Christmas, New Year are bringing cheer to mall business after COVID-19 impact
After Diwali, Christmas and New Year are continuing the growth momentum in terms of footfalls and business. And Christmas offers and End of Year sales are attracting people to malls.
Society Tea striving to become a national brand, says Director Karan Shah
India is the second-largest producer of tea, globally, after China. The local tea industry in India has a market value of more than Rs 12,000 crore.
This week in hospitality industry: Night curfew dampens year-end cheer; license fee gives some relief
Just a week ago the restaurant association had written to the government seeking permission to operate restaurants for an additional two hours for the month so that they could earn some revenue.
Bar owners welcome Maharashtra government’s move to cut license fee
The liquor shops were shut between 38 days to 190 days during the lockdown period and the concessions were granted considering the losses due to the lockdown.
Retailers must use AR/VR technologies to bring in-store experience to online channels: Capgemini’s Nayak
In the current scenario, the fear of getting infected with the deadly virus has prompted customers to shop online
Maharashtra night curfew dampens year-end hospitality cheer
Just a week ago the restaurant association had written to the Government requesting for restaurants to be allowed to operate for an additional two hours for the month so that they could earn some revenue
As skin care takes precedence, beauty brands struggle to sell face cosmetics
With health and hygiene products taking priority, and people largely staying home or wearing masks when they venture out, facial products have remained unused. Consumers aren’t buying more, for now, and this has hit the facial cosmetics segment of the beauty industry hard, with one top brand saying it has seen sales of such products plunge 90 percent
This week in FMCG: Stellar response to Mrs Bectors' IPO; Next one from KFC, Pizza Hut operator?
Sapphire Foods is managed by a team of professionals led by Group CEO Sanjay Purohit, who has earlier had stints at Levi Strauss & Co, Cadbury India & Asia Paints
Meet the woman behind IPO star Mrs Bectors Food Specialities
Rajni Bector started the business in a backyard with an investment of just Rs 20,000. Today it is a household name in North India and has grown into a Rs 1,000 crore business exporting its products to 60 countries and employing over 4,000 people
Most of our group businesses are back at pre-Covid levels: Raymond Chairman Gautam Singhania
The Raymond group, which has interests in the textile, apparel, FMCG, engineering, prophylactics and real estate sectors, was battered by Covid. In FY20, it recorded consolidated revenue of Rs 3,186 crore, only to see this shrink to a mere Rs 24 crore in the first quarter of FY21 and Rs 254 crore in the second quarter. But with the economy opening up, Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Hari Singhania told Moneycontrol things are looking up for Raymond with most group businesses at 90 percent of their pre-Covid levels
This week in FMCG: Honey adulteration controversy continues; CSE vs FSSAI, firms launch sugar-free products
NMR is the advance technology to detect adulteration in honey with sugar syrups by molecular separation and identification. It is the only test that can detect the new modified ‘Chinese sugar’ being used to adulterate honey.
COVID Impact | FMCG firms rush to launch sugar-free, low-calorie products as demand shoots up
There is a rapid increase in demand for less sugary and immunity-boosting products, as more and more Indians seek solutions to boost overall health and wellbeing.
Honey adulteration | FSSAI needs to strengthen testing standards, says CSE's Amit Khurana
In an interaction with Moneycontrol, Programme Director of the CSE’s Food Safety and Toxins Amit Khurana said Indian standards are not enough to detect adulteration in honey.
Farmers' protest | What Maharashtra farmers have to say about the farm laws, contract farming
Some of the farmers, who have already taken up contract farming, are worried that laws may empower the companies even more and wonder how that would impact them.
Bee-keepers feel the sting of falling honey prices. Who’s to blame?
While it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for the fall in prices, the recent finding by the CSE that honey is mixed with sugar syrup and sold as pure honey, does not bode well for the bee-keeping industry.
Adulterated honey controversy: This is what brand experts say
While Dabur holds a larger market share in the honey market, there are competitors such as Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya, with Marico’s Saffola being the latest entrant in the honey space.
Why this company chose to cater exclusively to senior citizens
The company has seen more senior citizens buying home essentials, gardening, kitchen & dining, music products, food & nutrition as well as gifting products.
MAGGI, Nescafe helps Nestle India post double-digit growth in Q3 CY20 sales
The COVID-19 outbreak has given a boost to products in the ready-to-cook meals category and companies selling them have made most of it.
How will Flipkart and Aditya Birla Fashion Retail deal benefit both entities?
Experts are of the view that a combined market approach of these two large fashion, apparel and lifestyle entities will usher great synergies in manufacturing and supply chain, which will enable them to capture a bigger slice of growth
Liquor Supply Spat: While Hotel lobby body says lift the ban on supply, wine traders say they should pay 50% percent dues first
HRWAI feels, the wine traders association is exploiting the monopolistic position it enjoys on supplies in Maharashtra.
COVID-19 impact: Restaurant association requests finance minister to review Kamath Committee recommendations
FHRAI is the apex body of the Indian hospitality industry, representing 55,000 hotels and 5,00,000 restaurants across the country.
COVID-19 is helping this organic personal care brand become Rs 100 crore from mere 6 crore in FY20
Since the leniency in lockdown, the company has been receiving 25,000 orders per month.
Worst is behind us, says HUL Chairman Sanjiv Mehta
HUL on October 20 reported a profit of Rs 2,009 crore in the quarter ended September 2020, rising 8.7 percent compared to Rs 1,848 crore in the same period last year.
This is what restaurants are doing to woo customers back to the dinner table amid COVID-19
Restaurants are leading the way by introducing new and innovative initiatives to make it #SafeToEatOut again for their customers while attributing utmost importance to social distancing and hygiene.
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