Customers vocal for local, finds survey

AUGUST 14 2020, THE TIMES OF INDIA: During the initial days of the lockdown, Anjana P bought stock from regional brands for rava and pulses because only those were available. But she is sticking on to them although the bigger brands are back on the shelves.“They are less expensive and of good quality,” she said.…

How retail tech startup SnapBizz scaled its business and clocked Rs 7 Cr revenue amidst COVID-19 pandemic

AUGUST 10 2020, YOURSTORY: In the six years since Prem Kumar started his retail tech startup SnapBizz, he interacted with many neighbourhood kiranas. During one such interaction, a store boy walked up to him and thanked him as he had got Rs 1,000 increment in his salary from the owner. “This allowed him to send…

Kirana Stores: The new heroes of Indian economy during COVID-19

JULY, PROGRESSIVE GROCER: Kirana stores have had many makeovers and growth variations in the last couple of years. With the sudden emergence of e-commerce solutions and multinational online retail players, who offer various easy pay and delivery options, the next-door grocery stores have been put to various tests and have had to face immense competition and…

Kirana stores record steep increase in sales of essentials: Study

MAY 5, 2020 HINDU BUSINESSLINE:: There has been a steep increase in sales of essentials from kirana stores. It was as high as 30 per cent per of consumers in mid-March onwards, and then further rose by another 30 per cent by March end. But in the past few weeks, it recorded a slight dip…

Kirana stores look at streamlining supply chains

April 22, 2020 DECCAN HERALD: A report by retail-tech start-up Snapbizz on the impact of Kirana shopping has revealed a spike in the number of bills generated in the beginning and middle of March. This number, the report states, saw a drop during the lockdown initially, but picked up over the Easter weekend. This was…