Mumbai, 29th Sept, 2017: Within a few months after signing the MoU with the Government of Maharashtra, Walmart India today announced its plans to launch its Cash & Carry business in Mumbai with the mission of enabling small businesses prosper.
As part of the growth plans in Maharashtra and with the objective of catering to the business needs of small businesses, resellers, kirana stores, Office & Institutions and HoReCa members of Mumbai city and neighbouring areas, Walmart India is planning to open a Fulfilment Center (FC) in the city. This FC will bring in almost 1500 direct and indirect jobs to the city and help develop SME suppliers in the state.
With this, Walmart India brings the unique propositions of wide range of quality merchandise, local assortment, unique shopping options, state of the art door-step delivery and convenient payment solutions to its members in Mumbai.
Members will be able to shop from the comforts of their premises in four ways – by browsing and placing orders through its website www.bestprice.in ; through Best Price mobile app; by dialling the Call Centre (0120-4878888 and 180030101911) and through various Kirana Relationship Managers.
Announcing the launch of the Fulfilment Center, Krish Iyer, President & CEO of Walmart India, said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of our Cash & Carry business in Maharashtra through this unique Fulfilment Center. This will enable kiranas, resellers & other businesses in Mumbai and neighbouring areas to get access to a wide & exciting assortment of merchandise relevant to them without stepping out of their stores. This FC has been curated keeping in mind the finer nuances of convenience of small resellers, kiranas & other businesses – choice, value and service that they expect – great quality and competitively priced merchandise, doorstep delivery and easy payment solutions. Even as we hope to open the services to our members shortly in October first week, our Sales teams are already on the ground to enrol members and book orders.
The FC will contribute to the State and local economy by creating over 1500 direct & indirect local jobs, developing SME suppliers, enhancing women’s economic empowerment and empowering local communities.
Besides, we work closely with our partners to enhance our mutual operating environments and with this initiative we are taking another definitive step towards building India’s most impactful distribution eco-system.”
Soon after the launch of this FC, Walmart India would be setting up various touchpoints across the city for members to get a virtual store walk and browse through the aisles. A member registration desk will also help them become members instantly.
Walmart India recently signed the MoU with the Government of Maharashtra to build 15 Cash & Carry stores under the brand of Best Price in the State of Maharashtra. There are already two Cash & Carry stores in the State – in Aurangabad and in Amravati. The new Cash & Carry stores will be set up across different cities (namely Pune, Nagpur, Nashik etc), where sites are being currently finalized. The Cash & Carry stores have the potential to augment the local economy in terms of job creation, farmer training, supplier engagement and women’s economic empowerment. With 15 stores in Maharashtra, Walmart India will be creating 30,000 direct and indirect jobs, with each store providing employment opportunity to 2,000 people, directly and indirectly.
About Walmart India:
Wal-Mart India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s leading retailer renowned for its efficiency and expertise in logistics, supply chain management and sourcing. Walmart India owns and operates 21 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 9 States across India and has integrated omni-channel in all stores. The mission of Best Price is "Enabling businesses to prosper...every single member". To enter and purchase from Best Price stores, it is mandatory to become a member. Members can belong to different business categories such as Resellers (‘Kirana Stores’); Offices and Institutions (O&I); and Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers (HoReCa). The assortment, service and store layout are customized to the specific needs of members who can walk into a Best Price stores and source high quality products in quantities they need and at the time they require.