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  • FMCG industry grows 7.3% in October-December, rural sales up 14.2%: Nielsen Feb 16, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    FMCG industry grows 7.3% in October-December, rural sales up 14.2%: Nielsen

    The metro market witnessed "significant recovery", while rural India, which is performing well after a quick recovery from the pandemic, continued to be "buoyant" and witnessed double-digit growth during the quarter under review.

  • Hindustan Unilever expects COVID impacted products to rebound in 2021 Feb 15, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Hindustan Unilever expects COVID impacted products to rebound in 2021

    On the other hand, the company said "COVID obsessive” categories such as hand sanitisers and hand wash which saw a sharp surge during the pandemic are also expected to normalise this year.

  • ITC: Higher dividend yield to protect stock downside Feb 12, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    ITC: Higher dividend yield to protect stock downside

    Recovery in cigarette business holds the key to re-rating of ITC

  • What Unilever’s strategy shift means for HUL’s investors Feb 09, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    What Unilever’s strategy shift means for HUL’s investors

    Unilever’s new strategy focuses on fewer categories aiming at higher and profitable growth. HUL’s near to medium term performance may feel the effect, if it follows suit

  • Read the full text of Kishore Biyani’s letter to Future employees on Amazon’s attempts to block RIL deal Jan 30, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Read the full text of Kishore Biyani’s letter to Future employees on Amazon’s attempts to block RIL deal

    Amazon.com Inc’s bid to stall Future Group’s $3.4 billion retail assets sale is similar to Alexander the Great’s “ruthless ambition to scorch the earth”, the Indian group’s CEO Kishore Biyani said on January 30.

  • India's Future likens Amazon's bid to stall retail deal to 'ruthless' Alexander the Great Jan 30, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    India's Future likens Amazon's bid to stall retail deal to 'ruthless' Alexander the Great

    Indian stock exchanges this month cleared Future’s deal with Reliance, despite Amazon’s repeated requests to regulators to block the deal.

  • HUL: Putting a premium on sales growth Jan 28, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    HUL: Putting a premium on sales growth

    The FMCG market leader will focus on growth even if it comes at the cost of margins in the near term

  • Inflationary concerns could dampen recovery for FMCGs Jan 08, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Inflationary concerns could dampen recovery for FMCGs

    Marico, whose brands include Parachute and Saffola, said its India business recorded double-digit volume growth in Q3FY21.

  • Most of our group businesses are back at pre-Covid levels: Raymond Chairman Gautam Singhania Dec 14, 2020 04:39 PM IST

    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 Dec 13, 2020 10:51 AM IST

    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.

  • FMCG: The small guys get their revenge Dec 04, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    FMCG: The small guys get their revenge

    Contrary to what one would expect, small FMCG companies have done far better than the bigger ones during the pandemic

  • FMCG industry sees signs of recovery in September quarter: Nielsen Nov 27, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    FMCG industry sees signs of recovery in September quarter: Nielsen

    The growth witnessed in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector was also a reflection of positivity witnessed in the overall macroeconomic scenario amid opening up of the economy and easing of lockdown restrictions

  • Festive sales sees major revival in spending among youngsters Nov 25, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    Festive sales sees major revival in spending among youngsters

    Among digital transactions during the festive period in 2020, 71 percent of the purchases were on EMI, with four months being the average chosen tenure.

  • ITC: If smokers are not lighting up, valuations won't Nov 09, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    ITC: If smokers are not lighting up, valuations won't

    While ITC’s FMCG business is on the path to growth, emerging from COVID's shadow, the demand for cigarettes is down

  • ITC: Inexpensive valuation and higher dividend yield should trigger re-rating Nov 09, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    ITC: Inexpensive valuation and higher dividend yield should trigger re-rating

    We expect ITC to continue to remain aggressive in the FMCG space and the market share and the volumes are likely to remain higher

  • DMart converts 2 Mumbai stores into fulfilment centres to cater to e-commerce demand Oct 19, 2020 05:37 PM IST

    DMart converts 2 Mumbai stores into fulfilment centres to cater to e-commerce demand

    Besides, D-Mart has also expanded its e-commerce operations in select pin codes of Pune City.

  • Marico Q2 PAT seen up 13% YoY to Rs. 285.8 cr: ICICI Direct Oct 14, 2020 10:38 PM IST

    Marico Q2 PAT seen up 13% YoY to Rs. 285.8 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 7.5 percent Y-o-Y (up 2.1 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 1,966.2 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • ITC Q2 PAT may dip 15.1% YoY to Rs. 3,417.5 cr: ICICI Direct Oct 14, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    ITC Q2 PAT may dip 15.1% YoY to Rs. 3,417.5 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to decrease by 2.3 percent Y-o-Y (up 22.9 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 11,594.6 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • HUL Q2 PAT seen up 7% YoY to Rs. 1,977.9 cr: ICICI Direct Oct 14, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    HUL Q2 PAT seen up 7% YoY to Rs. 1,977.9 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 13.4 percent Y-o-Y (up 5.8 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 11,005.3 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Dabur India Q2 PAT seen up 9.8% YoY to Rs. 443.1 cr: ICICI Direct Oct 14, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    Dabur India Q2 PAT seen up 9.8% YoY to Rs. 443.1 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 6.5 percent Y-o-Y (up 19 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 2,356.1 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Amway India expects home delivery to double to 6 lakh per month by fiscal-end Sep 30, 2020 02:02 PM IST

    Amway India expects home delivery to double to 6 lakh per month by fiscal-end

    Direct seller firm witnesses increase in online sales from 33.6 percent in February 2020 to over 70 percent in September 2020. Before lockdown in March, the company had executed 1 lakh deliveries, accounting for 40 percent of total sales count.

  • Consumer companies may get their staple desires fulfilled Sep 29, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Consumer companies may get their staple desires fulfilled

    Business has for long had an eye on the staples in a consumer’s basket. The govt’s reforms for the farm sector could make it a viable and scalable proposition

  • Analysts bullish on ITC’s FMCG and food segment prospects Sep 29, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    Analysts bullish on ITC’s FMCG and food segment prospects

    According to JM Financial, ITC’s FMCG segment is possibly one of the most under-appreciated businesses in the Indian consumer space in recent times.

  • This is how The Sehgals are spicing up the beverage space Sep 26, 2020 08:58 PM IST

    This is how The Sehgals are spicing up the beverage space

    From undertaking sales force automation to roping in marketing professionals, from charting out aggressive growth plans to fanning out across the country, and from ending ‘jugaad’ marketing and earmarking a decent amount for marketing and sales, the Sehgals have made a brand out of a commodity.

  • Middle, rural India driving 'strategic priorities' of FMCG companies: Nielsen Sep 26, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Middle, rural India driving 'strategic priorities' of FMCG companies: Nielsen

    FMCG consumption was the hardest hit in bigger cities in India during the lockdown period, it said adding that the sector is seeing a cautious recovery in the country

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