Sept 29 (Reuters) - Meat retailer Crawshaw Group plc to now open lesser number of stores this year as a precautionary measure as customers curtail spending.
** Like-for-like sales for 26 weeks ended July 31 down 4.4 percent.
** Company to now open 12 new stores, had earlier planned opening 15
** To continue opening stores in 2017
** Crawshaw already reintroduced programme to sell local products with less margins at more stores
Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bengaluru, Editing by Sunil Nair