Nafed to open 200 grocery stores named Nafed Bazar under franchise mode by March 2022

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), the central government agency engaged in procurement, processing, distribution, export and import of various agricultural commodities in collaboration with Tirupati Cooperative has opened its first grocery store named Nafed Bazar in Gurugram, Haryana.

The store was inaugurated by NAFED chairman Dr Bijender Singh along with Dr Chander Pal Singh, chairman, Krishak Bharti Limited (KRIBHCO). Mrinalini Shrivastava, Commissioner Investment, Sikkim Government was also present on the occasion.

“Nafed has a network of more than 20 grocery stores and this is the first store in collaboration with Tirupati Cooperative in Gurugram. NAFED plans to open about 200 more stores under the franchise model under the same name Nafed Bazar by the end of this financial year in various parts of the country. The objective of the store is to increase farmers’ income and get their produce directly to retail.” said Dr Bijender Singh, chairman, NAFED while inaugurating the store .

“Nafed has drawn up plans to set up retail grocery outlets under a franchisee model. The company currently operates ten retail outlets under the name of Nafed Bazaar; eight in Delhi and two in Shimla, all of which are owned by the company. Nafed is also into institutional sales of grocery products to hospitals, hotels and government departments. Nafed initially wants to focus on Delhi and adjoining towns, where it already has a developed supply chain, and later move to other cities. It eventually aims to expand across the country,” said Singh

The Nafed Bazar in Gurugram is an initiative of women cooperative society in Uttarakhand. It is a pilot store of Nafed with Tirupati cooperative and will be opening nine more stores in various parts of the country, where most of the staff will be women or differently-abled people . The stores will sell pulses, rice, organic food items, different variety of tea, health foods, spices, pickles and all other grocery brands from various parts of the country” said Shilpi Arora, president, Tirupati Cooperative

“The store has launched several inaugural discount schemes including a three per cent discount for all serving armed and police force personnel ,One fabric bag and a kg of sugar free for the first 100 women on purchase of Rs 1000. All customers will get one kilogram sugar free on purchase of Rs 1000 till July 31, 2021 “ said Arora.

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