Amul Forays Into Organic Wheat; To Launch Pulses, Rice Next

Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) that sells products under the Amul brand has forayed into organic whole wheat flour, and plans to expand the range to include organic pulses and rice, the cooperative said on Saturday. “The prime objective of launching Organic Atta is to help our customers embark on a mission to … 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

Britannia to take calibrated price hikes to manage profitability, says MD

Leading food company Britannia Industries on Monday said it has judiciously increased prices in the January-March quarter on account of cost inflation and would further take such calibrated price hikes to retain its profitability.   The Wadia group firm has “continued to take price increases judiciously and remained aggressive on the cost front,” said Britannia … Read more

Tata Consumer decides to restructure the coffee business. Not exciting for me.

Tata Consumer Products (TCPL) has decided to restructure the business of it’s 57.48% subsidiary Tata Coffee Limited (TCL). The proposed restructuring includes the following – Demerger of TCL’s plantation business into a new 100% subsidiary of TCPL. Merger of the remaining TCL’s business into TCPL. TCPL’s shareholding in TCL would be cancelled and non-promoter TCL’s … Read more

Ruchi Soya FPO: Sebi gives investors 3-days’ window to withdraw bids

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Monday provided a 3-day window to investors in Ruchi Soya’s follow-on public offer (FPO) to withdraw their bids. The option is available to all investors or bidders, except for anchor book participants. Sebi’s order comes following the circulation of unsolicited SMS advertising the company’s FPO. The … Read more

Mukesh Ambani’s takeover of Future could be a B-School case study

Future Retail had been subleasing store space from the tycoon’s Reliance Industries Ltd. Indeed, it was kept operating only on Ambani’s forbearance because Future couldn’t come up with the rent. But with Amazon.com continuing to block Reliance’s $3.4 billion purchase of Future’s assets, Ambani decided to make the acquisition a fait accompli: He terminated the leases and is taking … Read more