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Indians gladly drink up Horlicks promise of ‘taller, stronger, sharper’. But for how long?

The malty empire of Horlicks will stay in India, but will it grow is the question.
Child drinking Horlicks milk drink

Health drinks like Bournvita, Horlicks give your kids more sugar & hardly any nutrition

Malt-based drinks like Bournvita, Complan & Horlicks are top supplements in India, especially for children, but growing awareness, stricter norms may put an end to that.
India’s malt-based hot drinks segment is estimated to be worth 78.7 billion rupees ($1.1 billion), according to Euromonitor International. Rob Dawson/Bloomberg

Unilever adds Horlicks in $3.8 billion deal for Glaxo India

Glaxo rose 1.4 per cent in early trading in London. Unilever rose 0.6 per cent in Amsterdam. Unilever agreed to acquire GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Indian consumer business, including malted milk drink Horlicks, for 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) to boost its footprint in one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. It’s one of the Anglo-Dutch company’s largest acquisitions under departing Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman, who in January is handing over to personal-care head Alan Jope. It’s also the first major deal since a plan to combine the company’s headquarters in the Netherlands collapsed under investor pressure in October. The transaction strengthens Unilever’s presence in the emerging markets that account for about two-thirds of its revenue. The Dove soap maker will use cash and shares of its Indian subsidiary to take control of a new venture that includes Glaxo’s listed entity in the country, where Unilever has been selling products since the...
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Unilever needs luck to gain energy from Horlicks deal in India

Horlicks is facing a challenge, even in India. The drink is losing its star status as the ‘healthy’ morning and after-school drink.
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The future of Horlicks and Complan in India

Annual sales growth of malt-based drinks in India are forecast to decline
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Glaxo to consider selling its stake in Indian consumer unit worth $3.1 bn

Revenue at GlaxoSmithKline's consumer unit in India has decreased in the last two years.  Its bestselling malted milk drink brand Horlicks will also be sold.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

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Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?