Editor’s note: This was written by Kayla Matthews, a freelance writer focusing on technology and online media. You can find more of her work on VentureBeat, MakeUseOf, Motherboard and Gear Diary. 

India’s retail sector is continuing its strong strides, recently surpassing China with an anticipated growth of $1.3 trillion by 2020.

Investments in India from large, recognizable brands like Amazon, IKEA, and Gap have combined with an embrace of technology from India’s government to result in the growth. Amazon, for example, recently acquired a 5% stake in Shoppers Stop, an Indian fashion retailer. Adidas India also intends to open 30 to 40 flagship stores by 2020 across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

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