CDPQ buy stakes in UTV

Canadian private equity major, CDPQ (The Case of Deposit and Placement of Quebec), has made its first commitment in India with a $13 million infusion...

Sony to have majority control in distribution JV with Discovery

Sony Entertainment Television India (SET) is likely to go in for 74 per cent stake in the distribution joint venture company with Discovery Communicat...

LG to launch audio product soon

A product for every segment and revamped communication strategy is how LG Electronics is looking to increase sales this year. The company plans to inc...

Coke to focus on rural market for growth

Coca-Cola India is laying greater emphasis on the rural market and has lined up an aggressive plan for implementation in this regard.

Retailing to undergo change in size and format in the next 10 years: FICCI Survey

According to a survey conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Indian retail sect...

Philips to cash on World Cup mania, launches Rs 10 cr ad and promos

With an eye on the soccer World Cup 2002, to be held in May, Philips India Ltd has launched a Rs 10-crore advertising and promotion exercise. This ini...

Sony to phase-out all ‘curved TV’ models. Bets on World Cup Football

On the back of two major sporting events, World Cup Football and World Cup Cricket, ‘Flat TV’ market is expected to grow at a rapid pace. And Sony TV,...

Dabur to come out with two variants of Hajmola candy

Dabur India plans to come out with two variants of Hajmola candy. The two new variants that are being added to the Hajmola candy portfolio are orange...

AXN to undertake high-pitched promotions

AXN plans to undertake high-pitched on-ground events to promote the brand in India. The television channel has also lined up slew of block-buster tele...

Market for CTV to grow 20 million by 2005

Manufacturers of colour TVs in the country predict that the market for colour TVs will grow from the present 5.3 million sets per annum to almost 20 m...

Assembly Elections: News Channels gain

We have begun to expect this. But the sheer gains always amaze us. And gives you a chance to use these opportunities to your advantage. Did you?<br> W...

Writing Instruments, Toilet soaps and Two-wheelers fastest growing spenders.<br>ORG-MARG Ad-Spend data provides valuable insights- Part I

According to the latest ORG-MARG data, in 2001, Writing instruments category increased the advertising by a whopping 125%, thereby becoming one of Top...

Coca-Cola reduces prices of PET bottles

Coca-Cola Coca-Cola has dropped prices of its 1.5 and 2-litre PET bottles. While 1.5 litre PET bottles from Coca-Cola is priced at Rs 38, the 2-litre...

Zee shares touches a new high

Zee Telefilms notched a record volume on the bourse yesterday on expectations that the company may ink a deal with the global media majors AOL Time Wa...

Project Shakti helps HLL to increase rural sales by 20%

Project Shakti — a marketing initiative involving women belonging to micro-credit self-help groups (SHGs), has helped Hindustan Lever (HLL) to achieve...

MEN signs distribution agreement with Taj Sports

Modi Entertainment Network (MEN) has signed a distribution agreement with the Taj Sports channel for the Indian market. The channel, which will go on...

Entertainment Industry expected to grow by 20%: Arthur Andersen

According to Arthur Andersen report, the entertainment industry is expected to grow by 15-20 per cent annually in the next five years with television...

Parle G becomes worlds largest selling biscuit brand

The homegrown biscuit brand, Parle G, has become the largest selling biscuit brand in the world in terms of volumes.

Nestle India registers a 14.5 pc increase in net sales

Nestle India has registered a 14.5 per cent increase in net sales to touch Rs 1,921 crore for 2001 as against Rs 1,677.5 crore in 2000. Net profit ros...

Electrolux to launch ‘Talking Washing Machine’ in India

Electrolux Kelvinator Limited plans to launch the world’s first talking washing machine in India. Branded as ‘Washy Talky’, the product incorporates a...

HLL slashes prices of personal care brands

Consumer goods giant Hindustan Lever (HLL) has reduced prices of its brands in the personal care category. The company has decided to pass on the bene...

Tupperware join hands with HLL for co-promotion

Tupperware India, the leading direct seller of premium plastic food storage containers has joined hands with Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) for co-prom...

Amul plans to launch soups by April

Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation (GMMF) plans to launch soups and “diet kadhi” in the domestic market by April this year. The products would be sold...

Videocon to aggressively market Multi-Fridge Range

Videocon International Ltd is charting out an aggressive marketing plan to promote its entire ‘Videocon Multi-Fridge’ range on the features’ platform...