Walmart CEO impressed by Flipkart ops; OYO launches 'Lite' app

17th May 2019
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Global retailer Walmart is excited about the market opportunity from Flipkart, its India ecommerce subsidiary. The Indian startup continues to positively contribute to the company's overall international sales, though it is a drag on its operating income. President & CEO Doug McMillon said that he is impressed with the teams in India and their 'ability to innovate for customers with speed'


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