Reliance to bring UK’s ASOS to India

Reliance Retail has partnered with ASOS to build it’s online and offline presence in India. Founded in 2000 by Nicholas Jon Robertson and Quentin John Griffiths, ASOS is headquartered in London. In 2022, it acquired British fashion retailers Topshop and Miss Selfridge. Partnership with Reliance is via a long-term exclusive licensing agreement. Reliance will introduce … Read more

Nestle India firms up plans to launch NESPRESSO

Nestle has announced to launch it’s premium offering NESPRESSO in India by the end of 2024. The range will be available in both original and professional systems, to serve domestic and professional consumers. The first NESPRESSO boutique is intended to be opened in Delhi, before expanding to other key cities. It will also be sold … Read more

Nestle faces scrutiny from FSSAI

Nestle has once again got into an unhealthy food controversy. Everyone would remember the maggi noodle controversy that Nestle was subjected to in 2015. It then took more than a year for Nestle to navigate the troubled waters. Again in 2021, the Company got a scare. This time an internal memo got leaked wherein the … Read more

Nestle India increases royalty to the parent

Nestle India’s board has approved a staggered increase in royalty payout to the company’s Swiss parent Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. (The Company had in 2019 announced that it would seek approval of it’s shareholders every five years for royalty payments to it’s parent company.) Royalty will increase from current 4.5% of net sales to … Read more

BAT pares its stake in ITC

British American Tobacco (BAT) has sold a 3.5% stake in ITC. The stake has been sold in a block deal. BAT has realised a total of Rs 17,491 crore from the sale. The transaction has taken place @ Rs 400/ share which is similar to the prevailing market price. Post this stake sale, BAT’s shareholding … Read more

Advent sells significant stake in Eureka

Private equity major, Advent has sold 10% stake of Eureka Forbes (EFL). Advent had acquired Eureka Forbes from Shapoorji Group in September 2021 through a SPV, Lunolux Limited. Before this sale, Lunolux held 72.56% of EFL. 10% stake has been sold at an average price of Rs 506.06/ share totalling Rs 979 cr. Previous day’s … Read more