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FMCG brands testing subscription possibilities

Several multinational FMCG companies, including Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, are pursuing an online subscription model for some of their products, despite evidence that automatic delivery has not worked for some of their rivals. They are dr...

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Target is making a bigger bet on baby

Without Babies R Us, Target sees an opportunity to double down on its own baby business. The retailer is expanding its in-house brand Cloud Island, which currently sells items like crib sheets, stuffed animals and baby bath toys, to include essential item...

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5 trends that will define retail marketing in 2019

Retail marketing is not a black-and-white, linear process. A consistent brand personality or story is likely on every retailer’s wish list, but marketing tactics and methods vary greatly. Some retailers rely on discounts, sales and avoiding politics...

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Indian FMCG sector gaining momentum with changing lifestyles

Growing awareness, easier access and changing lifestyles are the key growth drivers for the consumer market, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) experts said.

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9 Retail brands to watch in 2019

As decades-old brands like Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Claire’s and Mattress Firm are shutting stores across the U.S., combating sluggish sales thanks to lack of innovation, a group up-and-coming retailers — many of them born on the internet —...

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AB InBev and Tilray in joint venture to develop dagga drinks

SAB owner Anheuser-Busch InBev has joined the growing ranks of alcohol giants dipping their toes into the dagga industry through a research partnership with Canadian pot firm Tilray. The two companies said on Wednesday they will jointly conduct research ...

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What Unilever needs to do now that Keith Weed has stepped down

As Keith Weed steps down as marketing boss after 35 years at Unilever, the company faces a turning point. Having been with the company since 1983, Weed has grown up with the corporation, seen the challenges it and the wider marketing sector has faced and ...

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Smaller FMCG firms race ahead, put bigger rivals on notice

When the goods and services tax (GST) was rolled out in July 2017, one question was whether large fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms would gain at the expense of the unorganized sector. While it may take a few years before one can have a certain answ...

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Unilever to buy GSK’s Horlicks unit for $3.8bn

Unilever agreed to acquire GlaxoSmithKline’s Indian consumer business, including malted milk drink Horlicks, for 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) to boost its footprint in one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies.

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Coca-cola Beverages Africa Appoints Jacques Vermeulen As New CEO

Jacques Vermeulen has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). The appointment of Vermeulen, who is the current managing director of its international division, took effect on December 1.

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