Spencer’s Bets Big on Key Regions; Plans Store Blitz

As Kolkata-based retailer Spencer’s Retail charts its recovery, the company has turned its attention to aggressively expanding its presence in select regional strongholds. After rationalizing its pan-India store network over the past few quarters, Spencer’s has now outlined detailed plans to zone in on three key geographical clusters for growth – Eastern UP, West Bengal, […]

Shift from Offline to Online Plateauing – Shoppers Stop

Leading omni-channel retailer Shoppers Stop registered a steady 4% growth in total sales for the third quarter of FY24, despite demand headwinds impacting India’s retail sector. The growth was driven by non-apparel categories like beauty and watches/fragrances, which offset continued weakness in apparel sales. Shoppers Stop’s beauty business achieved record quarterly sales of INR 262 […]

Titan Records 21% Growth in Q2 FY2023-24, Led by Strong Performance Across Segments

Titan Company Limited, India’s leading consumer lifestyle company and part of the Tata Group, today reported strong second quarter results for the period ended September 30, 2023. The company’s total standalone income grew 21% year-on-year to Rs 10,027 crore in Q2 FY2023-24. Profit before tax (PBT) rose 9% to Rs 1,261 crore from Rs 1,155 […]

Marico Delivers a Resilient Q2 Amid Challenging Environment

Marico Limited, one of India’s leading consumer goods companies, announced its results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2023. The company delivered a fairly resilient performance despite mixed demand trends and a challenging macro environment. Consolidated Revenue from Operations stood at ₹2,476 crore, registering a marginal decline of 1% year-on-year. This was led by […]

Analysts Slash Jubilant Foodworks’s Outlook After Poor Q2 Show

Jubilant Foodworks (JFL), which operates Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts chains in India, has seen a sharp 5% decline in its stock price as analysts downgraded the stock after its poor second quarter numbers. The company reported a 4.5% year-on-year (YoY) rise in revenues to Rs 13,448 million, while net profit declined 39.5% YoY to […]

ITC Q2 results get a thumbs up from Dalal Street

Analysts have largely been positive on ITC’s second quarter results, as the diversified company reported a 2.6% year-on-year growth in revenues to Rs 16,551 crore in Q2FY23, driven by growth across cigarettes, FMCG and hotels businesses. Nuvama Research has retained its ‘BUY’ rating on the stock with a revised price target of Rs 560, up […]

HUL gets rating downgrades, target cuts after Q2 results

Brokers have revised their ratings, estimates and price targets on consumer packaged goods company Hindustan Unilever Ltd after the company’s second quarter results. Most brokers have turned cautious in their outlook and revised down earnings and target prices, only one, Antique Stock Broking, has downgraded significantly by moving their recommendation to ‘HOLD.’ The Q2 miss […]

Indian Consumer Goods Companies Set for Muted Q2 Results Amid Slow Demand, High Inflation

Major Indian consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are expected to report muted growth for the September quarter amid slowing demand, particularly in rural areas, and persistent high inflation, according to research reports from leading brokerages. Demand, Volume and Revenue Growth Brokerages forecast muted revenue growth for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in Q2FY24 amid slowing […]

Analysts Still Bullish on Zomato Despite Sharp Run-Up in Stock

Zomato’s stock has seen a sharp run-up of over 120% from its 52-week lows in February 2023, leading to worries of overheating and over-valuation. However, analysts remain bullish on the long-term prospects of the food delivery platform. In a recent report, ICICI Securities said Zomato remains their top pick in the Indian internet space. They […]

HDFC Sec reiterates SELL on Trent on ‘heady valuations’ despite strong growth

Mumbai-based brokerage HDFC Securities has reiterated a SELL rating on retail giant Trent Ltd with a target price of Rs 1,370 — 33% below the current price — even as it acknowledged the company’s strong growth in recent years. Trent has been one of the most exciting retail growth stories in India, growing at a […]

Will E-Commerce Kill The Malls? Not According To JM Financial

One of the hottest topics of debate in investment circles in recent years has been around the disruption caused by e-commerce to brick-and-mortar entities. Many experts have warned that the rising popularity of e-commerce giants like Amazon would inflict a heavy toll on brick-and-mortal retailers, leading to downgrades of organized retailers and mall operators — […]

Metro Brands to pursue multi-brand, multi-channel strategy

Mumbai-based footwear retailer Metro Brands Ltd plans to pursue a multi-channel, multi-brand strategy for growth in coming quarters, the company told analysts from Nuvama Institutional Equities. Metro Brands operates over 600 stores across India for its flagship Metro branded outlets and other brands like Mochi, Walkway, Da Vinci and J Fontini. The company listed on […]

Can Reliance go forward without Future Retail brands?

Reliance Retail, the retailing arm of India’s largest private company, seems to be readying alternative strategies now that the dispute over its acquisition of Future Retail – the operator of Big Bazaar super market chain – seems headed for a protracted hearing before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. According to a report in Times […]

Loan request to Amazon was preliminary: Future Retail

Future Retail Ltd, the highly indebted general retailer caught up in a tussle between US-based retailer Amazon and its Indian rival Reliance Retail, said a request made by its independent directors seeking a loan of Rs 3,500 cr was of a preliminary nature. “The communication between Amazon and Independent Directors were of a very preliminary […]

Reliance Industries raises $4 bln in largest dollar bond issue from India

Reliance Industries has raised $4 bln (around Rs 30,000 cr) via the largest ever foreign currency bond issuance by an Indian entity. The amount will be used to retire the group’s existing debt. The bonds have been issued in 10-year, 30-year and 40-year maturities, and also mark the first time any BBB-rated Asian company outside […]