Prachi Gupta

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FMCG firms to go aggressive on e-commerce as more consumers go online amid pandemic

In August 2020, e-commerce sales beat the sales of both traditional and modern sales individually.

DMart must ramp up e-commerce network to compete with JioMart, BigBasket, Grofers, others

As the coronavirus pandemic pushes customers towards online shopping, retail and consumer goods sellers have also ramped up online operations. For DMart, it has also become imperative to expand its e-commerce channels to more

What Dabur, Marico, ITC, others are selling most; packaged food, edible oil demand soars in lockdown

After more than a year of sustaining lowdown, FMCG firms have started to witness recovery in demand with major players now stating that they are confident of sustaining growth, if the situation remains favourable.

New gold retail stores on halt as jewellers run short on cash despite soaring gold prices

While gold prices rose to reach a fresh record high amid the pandemic, gold retailers are putting a brake on their store expansion plans due to a lesser availability of cash.

India on path of economic recovery? E-way bills, electricity usage, payments rise in September

Even while India continues to see a surge in coronavirus cases, the economy may be on a path of recovery as indicated by an increase in e-way bills, electricity consumption and payments data in September.

India set for new Kharif sowing record thanks to best monsoon in 26 years; agri still won’t offset weak growth

India is all set to report record kharif sowing this year even while the country is one of the most impacted nations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Long way to recovery for ASEAN: Consumer sector to rebound first; these sectors to continue to drag

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting ASEAN economies hard, recovery for now seems an uphill task as many sectors are likely to continue bearing the brunt in the absence of a vaccine.

Banarasi saris made from Chinese silk, no more: After strike on apps, govt plans to cut silk imports

Amid rising border tensions with the Dragon country, India may have found a new weapon in its arsenal after banning various Chinese apps including popular mobile game PUBG.

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Govt cleared loans of big defaulters with public money after demonetisation move, says Rahul Gandhi

Continuing with his criticism of central government's move of notebandi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the government's demonetisation move was actually an attack on "India’s poor, farmers, labour and

Mobile data, calls to get costlier by this much; telecom tariff hike imminent after SC’s AGR verdict

Telecom companies may soon have to raise data and call tariffs to earn more revenue to offset losses from pending AGR payments, which now fall due after the Supreme Court verdict.

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Unilever’s Surf, Vim, Domex to be free of fossil fuels; FMCG giant green move for Clean Future

Global FMCG giant Unilever’s cleaning brands will soon no longer have fossil fuel ingredients as a part of the company’s Clean Future initiative.

Real estate demand may not drastically improve with proposed stamp duty cut; this may work instead

While the government of Maharashtra has proposed a stamp duty reduction in a bid to push real estate demand, the same may not prove fruitful.

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All eyes on agriculture: August rainfalls hit 4-decade high; Kharif crop sowing tops last year mark

India has recorded August rainfalls at four decade high this year with the monsoon season remaining robust in 2020 despite occasional hiccups a few weeks before.

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No more fake Amul websites: Gujarat coop wins legal battle against fraudsters

Dairy giant Amul has won a legal battle against online fraudsters with the Delhi High Court ruling that imposter websites cannot use the company name anymore, it said.

When will people start buying clothes? Recovery expected only next year; firms to do this to weather storm

The Apparels and textiles sector is likely to continue facing the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic till the beginning of the next financial year as demand remains sluggish on the back of economic slowdown.

Blackswan event for textile, apparels: Here’s how coronavirus affected exports, domestic sales

With coronavirus hitting the globe, virtually every industry has borne the brunt of the pandemic with lower sales volumes and hampered revenue flow.

Telecom sector on way to to be a duopoly: Mukesh Ambani’s Jio, Bharti Airtel continue to beat Voda-Idea

While RIL's telecom arm merely just a year back was the only operator to gain market share, Sunil Mittal Bharti's Airtel is also making a strong comeback with the telecom sector now heading towards becoming a duopoly instead

Restaurants remain empty despite unlock: Some shut down permanently, other 30% stare at bleak future

While the government has eased lockdown restrictions amid the pandemic, the restaurant industry is still facing the economic fallouts of the coronavirus outbreak with only one in every five restaurants currently operating in

Who’s buying Indian sugar, if not Indians? Export to these nations rise, as Thailand output falls

Amid a fall in industry demand for sugar due to coronavirus pandemic, exports are likely to save the day for manufacturers as demand is expected to shoot up.

The mills have repeatedly apprised the state as well as the Centre regarding the quota for sale of sugar not being in sync with its production.

New age apartments: Builders must use digital technologies to make houses safer post coronavirus

While India’s real estate industry continues on a downtrend, the sector may emerge from the distress if builders take advantage of changes in consumer behaviour amid the pandemic.

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Save your electricity bill, and save your power company too; here’s how smart meters can help

While the government looks to help India’s power distribution companies emerge from distress, smart meters can actually prove to be a convenient solution to the same and may help in saving up on collection and billing losse

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Agriculture emerges as bright spot amid pandemic, says RBI; rural demand picks up too

While Indian economy is facing headwinds of coronavirus, the agricultural sector is an outlier, with the growth in the sector also helping spur rural demand.

Coca-Cola to roll-out new juice categories under Minute Maid brand as demand jumps amid coronavirus

Coca-Cola India has announced the launch of two new products under its 13-year-old brand Minute Maid -- Vita Punch and Nutri Force.

Amul doubles down on immunity boosting products amid coronavirus; launches Haldi Ice Cream

Gujarat-based Amul has doubled down on its immunity boosting range amid coronavirus pandemic as demand booms for such products. The company announced the launch of Haldi or Turmeric Ice Cream.

Amul has launched new product Panchamrit, a blend of honey, sugar, curd, milk and ghee

McDonald’s sees green shoot of revival in June; registers 70% sales of pre-COVID levels on McDelivery

Fast-food chain McDonald’s has slowly started to see revival of sales after the coronavirus pandemic affects businesses during lockdown.

Reliance Retail hit by lockdown in Q1; while grocery business flourishes, lifestyle, electronics drag

Reliance Industries Ltd’s retail unit Reliance Retail reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 431 crore for the fiscal first quarter April-June.

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Dabur sees 7-fold jump in Chyawanprash sales as demand for immunity boosting items booms amid COVID-19

Homegrown FMCG major Dabur has reported a seven-fold jump in its Chyawanprash range as demand for immunity boosting products has witnessed a sharp surge amid coronavirus pandemic.

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