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Now, if we stop watching, corporations will have an additional reason to stop advertising. It’s our eyeballs they’re after but if we’re watching something else, the advertisers are also likely to relocate.(Hindustan Times)

Boycott channels that spread prejudice, hate

UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:30 PM IST
All we have to do is stop watching such channels. This should not be difficult because many of us profess to dislike them. So if you really don’t approve, don’t switch them on. It’s as simple as that
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Parle-G has been hugely popular among middle-income households because of its affordable price points.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Parle-G has been hugely popular among middle-income households because of its affordable price points.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Parle registers record sales as snacking goes up in Covid-19 lockdown

By Suneera Tandon | Mint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Parle Products Pvt. Ltd registered better-than-expected growth between March and May and expanded its market share by 500 basis points amid the Covid-19 as demand surged during the lockdown, said Mayank Shah, category head, Parle Products.
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Parle Products on Monday denied reports of 10,000 job losses due to slowing economic growth.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Parle Products on Monday denied reports of 10,000 job losses due to slowing economic growth.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Fair tax, GST and big job cut: Parle clears air on layoffs

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 03:20 PM IST
Parle is a leading manufacturer of biscuits and confectionery in the country. Outside India, it has manufacturing units in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nepal and Mexico.
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A sharp drop in Parle’s biscuit sales means the company may have to slash production, which may result in layoffs of 8,000-10,000 people, Mayank Shah, category head at Parle, said. (Pradeep Gaur/ Mint File Photo )
A sharp drop in Parle’s biscuit sales means the company may have to slash production, which may result in layoffs of 8,000-10,000 people, Mayank Shah, category head at Parle, said. (Pradeep Gaur/ Mint File Photo )

Why rural India can’t afford to buy biscuits

By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 03:01 PM IST
Unfortunately, there is no high frequency income or consumption data for the Indian economy. What we do have is monthly data for rural wages, which is available until June 2019.
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Indian consumers are now considering smartphones a necessary expense rather than a discretionary one.(Reuters File Photo)
Indian consumers are now considering smartphones a necessary expense rather than a discretionary one.(Reuters File Photo)

Smartphones remain a must-buy even in overall slowdown season

By Navadha Pandey | Livemint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The latest data about India’s smartphone sales bear out this assessment. Shipments grew nearly 10% in the April-June quarter, bucking the overall slowdown.
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