Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Wrangler’s Monochrome Collection

 Own The Street With Swag


Upgrade your wanderer look as you own the street with a swag. The all new Monochrome collection from Wrangler takes a futuristic design approach and blends greys, whites and blacks to create an uber-modern look.


Wrangler’s Monochrome collection features a fresh outlook on tees and shirts with asymmetrical designs, HD prints, reflective prints and accentuated blurred print styles. The men’s denim range stars reflective elements and pocket detailing. The Monochrome collection plays with blacks, greys and whites and it adds an edge to your wardrobe. This range is exclusively designed to make a statement in the day or light up the night.


Walk into your nearest Wrangler store for the new Monochrome Collection. Log in to wrangler-ap.com/in to locate a store near you or connect with the brand on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @ #wranglerdenims.


Price Details: Wrangler’s Monochrome Collection starts at Rs. 2995/- for jeans and Rs. 995/- for top wear.


Availability: All Exclusive Wrangler stores in India.

Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India, Mumbai Announcement.





पत्तन,पोत परिवहन और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय /


नौवहन महानिदेशालय, मुंबई ‍


1. The “Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System” (IRNSS) has been accepted as a component of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) for operation in the Indian Ocean Region by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 

2. IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system developed by India.  It is designed to provide accurate position information service to assist in the navigation of ships in Indian Ocean waters.  

3. Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) under Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) initiated matter with the International Maritime Organization for grant of recognition to IRNSS as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System (similar to GPS and GLONASS).  Details of the tests carried out on merchant ships with regard to the accuracy of the system was included in the report prepared by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which was submitted to IMO for consideration. 


4. After detailed analysis, the sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue [NCSR] of IMO (during the 7th session held in January 2020) recommended to the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of IMO for accepting the IRNSS as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System.  

5. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of IMO during its recent meeting (102nd session) held from 4 to 11 November 2020 has approved the recognition of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) as a component of the World-wide radio navigation system.  

6. The circular in this regard has been issued by IMO vide circular number SN.1/Circ.340 dated 11.11.2020 for information of the other Member States of the Organization.  This will enable merchant vessels to use IRNSS for obtaining position information similar to GPS and GLONASS to assist in the navigation of ships in ocean waters within the area covered by 50°N latitude, 55°E longitude, 5°S latitude and 110°E longitude (Approximate up to 1500 km from Indian boundary).  The copy of the circular is attached.  

7. This is a significant achievement of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat” an initiative of the Government of India.   

ITC Ltd.’s Sunfeast YiPPee! creates a new instant noodles category, ‘Noodles in a Bowl’ with the launch of Quik Mealz

National, 23 November 2020: Sunfeast YiPPee!, one of the most popular instant noodle brands in India has yet again demonstrated innovation in the instant noodles segment with the launch of a new consumer experience through Quik Mealz that offers noodles in a bowl. The newest offering brings a welcome change in the segment in the country as instant noodles will now be available to consumers in a Bowl format. Following innumerable trials conducted to ensure a superior instant noodle experience, Sunfeast YiPPee! Quik Mealz was launched in a bowl format with a broad container base which makes it extremely easy to mix and consume noodles, and a lid to ensure no heat escapes the bowl in the preparation process which guarantees evenly cooked noodles. The superior format, coupled with delicious flavours results in a well-mixed and ‘tasty’ noodle experience in a bowl. 

Sunfeast YiPPee!’s Quik Mealz range has been specially crafted to match the evolving lifestyle requirements of young adults who are constantly seeking convenient options, without compromising on the taste. Consumers can now enjoy Sunfeast YiPPee!’s differentiated long, slurpy and tasty noodle appeal without much effort, by just adding hot water to a bowl of noodles. The thoughtfully developed offering - Sunfeast YiPPee! Quik Mealz is backed by extensive research and development, coupled with in-depth consumer insights, and will be available in two variants – Veggie Delight & Chicken Delight.

