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  • Packaged food companies forced to cut production; cos warn of shortages

    Packaged food companies forced to cut production; cos warn of shortages

    In towns where factories are still running, worker strength was at best 50% as police restricted worker movement. While many manufacturers are facing shortage of raw materials due to supply chain disturbances, they are also finding tough to even deliver finished products to retail stores due to restricted movement of trucks.

    ‘Lockdown Districts’ now off Nielsen’s research list

    ‘Lockdown Districts’ now off Nielsen’s research list

    In a letter to clients, including top consumer goods firms, Nielsen said it expects an impact on data granularity and delivery schedule and will initiate syndicated surveys, including a specific study on the influence of Covid-19 on consumer behaviour in many markets, including India.

    HUL to acquire VWash from Glenmark Pharma

    HUL to acquire VWash from Glenmark Pharma

    The deal includes acquisition of intellectual property rights including trademarks, design and know-how related to the VWash brand, that was launched in 2013 and is the market leader in the female intimate hygiene category.

    Panic buying goes a notch up ahead of PM Modi’s address

    Panic buying goes a notch up ahead of PM Modi’s address

    The initial panic buying was only for hygiene products, especially hand sanitisers, but retailers say it has trickled down to food after most offices allowed employees to WFH. "Sales of categories such as noodles, biscuits, rice, wheat oils, sanitisers, floor & glass cleaners & hygiene products have surged upwards of 20%," Nature’s Basket MD said.

    Future Retail tweaks growth strategy

    Future Retail tweaks growth strategy

    "We are challenging any other player to offer a price less than ours. I don’t see the market growing very fast and expansions will be curtailed to focus only on new markets,” CEO Kishore Biyani said. "This growth will be led by technology and credit. We will offer consumption credit through a significant tie-up with Bajaj Finance," he said.

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