Beneficiaries of Foreign Direct Investment in Organised Food Retailing in India

Itisha Rohatgi

Research Scholar, IFTM University Moradabad. Email:

 Volume VII, Number 1, 2017 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.25274/


The organised food retail in India is fast growing. The government’s decision to permit foreign direct investment in single-brand and multi-brand retail has given an impetus to it furthermore. On one hand, it is claimed that the foreign investment would be beneficial for all the stakeholders – farmers, consumers, domestic organised retailers, local traders, government and manufacturers while on the other hand few economic experts have certain apprehensions regarding the policy that it would lead to monopolistic practices, large-scale exit of small retailers, predatory pricing and rise of real estate cost. The present paper intends to examine the condition of the various stakeholders – farmers, consumers, domestic organised retailers, local traders, government and real estate sector; in the wake of introduction of foreign direct investment in the retail sector and provide suitable policy suggestions in the interests of the same.

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, multi-brand retail, organised food retail, single-brand retail, stakeholders.

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