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    Shabori Das

    Senior Staff Writer, ET Prime

    Before turning journalist, I spent seven years as an analyst at Euromonitor International, covering retail, travel, consumer finance, and restaurants. I presented industry trends at various conferenc ...

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    Swiggy and Zomato are bringing alcohol to the doorstep, but retailers are not in high spiritsAgile fashion startups have an edge over offline-dependent bigger brandsNiche brands, resilient sales channels: the cocktail that can power Radico Khaitan to magic momentsProtective gears are non-essentials for apparel brands, not a big moneymaker
    Fast-fashion brands are prepping up for a post-pandemic world. An agile supply chain can help.No more hard liquor. Young India is getting high on non- and low-alcoholic beersCutting down on indulgence, not on quality: how young urban India is shopping amid lockdownAs beer firms lose fizz with lost sales, Bira’s new fundraise and format give it headroom to grow.
    FreshToHome’s efficient supply chain is keeping the lockdown menu excitingEat. Sleep. Exercise. Cult.Fit is helping patrons stay fit and motivated at home.Time’s on my side, yes it is. NO, it isn’t, beer industry. The lockdown has many an ale looking very, very pale.From getting meals to delivering parcels: With Dunzo, it’s almost life as usual during the lockdown
    Not content with ‘taking things the way they come’, Bacardi sips on brown spirits to stay highChai cafés are the hottest pick among VCs. Can they become profitable ventures in the long run?Zomato swigs Uber Eats for INR2,485 crore: Here’s what’s next on the menu.Delivering the Dunzo way: The task-runner app is helping offline retailers ace the online game.
    Bumble, OkCupid eye the serious-dating market in India. Matrimonial websites are not worried yet.Wow! Momo is ready to take on global QSR biggies like KFC and Domino's with the humble street food.It’s the millennial spirit: why Third Eye, Nao Spirits, Radico Khaitan are high on vodka and ginBacardi has many a loyal Patron. Cool, says DesmondJi, swigs another shot of India’s tequila market.
    A specialty-coffee trend is brewing in India. And Blue Tokai is at the helm of this change.Snickers, RiteBite watch out: Yoga Bar is quietly taking a bite of India’s health-snacks marketFrom a flashy entry to partially shutting shop over alleged tax evasion: inside Shein’s roadblockBigbasket’s BB Daily offering can help it battle category challengers such as Milkbasket and Licious
    Sugar, sugar, you’re my candy... and you've got me wanting you…Makeup, Korean style: Innisfree is quietly laying its foundation in India through NykaaCan Indian single malts be global brands? Rampur makes a spirited effortBira91 goes mass with Boom Strong. Does it have the fizz to take on UB Group, AB InBev, and Carlsberg?
    Radio City takes a Big FM-sized bite. But this industry needs much more nourishment.Grover Zampa is guzzling vineyards and starting new gigs in a flurry. Can it barrel to the top?Carvaan made Saregama’s stock sing — but the music faded. Can it hit the right notes again?Licious hopes its bespoke supply chain will wow customers. Capital will be key to its approach.
    Superhit Muqabla: Gaana and JioSaavn vs. Spotify & Co. jazzes up India's music-streaming warsTailor-made for the tailor-less: how eShakti got the perfect fit for choice-hungry global shoppersTwo years after a vital pivot, Zivame still struggles for a good fit in the INR37,000 crore lingerie marketHey FSSAI, we don’t need no yeast control, say brewers
    SoftBank-Oyo effect: Treebo sees top managers check out. But it may not be doomsday yet.Bahut hard: inside Beck’s Ice vs. Kingfisher Storm, the spicy new rivalry in India’s strong-beer marketSound business: how boAt is making music in a noisy market‘Online fashion’ and ‘profitability’ are terrible fits. Voonik and LimeRoad are fighting to alter that.
    Cometh the hour: six elite battles that will shape India's New Economy in 2019Treebo and FabHotels can fight SoftBank’s baby Oyo. But they will need patient capital.Juul, smokin’ hot Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup, wants India to light up. Will regulators prove a drag?Filter coffee gets a unique iD: how PC Musthafa's idli-dosa disruptor is transforming the sacred south Indian brew
    Chicken run: KFC’s journey from struggle to bounce-back, one leg piece at a timeHot potato, hotter pursuit: Amazon, Alibaba, and Walmart are gunning for your grocery budget, again. This time, it’s make or break.Attention hipsters, we’ve got news for you: Kingfisher is still mopping the floor with your favourite brewThis panda is not endangered. Ola is feeding it.
    Why Indians are swiping left on desi dating appsWhat Future Group knows about plus-size fashion that others don't"Those older mothers": late pregnancy in Indian women, and what it means for businessMotherhood is taking an uncharted route to expansion
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