Sanjiv Mehta

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Sanjiv Mehta said : “Rural demand has remained resilient and strong. Urban demand, which was weak earlier, has now improved. But what will further help urban demand will be mobility, which is directly linked to the vaccine roll-out. We are pleased with the government’s vaccine plan and if it can be executed with speed, that will help demand tremendously, especially in urban areas,” External link

business-standard Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Our consumer-relevant innovations, market development and execution excellence have enabled us to drive broadbased growth across our categories. I am particularly pleased with the performance of our nutrition business and with the recovery in the discretionary segments of our portfolio; these are structurally attractive and offer immense growth potential,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “I am particularly pleased with the performance of our Nutrition business and with the recovery in the discretionary segments of our portfolio; these are structurally attractive and offer immense growth potential. The near-term demand outlook is improving, and we expect to see revival in urban areas while rural areas should continue to do well,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “So there is a very clear and apparent improvement in consumption between the June quarter and September quarter. If this is to be a surrogate for consumption in the country, and consumption being one of the largest components of GDP, then it would definitely show an improvement in the economic figures as well,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “This is evident from the fact that consumption in rural India is now growing at a rate faster than urban. Urban India has also been impacted with the high density, high rate of infection in metropolitan cities, higher incidence of vertical or other lockdowns with business activities getting hit to a greater degree. So the redeeming part is that we are seeing the consumption in rural (areas) go up, also impacted by a good harvest, and also from the fact that a lot of people have moved from urban India to rural India,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “They have been the fastest growing channels, because people have suddenly understood the benefit of proximity trade,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The growth of the e-commerce is clearly irreversible but the way I look at India, general trade, modern trade, e-commerce will co-exist and India is not a country where the general trade would disappear, let’s be absolutely clear about that,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “As modern trade goes to tier II and III cities, it is going to fillip in those cities and omni channel is going to be a bigger part of modern trade channels for the sheer convenience and benefits,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

4-traders Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

trust Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The economic outlook has improved given the various initiatives taken by the government and the Reserve Bank of India. In our sector, rural markets have been resilient, but the demand in urban India, especially in metropolitan cities, has been muted. We believe that the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Before the pandemic, the rural growths were rather muted. However, impact of the steps taken by the government and a good harvest is clearly visible in the fact that rural consumption has remained resilient. However, urban is impacted by confined living. Once people start moving out, the discretionary categories will get a further impetus. However, there are many variables still at play,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "While operations and service levels are now back to pre-Covid levels, demand in urban India, especially in metropolitan cities, has been muted. Rural markets have been resilient and continue to do better than urban areas. Though the worst is behind us, we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “In the context of a challenging economic environment, our growth has been competitive and profitable. We continue to demonstrate execution prowess, agility, adaptability, resilience, and passion of our people. We have expanded our portfolio with consumer relevant innovations and have invested strongly behind our brands. Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-COVID levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitizing our operations under the ‘Re-imagine HUL’ agenda,” “The economic outlook has improved given the various initiatives taken by the government and Reserve Bank of India,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-COVID-19 levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitising our operations,” “The economic outlook has improved given the various initiatives taken by the government and Reserve Bank of India. In our sector, rural markets have been resilient and providing robust performance but the demand in urban India especially in metropolitan cities has been muted and uncertain. We believe that the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-Covid levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitizing our operations under the ‘Re-imagine HUL’ agenda,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We believe that the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on-demand recovery,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "In the context of a challenging economic environment, our growth has been competitive and profitable. We continue to demonstrate execution prowess, agility, adaptability, resilience, and passion of our people. We have expanded our portfolio with consumer-relevant innovations and have invested strongly behind our brands. Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-Covid levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitizing our operations under the 'Re-imagine HUL' agenda, " External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta asked : “The government has done a good job of ensuring that no one goes hungry in the rural areas, which is also visible as the consumption is becoming a bit buoyant in rural areas because of the direct transfer of money, as well as a good harvest. Now, the government has been circumspect in spending money because they are worried that the fiscal deficit may go out of control. We don’t have deep pockets like the US, inflation might get out of control, but we need to kick-start the economy, what would be your advice,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “This is with a very clear long-term perspective that we need to help digitise the trade, help them get access to finance and very importantly have a seamless and frictionless e-B2B model. The fact that the pandemic makes it even more relevant is purely coincidental,” External link

economictimes Friday, October 2, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “So, this partnership will try to resolve these constraints,” External link

