Is the Reliance Retail-Future Group deal a sign of things to come?
While the deal has infused some action into a retail sector battered by the COVID pandemic, experts believe the tough operating environment could lead to more consolidation in the sector
After the deal with Reliance Retail, what does the future hold for Kishore Biyani?
Burdened by debt, the Future Group founder and CEO had to sell the business he painstakingly built over three decades to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail. But those who know Kishore Biyani say it won’t be long before he’s back again and making waves in the retail space
Reliance Retail-Future Group deal: How will it benefit RIL’s consumer facing businesses
Reliance Retail will get the benefit of economies of scale. The products can be bought in large quantities and sold at competitive prices, and would see further improvement in margins due to improving scale.
Reliance Retail-Future Group deal: King of modern retail Kishore Biyani finally surrenders
Biyani was looking for a knight in shining armour, went pillar to post for selling his beleaguered businesses. He held marathon meetings with potential suitors who could bail him out.
No product launches by FMCG firms during this Onam in Kerala, but COVID-19 messages in brand promotion stand out
Nestle Milkmaid, Marico and Yardley lead the show. Traditionally, the 10-day harvest festival is a broad indicator of consumer sentiment and overall adspend. Owing to COVID-19, campaigns muted this time. Hindustan Unilever has stayed away from big ad spends so far
Hotel and restaurant industry lobby FHRAI writes to Home Ministry seeking 6 relaxations in Unlock 4 guidelines
Seeks permission to resume bar and liquor services, easing of quarantine norms for short visits and quick testing of tourists. The industry also wants to moratorium on loans to be extended
How kirana shops are driving the cashless revolution in India
It’s a win-win situation. Customers are keen on contactless transactions for the sake of safety and local grocers are now accepting digital payments for the same reason. And that has taken the volume and value of digital transactions to new highs during the lockdown.
How the shift to cooking at home has helped basmati rice seller LT Foods
The company has seen a surge in demand for its rice brands both in India and overseas, says LT Foods Business Head Ritesh Arora
New normal | How office cafeteria will look like in post-coronavirus time
Material handling, food preparation, kitchen hygiene standards and food transportation with 11 different records are being maintained at kitchens
How a bunch of startups is helping people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi
The festival is likely to be a low-key affair this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But My Omnamo, Mypoojabox and Eco Ganesha are stepping up to help families navigate through the restrictions and make it a memorable affair
How COVID-19 is turning Indians into constant gardeners
Plants have magically begun to appear in homes across India, as Covid-19 drives people stuck indoors to work on their health and the aesthetics of their residences. Nurseries and e-tailers, the biggest beneficiaries, are cultivating the trend
Gold glitters but watches stop ticking for Titan
Titan CFO Subbu Subramaniam says customers are keen to buy gold jewellery despite the high prices that are prevailing. Hopes for recovery by Q4 of FY21 but expects numbers for the full year to be hit badly by the pandemic.
As their customers work from home, footwear companies step up with WFH, athleisure collections
Bata, Metro, Puma launch comfortwear such as padded slippers; hope sales will go some way to mitigate the wipeout in FY21.
Demand for home-office furniture still on the rise
Ikea, Flipkart and Pepperfry lead the show. Physical and mental health concerns during COVID times encouraging consumers to choose items that address ergonomic, aesthetic needs
Bored of dining in, can’t dine out? DIY meal kits show the way out
From pizzas to burgers to signature starters, be it Indian or Continental, many restaurant chains launch do-it-yourself meal kits to make restaurant-quality food at home. They come with pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step instructions.
COVID-19 pandemic: Brands bet on sanitisers with silver to kill germs
Internationally, silver as a component has been celebrated and accepted by the sanitization sector since time immemorial.
The festive season is around the corner and here’s what brand experts are telling apparel retailers
Tap social media to engage with the customer, strengthen e-commerce channels and increase advertising — these are some of the tips the experts have for apparel retailers looking to rebound from the hammering they have taken in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak
These are the highest-paid FMCG CEOs in India
Sanjiv Mehta of Hindustan Unilever still tops the list. Marico’s Saugata Gupta gets the highest hike in FY19-20. We take a look at the salaries of the top executives of FMCG companies.
FMCG Q1 Review: The quarter of health and hygiene products
There was a rising trend of ‘at-home’ as opposed to ‘out-of-home’ consumption. Apart from a thrift mindset, consumers were preferring larger pack formats as they seek to reduce the frequency of purchase
COVID-19 impact: Prataap turns to healthy snacking options; to soon launch Omega fortified Potato Chips
Most popular Indian snack companies in India are Prataap Snacks, Balaji Wafers, DFM Foods, Bikanervala, and Haldirams.
COVID-19 impact: After record sales during lockdown, Grofers looks to push the advantage with its biannual sale
Over the nine-day sale, Grofers aims to sell 2.5 crore items manufactured by its MSME partners and serve 5 million customers during the sale.
MF industry adds 11 lakh new SIP accounts in July; inflows see a slight fall
Currently, mutual funds have about 3.27 crore SIP folios through which investors regularly invest in schemes.
AMFI July Data: Most equity scheme categories saw outgo; all debt funds except credit risk schemes witnessed inflows
The mutual fund industry recorded total assets under management (AUM) of Rs 27.1 lakh crore in July, higher than Rs 25.5 lakh crore in June.
Gold still under-owned; 60-40 allocation to equity-debt no more dependable: Chirag Mehta of Quantum MF
When dollar depreciates gold gains. The dollar has lost 4.4 percent in July and hit a two-year low, in turn pushing up the price of gold
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