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| 20 October, 2020, 11:36 PM IST | E-Paper

    Writankar Mukherjee

    Senior Assistant Editor, ET

    Journalist tracking the consumer vertical for The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily. This includes sectors like consumer electronics and smartphones, FMCG, retail and e-commerce. A life ...

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    Festive discounts: Out of stock chains, ecommerce sites run out of appliancesDeal-hungry consumers feast on festive salesFestive sales: Covid-induced shift to ecommerce hits instant bank discounts for consumersHow iPhone's online price discounts work in Indian retail
    In a first, smartphone & electronic brands to run similar discounts online and offline during festive seasonBusiness travel picks up in India for first time since lockdownPanasonic to produce for two other brands in its India factoryITC launches subscription shopping in its e-store
    Leading electronic brands to offer big discounts to clear out inventoryITC's Savlon brand to touch Rs 1,000 crore sales this fiscalIndians not buying energy efficient AC: StudyMake in India: Samsung to commence local production of TV sets from December
    Electronic goods continue to fly off ecommerce shelvesIndians cut down on alcohol and cigarettes as pandemic limiting extra expensesReliance Retail is set to wage an online price war against its rivals, as festive season nearsHavells enters the refrigeration segment through its consumer durables brand Lloyd
    Apple Inc-owned webstore debut in India: Products being sold at maximum retail pricesAutomobile, consumer companies go all out to ramp up production ahead of festival seasonAdvertisement spending to increase by up to 30% as companies push to make up for Covid slumpE-commerce giants look to join hands with local retailers ahead of festive season
    After starving for four months, India's retailers set to go on a new outlet bingeIndia’s biggest retailers to accelerate new store openings for the fiscal yearGovt may tighten norms for TV imports to boost India-made television setsSpencer’s Retail Q1 results: Revenue falls 27% to Rs 439 crore
    Reliance, Tatas control 20% of smartphone, electronics retailing; together notch up Rs 50,000 cr sales in FY20Overall consumption will see an increase in the festive season: ITC Ltd chairman Sanjiv PuriITC appoints new CFO Supratim Dutta as per strategy to lower age of top deckLocal lockdowns impacting recovery momentum in India: ITC Ltd chairman Sanjiv Puri
    Big boom in electronics sales: The best August in the last five yearsConsumer finance rebounds with buying unlockedSpencer's Retail appoints Dr Lal Path Labs-trained health & wellness advisorsReliance Retail to bear Rs 19,000 crore of Future Group's debt and liabilities
    Mini lockdowns dampening forecasting of demand, inventory and production, says India IncA month after restrictions, big brands await licences for premium television importsConsumer finance rebounds with buying unlockedApparel and electronics makers will not offer steep discounts this festive season
    Amazon, Flipkart expect big jump in festive sales; ask sellers to place large orders with brandsImport licence rules upsets TV makers' festive season plans, thousands of imported TVs stuck at portsSmooth Sale-ing for Chinese brands, clock double-digit sales growth during Amazon, Flipkart eventsLG Electronics sets up company-owned e-store in India, hopes to boost appliance sales
    A snapshot of how much Indians spend on buying Chinese smartphonesIndian retailers yet to evolve themselves to provide customer-centric experiences: StudyITC's food business crosses Rs 10,000 cr sales milestone in FY20, Rs 600 cr short of BritanniaIt’s an early festive start for consumer electronics manufacturers, companies to lift output more than last year's
    Bigger & Better: Sales of large capacity appliances, big screen TVs soar up to 70% in JulyImport curbs on television sets: Companies may take licence route for big-screen modelsOnePlus asks retailers to stop all online sales; retailers condemn the moveThe 'i' in iPhone 11 now stands for India-made: Apple for the first time makes a top-of-the-line model in the country
    It’s an early festive start for consumer electronics manufacturers, companies to lift output more than last year'sChinese cos revive ad & marketing strategies, highlight ‘Make in India’ in campaignsCovid lockdown impact: In cities, pharmacies emerge as new hotspot for FMCG salesMukesh Ambani says received strong interest from strategic investors for Reliance Retail
    Reliance to expand JioMart to fashion, phones, electronics; bets on hyperlocal modelWeekend shopping sales lose shine for Indian consumers; evening sales also impactedCovid impact: Consumer goods sales go off track due to localised lockdown in the countryBritish retailer Tesco & Tata infuses fresh capital into JV, Trent Hypermarket
    Localised lockdowns, nationwide implicationsE-commerce sales surge for food & grocery retailers in April-June quarterDelays in customs nod disrupt Chinese brands’ India plansConsumer goods sales rebound to pre-Covid levels in June
    Emami on track to reduce promoter pledge to zero by next March: DirectorRecord surge in sales of vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and other DIY productsAmazon stake knot in any Reliance-Future dealEmami evaluates legal action against HUL
    Emami Agrotech's edible oil business down by 10% in Apr-Jun quarter due to closure of hotels, restaurantsChinese smartphone brands in India may lose share in Apr-Jun quarter: TrackersSmartphone, electronics plants face shutdown as components wait for customs clearanceEmami Q4 results: Reports standalone net loss at Rs 37 crore
    Godrej Appliances plans to reach full production capacity from August; sales already at pre-Covid levelShopping pain: Prices of smartphone, TV going up; retailers to reduce discountYou may have to wait longer for devices with China connectionCustom check for Chinese goods can worsen shortages of smartphones, laptops, TV
    Xiaomi covers up its store branding with Make in India logoOnline sales doubles for top consumer brands in India due to Covid-19Brands looking to shift production from China to IndiaIndian smartphone companies, MNCs plan revival strategies to combat Chinese companies
    Chinese smartphone, electronic cos scales down marketing, advertisementEmami enters soap, hand wash categories under BoroplusChinese phones continue to ring at full volumeChinese brands, endorsers may go slow on promotions; some pull out ads, some plan to play up make-in-India credentials
    Chinese smartphone, electronic companies issues advisories for Chinese expatChinese brands and retailers say no impact on sales due to border tensionPanasonic partners Benow to take offline retail stores onlineAtmanirbhar Bharat: Samsung and OnePlus to manufacture most TV sets in India
    Lockdown helps to revive TV market after two years; 2-3 times surge in demand for large screenAt FMCG companies, production crosses pre-Covid for food & hygiene goodsElectronics goods companies bank on imports to meet demandITC aiming leadership in health & hygiene FMCG space
    EMI purchases on cards go up with consumers buying even low priced items on financeCooking at home proves healthy for food companies, tooSales pitch: A V-shaped recovery that may vanish soonApple ropes in Ipsita Dasgupta from Hotstar to head streaming business in India
    Consumer MNCs ask employees to stay locked in‘Smartphone sales to fall 15% in 2020’Covid-19: Indian smartphone market to decline by 13-15%Kiranas in crisis, disruption tough to reverse, fears FMCG
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