Swiggy raises $700 mn in new funding round led by Invesco

Food delivery platform Swiggy on Monday announced that it raised $700 million in a new funding round led by Invesco. The funding round saw participation from new investors such as Baron Capital Group, Kotak, among others. Swiggy said existing investors like Alpha Wave Global, Qatar Investment Authority, Ark Impact, Prosus also participated in the round. Economic … Read more

Glaxo rejects $68 billion Unilever bid for consumer business

GlaxoSmithKline Plc said it rejected an offer from Unilever Plc for the drugmaker’s consumer healthcare unit last year that valued the business at about 50 billion pounds ($68 billion). Glaxo in a statement Saturday said that it had received three unsolicited offers from Unilever for its consumer healthcare business, the final one on Dec. 20 … Read more

Amit Doshi: Britannia names Amit Doshi as CMO; Doshi moves from Lenovo

Biscuits and bakery company Industries on Friday named Amit Doshi as chief marketing officer. Doshi moves from consumer electronics and personal tech company Lenovo where he was director, marketing for India and South Asia. Doshi, who succeeds Britannia’s former marketing chief Vinay Subramanyam, takes over the new role effective January 17. India’s largest bakery foods … Read more

Colgate India: Global brands like Unilever, Colgate in India have mutiny at hand

From Plc to Colgate-Palmolive Co., consumer goods makers in India are facing distribution blues that have nothing to do with pandemic-induced shortages and bottlenecks. The trusted middlemen that brands have traditionally relied on to reach millions of small neighborhood stores in 8,000 towns and 660,000 villages are in revolt. It’s a mutiny that the multinationals … Read more

Delhi HC puts on hold arbitration proceedings between Amazon and Future

Delhi High Court on Wednesday halted Future Group’s ongoing arbitration with estranged partner Amazon.com Inc in light of an Indian antitrust agency’s suspension of a 2019 deal between the two sides. The US company successfully used the terms of its 2019 investment in a Future unit to block the Indian retailer’s attempt to sell retail … Read more

Government slaps Xiaomi with ₹653-crore demand notice

The government on Wednesday said three show-cause notices have been issued to Chinese technology major Xiaomi for the recovery of ₹653 crore duty for a period of about three years from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. “After completion of the investigation by the DRI, three show-cause notices have been issued to M/s Xiaomi … Read more