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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.
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.
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.
This Diwali, Amazon readies its fireworks to woo small-town India

This Diwali, Amazon readies its fireworks to woo small-town India

The festival is key to rope in the next 100 million users.
Now, global rating firms are acknowledging India’s economic slowdown

Now, global rating firms are acknowledging India’s economic slowdown

Critical sectors like FMCG, auto, and manufacturing have been hit.
Infosys and L&T are the only Indian firms in a new list of 10 best employers in the country

Infosys and L&T are the only Indian firms in a new list of 10 best employers in the country

Salary, job security, and a pleasant work atmosphere matter the most.
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.
Here’s proof that Indians are losing confidence in their economy

Here’s proof that Indians are losing confidence in their economy

They don't expect things to turn around immediately, either.
Slowdown or no slowdown? Rural India keeps everyone guessing

Slowdown or no slowdown? Rural India keeps everyone guessing

The hinterland is driving growth for automobile, and consumer goods companies.
Amazon India spent twice as much as Flipkart on advertising in 2018

Amazon India spent twice as much as Flipkart on advertising in 2018

Yet, spending by new-age e-commerce firms is modest compared to some others.
Buoyed by Walmart deal, 2018 was a historic year for Indian consumer goods M&As

Buoyed by Walmart deal, 2018 was a historic year for Indian consumer goods M&As

In May this year, the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, added the Indian e-tailer Flipkart to its cart and checked out for $16 billion. That deal—the…
Unilever bets on Horlicks to get “taller, stronger, sharper” in India

Unilever bets on Horlicks to get “taller, stronger, sharper” in India

For decades now, the iconic malt-based drink, Horlicks, has sat pretty on top of the grocery lists of many middle-class, urban Indian parents. They caught…
How India’s Tata Tea ended up in British homes

How India’s Tata Tea ended up in British homes

Tata-Finlay Ltd, Tata Group’s tea, coffee, and spices business, was established in May 1963 as a joint venture with James Finlay and Company, a Scottish…
India’s beloved Complan, Glucon-D, and Nycil brands now have a fully Indian owner

India’s beloved Complan, Glucon-D, and Nycil brands now have a fully Indian owner

For generations, Complan, Glucon-D, and Nycil have been household names in India. Now, they’re truly desi. On Oct. 24, an Ahmedabad-based company acquired the brands…
Another global consumer giant has set its eyes on Indian startups

Another global consumer giant has set its eyes on Indian startups

What happens when creative ideas meet deep pockets? Disruptive innovation, or so believe big businesses. Most entrenched enterprises in India are now readying dedicated war…