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Walmart India sales jump amid coronavirus panic buying

Walmart India sales jump amid coronavirus panic buying

Walmart India sales jump amid coronavirus panic buying
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By PTI Mar 18, 2020 10:42:28 PM IST (Published)

Amid the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, Walmart India on Wednesday said it has witnessed a spike in sales of items across categories such as personal care and hygiene as well as in few staples and processed food.

Amid the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, Walmart India on Wednesday said it has witnessed a spike in sales of items across categories such as personal care and hygiene as well as in few staples and processed food.

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The company, which operates in B2B (business-to-business) segment here, is in touch with its supplier partners to ensure adequate stocking at its 'Best Price' stores, Walmart India said in a statement.
Moreover, the company has also imposed quantity restrictions for purchase of certain sensitive categories like hand sanitizers, it said.
"The company has witnessed a spike in sales of items across categories such as personal care and hygiene as well as a few staples and processed food. Walmart India is constantly in touch with its supplier partners to ensure adequate stocking at our Best Price stores," a Walmart India spokesperson said in the statement.
The company is also working towards identifying future bottlenecks, if they arise, to ensure that the supply chains remain intact.
Walmart has also implemented comprehensive measures for the safety and hygiene of its staff as precautions against COVID-19 (coronavirus), the statement said.
Besides, Walmart is also maintaining "control over the number of members at its premises in order to maintain safe distance". Walmart India owns and operates 28 Best Price wholesale stores and 2 fulfilment centres in India.
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