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India’s struggling consumer goods sector pins its hopes on Budget 2020

India’s struggling consumer goods sector pins its hopes on Budget 2020

Fixing GST, and arresting rural slump are top priorities.
A senior industrialist had a major “anti-Muslim Indian” moment in Thailand

A senior industrialist had a major “anti-Muslim Indian” moment in Thailand

"We read that Hindus don’t want Muslims near them."
A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market

A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market

LOTS Wholesale plans to open 12 distribution centres in three years.
Ramdev’s Patanjali seems to have left behind a brief red patch

Ramdev’s Patanjali seems to have left behind a brief red patch

The firm earned $535 million in April-Sept 2019-20, the highest ever in the first half of any financial year.
Indian women still pay the “motherhood wage penalty” when they return to work

Indian women still pay the “motherhood wage penalty” when they return to work

As many as 7 million women in India today are looking to start over after a break.
Consumer goods firms are battling India’s rural slump by cutting pack sizes and prices

Consumer goods firms are battling India’s rural slump by cutting pack sizes and prices

Demand from rural India accounts for 36% of overall FMCG sales.
Kenya’s Twiga Foods eyes West Africa after $30M raise led by Goldman

Kenya’s Twiga Foods eyes West Africa after $30M raise led by Goldman

Kenya’s Twiga Foods has raised a total of $30 million from lenders and investors led by Goldman Sachs. The B2B food distribution company financed $6.25 million of the funding in convertible debt and
There’s no economic slowdown on planet Flipkart

There’s no economic slowdown on planet Flipkart

The e-commerce giant is banking on new features like videos.
Nearly two-thirds of Indian executives are overweight—and that evening samosa is to blame

Nearly two-thirds of Indian executives are overweight—and that evening samosa is to blame

Stressful jobs, sedentary lifestyles, and unhealthy eating habits.
IKEA debuts in the Indian e-commerce arena with services in Mumbai

IKEA debuts in the Indian e-commerce arena with services in Mumbai

The Swedish retailer is yet to launch a brick and mortar facility in Mumbai.
Amidst an economic slump, IKEA and Miniso have missed their India targets

Amidst an economic slump, IKEA and Miniso have missed their India targets

The brands may have overestimated the market's potential.
Miniso wants to make in India and sell to the world

Miniso wants to make in India and sell to the world

"over time, the country has started meaning a lot more to us."
While India was busy celebrating its “ease of doing business” ranking, its real economy tanked

While India was busy celebrating its “ease of doing business” ranking, its real economy tanked

The warning signs have reached a point where they cannot be ignored.
A 200-year-old British consumer goods giant is banking on an Indian for growth

A 200-year-old British consumer goods giant is banking on an Indian for growth

The FMCG industry is going through tumultuous times.
There’s only one reason why India’s economy has survived Modi