The big three Indian groceries: Coles, Walmart and IndiGo.
The two smaller ones, Foodpanda and Biggies, are not so big.
The Indian grocery market is a complex one, and you need to understand it to avoid falling victim to any of the big three.
We are going to explore the three main supermarket chains in the country, which are worth a closer look and understand why they are so big, why they can be so expensive, and how you can buy them at a fraction of the cost of competing stores.
Coles: The Indian supermarket chain, which is also known as ‘The Indian Walmart’, is the second largest supermarket chain in the world after Walmart.
It has over 2,000 stores across India.
It sells groceries to every corner of the country.
Its products range from fresh fruits and vegetables to basic products such as dry goods, snacks and baby food.
IndiGo: The largest online grocery store in India, IndiG is a multi-brand retailing firm.
It also sells groceries through its online portal.
It offers a wide range of products from snacks and food to packaged food products.
Its online grocery stores can be found across the country and its website offers free delivery.
Walmart: The world’s largest grocery retailer.
Walmart is one of the largest online retailers in the US, UK and Australia, and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
It is one the largest retailing companies in the United States and Australia.
It operates over 2.6 million stores in 52 countries.
It owns or operates over 100 retail stores across the world.
In India, Coles and Walmart have grown so much that they have overtaken IndiGO as the largest supermarket company.
Walmart has over 4.5 million stores, compared to the 2.1 million in India.
Biggies: The smaller grocery chain Biggie is also based in the Indian city of Gurgaon.
It was founded in 1984 and is one among the largest grocery stores in the entire country.
The store sells groceries and other grocery items to every district in the state of Gujarat.
It had a turnover of Rs. 6,000 crore in FY2015-16.
Foodpanda: Foodpandas stores are the largest in the India market.
It comes in two categories: groceries and frozen food.
The foodpanda stores sell frozen foods, such as frozen yogurt, milk, eggs and chicken.
It makes money from selling frozen food, such a fresh chicken or egg.
Wendy’s: Wendy’s has stores across different states of India, including Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
It carries groceries in its stores, which it sells through online portals.
Wendy’s is one amongst the top five grocery retailers in India and is the world’s third largest food brand.
Nakla: A small, fast-growing online shopping website, Rakla is part of a large network of online grocery sites, which sell a wide variety of grocery items, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, eggs, spices, spices powders and packaged goods.
Rakla also sells a range of groceries, including milk, food and snacks.
Maharashtra’s Food Corporation of India (FCI) was formed in 2002.
It bought the online grocery portal Rakla in 2011 and launched the online portal Foodpandan in 2014.
The company is now one of India’s largest online shopping and grocery companies.
Sellfoods.com: The biggest online grocery marketplace in India that is also owned by the FCI.
Its website has over 40 million listings, which include groceries, frozen food and other items.
It provides free delivery for its customers.
Empire Walks: The brand name of the online marketplace Empire Walks, which has over 5 million listings.
The online marketplace also has a large variety of branded online stores.
The website sells fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, snacks, frozen and canned goods, rice, biscuits, sweets, spices and packaged foods.
Akshay’s: A large online grocery shopping platform that also sells frozen food for a fee.
The site also sells some other groceries.
TripAdvisor: A platform for online shoppers that sells food, groceries and clothing.
TripAdvisor also offers discounts on grocery products, but its prices are not as good as Coles’ and Walmart’s.
Amazon Prime: The online grocery market giant Amazon Prime is the largest and fastest growing online retailer in India with over 4 million locations.
It now has over 10 million locations across India and more than 200 million Prime members.
Its members can order products from its Prime store and get them delivered to their doorstep.
Bidbazar: An online marketplace that sells groceries, household goods and other goods.
Its site also carries a range and a variety of online retailers. Pond