Why a Heritage Fresh supermarket is being attacked over the AP encounter
news Friday, April 10, 2015 - 05:30
A day after a Heritage Fresh supermarket in Mylapore was ransacked, pro Tamil groups protested outside a heritage retail outlet in Chennai retaliating to the killing of 20 men from Tamil Nadu by Andhra Pradesh in Chitoor on Tuesday. The protesters raised slogans and held posters against the group, asking people to boycott the group of companies. The reason for this protest is the fact that the company was founded and is owned by Andhra Pradesh Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. On Thursday, two men on a bike entered the Mylapore outlet of the supermarket and damaged the signboard by hurling stones and also damaged the cash register, computers and shelves using clubs. According to reports, the two men were later detained by the Mylapore police. The Heritage group was founded by Naidu in 1992 and is present in AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha and Delhi. Naidu's wife Nara Bhuvaneswari, son Nara Lokesh and Nara Bramhini, daughter of actor and politician Nandamuri Balakrishna are part of the board of directors. Besides providing a range of diary products, the company also supplies packaged drinking water, beverages and a range of general merchandise under its logo. With an annual turnover of Rs.1726.99 crores in the financial year of 2013-14, the company aims to be a nationally recognized brand and is aiming for a revenue of Rs 6000 Cr by 2020. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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