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During the current budget, the government announced the transformation of the Indian Institute of Millet Research- Hyderabad into a centre of excellence for furthering creativity that will support businesses such as Slurrpfarm in enabling acceptance and realizing India’s millet aspirations. As one of the main steps addressed in the initial financial budget of the new normal was the increased investment in the rural area and decrease in income tax slabs, many Fast-Moving Consumer Goods companies have faith that it will stimulate extra utilization.

This week’s edition of “Indian Retail at a glance” highlights How FMCG industry reacted to Budget? & How FMCG industry expects recovery in rural growth?

Retail Budget 2023: FMCG companies support government's step to make India a global millets hub


Presenting her fifth budget, FM Nirmala Sitharaman has shown determination to drive measures that can increase the popularity of millets in the domestic as well as global market.

FMCG industry expects a recovery in rural growth, and consumer spending on track

The FMCG industry expects the government's special focus on the agriculture sector in the Union Budget 2023-24 would help to regain rural growth while providing more disposable income to the middle class and reviving volume growth.

Why it is important for FMCG companies to win back lost rural ground

More than 2 years after the lockdown struck, the fast-moving consumer goods category is on the road to recovery, even as the pressure of inflation continues.


Reliance to bring Sri Lanka's Maliban biscuit into India

Reliance Consumer Products Ltd (RCPL) said it has entered into a strategic partnership with Sri Lanka headquartered Maliban Biscuit Manufactories to launch their brand in India. 

India's P&G Hygiene and Health Care posts dip in Q2 profit as costs jump

India's Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd on Tuesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit, hit by higher cost of commodities and a slowdown in the broader fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in the country. 


ITC shares hit fresh all-time high ahead of Q3; surge 11% in 4 sessions

FMCG major scaled a fresh record high even after the government raised duty on cigarettes by 16%, which will make smoking more expensive. The mega-cap heavyweight got a lift as investors remained optimistic about the company’s third-quarter earnings, which is slated to be released on February 3.