Prachi Gupta

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Not even living wages for Assam tea farmers: Big brands can help but are they willing?

While tea is a household essential and the most widely consumed beverage not just in India but across the world as well, those who produce it suffer in silent agony due to myriad of reasons.

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Restaurants 2.0: Now, robots will decide if you should get free beer or nothing

How would you like visiting a restaurant which knows your previous orders, profiles you and decides if you should get a complimentary beer or wine or in some cases, maybe nothing?

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This is how poor Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates would be if it were for Warren’s dreaded wealth tax plan

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates would be nowhere close to being as rich as they are today had US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s much-talked-about proposed wealth tax been there for long.

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Biscuits getting more expensive: Britannia falls back on premium items to make money amid slowdown

Leading biscuit makers Britannia said that the company launched several premium products at a time when people were not willing to buy five-rupee biscuits.

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Maggi, KitKat to go green: Nestle pledges plastic neutrality for brands by this year end

Nestle is the latest to jump on board the green initiative and has announced that its popular brands Maggi and KitKat will soon be plastic neutral by the end of 2019.

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Mobile sales defy slowdown: This Chinese brand sales grow 4 times

Mobiles sales have boomed in India despite the ongoing slowdown in the retail channel.

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Amazon, offline stores are like oil, water; CAIT refuses to join hands with foreign e-commerce giants

While CAIT has said that it can associate itself with big retailer or domestic e-tailer, prominent homegrown e-commerce players get heavy funding from foreign investors.

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Demand slip from these two sectors has hit steel industry the most: APL Apollo INTERVIEW

Coupled with an ongoing trade war and weak demand from automobile and construction sectors, the steel industry has been facing dual heat and prices have fallen considerably.

The current economic trend has directly impacted steel production. News

Amazon’s walk in, walk out, Go stores allow you to leave without paying; here’s how it works

While it has been over a year since the first Amazon Go store was launched, there are only 16 such outlets to date where shoppers can just take the items and leave the store, without making the payment at a check-out counter.

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Indians ditch Chinese goods this Diwali; but, Rs 3,200 crore worth China items still sold

The sale of Chinese goods has witnessed a major drop in the run-up to Diwali as about 60% less Chinese products were sold this year.

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Amazon’s fresh Rs 4,400 crore funding shows Jeff Bezos’ unflinching trust in India market

Amazon’s latest Rs 4,400 crore funding in its India business, on top of the $5.5 billion funds already committed, signal Jeff Bezos’ confidence in the India market, notwithstanding the current economic slowdown.

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Is Maggi getting smaller? Here’s why Parle G, Lay’s etc sell at same price as 10 years ago

Ever wondered why your favourite packet of Maggi or Lay’s still sells for Rs 10 even after decades of existence?

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ITC’s premium play continues amid slowdown; co launches costlier items in various categories

Amid an economic slowdown, FMCG companies are increasingly falling back on expensive product sales and ramping up premium products offering as the affluent still have the money to buy and experiment.

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Fast-moving costly goods? FMCG firms bank on expensive products amid slowdown

While FMCG companies have been reeling under demand slowdown for close to nine months now, it has not deterred them from launching premium products priced much higher than the standard range items.

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World’s most expensive chocolate in India: Where you can buy this Rs 4.3 lakh Truffle

The offering will be encased in a hand-made wooden box and will have 15 truffle pieces each, weighing approximately 15 grams per piece.

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FMCG cos are top 10 TV advertisers amid festive season; HUL leads the pack

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies including Hindustan Unilever, RB and Procter & Gamble have ramped up their advertising spends in the festive season and according to BARC data.

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Cadbury-fame Mondelez mops in 42% profit increase in FY19 in India

Cadbury’s parent company Mondelez India Foods Private Limited mopped in net profit of Rs 462 crore, a whopping 42% jump in its last year profit numbers.

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Mumbai is the only Indian city in world’s top 20 richest list; Delhi inching closer too

What strikes about Mumbai is the fact that the city is home to one of the largest slum areas in the world -- Dharavi -- in which people are living in abject poverty.

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More domestic flights this winter despite slowdown; airlines to fly over 23,000 flights every week

Despite the ongoing economic slowdown, Indian airlines will fly a total of 23,403 flights per week in the upcoming winter schedule, more than last year’s schedule.

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RIL’s Jio, Retail arm balance out slip in Mukesh Ambani’s refining, petrochem business

While the company’s Refining and Petrochemicals business reported modest performance, the consumer-facing business led by Jio and Reliance Retail balanced out the slip and made for these businesses.

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Domestic air passenger traffic growth slows for four months in a row in September

Indian aviation sector continues to feel the slowdown blues with domestic air passenger traffic down for the fourth consecutive month in September.

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Slowdown woes: FMCG growth rate tumbles down to less than half; rural demand at 7 year low

The FMCG growth rate in Q2FY20 has tumbled down to less than half of what it was last year as rural demand hits a seven-year low.

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Slowdown a blip: Cleartrip remains bullish on Indian travel | INTERVIEW

Balu Ramachandran, Senior Vice President, Cleartrip talks about why Cleartrip remains bullish on India market potential, how Jet Airways grounding still haunts the Indian aviation sector and Cleartrip’s hotel play.

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Hotels vs Zomato tiff deepens: More restaurants will follow, warns body; also asks for tweak in Gold

The restaurant bodies including FHRAI and NRAI have been persistent in their demands that food aggregators must stop extending deep discounts and also stop levying high commission rates.

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Ecommerce vs Kirana stores: Mom and pop shops to thrive even as Amazon, Flipkart give tough fight

While e-tailers will see their share getting fattened by 2021 and traditional retail will shrink, the kirana stores will still have three-fourth share of the market which is expected to grow to over $1.2 trillion by 2021.

From the poshest neighborhoods to teeming slums, typical Indian kiranas are cramped spaces that can just about fit a king-size bed but are chock-full of sacks of rice, lentils and dried chili peppers. News

Govt harps on need of private investments; CEA Subramanian suggests this to beat slowdown

As India is reeling under an economic slowdown, Krishnamurthy Subramanian, CEA, emphasized on the need for private companies to come forward and give a boost to the economy by making investments.

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Air travel growth dives to one-tenth: Economic slowdown not to blame; here’s the REAL reason

The passenger growth has taken a massive hit this year and has slipped from 20-25% growth in the first six months last year to 2-3% this year.

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