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Impact of organized drug retailers on unorganized retailers in Guntur City

Introduction: Apollo Pharmacy is one of the largest chain of stores (1400 neighbor hood stores) open 24 7 with free home delivery and stocking over 14000 products sold across India. It has opened 5 retail stores in the various parts of Guntur City. Another organized stores Mediplus pharmacy has (600 neighbor hood outlets and selling 25000 varieties of medicines) has opened 4 retail outlets in various parts of Guntur city. The unorganized drug retailers sales revenues are affected with their advent of these organized drug retail outlets in various main areas of Guntur. It is in this juncture a study was initiated to know the impact of these organized retail outlets on unorganized drug retailers. Objectives:
1. To study the brunt of organized drug retailers on sales revenue of unorganized retailers.

2. To know the intensity of impact on unorganized drug stores. 3. To offer suggestions to unorganized retailers to improve their revenues. Methodology: Interview and observation methods: Expected results: 1. To estimate the intensity of impact on unorganized drug retailers.
2. To prepare strategies useful to unorganized drug retailers.

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Principal Investigator: Dr. B.M. Rao, Professor, School of Management Studies, Vignan University.

Impact of Bharti Walmart (BW) on Whole Sale Traders of Guntur City

Introduction: Continuous debate is going on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector in and outside the parliament and among the political parties and general public in India. Some of the states like Andhra Pradesh has already allowed FDI in retail sector. Bharti Walmart (Best Price) has opened its second Cash and Carry Store in AP (Guntur) on 15 th November, 2011, with an investment of US$ 7 millions. This store is a one-stop-business-to-business store that meets the day-to-day needs of restaurant owners, hoteliers, caterers, fruit and vegetable resellers, Kirana stores, offices and institutions. Best price modern whole sale store is stocking over 6000 items, including wide range of fresh, frozen & chilled foods, fruits and vegetables, dry groceries, personal and home care items, hotel and restaurant supplies, apparels, office supplies and other general merchandise items. The wholesalers involved in the above items trading in Guntur are affected by the operations of BW. In this context a study is initiated to know the impact of BW on wholesalers of Guntur city. Objectives:
1. To study the influence of BW on revenue of wholesalers of selected items. 2. To know the intensity of effect on wholesalers of Guntur city. 3. To offer suggestions to the wholesalers for improving their market share.

Methodology: Interview and observation methods Expected results: 1. To estimate the intensity of impact of BW on wholesalers. 2. To prepare strategies useful to wholesalers.

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Principal Investigator: Dr. B.M. Rao, Professor, School of Management Studies, Vignan University.