SINGAPORE: NTUC FairPrice supermarket venture talks at "fairly advanced stage" but no date set
Prospective partners for a joint supermarket-operating venture in China and India have reached a "fairly advanced stage of negotiations" with Singapore' largest supermarket operator NTUC FairPrice , which operates 87 outlets and posted sales for this year exceeding S$1bn.Chairman of NTUC FairPrice, Chandra Das, revealed that the company has set aside S$20m in funds for the overseas venture, but could reveal nothing about when, and if, it would start: "I would have liked to have started yesterday."
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