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Kent RO Systems, a healthcare products and home appliances manufacturing company, is planning to set up its second manufacturing plant at Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Company will make an investment of over Rs. 150 to 200 crore. It has already purchased land at Noida for setting up the facility and has inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

Kolkata-based cigarettes-to-cookie maker ITC plans to launch ready-to-drink, milk-based beverages that will compete with the likes of Coca-Cola, Amul and Britannia next month. New product range — Sunfeast Wonderz — will be launched first in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh before being rolled out nationally. Unlike existing products made […]

Chinese consumer durables maker Haier signed an MoU with the Uttar Pradesh government for a 123-acre land parcel to set up its Rs 3,069-crore industrial park at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The new facility would help the company expand its market share and reach in India, a top company official said. Company would invest […]

Emami will also add the applicator to Kesh King which Indulekha – from the HUL stable – has already introduced. Keen on maintaining its leadership position in the Ayurvedic hair oil category where competition is intensifying, Emami has decided to spruce up the Kesh King brand this quarter by modifying its formulation and a more […]

Colgate-Palmolive Asia Pacific Ltd., a subsidiary of the global consumer behemoth, made its debut in the Indian consumer brand space with an investment in men’s grooming firm Bombay Shaving Company. Primary investment is pegged at about Rs 18 crore ($2.6 million), with the Hong Kong arm of the global consumer company leading the round and […]

Already a fifth of the nearly Rs.80-billion toothpaste market in India (around Rs.15 billion) is herbal with the segment estimated to become a fourth (or Rs.20 billion) in next few years. Oral care major Colgate-Palmolive, which is facing stiff competition from rivals such as Patanjali in India, is now putting more heft behind its domestic […]

Firm says improvement in wages, direct benefit schemes, loan waivers and MSPs will lead to higher disposable income for rural households. Considered as Emami’s bane last year, the company’s high dependence on rural sales may prove to be a boon this year. Rural sales of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) major count for more than […]

Piramal Enterprises indicated a few months ago that firm was exploring a possible re-entry into domestic formulations market. With its non-compete agreement with Abbott ending next month Piramal’s consumer products division has drawn up elaborate plans to expand its existing portfolio as well as acquire brands that have the potential for over-the-counter (OTC) switches. OTC […]

By splitting its business into separate verticals with dedicated portfolio heads, CavinKare looks to improve distribution and facilitate more launches in future. To accelerate growth fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company CavinKare has chalked out a new strategy including dividing its businesses into new verticals and appointing a new CEO for each one of them […]

Godrej Consumer Products (GPCL) is eyeing Rs 100 crore turnover in the professional hair products segment in the next three years, a senior company official said. “The professional hair products market currently is about Rs 1,200 crore and our company is aiming to do a business of Rs 100 crore in the next three years,” […]