PVR opens Mysore’s biggest multiplex at Forum Center City Mall

In a sign of things slowly returning to normal, PVR announced the opening of a new multiplex theater after nearly a year. The new six-screen multiplex theater — the biggest in Mysore — will open inside Mysore’s biggest mall, Forum Center City Mall, today. PVR CEO Gautam Dutta said the new muliplex will offer “advanced […]

TVS Motor ropes in global veteran as design head

TVS Motor Co, one of India’s top motorcycle makers, said it appointed industry veteran Timothy Prentice as vice president in charge of design. Having started his career at Honda’s US-based R&D team, Prentice won the Red Dot award for designing electric motorcycle Mission R in 2010. Prentice has helped brands such as Triumph Motorcycles, Polaris, […]

Malls may take six months to normalize – Prestige Estates

Prestige Estates Projects, which operates some of India’s top malls such as Bangalore’s Forum Mall, said retail spending has recovered to around 70-80% of normal levels, though it may take several months for it to fully normalize. “The malls should be back in the next six months, they should stabilize fully. Hospitality should take a […]

Titan Co returns to growth thanks to Diwali shift

Jewellery and accessories maker Titan Company returned to growth after nearly a year, with third-quarter sales rising 12% on year, excluding bullion sales. The total income for the quarter was Rs. 7,324 crores, including sales of gold bullion to the extent of Rs. 340 crores,  compared to the income of Rs. 6,226 crores for the […]

Alembic JV’s new drug is first US FDA-approved NCE designed by Indians

Alembic Pharmaceuticals said a new chemical developed by one of its joint ventures has become the first new chemical entity designed by Indian scientists to win approval from the US Food & Drug Administration. Umbralisib, created by its 50% JV Rhizen Pharma, is an anti-cancer drug that works by inhibiting phosphoinositide 3 kinase (PI3K) delta […]

Zee Entertainment returns to growth for the first time after COVID-19

Zee Entertainment Enterprises reported its first sales growth figure in the post-pandemic period after advertising revenue grew by 7.5% and domestic subscription revenue rose 9.3% on a like-to-like basis. It also generated another Rs 551 cr during the quarter by licensing its content to third parties, taking its revenue growth to 33%. However, excluding this […]

HCL Tech wins digital workspace order from Airbus

HCL Technologies (HCL), one of India’s top IT services and outsourcing providers, said it has won a five-year deal to implement a digital workplace solution for the world’s largest aircraft maker Airbus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Airbus is emerging as the biggest aircraft maker in the world after its long-time rival […]

Tata Motors sees record car sales, CV sales up for Eicher, TVS up 31%

Sales of Tata Motors passenger vehicles has almost doubled in January to 26,978 units from 13,894 units in January of last year — marking the highest ever monthly sales for the company. The previous high was in November, when it sold 23,617 passenger vehicles. The exact break-up of which models did how much in terms […]

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail buys controlling stake in Sabyasachi

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail has taken a controlling stake in designer brand Sabyasachi for Rs 398 cr, adding to its existing portfolio of brands that include Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England. It will buy a 51% stake in the company founded by Sabyasachi Mukherjee in 1999. “Sabyasachi is India’s largest […]

In a change, Havells beats Polycab in Q3 performance

After several quarters, Polycab India Ltd reported a set of financial results that were decidedly less rosy than those of its primary rival Havells India Ltd. Two days after Havells reported a 39% year-on-year jump in revenue to Rs 3,175 cr, Polycab said its third-quarter revenue rose 12% on year to Rs 2,799 cr. While […]

V-Mart recovers 81% of Q3 sales YoY

After two torturous quarters, value-focused fashion and general merchandise retailer V-Mart reported an 81% like-to-like sales recovery for the Oct-Dec quarter. The number indicates that modern retail, with its air-conditioned showrooms, is still struggling to attract visitors unlike several other retail segments. Some of the other segments, such as automobiles, consumer durables and even some […]

Bajaj Auto rides pent-up demand, festive sales to record quarter

Bajaj Auto Ltd, one of India’s oldest two-wheeler makers, today reported its highest ever quarterly revenue, profit and volume numbers as consumers again loosened their purse strings with COVID-19 uncertainty receding into the background. Like most other companies in India, Bajaj Auto had taken a severe beating in the first quarter (Apr-Jun) due to COVID-19, […]

Havells reports best quarter ever as sales rocket

Electrical goods maker Havells India Ltd reported its best ever quarter after pent up demand lifted the company’s sales and profits to unprecedented levels in October-December 2020. The company’s third-quarter revenue jumped nearly 40% year-on-year, breaking the Rs 3,000 cr mark for the first time in its history. Similarly, pretax profits zoomed 101% to Rs […]

Hindustan Media Ventures posts first profit growth after COVID-19

Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd, the publisher of popular Hindi newspaper Hindustan, revealed a financial performance that suggest that the company is bouncing back faster than expectations. In what could come as a surprise to many analysts, the company’s net profit for the Oct-Dec 2020 period was in fact higher than its net profit for the […]