Chkd out Reliance Fresh today, and first opinion indicates that the Ambanis got their entry into the retail marketing right.
Prices of fruits are very reasonable … and to be precise they are 5% below market while vegetables and grains are at par or 5% above / below mkt prices or kirana store prices depending upon each item. The best part is that there is no minimum quantity limit as everything is sold on weight – i bought a piece of ginger costing me Rs 1.19.
In terms of cost/quality comparison it is a lot better than both Food bazaar and Subhiksha. Stocking is good and done at a correct temperature. Overall I am positive on this supestore, even though most of the specials were sold out and were missing from the rack . All in all its a great place to shop, and the best part is they are eco friendly and try to avoid plastic as you can optionally carry your own cloth bag.
The range of other food items like biscuits etc is lacking and food bazaar beats fresh both in sheer size, product range and deals .
My Ratings out of *****(5 stars max)
Ambiance ****3.5 Stocking ***3
VEGETABLES ****2.5 Fruits ****3 Dairy products branded****4
Biscuits and junk food ****3
Foodgrains ***2.5 Utensils etc **2 Other items **2
* I have updated my ratings as the promotion prices were discounted and are now jacked up a bit.