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  • Mamy Poko catching up with leader P&G in diaper biz in India

    Mamy Poko catching up with leader P&G in diaper biz in India

    Japanese sanitary goods maker Unicharm that outpaced Procter & Gamble in several Asian countries in disposable diapers segment over the past decade is now within striking distance of its American rival in India, too.

    m.Paani lands $5.5 million in Series A

    m.Paani lands $5.5 million in Series A

    The digitisation platform is a marketing and data analytics startup that enables local retailers to attract customers with a mobile-based loyalty programme.

    Retailers feeling the heat opt for advancing sales

    Retailers feeling the heat opt for advancing sales

    Ecommerce marketplaces Amazon and Flipkart have lined up promotions this month and next to clear inventory. Discounts will be offered across a range of products, including electronics and smartphones. The trend of bringing forward winter sales from the usual time of end-December or early January started two years ago, following poor business in the preceding months.

    Ecommerce to contribute 5% or $4 bn to FMCG sales by 2022: Nielsen

    Ecommerce to contribute 5% or $4 bn to FMCG sales by 2022: Nielsen

    "This is in half the time that brick and mortar retail took to evolve. That said, these channels are not cannibalizing each other, and all continue to grow with e-comm outpacing modern trade and traditional trade," said Sharang Pant, Head-Retail Measurement Services and Retailer Vertical, South Asia, Nielsen Global Connect said.

    Bira wobbles a bit, losses rise in FY19

    Bira wobbles a bit, losses rise in FY19

    The maker of Bira craft beer, saw the slowest growth ever due to production delays while losses doubled after an expensive nationwide marketing deal, in a crowded market dominated by mainstream brands.

    P&G to invest Rs 200 crore on environmental sustainability fund

    P&G to invest Rs 200 crore on environmental sustainability fund

    This is in addition to its innovation sourcing fund created a year ago where the maker of Pantene shampoo and Ariel detergent spent Rs 200 crore. P&G is hosting an event to identify potential partners where sustainable solutions providers in packaging innovations, renewable sources of energy and reducing carbon footprint can pitch to P&G’s leadership team.

    Be it work or party, denim is in demand: Domestic jeans market grew 14% in 2018

    Be it work or party, denim is in demand: Domestic jeans market grew 14% in 2018

    The numbers bear witness. Over the past decade, India’s jeans market trebled to Rs 21,993 crore, according to Euromonitor. And last calendar year's growth at 14% is the highest since 2009. Denim has been growing by 9-11% over the years and global brands such as Zara, H&M, Jack & Jones and Gap helped grow the market over the past decade.

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