It could also hamper their attempts to get into India, which wouldn't make too many there too sad as a result.
That's an interesting discussion on it's own.
As big box retailers are allowed by governments in the developing world, it will both ruin the livelihood of millions of merchants and shopkeepers, but also improve the real spending power of poorer people who can buy more food(or whatever) for cheaper.
This may be more or less painful depending on if those countries are growing economically and the availability of manufacturing jobs, etc.
Maybe it's also why the world seems
to be mostly divided into two kinds of societies: ones with free economies and some controversial but omnipresent redistributive welfare programs, and ones with regulated economies but people are on their own. Think about it, it's hard to find either a perfect meritocratic utopia like in Atlas Shrugged, and conversely China or the Soviet Union was/n't exactly protecting the poor and helpless in reality even if they claimed they were. If you have freedom of opportunity there's freedom to fail, so a safety net makes sense. If your place in society is set and someone else decides you've got all you need, there's no sympathy.