financialexpress Friday, October 2, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "What our partnership does today is try to solve some of the very important constraints that the retailers and small shopkeepers face in the country today," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “When we see this kind of contraction, it poses a certain risk of people who had moved from the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to lower middle-class levels post-liberalisation, being pushed back to BoP,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “It’s important that they keep breathing till the economy picks up,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “When cost of not doing exceeds the cost of doing, it would be unfortunate.. If we don’t take these measures now, it might become too late,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "There is a curve of cost of doing and the cost of not doing," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The government should look at what we need to do for the urban consumers," "There is very clear anecdotal evidence of growth rates in the staples in urban India slowing down, which could be a very clear pointer that the urban poor are feeling the stress" External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Jams, ketchup they are growing at a very robust pace and it is natural – people are cocooned at their homes. These categories with kids all locked up in homes, there will be demand for these products. It is very natural that there will be a big burst in demand for these products,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "Seventy-five per cent of our portfolio focuses on essential products and is therefore robust. Twenty per cent is discretionary in nature and is under stress due to disruptions in the marketplace, while five per cent of the business, which has to do with out-of-home consumption such as ice-creams, has been severely impacted," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “With Hindustan Unilever’s long history in India, we are determined to do our part to protect lives and livelihoods and are glad to have found a strong partner in OYO who shares this vision” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Given the limited fiscal space, it is not easy for the government to have a large demand-led stimulus and it must be concerning the government that if they go down this route, a large part of the stimulus could end up as savings rather than being spent to generate demand. Having said that, the government should keep a close watch on the demand situation and step in unhesitatingly if it does not pick up in the next few months,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta told : “We have initiated discussions on how we could help the country become self-reliant. We do have imports of over Rs 400 crore from China. These are in the form of raw materials and packaging material. During Covid , we demonstrated a huge degree of resilience. Here also, we will partner with different businesses to overcome any risk that might arise due to the geopolitical crisis,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The immediate impact of the national lockdown was severe supply chain constraints. As businesses pulled down shutters, it manifested in empty shelves and shrinking pipelines. From a demand perspective, the fear of loss of jobs, dwindling earnings and eroding investments have made people circumspect with their spends. The slowdown in the wheels of the economy could lead to a financial crisis in several parts of the world. While some will be able to raise funding or latch on to the lifeline sent by the governments, many businesses will stare at ruin,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta déclaré : "Nous rendons notre portefeuille de soins de la peau plus inclusif et nous comptons célébrer une représentation plus diverse de la beauté" External link

capital-FR Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “In 2019, we had removed the cameo with two faces and the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more inclusive measure of healthy skin,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty. In 2019, we removed the two-faced cameo as well as the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more holistic and inclusive measure of healthy skin," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty. In 2019, we removed the cameo with two faces as well as the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more holistic and inclusive measure of healthy skin. These changes were very well received by our consumers,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This coin is dedicated to every NHS Staff member and volunteer who has put their lives on the line during this incredibly frightening time. It has been created to recognise those people and celebrate their bravery and to demonstrate our heartfelt thanks to each of them. Donating 100% of the profit from each coin purchased to these important charities is our way to give something back in return for their sacrifice" External link

finanznachrichten-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Modern ) : “We continue to focus on the key growth channels of Modern Trade, e-Commerce and Health & Beauty. Our premiumisation journey is accelerated through the touch and feel benefits of Modern Trade,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Health and hygiene essentials have seen an upswing with household stocking and increased awareness. Consumption trend in other essentials such as fabric solutions, coffee, oral care is fairly neutral," "We are enhancing the capacities of home and hygiene products, which are extremely critical for our consumers in these times," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "The Out-of-Home channel is closed, resulting in near cessation of consumption in food services, ice creams and life essentials. The impact on discretionary categories is more accentuated as it comes on the backdrop of a slowing market growth," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Health and hygiene essentials have seen an upswing with household stocking and increased awareness. Consumption trend in other essentials such as fabric solutions, coffee, oral care is fairly neutral," "We are enhancing the capacities of home and hygiene products, which are extremely critical for our consumers in these times," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "The Out-of-Home channel is closed, resulting in near cessation of consumption in food services, ice creams and life essentials. The impact on discretionary categories is more accentuated as it comes on the backdrop of a slowing market growth," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Health and hygiene essentials have seen an upswing with household stocking and increased awareness. Consumption trend in other essentials such as fabric solutions, coffee, oral care is fairly neutral," "We are enhancing the capacities of home and hygiene products, which are extremely critical for our consumers in these times," External link

news18 Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "The Out-of-Home channel is closed, resulting in near cessation of consumption in food services, ice creams and life essentials. The impact on discretionary categories is more accentuated as it comes on the backdrop of a slowing market growth," External link

news18 Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “At this juncture, there are many variables at play,” “A lot will depend on the trajectory of the virus, the success of the containment efforts, and the severity and duration of the economic impact” External link

business-standard Friday, May 22, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "One is the relevance of humble grocers, who are always important for India. I believe that people have realised their benefits .. and the second is e-commerce. Certainly, as people would like to place their order from home, which would definitely give a fillip to e-commerce and we would be ready for that," External link

