Gillette India appoints Al Rajwani as Managing Director

Besides, Narendra P Sarda has also been appointed as an Independent Director of the company, it added.

GCPL net jumps 39% on soaring rural sales, cheaper inputs

Homegrown FMCG player Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) on Wednesday reported 39 percent rise in net profit at Rs 199.23 crore for April-June quarter of this fiscal, boosted by cheaper raw materials and a massive spurt in rural sales following product innovations.

Hindustan Unilever Q1 net rises 4% to Rs 1,059 crore

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever's (HUL) standalone net profit remained flat at Rs 1,059.14 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2015 due to subdued demand in rural markets.

HDFC MF sells 2.01% stake in Procter & Gamble for Rs 429 cr

HDFC Mutual Fund has reduced its stake in FMCG firm Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Ltd (P&G) by 2.01 percent by selling 6.52 lakh shares for Rs 429 crore in the open market.

HUL reorganises go-to-market ops, creates 14 consumer clusters

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) today said it has reorganised its go-to-market operations from traditional four sales branches to 14 consumer clusters to service diverse consumers across channels and geographies.

Nestle stock hit by Maggi row, sinks 9%

After falling 11.86 percent to Rs 6,000 in intra-day trade, shares of Nestle finally settled at Rs 6,191.10, down 9.05 percent from its previous close on the BSE.
On the NSE, it tanked 9 percent to end at Rs 6,186.95.

Emami gets into haircare, acquires Kesh King for Rs 1,651 cr

Emami's current oil portfolio includes Navratna Cool Oil and Emami 7 Oil in One Damage Control Hair Oil.

Godrej to focus on FMCG, consumer durables: Adi Godrej

Homegrown conglomerate Godrej Group on Thursday said it will focus on consumer products to spearhead its growth in the future.

Colgate announces VRS for its employees at Waluj

FMCG major Colgate-Palmolive India Wednesday announced a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for employees at its toothpowder manufacturing facility at Waluj in Maharashtra.

Godrej Consumer Q4 net up 12.39% at Rs 265.57 crore

FMCG major Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) on Tuesday reported a 12.39 percent increase in its consolidated net profit at Rs 265.57 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31.

RB to enter into new product segments through existing brands

FMCG major RB India (erstwhile Reckitt Benckiser) is planning a foray into multiple segments including deodorants by expanding portfolio of its existing brands such as Harpic, Dettol and Dermicool.

Sales and Marketing jobs to increase in Mumbai
Sales and Marketing jobs to increase in Mumbai

Owing to an increase in the spending propensity of consumers, the demand for sales and marketing jobs in the city continues to be on the rise. Patricia Mascarenhas draws the chart.

Sensex rebounds 68 pts as pharma, FMCG, banking shares rise

After taking a day's breather, markets today continued their upward journey with the benchmark Sensex rebounding over 68 points while the Nifty edged up 15 points on buying in pharma, FMCG, banking and auto shares amid sustained foreign fund inflows.

'GST, sops in rural sector will boost FMCG industry'

The fast moving consumer goods and retail sector on Saturday welcomed the Budget proposal to introduce GST from April next year, saying the move will give a big fillip to the industry.

A good year for B-Schools

An increase in the number of recruiters visiting the B-School campuses this season has given placements a positive tone. Prachi Rege gives a low down on the hiring process, salaries offered, and new jobs opportunities .

Sensex closes flat; FMCG stocks rise

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally ended Monday trade up 41 points or 0.14 points.

Procter and Gamble Q2 net profit up 18.40% at Rs 90.66 crore

FMCG major Procter and Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd (P&G) today reported 18.40 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 90.66 crore for the second quarter ended December 2014.

ITC to acquire J&J's Savlon and Shower To Shower brands

FMCG major ITC has entered into an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to acquire its brands, 'Savlon' and 'Shower To Shower', in India.

Internet to influence FMCG sales worth $35 bn in India by 2020

According to the report by Google and Bain & Co, the Internet would thus influence one-third of the total sales in the FMCG sector in the next five years, it said.

Godrej Consumer acquires South Africa's Frika Hair

FMCG major Godrej Consumer Products Ltd Tuesday said it has fully acquired South Africa's hair extensions firm Frika Hair (Pty) Ltd for an undisclosed sum in order to consolidate its position in the South African market.