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| 27 September, 2020, 06:36 PM IST | E-Paper

    Smita Balram

    Special Correspondent, The Economic Times

    I report from Bengaluru on India's FMCG Retail sector for ET. In particular, I like to track Liquor and Fashion Retail as nothing defines 'I Mean Business' better than a shopping cart at an alcobev o ...

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    Vahdam Teas partners with Byju’s to tutor children of tea estate workers; pilot launched in DarjeelingAb InBev, IHCL opens their first microbrewery, 7Rivers, in BengaluruTitan’s jewellery division bets on deferred weddings and pent-up demand for a good festive quarterReturning to normal: With India - and Indians - opening up, food companies see demand drop
    Indian single malt by John Distilleries named third best whisky in the worldCompanies launching single products with dual advantage ahead of the festive seasonMalls double as urban warehouses for retailers as coronavirus cases continue to riseLeading FMCG players start replacing Chinese raw materials with domestic ones
    Kiara Advani becomes Myntra’s new brand ambassadorLiquor companies introduce smaller packs to drive sales amid the pandemicCricketer Rohit Sharma appointed new brand ambassador of sports eyewear brand OakleyBuilding beer for home consumption by leveraging online retail is key now: United Breweries' MD Rishi Pardal
    Grooming products went out of fashion during lockdown; demand up seen since Unlock 1.0United Breweries Q1 results: Reports net loss of Rs 114 crore; net sales drop 74%Titan Q1 results: Revenue declines 62% due to Covid-19 led disruptionSula Vineyards to cash on Singapore’s new love for home wining and dining amid Covid-19 outbreak
    Corona cess imposed on liquor resulted in 59% decline in sales post lockdown: CIABCMyntra enters Middle East market to cater to matching need for WFH wear amid Covid pandemicBigger online reach helps companies get valuable data to formulate market strategiesBeer jostles for space in the Indian fridge amid Covid-19 crisis; hard spirits gain advantage
    United Spirits Q1 results: Revenue declines 46% to Rs 3,828 croreBritannia Industries Q1 results: Revenue up 25% to Rs 3,307 crore as at-home consumption increasesMedusa Beverages diversifies into fashion retail to engage with customers beyond beerNitin Bagamane resigns as COO of Coffee Day Enterprises due to personal reason
    Flipkart to invest Rs 260 crore in Arvind Fashions’ armIndia-inspired lifestyle brand Chumbak changes brand logoLiquor curbs, night curfew may cause shuttering of Bengaluru eateriesIndia-China standoff: Indian drinkers could swear off Baijiu
    India-China standoff: Indian drinkers could swear off BaijiuLiquor body CIABC urges West Bengal government to reduce high sales tax to sustain the industryShopping pain: Prices of smartphone, TV going up; retailers to reduce discountiD Fresh launches trust shops to aid contactless delivery in Covid-19 hit areas
    United Breweries Q4 results: Net profit declines 39.35% to Rs 41.19 croreCovid-19 Impact: E-commerce gives a big boost to home fitness accessories as gyms remain shutteredMyntra records 86% jump in customer base from Tier 2 cities during its first online sale post-lockdownCovid-19 Impact: DTC tea brand Vahdam Teas partners Blue Tokai for online delivery
    Amusement park operator Wonderla Holidays enters food delivery business to beat pandemic bluesLiquor body CIABC urges Andhra Pradesh government to reduce corona cessFashion brands partner with Myntra for the first online sale post lockdown with deep discounting to woo back shoppersFrom beer to clothing : Budweiser diversifies into fashion apparel to beat pandemic blues
    Titan posts 21% jumps in net profit to Rs 358 croreDomestic apparel makers report 84% drop in May sales as focus shifted to manufacturing masks: CMAIImmunity boosters may soon be on popular eateries’ menuFrom haldi chai to buttermilk ragi tacos, eateries bet on immunity-boosting menu
