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Raymond sets up division for home and personal care business

May 31, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Mumbai-based textile and apparel maker Raymond Ltd has formed a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) division to increase its market share in the personal and home care segments.

How a bunch of young beverage makers is making the old-timers sweat

May 20, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya & Debjyoti Roy

Until a few years ago urban Indian consumers looking to quench their thirst in the scorching weather had limited options outside of sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks from cola companies and juices from roadside shops.

IFC to invest $20 mn in Future Consumer

May 20, 2016 | TEAM VCC

International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest $20 million (Rs 134 crore) through equity-linked instruments in Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd, the Indian company said on Friday.

Emami raises stake in Australian unit Fravin to 85%

May 06, 2016 | Anuradha Verma

Consumer goods maker Emami Ltd said on Friday it has increased its stake in Australian unit Fravin Pty Ltd to 85% from 66.67%.

Dairy beverage maker Dropkaffe raises bridge funding

April 25, 2016 | Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bangalore-based Dropkaffe Food & Beverages Pvt. Ltd, (dropkaffe.com) which makes ready-to-drink dairy beverages, has raised $495,000 (around Rs 3.3 crore) in a bridge funding round led by Kanwaljit Singh of Fireside Ventures.

WestBridge makes an open offer to increase its stake in snack maker DFM Foods to 51%

April 12, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Private equity firm WestBridge Capital Partners has made a voluntary open offer to raise its stake in snacks maker DFM Foods Ltd to 51 per cent.

Godrej Consumer acquires hair-care firm Strength of Nature

April 02, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Strength of Nature LLC (SON), a hair-care products company for women of African descent.

Jiva Ayurveda plans OTC foray, more clinics for expansion

April 01, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Jiva Ayurvedic Pharmacy Ltd plans to start selling over-the-counter healthcare and consumer goods, as the spectacular success of yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved prompts more companies to focus on herbal and natural products.

Skin care firm Kaya raises stake in UAE-based Iris Medical Centre

March 28, 2016 | Anuradha Verma

Marico group firm Kaya entered Middle East in 2004.

Godrej Consumer ups stake in Kenyan hair accessories maker

March 10, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

It last month acquired majority stake in a Kenyan home-care products firm.

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