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  • Predicting demand outlook tough for next two quarters: Suresh Narayanan

    Predicting demand outlook tough for next two quarters: Suresh Narayanan

    On whether the government’s package of Rs 20 lakh crore announced last month should have also pushed initiatives on the demand side, Narayanan said, “It would have been ideal if there were stronger direct funds transfer to the weaker sections, which would have led to a direct demand stimulus, albeit for essential goods at this stage.”

    Dabur expects demand to pick up by festive season: Amit Burman

    Dabur expects demand to pick up by festive season: Amit Burman

    The maker of Dabur Chyawanprash, Vatika shampoo and Real juice, which had suspended manufacturing temporarily, is now operating at 90% capacity across all its ten factories. Market researcher Nielsen has forecasted 5-6% growth for the FMCG sector in 2020, though lower than its earlier projection of 9-10%.

    MNC arms yet to take a call on Facebook ads

    MNC arms yet to take a call on Facebook ads

    Unilever’s India subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever, hasn’t taken a call on the matter yet. HUL has consistently ranked at top spot among India’s largest advertisers for the previous two years back-to-back.

    We’re watching cricket-related developments: Coca-Cola

    We’re watching cricket-related developments: Coca-Cola

    Early last year, the beverage maker had announced a five-year global partnership with international cricket body ICC estimated at over Rs 300 crore as exclusive non-alcoholic beverage partner. The partnership had been initiated from India and includes all ICC events globally.

    Covid-19 impact: Whisky & Cola mix to lift restaurant workers' spirits

    Covid-19 impact: Whisky & Cola mix to lift restaurant workers' spirits

    Big liquor and non-alcoholic beverage brands roll out programmes to help employees of industry hit by Covid-19. Industry estimates peg the restaurant sector’s job losses at 2 million. Many establishments are facing the threat of permanent closure. Alcohol still cannot be served in restaurants, which also have restricted timings.

    No nod to Patanjali products for Covid treatment: AYUSH ministry

    No nod to Patanjali products for Covid treatment: AYUSH ministry

    “It is an interim report. So, calling it a cure is simply wrong. The sample size is very small. We have tried this intervention on 100 people and the trials are still not complete,” said Dr Ganpat Devpura, professor of medicine at the National Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Jaipur, where the trials were conducted.

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