Walmart, Wade Rathake, et.al.

While Wade Rathke is mobilizing an anti-Walmart campaign in India – to “fight for the rights of the poor” and “protect small businesses and communities” – a different group of small businesses has a different way of
responding to the corporate big-business “threat”.

Small chemist shops across India, who’ve enjoyed a monopoly all these years, are gearing up to big pharma companies
operating chemist stores with value added services. They’ve hired none other than E&Y and Accenture to “modernize their traditional chemist outlets”. Now, would anyone argue whether this is good or bad for consumers?

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2 thoughts on “Walmart, Wade Rathake, et.al.

  1. these guys still want to live in 1980s…

    even if after so many years of protected economy, if these retailers (pharma or general stores) cannot evolve so much that they can (at least) survive in their homeground – where they know the customers first-hand – they have no right to survive…

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