Conceptualized to offer consumer experiences beyond the traditional instant noodles, YiPPee! was launched in 2010 at the backdrop of a growing need for variety in the category. Consumers’ trust and appreciation has helped YiPPee! achieve significant value and scale since its launch and today it is nearly an INR 1300 crore brand in terms of consume spend. With a growing consumer franchise, YiPPee! has consolidated its position as the second largest instant noodles brand in the country. YiPPee! also witnessed an unprecedented increase in consumer demand, owing to significant uptick in essentials in recent times, and has seen strong growth during the current year

Speaking about the launch ITC spokesperson added, “Innovation and differentiation has been the cornerstone of Sunfeast YiPPee!’s DNA since its inception. Be it the long and slurpy noodle experience consumers enjoy through our round block noodle or the recent launch of Quik Mealz in a Bowl format, every product offering is thoughtfully developed and is an extension of our endeavour to deliver superior experience to consumer. 

The recent times have witnessed an unprecedented surge in consumption of instant noodles while consumers have experienced a significant change in their day-to-day schedule with work from home is being an integral part of the new normal. Given the change in lifestyle, they are seeking trusted food options that offer variety, superior taste &convenience, sealed with the promise of safety and hygiene. With Quik Mealz, we are extremely positive about delivering yet again a distinguished instant noodle experience and are delighted to have added a new member to the YiPPee! family”.

The product is available pan-India, across large format stores, modern trade & e-commerce. Both Veggie Delight & Chicken Delight will be available in a 70 gms SKU at the price point of Rs. 45 & Rs 50 respectively.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

ITC Ltd.’s Foods Division launches ‘Sunfeast Caker’; expands presence in the cakes category with innovative-format launches

The pioneer of new-to-market experiences like Dark Fantasy cookies spearheads yet another disruptive innovation by re-defining the category codes in the cakes segment  


National, 12TH November 2020: ITC’s Sunfeast, one of the most preferred consumer biscuits brand, is now expanding its footprint in the cakes category with the launch of a new sub -brand, Sunfeast Caker. The brand will have a portfolio of innovative products that will provide premium experiences to consumers at affordable prices, expected to help scale up the category and make snacking a delightful experience, addressing the needs of convenience and indulgence across a wider consumer base. Sunfeast Caker will launch with three formats including the signature and first in the category, ‘Trinity’, a differentiated product innovation, delivering a refined sensorial experience like-never-before. This triple layered cake has a choco enrobed bottom, choco crème as the middle filling and is topped with a choco drizzle. The second format will be a reimagined choco Swiss Roll, adorned with a choco drizzle, evoking visuals quintessential to a fresh bakery product and the third will be an exciting presentation of Layer Cakes in two variants including Choco & Butterscotch.   


Sunfeast had previously forayed into the Rs 2,500+ crore cake segment with the launch of Sunfeast Cakes in 2018. Within two years after leading category growth in the layered cakes segment, with a 22% market share, Sunfeast is now expanding its cakes portfolio with this new offering.


TRINITYCAKE_CMYK_flattened 05Elaborating on the launch, Mr. Ali Harris Shere, Chief Operating Officer, Biscuits & Cakes Cluster, Foods Division, ITC Limited said, “The cakes category in India has been growing at a   very promising pace. Given that it is a large category and with our experienced play in the biscuits segment, we believe it is the right time to expand our franchise. Our focus would be to drive further growth of the category by re-defining the way consumers view and consume packaged cakes. The endeavour would be to bridge the experiential gap between fresh bakery cakes and packaged cakes through our unique offerings. As a national trusted brand, we look forward to delighting households across the country with this specially crafted new range of Sunfeast Caker.


SWISS ROLL_flattened 01The premium quality offerings will be made available to consumers at parity industry price points and grammage to ensure the category is enjoyed in every household. 28 gms SKU of Trinity and 29 gms SKU of Swiss Roll will be available at Rs 10 while the Layer Cakes will be available at two price points of Rs 5 & Rs 10 respectively. Sunfeast Caker will be available pan-India from November 2020.


About ITC Foods: A Division of ITC Limited


ITC's branded packaged foods business is one of the fastest growing foods businesses and the one of the largest foods company in India, driven by the market standing and consumer franchise of its popular brands - Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Bingo!, Yippee!, Kitchens of India, B Natural, Mint-o, Candyman, Fabelle, Sunbean and GumOn. The Foods business is today represented in multiple categories in the market - Staples, Spices, Ready-to-Eat, Snack Foods, Bakery & Confectionery and Juices & Beverages.


