Reliance to take on Walmart and Amazon online

South Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani is establishing an e-commerce platform to compete with Walmart and Amazon in India.

The Reliance Industries chairman will roll out services in Gujarat before extending them nationwide.

“Jio and Reliance Retail will launch a unique new commerce platform to empower and enrich our 1.2 million small retailers and shopkeepers in Gujarat,” said Ambani.

Reliance introduced the 4G Jio network in September 2016, a market disruptor with its free voice calls and cheap data plans. Its move into e-commerce will aggravate an already cut-throat battle between market leader Flipkart, owned by Walmart, and Amazon’s services in the territory.


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