Viveat Susan Pinto & Niraj Bhatt in conversation with Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO, Grey Group. IMAGE: Nirvik Singh is worried about the rising tide of protectionism and what it can do to world business. Advertising, after all, flourishes when barriers come down, not when they come up. Photograph: Adeel Halim /Reuters. Adversity and the desire to excel needn't be strange bedfellows. On many occasions, they go hand-in-hand. Ask Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO of Grey Group, Asia ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Analysts and sector experts pin this trend down to the aspirational nature of home and personal products. Viveat Susan Pinto reports. IMAGE: Inside an Amul processing unit. An expert says, "What MNCs have is globally-tested best practices and formulations that work well in home and personal care. Products are uniform across markets. In food, uniformity doesn't help. It is local tastes and preferences that work."Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters. India's nearly 3 lakh crore consumer goods ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Cricketer parted ways with Adidas in November.Viveat Susan Pinto reports. Indian cricket Captain Virat Kohli may tie up with sportswear brand Puma following the end of his three-year endorsement deal with rival Adidas. Kohli and Adidas parted ways amicably in November 2016 and highly placed sources say the cricketer has been on the lookout for a sportswear sponsorship since then. As things stand, Kohli has 16 brands in his endorsement portfolio, including bat sponsor MRF. A potential sportswear ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
As chairman of Tata Global Beverages (TGB) and brand custodian of Tata Group, HARISH BHAT, 54, is a busy man. Not only does he have the responsibility of pushing growth at the country's leading tea maker; he also has the task of lifting the Tata brand in the ...Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
For the second quarter in a row, India's consumer confidence index remained high, topping the global list of countries on the same parameter, market research agency Nielsen said on Monday. Data released by the agency shows that India's consumer confidence index for the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2016 was 136, three points ahead of the score it achieved in the third quarter of 2016.The increase in consumer confidence, said Nielsen, came at a time when the Government of India announced a ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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