company that's situated in the remote town of Allepey supplies coir and jute mats to Walmart. And that constitutes Rs 16 crore in their Rs 80 crore turnover. But...
  • Reliance has something fresh to offer Kerala farmers September 13, 2007

    Wayanad (Kerala): Wayanad district in North Kerala looks lush and fertile, but farmers here have been struggling with poverty and falling prices. A spate of farmer suicides has even forced the state government to declare Wayanad a disaster-hit area. However, the entry of retail giant Reliance Fresh, has brought new...
  • Pawar's hint to Maya: 'You can't shut off retail chains' August 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Mayawati’s anti-retail store policy almost spelled ruins for Mukesh Ambani’s retail venture in Uttar Pradesh. However, Union Consumer Affairs Minister Sharad Pawar has now come to Ambani’s rescue. Pawar, commenting on Mayawati’s order to shut all Reliance Fresh stores across UP, said, no state can permanently close any establishment...
  • No value-for-money stores! Shut Rel, Spencers: Maya August 24, 2007

    New Delhi: It’s been just 100 days of Mayawati rule in Uttar Pradesh and the BSP government has started showing its true colours. Lashing out against Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Group, Mayawati government has ordered district authorities to shut down all retail outlets, including those of Reliance Fresh and Spencers,...
  • Shut all Rel Fresh outlets in Lucknow, says Mayawati August 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The Mayawati Government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered the closure of all organised retail stores, citing law-and-order issues following Wednesday's attack on Reliance Fresh and Spencer's outlets in Lucknow and Varanasi by groups of small traders. While the government order came as a rude shock to the retail...
  • After Munnar, Kerala govt trains its guns on Reliance July 6, 2007

    New Delhi/Kochi: After taking on the TATA's over the Munnar forestland issue, the VS Achuthanandan government in Kerala is now training its guns on Reliance Retail in the state. Interestingly, a CPI-M MLA inaugurated one of the three Reliance Fresh retail outlets in Kochi. Though, Reliance has made a flying...
  • National wipes: News on Saturday June 20, 2007

    Ranchi vendors attack Reliance Fresh outlet; Amar Singh resigned as the Chairman of UP Development Council and Delhi crime branch served notices in the Babubhai Katara fake passport racket. Reliance Fresh attackedThe new Reliance Fresh outlet at Ranchi was attacked by local fruit and vegetable vendors. Protestors say their business...
  • Reliance Fresh to open store in Delhi June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Reliance Retail is likely to open its first fresh food store in Delhi and the 100th across the country this week after spending about Rs 2,000 crore on real estate acquisitions in the national capital. "The 100th store will be opened soon possibly in Delhi or Pune," PTI quoted...
  • Reliance Retail overcomes land woes June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Reliance Retail is set to make huge investments in grocery stores across the National Capital Region around Delhi. The company has hit the capital with 9 food and grocery stores, which is just a fraction of the 100 stores it plans to open by April end. Despite sky-rocketing...
  • Reliance to be India's Walmart? June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Welcome to the age of ‘grocery shopping’ as Reliance announced launch of 9 big grocery stores in the national capital region of Delhi on Monday. The western-style food stores have been structured on the lines of international retail giants Walmart and Safeway. Reliance hopes to transform grocery shopping into...
  • Rel Retail no threat to petty traders November 3, 2006

    Hyderabad: Corporate giant Reliance Industries formally entered the country's fairly young organised retail market through its 'Reliance Fresh' format stores in Hyderabad, while reassuring petty traders that the company was no threat to them. In fact, the company's retail format for selling vegetables, fruits and groceries, offered an opportunity for...
  • Experience Fresh buying with Reliance November 2, 2006

    Hyderabad: Reliance Industries will formally open the 'Reliance Fresh' retail store on Friday that seeks to make buying vegetables and groceries a lifestyle experience at neighbourhood market prices. The store at the city's upmarket Banjara Hills is the first of several retail formats that RIL plans to rollout in the coming...
  • Reliance Fresh, a shoppers' paradise October 30, 2006

    Hyderabad: Just five-months after Mukesh Ambani spelt out his retail plans, Reliance Ltd's Rs 25,000 crore retail foray moved at a break-neck speed to open Reliance Fresh, its first retail store in Hyderabad. Launched as 'your friendly neighborhood store' Reliance Fresh is spread over an area of 2000 sq ft...