news18 Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "One is the relevance of humble grocers, who are always important for India. I believe that people have realised their benefits .. and the second is e-commerce. Certainly, as people would like to place their order from home, which would definitely give a fillip to e-commerce and we would be ready for that," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We need to wait till normalcy returns to get a sense of what is happening to demand,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "With the GSK CH merger effective from 1st April, iconic brands such as Horlicks and Boost will now enable us to also address the nutrition needs of consumers. Our approach will be to protect our business model, grow competitively and contribute to the nation," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta asserted : "Under the current context if it is not going to add value then why should we be spending that money. Our focus is going to be on absolutely looking at every bit of it in ensuring that the strong business model that we have, we are able to preserve it," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "the ethos of HUL is very frugal" External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta asserted : “Under the current context if it is not going to add value then why should we be spending that money. Our focus is going to be on absolutely looking at every bit of it in ensuring that the strong business model that we have, we are able to preserve it,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “the ethos of HUL is very frugal” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Covid-19 is perhaps the biggest challenge for us, both from the lens of sustaining lives, as well as livelihoods. The human impact of the pandemic is uncertain, and we are fully committed to working with the government and our partners to ensure that we overcome this crisis together". "Our portfolio of trusted brands, financial stability and quality of leadership teams positions us well to deal with the crisis and for the changing world that will come afterwards. With the GSK CH merger effective from April 1, iconic brands such as Horlicks and Boost will now enable us to also address the nutrition needs of consumers. Our approach will be to protect our business model, grow competitively and contribute to the nation,” External link

economictimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Lemon Tree ) : "Isolation facilities are extremely important to curb the spread of this virus. As Hindustan Unilever we are delighted to partner with organisations like Apollo Hospitals, State Bank of India, Oyo, Lemon Tree and many more to help create isolation facilities" External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 30, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Lemon Tree ) : "Isolation facilities are extremely important to curb the spread of this virus. As Hindustan Unilever we are delighted to partner with organisations like Apollo Hospitals, State Bank of India, Oyo, Lemon Tree and many more to help create isolation facilities" External link

business-standard Monday, March 30, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This quarter witnessed an overall challenging market environment, mainly reflecting a sharp slowdown in rural and discretionary spends. HUL has delivered a resilient performance which is reflective of its strength of our brands, consistency in our strategy, and execution prowesss. Our continued focus on innovation and market development has helped sustain underlying volume growth at a steady 5 per cent. We have also delivered a healthy margin improvement," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The demand outlook remains challenging in the short-term,” External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “India is so diverse that not everything happens at the same extent everywhere. There are some states where the slowdown is more severe — say Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, parts of UP and parts of greater Maharashtra. That’s where the slowdown has been more severe… If you ask me has the tide turned in December quarter, there was no evidence of that because in the December quarter, market growth was lower than the September quarter,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The demand outlook remains challenging in the short-term,” External link

business-standard Friday, January 31, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “If you ask me, has the tide turned? In December quarter, there was no evidence of that and the market growth was lower than in the September quarter,” External link

Hindu Friday, January 31, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “As a country, we should not beat down consumer confidence. It is not a doomsday scenario. The government is conscious and I hope they will take steps to put more money in the hands of consumers Even if in the short term, they have to loosen the fiscal deficit to do it,” External link

Hindu Friday, January 31, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This quarter witnessed an overall challenging market environment, mainly reflecting a sharp slowdown in rural and discretionary spends" External link

economictimes Friday, January 31, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This quarter witnessed an overall challenging market environment, mainly reflecting a sharp slowdown in rural and discretionary spends" External link

business-standard Friday, January 31, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Unemployment rate is much higher in 15-29 years of age than those above 30 years. Paradoxically a higher educated youth with a post-graduation or skilled degree is prone to six times more unemployed today,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “We expect demand to pick up from Q4FY20 once payouts under the direct transfer scheme start reaching a wider base, and rural India — nourised by a normal monsoon — regains its activity and liquidity improves,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “There is a discernible difference between 12 months and three months which indicates a slowdown. The market, however, remains stable and we have not seen demand pick up yet. The near-term demand outlook, especially in rural India, remains challenging,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The market remains stable and we have not seen a demand pickup yet,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Volumes which were growing at close to 7% are now growing under 3%. There is a discernible difference between 12 months and three months, which indicates a slowdown,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Rural growth has now come down to half the urban growth. The government is cognisant of it and that is the reason for the Rs 6,000 transfer (to farmers) and the Prime Minister talking about doubling farm income ,” “With a good monsoon, which has happened, and festive season coming in, we hope it will spur confidence” External link

economictimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We welcome the various measures announced by the government and the Reserve Bank of India to spur investment and improve liquidity, and are confident that the government will take all necessary steps for higher income transference to rural India," "HUL remains well positioned to unlock the structural FMCG India opportunity while navigating the short-term challenges. We continue to progress our purpose-led and future-fit agenda which is underpinned by our sustainability initiatives and 'Re-imagining HUL' driven by leveraging data and technology in all aspects of our operations" External link

dnaindia Monday, October 14, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The market remains stable and we have not seen demand pick up yet,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 14, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The government is cognizant of [this] and that is the reason for the ₹6,000 transfer and the Prime Minister talking about doubling farm income. With a good monsoon, which has happened, and the festive season coming in, we hope it will spur confidence,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 14, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We welcome the various measures announced by the government and the Reserve Bank of India to spur investment and improve liquidity, and are confident that the government will take all necessary steps for higher income transference to rural India," External link

irishsun Monday, October 14, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Segregation and collection of plastic waste, together with building the recycling industry, are critical aspects of a sustainable solution. We have made an ambitious commitment and we believe it is a right step towards our vision of a world where no plastic packaging ends up polluting the environment,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says ( about Bill Gates ) : “In 2008, the global financial crisis brought home the point that greed or lack of ethics could bring the world to its knees. This was also when people like Bill Gates started questioning the concept of shareholder primacy,” External link

economictimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “We cannot have a healthy business in an unhealthy society, or be oblivious to the needs of the environment,” External link

economictimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “I had myself visited Chennai to talk to customers before the acquisition. There were consumers who had left using the brand; I spoke to them and they told me that their need has been taken care of and so they stopped using Indulekha,” External link

business-standard Friday, August 23, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Against the backdrop of moderate market growth, HUL has delivered a resilient performance driven by expansion of our consumer franchise, improvement in portfolio mix and sustained growth in margins," External link

asianage Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The rural wages, if you look at it over the last five years, have been modest. These would be the primary contributing factors as to why there has been a slowdown in the growth," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “FMCG is not completely delinked from the state of the economy. But it is not a doomsday scenario,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “HUL earnings are better than expected, considering the weakness in local macroeconomic conditions,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We believe our business is well positioned... to unlock the structural FMCG India opportunity as well as in terms of navigating the short-term challenges arising from softening of growth,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Against the backdrop of moderate market growth, HUL has delivered a resilient performance driven by expansion of our consumer franchise, improvement in portfolio mix and sustained growth in margins,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “Our focus on strengthening the core, leading market development & premiumisation, driving channel transformation and building brands with purpose, continues to serve us well,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We have a five-pronged strategy to continue to thrive – drive purpose into our brands and enhance societal impact, build a future-fit organisation, nurture talent in the new age, innovate for the future, and reimagine the business across the value chain by leveraging data and technology,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Low wage rates and food prices mean less money in the hands of the rural people: That is getting reflected in the consumption pattern or growth slowing down,” “Wholesalers, who work with larger inventory, would have been affected by tightening liquidity” External link

economictimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Given the macro-economic indicators, near-term market growth has moderated. However, medium-term outlook stays positive. As an organization we are well positioned to respond with speed and agility to meet the needs of our consumers" External link

business-standard Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We have now grown top line and bottom line for the eighth consecutive year and our 2019 results are a testament to both our strategy and execution." External link

irishsun Friday, May 3, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The very fact that the governments in many states had to waive off farm loans is certainly indicative of the stress in the rural markets. Wage rates have also not moved up. We believe rural boost to drive growth,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The finance minister has eluded that when the revenues pick up they could be looking at bringing down the effective GST rate, but we don't know when it is happening. The second important bit is the corporate tax. About four years ago, he had clearly indicated the intent to bring down the corporate tax to 25%. Directionally. I would believe that in some tranches the tax rate should move towards 25%," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 25, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The very fact that the governments in many states had to waive off the farm loans is certainly indicative of the stress in the rural markets. The rains started well, but many of the pockets in the country did not receive the average rainfall. Wage rates is another factor that needs to move up to have more money in the hands of rural populations because not all are farm owners. The other important bit is not the absolute production, but the realisation, the government had put in the intent of the minimum support price. Now, whether that gets effectively implemented in the market or not is yet to be seen," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 25, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "If we look at total market/ demand perspective the value growth of the market has been about 9% to 10% and the volume has been 8% to 9%. Within this, rural has been growing at a faster pace than urban. It continues to be a very dynamic environment, and there are many factors like total agri production, realisation, money that government spends on various schemes, rural wages etc. that impact the rural demand. While the scope in India is immense we can only hope that the momentum continues," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 18, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We have delivered another strong performance in the quarter, with double digit volume growth and improvement in margins" External link

business-standard Friday, January 18, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Certain restrictive clauses like sourcing norms have undermined the realisation of full benefits of the measure,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:47:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Certain restrictive clauses like sourcing norms have undermined the realisation of full benefits of the measure," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:52:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Certain restrictive clauses like sourcing norms have undermined the realisation of full benefits of the measure," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “What you saw was vibrations within the channel (trade pipeline), there was turbulence in the market and there is no question about that. This turbulence got near normal as we moved towards the end of the second quarter. Canteen stores department is still a bit lower than what their normal buying pattern was but it has picked up significantly. If you look at the start and end of the September 2017 quarter, I would believe by end of December there should be a near normalcy,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta tells ( about India Company ) : “The East India Company was the father of G&T,” External link

moneyweek Monday, February 13, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “The first G&Ts were not sophisticated or smooth,” “But… in the summer heat they started to put in ice and lime and a bit of sugar. That became the gin and tonic we recognise” External link

moneyweek Monday, February 13, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “It’s been a long journey,” External link

moneyweek Monday, February 13, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Good rainfall should augur well but it's too early (to tell)," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Of The ) : "The slowdown has bottomed out, and from the next quarter or so we should see volumes pick up across segments," External link

rediff Sunday, February 8, 2015 9:48:00 AM EAT



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Sanjiv Mehta said : “Rural demand has remained resilient and strong. Urban demand, which was weak earlier, has now improved. But what will further help urban demand will be mobility, which is directly linked to the vaccine roll-out. We are pleased with the government’s vaccine plan and if it can be executed with speed, that will help demand tremendously, especially in urban areas,” External link

