MUMBAI: United Spirits Ltd., India’s biggest liquor company with a brand portfolio that includes Johnnie Walker and McDowell, said home delivery and online sales will not just expand the basket size but also help more women consumers. “In many states, women do not want to go into a retail store to buy alcohol – it’s just unpleasant. In fact, I would go to the extent of saying they feel unsafe. If you are ordering online, you will browse and you will buy what you want,” Anand Kripalu, managing director at the Diageo-controlled company, told investors during an earnings call. For the spirits industry, accessibility is one of the biggest barriers for consumption in a market with 75,000 retail outlets, compared with over 10 million stores for fast moving consumer products. Also, after the lockdown, several stores have restricted the entry of people by placing counters in front, which could alter the display of products. “When you start browsing in a … [Read more...] about Online, home delivery will make liquor more accessible to women buyers: United Spirits Ltd
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KOLKATA | NEW DELHI: As much of India Inc continues to work out of home, employees are moving off their couches, dining table chairs and beds into more ergonomic home-work setups. Both individual buyers and companies are investing in creating enabling workspaces at home, as the likes of Google, Uber, Razorpay, SpringWorks, Freshworks and Salesforce have either started paying allowances for work-from-home expenses or expanded the scope of existing allowances to include WFH furniture. Some, like Tata Sky, are providing infrastructural support like office desks and swivel chairs to employees. Requests are pouring in from sectors like IT & ITeS, consulting, banking and FMCG for furniture for WFH, say companies like Godrej Interio, HermanMiller India, IKEA India, Boss’s Cabin and furniture rental company Fabrento. Google announced last week that it would give each employee an allowance of $1,000 (Rs 75,000 for India) for equipment and office furniture while working from home. … [Read more...] about Employees are moving into ergonomic home-work setups
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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Injeti Srinivas as chairman of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), according to an official notice on Monday. The former corporate affairs secretary and 1983-batch IAS officer of the Odisha cadre will head the IFSCA for a period of three years, the notice said. While at the helm of the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA), Srinivas was instrumental in pushing through significant reforms in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Companies Act. As part of the government’s objective to improve the ease of doing business, Srinivas played a pivotal role in the decriminalisation of various minor, procedural and technical offences under the Companies Act. He also ensured an increase in the threshold for initiating insolvency proceedings under the IBC to Rs 1 crore, aimed at insulating micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the pandemic fallout. Heading the Insolvency … [Read more...] about Injeti Srinivas appointed chairman of IFSCA
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