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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Clinic Plus and Chulbuli

Clinic Plus is the second most sold brand of shampoo in the rural markets after Cavin Kare's Chik shampoo. The following Clinic Plus advertisement is designed for the Indian Rural Markets. There is an animated character called Chulbuli.  The advertisement is partly based on the small girl of the original urban advertisement. We see both the advertisements below …

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HLL Rural Developmental Marketing

The Rural Consumer

The rural consumer behaviour exhibits certain behaviour unique to rural settings and this makes it important for marketers to understand rural consumers through appropriate research. Rural consumers, for example, tend to lead a more relaxed lifestyle compared to the urban counterparts and exhibit little urgency. Consumers in rural markets tend to have greater trust in …

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Hindustan Lever and its strengths

Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) is the largest detergent manufacturer in India. HLL is one of the few companies that targeted and delivered to the bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) markets very effectively. One of the key strengths of HLL is their distribution and marketing penetration in the BOP markets. HLL products are manufactured at around 100 locations around …

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Tata Nano and its market

The second car of the Urban The Tata Nano  may well turn out to be the second car of the Urban Consumer. Working couples who own a single car, face difficulty to commute to different offices daily as the husband drops his wife and then goes to his office. These people will not mind to …

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