Haryana to open 2,000 grocery stores for young people, Retail News, ET Retail

Chandigarh: To encourage young people to become independent, 1,500 grocery stores will be opened in rural areas and 500 in urban areas during the first phase in Haryana on October 2, officials said on Sunday.

The retail stores named “Har-Hith” are part of a program launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar last month in which a chain of grocery stores will be opened to sell the best, premium products at reasonable prices.

The executing agency for the program, Haryana Agro Industries Corp Ltd Managing Director Rohit Yadav, said 80% of the site survey has been completed and the sites are ready for store installation.

He said that given the enthusiasm of young entrepreneurs for the program, the company will make sure to open Har-Hith retail stores in every village to provide high quality food products at reasonable prices.

He said 2,000 Har-Hith stores would be opened in the first phase and another 3,000 later. Consumers will get the best Consumer Staples (FMCGs), including bakery, food, home and personal care, from 50 companies at a 5 to 50 percent discount every now and then.

Under this program, the state government provides a platform for start-ups, micro, small and medium enterprises, agricultural producer organizations, government cooperative institutions and self-help groups to promote their business.

Yadav said a network of warehouses and district centers has been established to systematically supply stores.

Har-Hith stores will be equipped with an IT support system to ensure their proper functioning. All sales will be done through the point of sale system.

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