The Smartphone Boom in India

India has about 600+ million mobile phone users with about 800+ million subscriptions (SIM Cards base). About, 60% of these users are in Urban India. Now, imagine converting all those mobile users to smartphone users. Thanks to its population, India is a huge market for smartphone manufacturers. In the coming 2 years, smartphone manufacturers look …

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Wholesale market in India

Wholesellers are none but middlemen who buy products from distributors (wholesale/retail) and sell them to retailers. In most cases, the retailers come to the wholesellers to buy products to replenish their stock. However, wholesellers may also sell to end consumers, but such sales are minimal. In the Indian FMCG market, we have broadly two types of wholesellers: 1. …

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Logistics is the key for retail growth in India

The retail sector in India, both organised and unorganised, is set to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years. Retail India is currently ranked as the fifth larest globally, contributing to over 5% of the country's GDP.  India has also been ranked as one of the most attractive investment destinations in retail …

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Inflation and its affect on the FMCG industry

The last few years were a golden period for the FMCG industry. The economy was growing at a faster rate, imput prices were low, and inflation was low. This year the food inflation is very high around 12%, and the raw material cost has increased upto 15 to 20 percent compared to last year. The …

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Socio-Economic Classification NRS

SOCIO ECONOMIC CLASSIFICATION (SEC) - NRS 2005 The Market Research Society of India categorises socio-economic groups based on both occupation and education of the chief wage earner of the household. These eight classes are A1, A2, B1, B2, C, D, E1, and E2. A1 is the uppermost socio-economic class and E2, the lowest. HOUSEHOLD DISTRIBUTION …

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Pharma in India

India's pharmaceutical industry has been growing at record levels in recent years but now has unprecedented opportunities to expand in a number of fields. India's leading drug manufacturers are becoming global players, utilizing both organic growth, through the gradual development of their business, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as they seek to boost their presence …

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Indian Rural Markets and their potential

India is one of the most challenging markets in the world which fooled big marketers and companies across the world. We have over 1500 Gods segmented into 350 broad categories, and we have a God for every single day of the week. There are 9.5 lakh pan shops, 638,667 number of villages, 612 districts, and …

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