ITC's Foods brands delight millions of households with a wide range of differentiated, value-added products developed by leveraging ITC's in-house R&D capabilities, deep consumer understanding, knowledge of preferred Indian tastes, agri-sourcing & packaging strengths, and an unmatched distribution network.


ITC's uncompromising commitment to the health and safety of its consumers ensures adherence to the highest levels of quality, safety and hygiene standards in manufacturing processes and in the supply chain.. Going beyond process control, ITC ensures that quality standards are stringently adhered to while choosing ingredients that go into the preparation of its food products.


The business continues to invest in every aspect of manufacturing, distribution and marketing to ensure that it can leverage emerging opportunities and fulfill its aspiration of being the most trusted provider of branded packaged foods in the country. ITC's Foods business also exports its products to the key geographies of North America, Africa, Middle East and Australia.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

ITC Ltd.’s Fabelle Exquisite Chocolates launches ‘Fabelle La Terre’, a unique, Earth Positive chocolate variant

Responsibly crafted with usage of only two, locally sourced ingredients, assuring an exquisite multi-sensorial experience


National, 10th November 2020: ITC Ltd.’s Fabelle Chocolates, acclaimed for creating unparalled chocolate experiences in the country has unveiled its latest offering ‘Fabelle La Terre’ a creative reimagination/rendition of 100% Earth Positive chocolate. Ahead of Diwali, the brand has unveiled a one-of-its-kind, unique chocolate variant. Launched at a virtual event, Fabelle La Terre addresses the growing consumer trend of indulging in products from trustworthy brands that offer safety and hygiene while embedding a positive environmental impact at the core. The conscious interpretation of the current situation led to the genesis of Fabelle La Terre.


During the pandemic, people witnessed nature healing itself and experienced fresher air and clearer skies. This experience of a more pristine environment reinforced the significance of a cleaner and greener world, something that the Millennials and the Gen Z were largely bereft of. The new world-view has made it even more desirable for individuals and enterprises/organisations to collectively work towards building a sustainable future by combating climate change through the adoption of a low carbon growth path.


In the backdrop of consumers’ evolving preferences and its resolve to create a positive environmental footprint, Fabelle has decided to present them with guilt-free indulgences in the form of an Earth Positive chocolate. Fabelle La Terre is inspired by the nature and re-imagines the planet Earth in a praline format made with only two ingredients, Indian cocoa from Idukki Mountains in Kerala and Honey from Karnataka. The chocolate has been hand crafted with 100% Indian/single origin chocolate filled with 33% Honey.


The chocolate’s conceptual simplicity translates into an uncompromised, multi-textural, multi-sensorial chocolate experience by Fabelle’s Master Chocolatiers’ distinguished capability for creating unique blends and flavour. The Indian Cocoa bean, known to have acidic notes and leave a harsher, bitter after taste has been masterfully paired with Karnataka honey, known for its pleasant, floral taste notes to balance, complement and bring alive the true flavours of both ingredients.


In appearance, Fabelle La Terre praline represents earth elements. The shell which is made of 100% dark chocolate represents Earth’s surface, encasing a blend of cocoa and honey, representing abundance of water on the planet as it makes up 3/4th of Earth’s surface. Since honey has a unique property to remain fluid even at low temperatures or in the refrigerator, it also makes it an ideal ingredient to enliven the concept.


Across various stages of the product’s lifecycle, Fabelle has worked towards reducing the carbon footprint by not only local sourcing but also offsetting carbon emissions from the manufacturing & logistical operations. Focus has been provided on minimalistic usage of ingredients, significantly reducing the overall number of miles in terms of transportation distance, minimized/eliminating chocolate processing/manufacturing techniques, usage of packaging material sourced from the Company’ large afforestation program that creates a green cover and enables carbon sequestration. Along with the positive impact on the environment and rich taste, this chocolate is also gluten free, nut free, lactose free, with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives and is also a vegetarian product.


