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| 30 October, 2020, 03:50 AM 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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    Samsung India gets TV import license, can now retrieve 1 lakh TVs stuck in portsNavratri-Dussehra sales jump by 20%; cos say average bill value up due to premium product salesITC says food business growing at healthy pace as consumption picks upIndia's smartphone shipments touch a record 50 million units in Q3: Report
    Reliance starts sales of electronics on JioMart ahead of festive season shoppingAmazon, Flipkart combined festive sales hit $3.5 billion in just four daysFestive discounts: Out of stock chains, ecommerce sites run out of appliancesDeal-hungry consumers feast on festive sales
    Festive sales: Covid-induced shift to ecommerce hits instant bank discounts for consumersHow iPhone's online price discounts work in Indian retailIn a first, smartphone & electronic brands to run similar discounts online and offline during festive seasonBusiness travel picks up in India for first time since lockdown
    Panasonic to produce for two other brands in its India factoryITC launches subscription shopping in its e-storeLeading electronic brands to offer big discounts to clear out inventoryITC's Savlon brand to touch Rs 1,000 crore sales this fiscal
    Indians not buying energy efficient AC: StudyMake in India: Samsung to commence local production of TV sets from DecemberElectronic goods continue to fly off ecommerce shelvesIndians cut down on alcohol and cigarettes as pandemic limiting extra expenses
    Reliance 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 LloydApple 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 season
    Advertisement 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 seasonAfter 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 year
    Govt may tighten norms for TV imports to boost India-made television setsSpencer’s Retail Q1 results: Revenue falls 27% to Rs 439 croreReliance, 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 Puri
    ITC appoints new CFO Supratim Dutta as per strategy to lower age of top deckLocal lockdowns impacting recovery momentum in India: ITC Ltd chairman Sanjiv PuriBig boom in electronics sales: The best August in the last five yearsConsumer finance rebounds with buying unlocked
    Spencer's Retail appoints Dr Lal Path Labs-trained health & wellness advisorsReliance Retail to bear Rs 19,000 crore of Future Group's debt and liabilitiesMini lockdowns dampening forecasting of demand, inventory and production, says India IncA month after restrictions, big brands await licences for premium television imports
    Consumer finance rebounds with buying unlockedApparel and electronics makers will not offer steep discounts this festive seasonAmazon, 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 ports
    Smooth 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 salesA snapshot of how much Indians spend on buying Chinese smartphonesIndian retailers yet to evolve themselves to provide customer-centric experiences: Study
    ITC'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'sBigger & 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 models
    OnePlus 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 countryIt’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 campaigns
    Covid lockdown impact: In cities, pharmacies emerge as new hotspot for FMCG salesMukesh Ambani says received strong interest from strategic investors for Reliance RetailReliance to expand JioMart to fashion, phones, electronics; bets on hyperlocal modelWeekend shopping sales lose shine for Indian consumers; evening sales also impacted
    Covid impact: Consumer goods sales go off track due to localised lockdown in the countryBritish retailer Tesco & Tata infuses fresh capital into JV, Trent HypermarketLocalised lockdowns, nationwide implicationsE-commerce sales surge for food & grocery retailers in April-June quarter
    Delays in customs nod disrupt Chinese brands’ India plansConsumer goods sales rebound to pre-Covid levels in JuneEmami on track to reduce promoter pledge to zero by next March: DirectorRecord surge in sales of vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and other DIY products
    Amazon stake knot in any Reliance-Future dealEmami evaluates legal action against HULEmami 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: Trackers
    Smartphone, electronics plants face shutdown as components wait for customs clearanceEmami Q4 results: Reports standalone net loss at Rs 37 croreGodrej 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 discount
    You may have to wait longer for devices with China connectionCustom check for Chinese goods can worsen shortages of smartphones, laptops, TVXiaomi covers up its store branding with Make in India logoOnline sales doubles for top consumer brands in India due to Covid-19
    Brands looking to shift production from China to IndiaIndian smartphone companies, MNCs plan revival strategies to combat Chinese companiesChinese smartphone, electronic cos scales down marketing, advertisementEmami enters soap, hand wash categories under Boroplus
    Chinese 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 credentialsChinese smartphone, electronic companies issues advisories for Chinese expatChinese brands and retailers say no impact on sales due to border tension
    Panasonic partners Benow to take offline retail stores onlineAtmanirbhar Bharat: Samsung and OnePlus to manufacture most TV sets in IndiaLockdown 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 goods
    Electronics goods companies bank on imports to meet demandITC aiming leadership in health & hygiene FMCG spaceEMI purchases on cards go up with consumers buying even low priced items on financeCooking at home proves healthy for food companies, too
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