‘Fresh Brand’ Stores in Chennai
Today while travelling into the city from Tambaram near Velacherry I found a new cloth banner indicating the inauguaration of another ‘Fresh Grocery’ shop in Madipakkam. Already, the ‘Reliance Fresh’ chain of stores have triggered so much of turmoil in the state and other parts of the country. The protests at least in Tamil Nadu were so intense that the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi himself intervened and he assured the small traders that he is going to write a letter to the Center to see if something could be done to control the setting up of these ‘Fresh Stores’.
You see diversified reviews in various blogs and media websites using your favorite search engine but the bottomline is simple — the entreprenuers who are setting up these type of stores should think of saving the lives of small traders whose livelihood is significantly compromised.
Let us hope, at least Tamil Nadu is saved from this stupid concept, after Karunanidhi gets some response from the centre.