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  • COVID-19 fallout | Personal care products witness 33% drop in April sales; sanitisers, soaps buck the trend May 18, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 fallout | Personal care products witness 33% drop in April sales; sanitisers, soaps buck the trend

    Consumers are unwilling to spend on non-essential items and the sale of personal care products in the country reflects this trend, shows data from market intelligence platform Bizom.

  • Food For Thought: Health foods, kitchen essentials defy FMCG gloom amid lockdowns in April May 14, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Food For Thought: Health foods, kitchen essentials defy FMCG gloom amid lockdowns in April

    April FMCG sales fell 16 percent month on month, according to retail intelligence platform Bizom, but people bought more branded rice, cooking oils and food that is marketed as immunity boosting or healthy.

  • FMCG industry grew over 9% in March quarter: Nielsen May 12, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    FMCG industry grew over 9% in March quarter: Nielsen

    The growth in the current quarter was led by consumption across the segments foods as well as non-food.

  • HUL, Marico hike prices; will other FMCG companies follow suit? May 05, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    HUL, Marico hike prices; will other FMCG companies follow suit?

    Several packaged consumer goods categories such as soaps, tea, edible oils, have seen a price hike for the second quarter in a row, owing to high raw material costs. Britannia has indicated a price hike.

  • COVID-19 impact | Earnings reports paint a bleak picture of discretionary product consumption May 03, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Earnings reports paint a bleak picture of discretionary product consumption

    Supply-chain issues have already started to crop up due to arbitrary lockdown across the country, where restrictions vary from state to state and at times even district to district.

  • The challenges facing HUL in FY22 Apr 30, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    The challenges facing HUL in FY22

    HUL’s March quarter results were healthy but inflation and COVID-19 have sprung a challenge it needs to overcome

  • Chart of the Day | FMCG companies need a relook at what’s sitting on their shelves Apr 29, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | FMCG companies need a relook at what’s sitting on their shelves

    In a number of FMCG categories, three-fourths of the variants contribute to only 2percent of category sales

  • Kirana shops in states under COVID-induced lockdowns face a supply crunch Apr 27, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Kirana shops in states under COVID-induced lockdowns face a supply crunch

    FMCG companies are striving hard to maintain supplies but general stores are facing a scarcity because of logistics, manpower, and regulatory challenges. The situation can deteriorate if lockdowns are extended.

  • 2020 hindsight: As Covid wave intensifies, FMCG companies ramp up supplies to retailers and distributors Apr 26, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    2020 hindsight: As Covid wave intensifies, FMCG companies ramp up supplies to retailers and distributors

    Last year, FMCG products vanished from retail shelves as consumers scrambled to hoard products after the government announced a nationwide lockdown. Anticipating a similar spike in demand, companies such as Cargill, CavinKare and Parle Products have ensured their distributors and retailers are fully stocked up this time around.

  • FMCG players see spike in demand of hand sanitisers, disinfectants as COVID-19 cases surge Apr 21, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    FMCG players see spike in demand of hand sanitisers, disinfectants as COVID-19 cases surge

    Companies such as ITC, Himalaya Drug Company and Patanjali said they have ramped up their production capacity to address spurt in demand, assuring that their hygiene products are available to the consumers.

  • COVID-19 spike | Britannia has stocked distributors to meet any potential surge in demand: CEO Varun Berry Apr 20, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 spike | Britannia has stocked distributors to meet any potential surge in demand: CEO Varun Berry

    The company has also implemented a new real-time dealer management which would ensure quick conversion of orders. The management would also aims to ensure product availability at any given time.

  • Fuelled by COVID-led demand, logistics players to grow 3-times by 2024: Study Apr 19, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    Fuelled by COVID-led demand, logistics players to grow 3-times by 2024: Study

    Several FMCG majors and retailers had introduced direct-to-consumer channels last year as the offline channel witnessed low footfalls and faced supply-chain constraints due to the pandemic.

  • First Italian mega food park & food processing project launched in India: Report Apr 17, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    First Italian mega food park & food processing project launched in India: Report

    Through this project, Italy is also looking to explore the opportunities available in the Indian market.

  • Marico Q4 PAT seen up 11.3% YoY to Rs. 223.9 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 13, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Marico Q4 PAT seen up 11.3% YoY to Rs. 223.9 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 22.6 percent Y-o-Y (down 7.8 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 1,834.7 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Nestle India Q4 PAT seen up 11.8% YoY to Rs. 587.4 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 13, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    Nestle India Q4 PAT seen up 11.8% YoY to Rs. 587.4 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 10.8 percent Y-o-Y (up 4 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 3,683.3 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • ITC Q4 PAT may dip 1.2% YoY to Rs. 3,751.7 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 13, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    ITC Q4 PAT may dip 1.2% YoY to Rs. 3,751.7 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 9.9 percent Y-o-Y (up 4.8 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 12,547.5 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • HUL Q4 PAT seen up 31.9% YoY to Rs. 2,002.8 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 13, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    HUL Q4 PAT seen up 31.9% YoY to Rs. 2,002.8 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 32.7 percent Y-o-Y (up 4.5 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 11,955.1 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Dabur India Q4 PAT seen up 53.6% YoY to Rs. 432.5 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 13, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Dabur India Q4 PAT seen up 53.6% YoY to Rs. 432.5 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 35.1 percent Y-o-Y (up 0.2 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 2,520.3 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Colgate Palmolive Q4 PAT seen up 17.1% YoY to Rs. 239.1 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 13, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Colgate Palmolive Q4 PAT seen up 17.1% YoY to Rs. 239.1 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 14.8 percent Y-o-Y (down 4.3 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 1,230.3 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Investors in FMCG stocks should not ignore this risk to earnings Apr 06, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    Investors in FMCG stocks should not ignore this risk to earnings

    The desire to keep volume growth going even at the cost of sacrificing some margins could mean some surprises on the earnings growth front

  • Rising COVID-19 cases: FMCG companies adapt fast amid lockdowns, curbs Apr 05, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    Rising COVID-19 cases: FMCG companies adapt fast amid lockdowns, curbs

    FMCG companies at large have stepped up supply chain agility, and moved to a more “decentralised and local approach” to ensure adequate stock and reduce disruption of key raw materials in case of shortages down the line.

  • Amazon India partners with UN Women to launch storefront for women sellers  Mar 05, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Amazon India partners with UN Women to launch storefront for women sellers 

    Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani who was also present at the virtual launch of the storefront, said out of 41,000 startups in India, 44 percent of them are women, reinforcing the role that women-led businesses are playing in India.

  • Nestle’s rural shift: strategy or compulsion? Mar 04, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Nestle’s rural shift: strategy or compulsion?

    Why does Nestle want rural markets to contribute to a higher share of its sales? Can it succeed?

  • Marico declares interim dividend of Rs 4.50 per share Mar 03, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Marico declares interim dividend of Rs 4.50 per share

    "The board of directors of the company at its meeting… approved the declaration of second interim equity dividend for the financial year 2020-21 of Rs 4.50 per equity share of Rs 1 each, being 450 percent on the paid-up equity share capital of Rs 129.13 crore,” Marico said in a regulatory filing.

  • 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.

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