GST impact: Small grocers shift away from unorganised trade, sign up with wholesale majors

MUMBAI: While last November’s demonetisation choked the cash-based unorganised retail trade in the country, the game-changing Goods and Services Tax (GST) is rewiring the retail eco system in other ways.

Walmart and Metro Cash and Carry stores have seen mom-and-pop store memberships surge as they shift away from unorganised wholesalers yet to be GST compliant.

A greater number of small grocers are rushing in to buy daily essentials from the bigbox format, a trend that  ..