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?