business-standard Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Our consumer-relevant innovations, market development and execution excellence have enabled us to drive broadbased growth across our categories. I am particularly pleased with the performance of our nutrition business and with the recovery in the discretionary segments of our portfolio; these are structurally attractive and offer immense growth potential,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “I am particularly pleased with the performance of our Nutrition business and with the recovery in the discretionary segments of our portfolio; these are structurally attractive and offer immense growth potential. The near-term demand outlook is improving, and we expect to see revival in urban areas while rural areas should continue to do well,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “So there is a very clear and apparent improvement in consumption between the June quarter and September quarter. If this is to be a surrogate for consumption in the country, and consumption being one of the largest components of GDP, then it would definitely show an improvement in the economic figures as well,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “This is evident from the fact that consumption in rural India is now growing at a rate faster than urban. Urban India has also been impacted with the high density, high rate of infection in metropolitan cities, higher incidence of vertical or other lockdowns with business activities getting hit to a greater degree. So the redeeming part is that we are seeing the consumption in rural (areas) go up, also impacted by a good harvest, and also from the fact that a lot of people have moved from urban India to rural India,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “They have been the fastest growing channels, because people have suddenly understood the benefit of proximity trade,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The growth of the e-commerce is clearly irreversible but the way I look at India, general trade, modern trade, e-commerce will co-exist and India is not a country where the general trade would disappear, let’s be absolutely clear about that,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “As modern trade goes to tier II and III cities, it is going to fillip in those cities and omni channel is going to be a bigger part of modern trade channels for the sheer convenience and benefits,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

4-traders Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We believe the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

trust Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The economic outlook has improved given the various initiatives taken by the government and the Reserve Bank of India. In our sector, rural markets have been resilient, but the demand in urban India, especially in metropolitan cities, has been muted. We believe that the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Before the pandemic, the rural growths were rather muted. However, impact of the steps taken by the government and a good harvest is clearly visible in the fact that rural consumption has remained resilient. However, urban is impacted by confined living. Once people start moving out, the discretionary categories will get a further impetus. However, there are many variables still at play,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "While operations and service levels are now back to pre-Covid levels, demand in urban India, especially in metropolitan cities, has been muted. Rural markets have been resilient and continue to do better than urban areas. Though the worst is behind us, we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “In the context of a challenging economic environment, our growth has been competitive and profitable. We continue to demonstrate execution prowess, agility, adaptability, resilience, and passion of our people. We have expanded our portfolio with consumer relevant innovations and have invested strongly behind our brands. Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-COVID levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitizing our operations under the ‘Re-imagine HUL’ agenda,” “The economic outlook has improved given the various initiatives taken by the government and Reserve Bank of India,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-COVID-19 levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitising our operations,” “The economic outlook has improved given the various initiatives taken by the government and Reserve Bank of India. In our sector, rural markets have been resilient and providing robust performance but the demand in urban India especially in metropolitan cities has been muted and uncertain. We believe that the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on demand recovery,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-Covid levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitizing our operations under the ‘Re-imagine HUL’ agenda,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We believe that the worst is behind us and we are cautiously optimistic on-demand recovery,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "In the context of a challenging economic environment, our growth has been competitive and profitable. We continue to demonstrate execution prowess, agility, adaptability, resilience, and passion of our people. We have expanded our portfolio with consumer-relevant innovations and have invested strongly behind our brands. Our operations and service levels are now back to pre-Covid levels and we have accelerated the pace of digitizing our operations under the 'Re-imagine HUL' agenda, " External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta asked : “The government has done a good job of ensuring that no one goes hungry in the rural areas, which is also visible as the consumption is becoming a bit buoyant in rural areas because of the direct transfer of money, as well as a good harvest. Now, the government has been circumspect in spending money because they are worried that the fiscal deficit may go out of control. We don’t have deep pockets like the US, inflation might get out of control, but we need to kick-start the economy, what would be your advice,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “This is with a very clear long-term perspective that we need to help digitise the trade, help them get access to finance and very importantly have a seamless and frictionless e-B2B model. The fact that the pandemic makes it even more relevant is purely coincidental,” External link

economictimes Friday, October 2, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “So, this partnership will try to resolve these constraints,” External link

