Prompted by the Covid-19 induced lockdown, several FMCG companies from Dabur and ITC to Mondelez and Marico are using e-commerce platforms to launch products before making them available in traditional retail shops. While this has resulted in the increase of e-commerce share of FMCG sales, marketers said the online-only or online-first strategy work well for slightly niche or premium brands ...

With challenges facing the manufacturing and selling of essential food products during the lockdown period, and now with the increase in COVID19 cases, FMCG companies have been forced to respond with agility, come up with innovative strategies and take appropriate measures to stay in the game. While some have struggled to deal with the crisis, others have found out ways ...