All stories by Avishek Rakshit
Burger King eyes highway pitstops as path to growthRediff.com1 Sep 2019
The company plans to collaborate with stopover management consolidators, who will participate in the bids to develop food courts and rest areas along the highways. Such stopovers will house multiple restaurant brands, reports Avishek Rakshit.
HUL's Indulekha enters Rs 2,000-cr clubRediff.com26 Aug 2019
The haircare brand, acquired for Rs 330 crore, fetches HUL around Rs 400 cr of revenue annually.
A mega tea seller to invade India's kitchens soonRediff.com2 Jul 2019
Madhu Jayanti's Rs 55-crore packet tea business so far is only in Maharashtra and Karnataka. After Eveready's tea business buyout, MJIL's tea production in India will increase from 2.4 million kg to 6.2 mkg and its income from branded tea sales will rise 53 per cent to Rs 198 crore this fiscal year itself. It will also be available in 14 states.
Mamata to skip NITI Aayog meetRediff.com8 Jun 2019
BJP calls her a 'passive anti-national.'
Orthodox Hindu, tribal votes boost BJP's best Bengal tallyRediff.com24 May 2019
While the TMC was able to maintain its hold on the southern and coastal parts of the state, the BJP is doing well in the northern and western parts of the state, all predominantly tribal areas.
Bengal may cast ballot on religious lines for the first timeRediff.com19 May 2019
The desecration of Vidyasagar's statue during Amit Anilchandra Shah's rally, which the TMC projected to be a 'Bhojpuri' and 'Dhokla' invasion on West Bengal's culture, may help her gain some favour with middle-class and erudite Bengalis in the last phase of the polls.
At 92, B M Khaitan quits as Eveready chiefRediff.com30 Apr 2019
The development comes at a time when Eveready is on the lookout for strategic investors, including a possible stake sale in its battery business.
'BJP will get 35% vote in Bengal'Rediff.com29 Apr 2019
With a substantially weakened Left Front and the Congress, political observers say the anti-Trinamool vote will go to the BJP.
Pakistan out, tea firms eye other export marketsRediff.com3 Mar 2019
Exporters are of the view that while direct exports to Pakistan will be nearly nil this month, and in the coming few months, alternative markets can be explored for exporting tea, which was originally meant for Pakistan.
As gardens stay shut tea firms suffer heavy lossesRediff.com31 Jan 2019
The quality of Indian tea had lately come under scrutiny in major export markets, due to the presence of pesticides and chemicals beyond permissible limits.
Tea Board blends AI, digital tech for that perfect cup of chaiRediff.com30 Jan 2019
Chai Sahay, an artificial intelligence-based mobile app, will be primarily used to issue advisory, disseminate information related to various schemes of the board for the sector as well as provide real-time weather updates, says Avishek Rakshit.
OYO's digitisation drive to help govt get guests' detailsRediff.com15 Jan 2019
The company has already put in place this digital register in Jaipur in Rajasthan and pilot projects are running in Haryana and Telangana
What lies ahead for Brand Horlicks?Rediff.com11 Dec 2018
One of the oldest living brands in the country, Horlicks has been innovative in its approach, which helped it survive intense competition
Anju Seth, IIM-C's first woman directorRediff.com17 Nov 2018
'She was the unanimous choice of the search-cum-selection committee.'
Ready your taste buds for ITC's milkshakesRediff.com31 Oct 2018
ITC will also launch paneer shortly and is also working on cheese and Tetra Pak milk
Air India plans to raise Rs 250 crore from sale of 14 propertiesRediff.com2 Oct 2018
Air India's debt burden is estimated to be more than Rs 50,000 crore, besides huge accumulated losses.
Will 2Bme b the brand 4 U?Rediff.com30 Sep 2018
Shashwat Goenka of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka group plans a high-decibel campaign around its young apparel brand 2Bme.
Specialty teas become popular with Assam's growersRediff.com8 Sep 2018
Sale of India's specialty tea varieties from exclusive estates in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are on the rise in the domestic market, and sought after in overseas markets too.
Rule Britannia, again?Rediff.com2 Sep 2018
The firm, which traces its origin back to 1862 in a humble Kolkata bakery and its subsequent listing on the bourses in 1918, says that it now wants to grow "substantially" and not just rest on its laurels.
Hilsa, as it's cooked in Bengal's royal homes!Rediff.com28 Aug 2018
Here's your opportunity to sample ilish dishes from the royal homes of Bengal, says Avishek Rakshit.