Ratna Bhushan

  • Give cash in hand to push demand: FMCG Inc

    Give cash in hand to push demand: FMCG Inc

    Industry bats for stimulus measures such as reduction in income tax, job creation and direct incentives for rural consumers. Research firm Nielsen said in an Oct report that overall FMCG sales growth fell from 16.2% yoy in the Sept 2018 quarter to 7.3% in the Sept 2019 quarter, with rural consumption at the slowest in seven years.

    After Deepika Padukone’s JNU row, brands may lie low

    After Deepika Padukone’s JNU row, brands may lie low

    While some brands have said they are reducing the visibility of ads featuring Deepika in the short term, celebrity managers say future endorsement deals are expected to see clauses factoring in the risks involved with celebrities taking political stands that might anger administrations inclined to be vengeful.

    Labour commission to look into staff unrest at Coke plants

    Labour commission to look into staff unrest at Coke plants

    The maker of Coca-Cola, Thums Up and Sprite aerated drinks and Maaza mango drink is learnt to have sold off 10% of its companyowned bottling operations in four markets in North India to its existing franchise bottlers.

    From delivery girls to cab drivers, gender diversity’s spreading

    From delivery girls to cab drivers, gender diversity’s spreading

    Shailja Mittal said she started Koala Kabs in 2016 after she had 'goosebumps’ sending her nineyear-old daughter to school through a private cab service. Now the business has evolved into an amalgamation of a cab aggregator-cum-car rentals where women drivers make fixed monthly incomes.

    Alexa, tell the kids to‘eat right’: FSSAI

    Alexa, tell the kids to‘eat right’: FSSAI

    Food regulator FSSAI ties up with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa to promote healthy eating habits in children. “A key constituent of the ‘eat right’ campaign is towards children and to address this audience, there are a number of interventions that are based on pulling in these young minds, rather than pushing out content,” said FSSAI CEO

    Evolving food habits make India complex to operate in: Sodexo

    Evolving food habits make India complex to operate in: Sodexo

    The $24.2 billion French company, with presence in over 80 countries, operates through two business models in India—on-site services or facility management and the consumer-facing coupons business. India contributes about 7-8% to Sodexo's global revenue.

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