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India's ubiquitous kirana stores are finding themselves in great demand

Jun 09, 2019 - The Economic Times

There is an air of familiarity around Prabhu Stores, a small grocer on the fringes of Malleswaram, a Bengaluru neighbourhood. It is nearly 5 pm on a Friday evening and as the evening rush hour begins to build, Nagesh Prabhu, whose family has owned the store for the better part of five decades, is getting set for business.Along with his wife, Prabhu operates the store from early in the morning to late evening, providing for small purchases of regular customers, ranging from one-off items such as ...