Nykaa’s CFO resigns

In a surprise announcement, Nykaa announced the resignation of it’s CFO Mr Arvind Agarwal. Arvind had joined Nykaa in July 2020. Reason for his resignation – “to pursue other opportunities in the digital economy & start-up space” Who is replacing him – no one has been announced yet. It seems that his resignation has come … Read more

Zomato’s co-founder resigns. High profile exits continue.

Mohit Gupta, the co-founder at Zomato for last 4 and half years has resigned. Reason for Mohit’s exit – no clarity Where is he going – no one knows Is Zomato concerned – atleast not publicly. They didn’t even designate him as a Key Managerial Person (check the company disclosure in the source link). This … Read more

Nestle launches its own ecommerce website

It has launched Direct to Consumer (D2C) website mynestle.in to sell its own products. For now the platform is only servicing the Delhi-NCR customers. Gradually it will be ramped up into other cities. The platform is targeting to value add by providing curated product bundles, personalised gifting, subscriptions, discounts etc. Consumer engagement is targeted through … Read more

V-Mart acquires Limeroad in distress sale. A worthy experiment.

Value merchandise retailer, V-Mart has announced acquisition of once fancied ecommerce start-up Limeroad on a slump sale basis. Total consideration is Rs 67 crore Rs 31 crore cash payout Rs 36 crore liabilities takeover Limeroad will operate as a separate business unit under V-Mart and will continue to be run by the existing key team … Read more

TTK Healthcare launches “Love depot”

TTK Healthcare Limited (THL) has launched sexual pleasure ecommerce platform Love Depot. There are already some start-ups active in this field but given the regulatory uncertainty and social taboos associated with the subject, not much has been done so far. In terms of potential – I doubt anyone will have concerns. I guess the key … Read more

Reliance to acquire dozens of brands in $6.5 billion consumer goods play-sources

India’s biggest retailer Reliance will acquire dozens of small grocery and non-food brands as it targets building its own $6.5 billion consumer goods business to challenge foreign giants like Unilever, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. Reliance, run by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, plans to build a portfolio of 50 to 60 grocery, … Read more

CCI orders to investigate Zomato, Swiggy over neutrality

The order comes months after the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) asked the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to investigate the companies for breaching platform neutrality by providing priority to the exclusive contractors. Key points to note – NRAI represents more than 5,00,000 restaurants across India. Other than complaints about platform neutrality, complaint by … Read more