consumer goods

India's tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

The new rules target toys, electronic goods, machinery, food processing, construction and chemicals, sectors dominated by China, and come amid greater scrutiny of mainland firms looking to enter India's multi-billion dollar power transmission and telecoms business.

Oct 18, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Demonetisation effect: Sales of TVs, refrigerators may take 70% hit

As demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes comes into effect, sales of consumer goods manufactueres such as TVs and refrigerators may take a hit by 70 percent

Nov 10, 2016, 11:31 AM IST

India's IIP growth races to 5-year high of 9.8%: How it became possible

What is even more pleasing is a huge 16.1 percent growth in capital goods, reflecting revival in investment cycle and a robust expansion of 9 percent in electricity generation, which follows solid improvement in coal production.

Dec 11, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Tata Chemicals aims Rs 4,000 cr revenue from consumer goods

Tata Chemicals aims to increase revenue from consumer products business to Rs 4,000 crore in next five years on the back of market expansion across the country, company's top official said.

Jan 13, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Plant-based raw materials to produce consumer goods?

Imagine wearing trousers made out of corn or a T-shirt made of sugar. With bio-based raw materials coming to the fore, this could, in fact, be the future of the consumer goods industry.

Oct 30, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

HUL Q1 net up 3.68% at Rs 1,056.85 cr

Overall expenses in Q1 stood at Rs 6,466.52 crore, as against Rs 5,789.88 crore in the year-ago period.

Jul 28, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

Hindustan Unilever Q1 net profit rises 4%

Sales by India`s largest manufacturer of household products and consumer goods rose 13 percent to Rs 75.7 billion.

Jul 28, 2014, 14:46 PM IST

Consumer goods to be sold at PDS shops in Rajasthan: Raje

Selected fair price shops in Rajasthan would soon sell consumer goods and other items at their counters, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said today.

Jul 19, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

RBI working on scheme for cheap loans for consumer goods: Rajan

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said the central bank is working on the contours of the scheme that will provide cheap loans to buyers of consumer goods.

Oct 04, 2013, 20:43 PM IST

Kiwi Facebook pages operating as black-market for consumer goods

The New Zealand police has reportedly uncovered a string of Kiwi Facebook pages which operate as a black-market for stolen-to-order consumer goods including car parts and firearms.

Sep 28, 2013, 18:07 PM IST

Godrej sees slowdown in rural FMCG sales in short-term

With more and more consumer goods companies rushing to tap the rural markets, Adi Godrej-led Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) has warned that rising cost of living may lead to a decline in rural sales in the short-term.

Jul 29, 2012, 13:39 PM IST

Budget 2012: Retailers, consumer goods industry say price hike imminent

Retail and consumer products are likely to be dearer due to the hike in indirect taxes, industry players said on Saturday.

Mar 17, 2012, 19:26 PM IST

Standards made mandatory for consumer items

Officials said there have been complaints from consumers on lack of such standards.

Jan 31, 2012, 19:38 PM IST

Re touches a new lifetime low at 53.71 against dollar

After slipping to sub-53 level yesterday, the local currency further plunged to 53.54/55 per dollar in the opening trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange.

Dec 14, 2011, 19:15 PM IST

Rupee falls by 19 paise Vs dlr on capital outflows

The rupee on Friday weakened by 19 paise to close at 52.25/26 against the dollar following fresh demand for the US currency from importers and weak equity markets.

Nov 25, 2011, 18:39 PM IST

Rupee depreciation: FMCG cos look for cost saving measures

Having already taken a series of price hikes this year, the firms have little room to take a similar step and are worried that their bottomlines could be hurt.

Nov 22, 2011, 21:28 PM IST

Geologists warning over metals shortage

Geologists have sounded the warning bells over shortage of some metals owing to an insatiable demand for consumer goods.

Oct 13, 2011, 12:16 PM IST

Uttrakhand imposes surcharge on food items, consumer goods

The Uttarakhand government on Sunday
announced a surcharge of 0.5-1 per cent on select consumer
goods and day-to-day food items like dal, sugar and rice,
which would come into effect from tomorrow.

Feb 28, 2010, 17:43 PM IST