Major British retailer Tesco with the Tatas has launched a neighbourhood convenience store in Pune city. The new outlet is modelled on Tesco Express. Tesco Plc, the world's third largest retailer, has a partnership with Tata Group's Trent under which it provides back-end support and retail expertise.
The new format, Star Daily, is completely different. The first Star Daily outlet, opened in Pune is spread across 1,800 sq ft in size and stocks mainly fresh foods, groceries and essential items. Similar to a kirana store, Star Daily is kept open almost 15 hours starting at seven in the morning.