As India prepares to mark 70 years since the country became independent, the country’s biggest supermarket chain, Food Mart, has unveiled plans to expand its range of local food offerings across the country.
The launch of a new store in New Delhi is a step towards expanding the reach of local cuisines.
The food giant has partnered with local food producers, and is planning to build new outlets in the cities of Ahmedabad, Pune and Kolkata.
The new store will feature a range of traditional Indian food, including ghee-based prawns and fresh vegetables, and will also offer a range at home.
It is expected to open by the end of April.
The brand has been a big player in the country since the late 1980s, as it introduced several products and launched its own brand in the 1990s.
It now has stores in over 10 cities in the state of Maharashtra and has over 300 stores in other states.
Food Mart’s announcement comes a week after it announced plans to set up a new outlet in Ahmedabad and Kutch.
The company said the new outlet will offer fresh fruits and vegetables in the region.