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How HUL CEO Sanjiv Mehta is taking forward the process of embracing the market

A year into his tenure as CEO of Hindustan Unilever, Sanjiv Mehta has made his most significant move yet. Convinced new consumers can be found in heaps in the mosaic that is the Indian market, Mehta is giving his managers … Continue reading

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Up in downturn: While the economic slowdown is taking root, manufacturing shows a different story

Sample gift boxes and wicker baskets are stacked in a corner of the conference room of Candor Foods’ offices in an industrial cluster of Navi Mumbai. The weeks leading up to Diwali in October will be the company’s busiest, as … Continue reading

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Hindustan Unilever to sell Modern Bakery as part of its strategy to exit non-core businesses

MUMBAI: Hindustan Unilever will sell its bread and bakery business under the Modern brand to Nimman Foods Private Ltd, a company backed by the Everstone Group, for an undisclosed amount, as part of its strategy to exit non-core businesses. The … Continue reading

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Instant noodles like Maggi, Yippee, Top Ramen, others fast losing space on retail shelves

NEW DELHI: Before Nestle ’s Maggi noodles was recalled earlier this month, 19,800 outlets in the country stopped selling instant noodles in May, the first loss of retail presence in the category, according to company officials citing data from market … Continue reading

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Food companies like Hindustan Unilever, PepsiCo cut calorie counts to serve health-conscious buyers

NEW DELHI: Food giants are limiting portion sizes to reduce the number of calories they serve to increasingly health-conscious Indian consumers. Following a global policy by Unilever, its Indian unit Hindustan Unilever has reduced the calories in ice-creams. It wants … Continue reading

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FSSAI to revise food labelling norms

NEW DELHI: Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) is revising food labelling norms and examining global models, its CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said. “Our labelling provisions are currently under revision. We are looking at Codex norms. We are going beyond … Continue reading

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Now, more Indians prefer small tea brands like Wagh Bakri, Amar Tea

BENGALURU: Tata Global Beverages (TGB) and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), which control more than half the share of India’s packaged-tea market, are showing signs of fatigue despite new launches and product innovations as regional and smaller brands draw more consumers. Data … Continue reading

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ITC’s Sunbean to take on Unilever’s Bru and Nestle’s Nescafe

BENGALURU: ITC has test launched an instant coffee brand that will directly compete with Hindustan Unilever ’s Bru and Nestle’s Nescafe in the Rs 1,500-crore market. The new product, Sunbean Beaten Caffe – a ready to use beaten coffee paste … Continue reading

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Unilever used HUL buyback gains to secure GSK health deal

New Delhi: Unilever said it had used the buyback of Hindustan Unilever shares five years ago and the subsequent near-three-fold increase in share price of the Indian unit to ‘secure’ last week’s GSK Consumer Healthcare transaction. The company had in … Continue reading

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P&G set to enter Indian hair colour market with Wella

NEW DELHI: Procter & Gamble India (P&G) is set to bring in one of its biggest global brands–Wella hair colour—as it looks to strengthen its health and beauty business in India. This is the first time that the detergents-to-diaper maker … Continue reading

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