    Former Miss India Manushi Chhillar roped in by Adidas as brand ambassador; joins the ranks of Rohit, Hima DasDigital screen overuse during lockdown boosts demand for protective clear glasses, say leading eyewear retailersITC partners with Amway India to sell new immunity beverageChocolate maker Hershey India partners with Swiggy and Dunzo to widen reach post lockdown
    Covid-19 Impact: Bata India desists discounting and price increase approach post lockdownApparel apex body urges government to impose levy on imported garments to survive COVID-19 crisisBeer sales plummet across states, brewers blame it on 'corona cess'Restaurants to steer towards delivery & takeaway model impacted by long road to recovery post lockdown
    Covid-19 Impact: QSR rivals Wow! Momo Foods, Cafe Coffee Day collaborate to widen reach post lockdownAs e-commerce platforms resume ops gradually: Parents crowd aisles for kids' clothesCovid-19 Impact: Kids wear shopping sees big spurt after lockdown relaxationCovid-19 Impact: Beauty parlours to undergo seismic shift in the new normal
    Covid-19 Impact: Karnataka allows microbreweries to sell existing beer stock as takeawayMasks to help fashion brands beat pandemic bluesCovid-19 Impact: Stylish face mask is the new focal accessory of India’s top fashion brandsApparel, jewellery, electronic retailers to roll out store-on-wheels; launches virtual tour of stores
    Simpl records 35% upsurge in daily essentials transactions through online ordersFMCG to apparel, discounts to make a comeback soonCoronavirus fee: Cash-strapped states rush to raise taxes on alcoholCovid-19 impact: Liquor firms fear return of restrictions amid chaos at outlets
    Covid-19 impact: Liquor stores may face dry days aheadAs India marched to stock up, stores saw bumper salesCovid-19 Impact: Cycle Pure Agarbathies holds back prayer product launches to shift focus on hand sanitisersIndians to be thrifty with liquor, cigarettes this year: Research
    Consumers likely to cut spending on liquor and cigarettes; industry records no legal sales in AprilMTR partners with Swiggy to deliver its packaged food portfolioCovid-19 Impact: Top retailers urge government to open non-essential retail to reset the Indian economyCovid-19 impact: At malls, the last to recover will be cinemas and eateries post lockdown
    Covid-19 Impact: Titan reworks omnichannel directive for its jewellery wing to gain recovery in third quarterCovid-19 impact: Metro cash & carry partners with Swiggy to deliver essentialsCovid-19 Impact: Fashion brands push spring-summer clothing till October to clear inventoryMyntra launches original fashion content to drive customer engagement amid the lockdown
    COVID-19 impact : Food and fashion retail will take a year to revive, predict top industry associationsLiquor apex body CIABC seeks nod from govt for online sale, reopening of pubs & restaurants in non-Covid-19 hotspotsCovid-19 Impact: Brewers call for online sale of beerBig brands unmask a hot new sales category
    Covid-19 lockdown: Liquor companies want shops to be reopenedCompanies work on transforming to online, home delivery modelRetailers and e-commerce firms hire more, expand home delivery for business after lockdownCovid-19 Impact: John Distilleries makes hand sanitizers to overcome short supply
    COVID-19: Lifestyle brands seek to make WFH fashionableDrinkers and smokers to pay more for their habitRetailers selling cigarettes and liquor in black hike pricesCovid-19 Impact: Social media activity in the country grew 50X in early March, says Nielsen
    FMCG sales see marginal improvement in February: NielsenCovid-19 outbreak: Liquor firms to seek licence for sanitisersUB appoints Rishi Pardal as new managing directorVirat Kohli-backed Wrogn signs cricketer AB de Villiers as the face of its new active wear line
    Pepperfry to aggressively add local furniture players now to expand supplyKareena Kapoor Khan inks 2-yr contract as Puma's brand ambassadorBudweiser, Heineken, vs. Coke, Pepsi: can alcohol-free beer take the fizz out of cola giants?
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