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  • 27-Oct-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    BS People: Manu Anand

    Bubbling to the top

  • 17-Oct-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Govt to interconnect ports through web

    Move to facilitate fast movement of imported food; draft note to be put up soon.

  • 25-Sep-2010 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Seema Sindhu

    Pepsi plans to add fizz to sales with sub-Rs 5 range

    PepsiCo India is planning to launch beverages and snacks priced below Rs 5. This is part of a drive to address the mass market looking for nutritional products. The new range, being developed in India, is expected to be launched on a pilot basis in ...

  • 20-Sep-2010 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Seema Sindhu

    Changing times: Timex enters Titan territory

    US-based Timex Group has virtually withdrawn from the sub-'1,000 watch market, which was once its mainstay. The company thinks the '4,000-plus segment is now big enough as Indian consumers are willing to pay a premium for making a style ...

  • 16-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Game has just begun for sports drinks

    Sports drinks have failed to catch on in India so far, with sales still on a slow track. But a host of companies are hoping that the sporting spirit during the Commonwealth Games will be strong enough to revive their fortunes.

  • 09-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Sansui banks on the power of sound

    Japanese mid-market consumer electronics major Sansui is a late comer in the high-growth LCD market, dominated by Samsung, LG and Sony. The reason is simple: Sansui so far sold its TV sets on the USP of high-tech sound technology with super woofers ...

  • 08-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Bimaru states provide oxygen to FMCG firms

    Once considered the laggards in economic growth, the Bimaru states (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh) are now looked at as productive markets for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies.

  • 05-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Most FMCG firms yet to form clear policy on GM food

    Consumer goods company Dabur and KRBL, which makes the India Gate brand of rice, are the most consumer responsible companies, according to a Greenpeace report. Greenpeace released a Safe Food Guide today in which it has rated the top 25 most popular ...

  • 04-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Kent to begin direct retail sales of water purifiers

    To strengthen its share in the water purifier market, Kent RO Systems Ltd has decided to enter retail marketing directly, through exclusive stores called Kent Shoppe’s. It has planned 200 Shoppe’s in a year.

  • 03-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Bisleri on expansion spree

    Bisleri, the packaged drinking water company, is entering new segments. The company plans to soon launch a face spray. It is being developed at an Aurangabad facility and will be test-marketed by the end of this year, said R K Garg, Director-North, ...

  • 02-Sep-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Festive focus, not Games gadding, for TV makers

    Big sports events like the Indian Premier League (IPL) or world cups always see a surge in TV sales, but this does not seem to be happening with the Commonwealth Games.

  • 01-Sep-2010 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Seema Sindhu

    Pixels that form a picture of profit

    Between them, they control more than half the domestic market for colour televisions and home appliances, virtually sweeping away desi brands as well as tough Japanese competitors.

  • 23-Aug-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Dabur to rope in strategic investor for retail venture

    Dabur India would bring in a strategic investor in its retail venture christened “newu”, once it breaks even in the business. The company has managed to bring down its losses in the venture by half.

  • 23-Aug-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Future, HUL to enter instant pasta market

    After noodles, the Rs 100-crore pasta market is becoming a fresh battleground for FMCG companies.

  • 02-Aug-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Q&A: Sunil Duggal, CEO, Dabur India

    'Healthcare and OTC product markets will rise exponentially'

  • 30-Jul-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    IT majors bet big on SMB segment

    Large IT companies are betting big on small and medium business (SMB). This trend developed during the downturn, when tech firms found that SMBs’ IT spending was robust despite the slowdown. IBM, Dell, Microsoft and TCS are some of the big ...

  • 30-Jul-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Dabur plans to raise Rs 2,000 cr for buyouts

    Board approves an enabling resolution for this fund-raising.

  • 24-Jul-2010 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Seema Sindhu

    Govt plans to lease out C'Wealth Games stadia

    In a major public-private partnership effort in sports infrastructure, the Centre has finalised a plan to offer five major sports complexes built for the Commonwealth Games on a 10-year agreement to companies after the games are over.

  • 22-Jul-2010 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Seema Sindhu

    Akai's third homecoming

    The original price warrior returns with ‘mass premium’ products.

  • 22-Jul-2010 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Seema Sindhu

    LG plans green makeover in Indian facility

    South Korean giant LG Electronics is working on using technology to revamp its product line by next year, based on three key parameters.

  • 21-Jul-2010 | Seema Sindhu & Atanu Kumar Das

    Labour crunch hits Commonwealth Games work, too

    The step-up in urgency on unfinished Commonwealth Games work has increased the cost of labour in Delhi, besides creating more labour shortages in the real estate and construction industry.

  • 13-Jul-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Amul to milk 'sports drink' demand

    Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets milk-based products under the Amul brand, plans to launch a ‘sports drink’ called Stamina.

  • 10-Jul-2010 | Seema Sindhu & Atanu Kumar Das

    Industry against retail regulatory authority

    There aren't many takers in industry for the Centre’s proposal to set up a retail regulatory authority.

  • 10-Jul-2010 | Viveat Susan Pinto & Seema Sindhu

    Advertising growth to touch double digits this year

    The resurgence in economic activity in India has also sparked a greater need for advertising. In fact, the Rs 20,000-crore Indian advertising industry is likely to grow at a rate of 10-12 per cent this year, according to industry experts. This is in ...

  • 01-Jul-2010 | Seema Sindhu

    Dabur Red goes past Rs 100 cr

    Dabur has added one more Rs 100 crore brand to its kitty. Riding high on the growing popularity of ayurveda, Dabur Red Toothpaste has achieved this landmark in less than six years.