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    With the addition of the two units, Flipkart will now have 12 fulfilment centres in Haryana. Unlike traditional warehouses, fulfilment centres are equipped with highly automated pick, pack and shipping processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.

    Walmart announced layoffs across sourcing, agri-biz & FMCG divisions. More people will have to leave later.

    China has pledged to increase purchases of U.S. manufactured products, agricultural goods, energy and services as part of the deal, according to a report on Tuesday.

    It is suspected that consumers, at a staggering pace, might have ordered new winter clothes and other products and then returned it weeks later after using it, pushing Flipkart to make this change in its policy, sources said.

    India's competition watchdog has ordered its investigative wing to probe Amazon and Flipkart over their discounting practices, exclusive brand launches on the platforms and the preferential treatment they have allegedly offered to certain mobile phones sellers.

    The Alphabot, designed by a Massachusetts startup called Alert Innovation, could help Walmart build on that lead. Walmart began working with Alert in 2016, as part of a broader corporate initiative dubbed “Alpha” that sought to improve the profitability of online grocery.

    Allcargo’s board is expected to approve the proposal on Monday.

    Bezos will participate in an Amazon event in capital New Delhi aimed at connecting with small and medium-sized enterprises, three sources told Reuters. Details of Bezos' visit, including his arrival date and the duration of his stay are not known.

    CPI inflation stood at forty months high of 5.54 per cent in November, up by 92 bps from October. Increase in CPI was mainly led by lower base of food inflation and uptick in prices of vegetables and pulses.

    In December, Flipkart and its US-based parent jointly invested an undisclosed sum in Ninjacart, a fresh produce supply chain startup.

    Walmart India has elevated Sameer Aggarwal to the role of deputy chief executive officer, and industry sources believe he would take over in the coming months the reins of Walmart’s flagship wholesale retail unit in the country from current CEO Krish Iyer.

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