financialexpress Friday, October 2, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "What our partnership does today is try to solve some of the very important constraints that the retailers and small shopkeepers face in the country today," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “When we see this kind of contraction, it poses a certain risk of people who had moved from the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to lower middle-class levels post-liberalisation, being pushed back to BoP,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “It’s important that they keep breathing till the economy picks up,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “When cost of not doing exceeds the cost of doing, it would be unfortunate.. If we don’t take these measures now, it might become too late,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "There is a curve of cost of doing and the cost of not doing," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The government should look at what we need to do for the urban consumers," "There is very clear anecdotal evidence of growth rates in the staples in urban India slowing down, which could be a very clear pointer that the urban poor are feeling the stress" External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Jams, ketchup they are growing at a very robust pace and it is natural – people are cocooned at their homes. These categories with kids all locked up in homes, there will be demand for these products. It is very natural that there will be a big burst in demand for these products,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "Seventy-five per cent of our portfolio focuses on essential products and is therefore robust. Twenty per cent is discretionary in nature and is under stress due to disruptions in the marketplace, while five per cent of the business, which has to do with out-of-home consumption such as ice-creams, has been severely impacted," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “With Hindustan Unilever’s long history in India, we are determined to do our part to protect lives and livelihoods and are glad to have found a strong partner in OYO who shares this vision” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Given the limited fiscal space, it is not easy for the government to have a large demand-led stimulus and it must be concerning the government that if they go down this route, a large part of the stimulus could end up as savings rather than being spent to generate demand. Having said that, the government should keep a close watch on the demand situation and step in unhesitatingly if it does not pick up in the next few months,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta told : “We have initiated discussions on how we could help the country become self-reliant. We do have imports of over Rs 400 crore from China. These are in the form of raw materials and packaging material. During Covid , we demonstrated a huge degree of resilience. Here also, we will partner with different businesses to overcome any risk that might arise due to the geopolitical crisis,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The immediate impact of the national lockdown was severe supply chain constraints. As businesses pulled down shutters, it manifested in empty shelves and shrinking pipelines. From a demand perspective, the fear of loss of jobs, dwindling earnings and eroding investments have made people circumspect with their spends. The slowdown in the wheels of the economy could lead to a financial crisis in several parts of the world. While some will be able to raise funding or latch on to the lifeline sent by the governments, many businesses will stare at ruin,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta déclaré : "Nous rendons notre portefeuille de soins de la peau plus inclusif et nous comptons célébrer une représentation plus diverse de la beauté" External link

capital-FR Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “In 2019, we had removed the cameo with two faces and the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more inclusive measure of healthy skin,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty. In 2019, we removed the two-faced cameo as well as the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more holistic and inclusive measure of healthy skin," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty. In 2019, we removed the cameo with two faces as well as the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more holistic and inclusive measure of healthy skin. These changes were very well received by our consumers,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This coin is dedicated to every NHS Staff member and volunteer who has put their lives on the line during this incredibly frightening time. It has been created to recognise those people and celebrate their bravery and to demonstrate our heartfelt thanks to each of them. Donating 100% of the profit from each coin purchased to these important charities is our way to give something back in return for their sacrifice" External link

finanznachrichten-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Modern ) : “We continue to focus on the key growth channels of Modern Trade, e-Commerce and Health & Beauty. Our premiumisation journey is accelerated through the touch and feel benefits of Modern Trade,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Health and hygiene essentials have seen an upswing with household stocking and increased awareness. Consumption trend in other essentials such as fabric solutions, coffee, oral care is fairly neutral," "We are enhancing the capacities of home and hygiene products, which are extremely critical for our consumers in these times," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "The Out-of-Home channel is closed, resulting in near cessation of consumption in food services, ice creams and life essentials. The impact on discretionary categories is more accentuated as it comes on the backdrop of a slowing market growth," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Health and hygiene essentials have seen an upswing with household stocking and increased awareness. Consumption trend in other essentials such as fabric solutions, coffee, oral care is fairly neutral," "We are enhancing the capacities of home and hygiene products, which are extremely critical for our consumers in these times," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "The Out-of-Home channel is closed, resulting in near cessation of consumption in food services, ice creams and life essentials. The impact on discretionary categories is more accentuated as it comes on the backdrop of a slowing market growth," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Health and hygiene essentials have seen an upswing with household stocking and increased awareness. Consumption trend in other essentials such as fabric solutions, coffee, oral care is fairly neutral," "We are enhancing the capacities of home and hygiene products, which are extremely critical for our consumers in these times," External link

news18 Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "The Out-of-Home channel is closed, resulting in near cessation of consumption in food services, ice creams and life essentials. The impact on discretionary categories is more accentuated as it comes on the backdrop of a slowing market growth," External link

news18 Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “At this juncture, there are many variables at play,” “A lot will depend on the trajectory of the virus, the success of the containment efforts, and the severity and duration of the economic impact” External link

business-standard Friday, May 22, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "One is the relevance of humble grocers, who are always important for India. I believe that people have realised their benefits .. and the second is e-commerce. Certainly, as people would like to place their order from home, which would definitely give a fillip to e-commerce and we would be ready for that," External link

