Najam Sethi appoints ex-PSL marketing head as Mitchell’s new CEO

Mitchell’s Fruit Farms Limited (MFFL), in a notification issued to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), has announced the appointment of Naila Bhatti...

The lockdowns devastated consumer spending, but food and pharmaceutical companies remain resilient

Pakistan consumer companies, a handy catch-all term, is a bit of a misnomer. The trajectory of a company’s revenue and profitability depends...
Consumer industry

Consumer sector profits dip 26pc in 2019

LAHORE: The profitability of Pakistan’s consumer sector- staples, pharmaceuticals and discretionaries- witnessed a decline of 26pc year-on-year in 2019, led by consumer...
Tajir

Lahore-based B2B marketplace gets Y Combinator’s backing

Tajir, a Lahore-based B2B marketplace for mom and pop stores, has finally made it to Y Combinator to capture local market. The new...

Unilever third-quarter sales growth picks up with pricing

The company said pricing growth in Argentina was excluded, due to its hyperinflationary status. Including Argentina, sales growth would have been 4.5 percent, the company said

Shopkeepers’ scam adds fizz to profits

Retail prices of Coke and Pepsi remain unnoticed while retailers overcharge consumers day in, day out by as much as 40 percent – making millions over the top, apparently unnoticed

Engro’s third quarter profit rises 62pc YoY

LAHORE: Engro Corporation, on Monday, in a board of directors meeting held in Karachi approved its financial results for the quarter ended...

Fate of Pfizer’s consumer business in spotlight after Merck sells its unit

NEW YORK: With the sale of Merck's consumer healthcare business to Procter & Gamble, the spotlight now shifts to the fate of Pfizer's consumer...

P&G to buy Merck’s consumer health unit for $4.2 billion

OHIO: Procter & Gamble (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA’s consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it...

Nestlé Pakistan announces Rs3.38bn profit after tax, down 17.3pc YoY

LAHORE: Nestlé Pakistan Limited in a notification to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday, released its financial results for the period ended...

Olivia bluntly copies BBlunt commercial

LAHORE: A 40-second commercial featuring India’s Kareena Kapoor endorsing Olivia hair colour brand owned by Pakistan’s Maskatiya Industries seems to have stirred...

Coca-Cola, US State Department to use blockchain to combat forced labour

NEW YORK: Coca-Cola and the United States (US) State Department along with two other companies said on Friday they are launching a...

Murree Brewery negotiating worldwide distribution deal with Czech brewery

LAHORE: Faced with strict regulations regarding consumption of alcohol in the country, Murree Brewery is looking to venture into freer liquor markets abroad...

Matco signs agreement for expansion of rice glucose and rice protein plant

KARACHI: Matco Foods Limited has signed an agreement with Beijing Meckey Engineering Co for the supply of a rice glucose manufacturing plant with a capacity...

Can Tapal’s new boss lady defy the odds & retain market leadership?

“You can keep wealth in the family only for three generations,” asserts an ancient Chinese proverb. Similar aphorisms exist elsewhere. “From the...