Amazon To Allow Its Indian Online Sellers Export Products In UAE Market

May 17, 2019

Ecommerce giant Amazon is now setting up its export business to allow Indian sellers on its platform to sell products in the UAE and Middle East markets. The service will be leveraged through Dubai-based ecommerce company Souq which was acquired by Amazon in 2017. Citing Souq founder Ronaldo Mouchawar, an ET report said that products across verticals […]

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Tata Chemicals’ consumer products business to be merged with Tata Global Beverages

May 15, 2019

Tata Chemicals (TCL) said it will transfer its consumer products business to Tata Global Beverages (TGBL), according to a May 15 release filed with the exchanges. The release also noted that TGBL will be renamed as Tata Consumer Products Limited, and expects the combined entity to reach over 200 million households. “The proposed transaction will create […]

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Amazon Agrees to Stop Selling Children’s Products With Illegal Levels of Toxic Metals

May 11, 2019

A bright green frog-shaped pencil case targeting children on Amazon contained 80 times the federal legal limit for lead, according to an investigation by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. This was among dozens of children’s school supplies being sold on with illegal levels of toxic metals. The investigation was conducted by Attorney General […]

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Lupin, Zydus Pharmaceuticals recall products in the US

May 7, 2019

New Delhi: Drug major LupinNSE -1.47 % is recalling 46,700 bottles of Morphine Sulfate extended-release tablets, used to treat severe pain, in the US market, according to a report by the US health regulator. Lupin Somerset is recalling the drug in various strengths due to “failed impurities/degradation specifications”, the latest enforcement report by the US Food and Drug Administration […]

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Anova Seafood to roll out new packaging for seaweed products at Seafood Expo Global

April 30, 2019

International seafood supplier Anova Seafood plans to showcase new packaging for its seaweed products during the upcoming Seafood Expo Global event, taking place in Brussels, Belgium from 7 to 9 May. The company will present two new designs for its Chuka Wakame and Hijike seaweed products at the expo, it said in a press release. […]

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15,000 sub domains selling miracle products taken down by Palo Alto Networks and GoDaddy

April 28, 2019

15,000 sub-domains promoting weight-loss products and other goods promising miraculous results were taken down by US cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks and web hosting company GoDaddy, after a 2-year investigation targeting millions of consumers. According to the investigation, the websites sought to persuade consumers into buying products backed by bogus endorsements claiming to be from celebrities including Stephen […]

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People buy millions of unsafe products every year. Here’s why recalls are harder than they should be.

April 26, 2019

On January 22, 2018, a father living in New York City filed a complaint on, the website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It read, in part: “My 6 month old son was put down for a nap in the Fisher-Price Rock n Play. During the time of his nap, he rolled over in the Rock N […]

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Facing New Online Challengers, Established Building Products Manufacturer Stands Strong

April 23, 2019

When you look at the soaring One World Trade Center in New York City, the first thing you notice probably won’t be the louvers across the 18 lower floors of the building’s exterior. But those louvers are special—custom-made so they fit the building’s unique design, while still doing their job of preventing wind-driven water and debris from entering the […]

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Indianapolis-Based Company Recalls Melon Products in 16 States After Salmonella Outbreak

April 14, 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, […]

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Rise of low-value products to buoy paint firms’ volume growth

April 10, 2019

Low-value products such as putty and distemper are fast gaining traction. A recent survey of around 30 paint dealers across India conducted by IIFL Institutional Equities Ltd indicated sustained market share gains for these products in the March quarter. Since the market for these products is largely fragmented, getting a handle on their market size […]

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