news18 Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : "One is the relevance of humble grocers, who are always important for India. I believe that people have realised their benefits .. and the second is e-commerce. Certainly, as people would like to place their order from home, which would definitely give a fillip to e-commerce and we would be ready for that," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We need to wait till normalcy returns to get a sense of what is happening to demand,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "With the GSK CH merger effective from 1st April, iconic brands such as Horlicks and Boost will now enable us to also address the nutrition needs of consumers. Our approach will be to protect our business model, grow competitively and contribute to the nation," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta asserted : "Under the current context if it is not going to add value then why should we be spending that money. Our focus is going to be on absolutely looking at every bit of it in ensuring that the strong business model that we have, we are able to preserve it," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "the ethos of HUL is very frugal" External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta asserted : “Under the current context if it is not going to add value then why should we be spending that money. Our focus is going to be on absolutely looking at every bit of it in ensuring that the strong business model that we have, we are able to preserve it,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “the ethos of HUL is very frugal” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Covid-19 is perhaps the biggest challenge for us, both from the lens of sustaining lives, as well as livelihoods. The human impact of the pandemic is uncertain, and we are fully committed to working with the government and our partners to ensure that we overcome this crisis together". "Our portfolio of trusted brands, financial stability and quality of leadership teams positions us well to deal with the crisis and for the changing world that will come afterwards. With the GSK CH merger effective from April 1, iconic brands such as Horlicks and Boost will now enable us to also address the nutrition needs of consumers. Our approach will be to protect our business model, grow competitively and contribute to the nation,” External link

economictimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Lemon Tree ) : "Isolation facilities are extremely important to curb the spread of this virus. As Hindustan Unilever we are delighted to partner with organisations like Apollo Hospitals, State Bank of India, Oyo, Lemon Tree and many more to help create isolation facilities" External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 30, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Lemon Tree ) : "Isolation facilities are extremely important to curb the spread of this virus. As Hindustan Unilever we are delighted to partner with organisations like Apollo Hospitals, State Bank of India, Oyo, Lemon Tree and many more to help create isolation facilities" External link

business-standard Monday, March 30, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This quarter witnessed an overall challenging market environment, mainly reflecting a sharp slowdown in rural and discretionary spends. HUL has delivered a resilient performance which is reflective of its strength of our brands, consistency in our strategy, and execution prowesss. Our continued focus on innovation and market development has helped sustain underlying volume growth at a steady 5 per cent. We have also delivered a healthy margin improvement," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The demand outlook remains challenging in the short-term,” External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “India is so diverse that not everything happens at the same extent everywhere. There are some states where the slowdown is more severe — say Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, parts of UP and parts of greater Maharashtra. That’s where the slowdown has been more severe… If you ask me has the tide turned in December quarter, there was no evidence of that because in the December quarter, market growth was lower than the September quarter,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The demand outlook remains challenging in the short-term,” External link

business-standard Friday, January 31, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “If you ask me, has the tide turned? In December quarter, there was no evidence of that and the market growth was lower than in the September quarter,” External link

Hindu Friday, January 31, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “As a country, we should not beat down consumer confidence. It is not a doomsday scenario. The government is conscious and I hope they will take steps to put more money in the hands of consumers Even if in the short term, they have to loosen the fiscal deficit to do it,” External link

Hindu Friday, January 31, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This quarter witnessed an overall challenging market environment, mainly reflecting a sharp slowdown in rural and discretionary spends" External link

economictimes Friday, January 31, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "This quarter witnessed an overall challenging market environment, mainly reflecting a sharp slowdown in rural and discretionary spends" External link

business-standard Friday, January 31, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Unemployment rate is much higher in 15-29 years of age than those above 30 years. Paradoxically a higher educated youth with a post-graduation or skilled degree is prone to six times more unemployed today,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “We expect demand to pick up from Q4FY20 once payouts under the direct transfer scheme start reaching a wider base, and rural India — nourised by a normal monsoon — regains its activity and liquidity improves,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “There is a discernible difference between 12 months and three months which indicates a slowdown. The market, however, remains stable and we have not seen demand pick up yet. The near-term demand outlook, especially in rural India, remains challenging,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The market remains stable and we have not seen a demand pickup yet,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Volumes which were growing at close to 7% are now growing under 3%. There is a discernible difference between 12 months and three months, which indicates a slowdown,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Rural growth has now come down to half the urban growth. The government is cognisant of it and that is the reason for the Rs 6,000 transfer (to farmers) and the Prime Minister talking about doubling farm income ,” “With a good monsoon, which has happened, and festive season coming in, we hope it will spur confidence” External link

economictimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We welcome the various measures announced by the government and the Reserve Bank of India to spur investment and improve liquidity, and are confident that the government will take all necessary steps for higher income transference to rural India," "HUL remains well positioned to unlock the structural FMCG India opportunity while navigating the short-term challenges. We continue to progress our purpose-led and future-fit agenda which is underpinned by our sustainability initiatives and 'Re-imagining HUL' driven by leveraging data and technology in all aspects of our operations" External link

dnaindia Monday, October 14, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The market remains stable and we have not seen demand pick up yet,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 14, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The government is cognizant of [this] and that is the reason for the ₹6,000 transfer and the Prime Minister talking about doubling farm income. With a good monsoon, which has happened, and the festive season coming in, we hope it will spur confidence,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 14, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We welcome the various measures announced by the government and the Reserve Bank of India to spur investment and improve liquidity, and are confident that the government will take all necessary steps for higher income transference to rural India," External link

irishsun Monday, October 14, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Segregation and collection of plastic waste, together with building the recycling industry, are critical aspects of a sustainable solution. We have made an ambitious commitment and we believe it is a right step towards our vision of a world where no plastic packaging ends up polluting the environment,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says ( about Bill Gates ) : “In 2008, the global financial crisis brought home the point that greed or lack of ethics could bring the world to its knees. This was also when people like Bill Gates started questioning the concept of shareholder primacy,” External link

economictimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “We cannot have a healthy business in an unhealthy society, or be oblivious to the needs of the environment,” External link

economictimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “I had myself visited Chennai to talk to customers before the acquisition. There were consumers who had left using the brand; I spoke to them and they told me that their need has been taken care of and so they stopped using Indulekha,” External link

business-standard Friday, August 23, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Against the backdrop of moderate market growth, HUL has delivered a resilient performance driven by expansion of our consumer franchise, improvement in portfolio mix and sustained growth in margins," External link

asianage Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The rural wages, if you look at it over the last five years, have been modest. These would be the primary contributing factors as to why there has been a slowdown in the growth," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “FMCG is not completely delinked from the state of the economy. But it is not a doomsday scenario,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “HUL earnings are better than expected, considering the weakness in local macroeconomic conditions,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We believe our business is well positioned... to unlock the structural FMCG India opportunity as well as in terms of navigating the short-term challenges arising from softening of growth,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Against the backdrop of moderate market growth, HUL has delivered a resilient performance driven by expansion of our consumer franchise, improvement in portfolio mix and sustained growth in margins,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta added : “Our focus on strengthening the core, leading market development & premiumisation, driving channel transformation and building brands with purpose, continues to serve us well,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “We have a five-pronged strategy to continue to thrive – drive purpose into our brands and enhance societal impact, build a future-fit organisation, nurture talent in the new age, innovate for the future, and reimagine the business across the value chain by leveraging data and technology,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Low wage rates and food prices mean less money in the hands of the rural people: That is getting reflected in the consumption pattern or growth slowing down,” “Wholesalers, who work with larger inventory, would have been affected by tightening liquidity” External link

economictimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Given the macro-economic indicators, near-term market growth has moderated. However, medium-term outlook stays positive. As an organization we are well positioned to respond with speed and agility to meet the needs of our consumers" External link

business-standard Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We have now grown top line and bottom line for the eighth consecutive year and our 2019 results are a testament to both our strategy and execution." External link

irishsun Friday, May 3, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “The very fact that the governments in many states had to waive off farm loans is certainly indicative of the stress in the rural markets. Wage rates have also not moved up. We believe rural boost to drive growth,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The finance minister has eluded that when the revenues pick up they could be looking at bringing down the effective GST rate, but we don't know when it is happening. The second important bit is the corporate tax. About four years ago, he had clearly indicated the intent to bring down the corporate tax to 25%. Directionally. I would believe that in some tranches the tax rate should move towards 25%," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 25, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "The very fact that the governments in many states had to waive off the farm loans is certainly indicative of the stress in the rural markets. The rains started well, but many of the pockets in the country did not receive the average rainfall. Wage rates is another factor that needs to move up to have more money in the hands of rural populations because not all are farm owners. The other important bit is not the absolute production, but the realisation, the government had put in the intent of the minimum support price. Now, whether that gets effectively implemented in the market or not is yet to be seen," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 25, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "If we look at total market/ demand perspective the value growth of the market has been about 9% to 10% and the volume has been 8% to 9%. Within this, rural has been growing at a faster pace than urban. It continues to be a very dynamic environment, and there are many factors like total agri production, realisation, money that government spends on various schemes, rural wages etc. that impact the rural demand. While the scope in India is immense we can only hope that the momentum continues," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 18, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "We have delivered another strong performance in the quarter, with double digit volume growth and improvement in margins" External link

business-standard Friday, January 18, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “Certain restrictive clauses like sourcing norms have undermined the realisation of full benefits of the measure,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:47:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Certain restrictive clauses like sourcing norms have undermined the realisation of full benefits of the measure," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:52:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Certain restrictive clauses like sourcing norms have undermined the realisation of full benefits of the measure," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : “What you saw was vibrations within the channel (trade pipeline), there was turbulence in the market and there is no question about that. This turbulence got near normal as we moved towards the end of the second quarter. Canteen stores department is still a bit lower than what their normal buying pattern was but it has picked up significantly. If you look at the start and end of the September 2017 quarter, I would believe by end of December there should be a near normalcy,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta tells ( about India Company ) : “The East India Company was the father of G&T,” External link

moneyweek Monday, February 13, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “The first G&Ts were not sophisticated or smooth,” “But… in the summer heat they started to put in ice and lime and a bit of sugar. That became the gin and tonic we recognise” External link

moneyweek Monday, February 13, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta says : “It’s been a long journey,” External link

moneyweek Monday, February 13, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said : "Good rainfall should augur well but it's too early (to tell)," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjiv Mehta said ( about Of The ) : "The slowdown has bottomed out, and from the next quarter or so we should see volumes pick up across segments," External link

rediff Sunday, February 8, 2015 9:48:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief executive officer5.88%EN11/08/201708/11/2017
managing director23.53%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
director11.76%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
ceo35.29%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
businessman11.76%EN02/13/201713/02/2017
consumer5.88%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
itc chief operating officer5.88%EN08/25/201625/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Sanjiv MehtaEN100.00%


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