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India’s leading fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have hiked the prices of their products in October and November in a bid to ease the pressure of rising raw material costs. Consumers have no option but to brace the change coupled with soaring Covid cases across the country. The restrictions imposed by the local authorities a would impact the demand for “out of home” Channels products.

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This week’s edition of “Indian Retail at a glance Glance” underlines the impact of Retail inflation and raising prices by FMCG brands. It also emphasises on the need for being Vocal for Local as a new set of sensibilities, priorities, and beliefs are also contributing to the development of a new marketplace at the intersection of India.

Retail inflation rises to 5.59% in December as against 4.91% in November

Retail inflation based on consumer price index (CPI) jumped to 5.59 per cent for the month of December, data released by government showed on Wednesday.

FMCG cos see customers pantry loading as COVID-19 cases spike; say ready with stocks

FMCG companies witnessed an increase in demand in the past two weeks as consumers stocked up in the wake of rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, and have ramped up supplies to their stockists to avoid supply shortage.

Indian Companies Best Placed to Fight off an Inflation Scare

The Covid-19 pandemic played an integral role in driving up inflation across the world as supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, and abundant liquidity contributed to an unprecedented rally in prices.

How are traditional distributers competing with big brands?

“India’s biggest FMCG companies are favouring new generation e-commerce firms and turning their back on distributors who served them for decades”. This was the plank on which 4.5 lakh traditional distributors launched their offensive against local and foreign consumer goods firms. They are represented by All India Consumer Products Distributors Federation. 

Vocal for Local

From Delhi, the capital of India, to the southern end of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the land is blessed with many 'Made in India' brands which we are proud of. Some Indian brands like Tata Group have retained the title of India’s most valuable brand even in global rankings. However, we cannot say the same thing about India as a nation brand.

FMCG distributors call off stir against Colgate-Palmolive after talks

Distributors in Maharashtra have decided to resume the supply of Colgate-Palmolive India (Colgate India) products after the company gave an assurance to correct the issue of price parity on the ground between the traditional trade and organised distribution channel.

FMCG major HUL raises prices up to 20% for its soaps, detergents; Rin, Surf Excel, Lifebuoy, Pears become dearer now

Fast Moving Consumer Goods company Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has announced hike in prices of many products. The FMCG major has increased the prices by up to 20 per cent of its soaps, detergent and products from other categories.

Add Dabur India, target price Rs 650: HDFC Securities

HDFC Securities has add call on Dabur India with a target price of Rs 650. The current market price of Dabur India Ltd. is Rs 587.15. Time period given by analyst is one year when Dabur India Ltd. price can reach defined target.