Skin Care Giant to Enter Manufacturing and R&D in India

Beiersdorf AG’s Nivea announced its first ever manufacturing plant in India, located at Sanand, Gujarat with an investment of $168 million to open by March 2015.  The German company will also establish an R&D center at the factory, which will focus on innovations for Indian consumers as well as other markets, said Managing Director of [...]

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July 16, 2014   No Comments

Revlon Bets on Professional Care Growth in India

Revlon, based in New York,  will start selling professional care products in India in 2015 and take on global rivals such as L’Oreal, Schwarzkopf and Wella Professionals. The company estimates the market for professional products to be $200 million. These products, used by beauty salons and parlors and also retailed through them, include styling and [...]

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July 16, 2014   No Comments

Cadbury India Changes Name

India’s chocolate market is dominated by the Cadbury’s brand. The British owners were purchased by Kraft Foods  some time ago and then the corporate parent spun off the global snack brands into a new company called Mondelez International. Manu Anand, their Indian CEO, announced that the Indian company has changed its name from Cadbury India [...]

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July 16, 2014   No Comments

India’s Chocoholics Attract Duc d’O of Belgium

Belgian truffles made by Duc D’O are soon going to be available at India’s supermarkets. Chocolates imported from Belgium will face competititon from Lindt, Mars, Guylian and Ferrero Rocher. The latter brand rose from zero to the top three in India very rapidly, proving that there is plenty of room for determined marketers who make [...]

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100 Starwood Hotels in India by 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the owner of Westin and Sheraton, is seeking to expand to 100 properties in India by the end of 2015. While six of Starwood’s nine global brands — Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Aloft, Four Points by Sheraton and The Luxury Collection in partnership with India’s  ITC Hotels — are already in [...]

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July 15, 2014   No Comments