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  • Likely drop in India’s coffee exports as coronavirus fear spreads

    Likely drop in India’s coffee exports as coronavirus fear spreads

    Italy, the largest buyer of Indian coffee, is anticipating a 10-12% drop in consumption. “The Italian government has asked people to maintain a distance of 1.5 m in public which will hit the consumption in coffee bars and community tables, a part of the country’s culture,” said Ramesh Rajah, president of Coffee Exporters Association.

    Malabar Gold unveils mega expansion plans

    Malabar Gold unveils mega expansion plans

    The new showrooms will go on stream in the next three months..The expansion is part of the jewellery retail chain’s plan to become the world’s largest gold retail chain. Currently the company own and operate more than 260 showrooms spread across 10 countries. The aim is to triple the total showroom count to 750 in the next five years.

    Blue Star fears coronavirus may affect April production

    Blue Star fears coronavirus may affect April production

    China supplies several components for air conditioners made in India. Shortage of these components could affect AC production in India. "We are well stocked till the first week of April. But unless the supply from China is restored in the next couple of weeks, we could face a challenge in the production front after that," said C P Mukundan Menon of Blue Star.

    Nutraceuticals: The new $240-billion gold mine for Indian spices

    Nutraceuticals: The new $240-billion gold mine for Indian spices

    There are companies in India with over 100 patents for such products. Once they isolate a compound through research and clinical trials, they soon patent it to stay ahead of the competition. Till recently, foreign markets used be their bread and butter. Now, rising health awareness is making people take to dietary supplements in urban India too.

    Tata Consumer Products hopes to grow faster than FMCG sector

    Tata Consumer Products hopes to grow faster than FMCG sector

    "This year we grew at 8%, which was virtually double of what the consumer products industry had grown," said Amit Chincholikar, global chief human resources officer of TCPL. On February 10, TCPL became a combined entity of four verticals by adding food to its existing ones of beverages, water and international business.

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