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Annual Review

Challenges to organized retailing

This chapter provides insight on the challenges confronted by the Indian Retail Sector. Following points are covered in the chapter:

  • Main challenges confronting the retail industry are rising costs, multiple taxes, shrinkage, opposition to organised retail, increasing operating expenses, reduced margins etc.
  • The real estate-related issues like the unavailability of prime retailing locations and high rental costs remains a constraint to the growth of Indian retailers.
  • The licensing & regulatory requirements, with approximately 25-30 licenses required for the set-up or expansion of the retail operations, have both financial as well as non-financial implications on the retailers.
  • Non-uniformity in the taxation structure of various states in relation to taxes has deterred the growth of an efficient supply chain management system and has resulted in a differential pricing of the same product across states.

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