New Delhi: The Indian grocery chain Oriental supermarket chain Oriental grocery chain will close its outlets in India on April 1.
The chain has been shuttering outlets in the country since November this year and the decision has come at a cost of more than 2,000 jobs, said a statement by Oriental, which owns stores in over 30 cities across India.
Oriental has been struggling in India due to low sales in India and an increase in the tax and other charges.
The chain has not been able to attract customers due to the high cost of goods.
The statement said that the stores will remain closed in India until April 1, 2020.
Orientals stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune will remain open till June 1, 2019.
The company will continue to operate stores in other parts of India and the company has planned to expand the range of its grocery business to include vegetables, meat, dairy products, cosmetics, spices and other products.