Commenting on the launch Mr. Anuj Rustagi, COO - Chocolate, Coffee, Confectionery and New Category Development – Foods Division, ITC Ltd, said, “Delivering unparalleled and one-of-its-kind chocolate experiences form a major part of Fabelle’s core philosophies. The current situation has made all of us conscious and aware about the critical need to preserve the environment and embed sustainability in our thought and action. The launch of ‘Fabelle Earth’ is our first step towards contributing to the mother earth and we look forward to consumers supporting this endeavour”.


Elaborating further on the product details Mr. Mahendra .M. Barve, General Manager (Product Development), Foods Division, ITC Ltd., said “Fabelle Earth draws its uniqueness from its composition of just 2 ingredients, its source and its craftsmanship. The product is a true testament to Fabelle’s overall expertise as it successfully delivers a multi sensorial chocolate experience and showcases a positive way forward to the entire chocolates industry. We are proud to deliver yet another unique experience that reimagines a concept of ‘Earth’ in a chocolate form and is also Earth positive”.


Launch of Fabelle La Terre is also in alignment to ITC Ltd.’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. It is a matter of pride that ITC has achieved a global distinction of being carbon positive (15 years in a row), water positive (18 consecutive years) and solid waste recycling positive (for the last 13 years).


A box of 10 Fabelle La Terre pralines will be available at a price INR 1,500 and will be available on made to order basis to start with, across all top 6 metros.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

William Penn embraces ‘Vocal for Local’


William Penn is adopting the theme of being ‘Vocal for Local’ and has on-boarded five such local brands from all parts of India. These brands focus on enhancing the work of local artisans and exploring fresh avenues in design. William Penn always hunts for brands which offer supreme quality and they have introduced five such ‘local’ brands that captivate beauty, design and functionality – Ranga Pen, Anand Prakash, SPIN, Arture, and Cosa Nostraa.


Ranga, a pen company that was founded by M.S.Pandurangan at Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu in 1970 and remains a family business to this day. Ranga Pen Company specializes in making handmade pens which require extensive skills. The technique used by them to make pens requires 20 years of experience and today this practice is followed only in Japan.

Anand Prakash is a brand that offers tailor-made gifting solutions and collectables. Managing everything from concept to design and even fabrication, this brand creates superlative, handmade items by using crafting techniques that originated centuries ago.

SPIN, a brand based out of Delhi, focuses on optimizing any given space by exploring fresh possibilities by putting a spin on existing forms. The brand’s design sensibility is rooted in the Japanese and Nordic schools of minimalism. Their products are fuss-free, minimal and exciting with a distinctive element of coziness. 

Arture is a brand that sources 100% natural material right from the beginning. Their raw material like cork fabrics are derived from the Mediterranean and are used in creating products like wallets, card cases and passport sleeves. Arute designs with minimalism, functionality and sustainability in mind.

Cosa Nostraa focuses on bringing handcrafted wearable art to the world by being inspired by the beauty, history and richness of Indian artistry and design. The brand breathes life into Indian luxury through the exquisite craftsmanship of highly skilled artisans of Rajasthan in creating impeccable products like brooch, button and cufflink.

EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit 2020 starts next week

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October 2020

: The new digital meeting place for the international sheet metal working community

Webinar programme and Online Presentation Theatre to round up the unique visitor experience

The first EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit, taking place online from 27 – 30 October 2020, provides a much anticipated trade and networking event for the global sheet metal working community, which has been impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit is a four-day online trading, networking and webinar event for professionals from the entire sheet metal working technology chain. Visitors can virtually meet relevant exhibitors, watch informative product presentations and follow webinars on current industry trends, followed by live Q&A Sessions. Similar to a live event there are several options for visitors to get in touch with exhibitors: drop their business card at the virtual stand, pre-book meetings with exhibitors or instantly contact exhibitors as they browse the virtual stand. The opening times of the online event are from 27 – 30 October 2020, from 8am to 4pm GMT. Visitors can participate for free and the platform is now open for registration and pre-booking of meetings.

Discover latest technological innovations: Presentation Theatre and Product Showcases

Visitors can discover the latest innovations, presented in the Virtual Presentation Theatre by selected EuroBLECH exhibitors. Each exhibitor presentation lasts around 15 minutes and will demonstrate their latest product innovations and technologies, followed by a live Q&A session. Companies presenting their latest developments are Bystronic Laser, Lantek, Lumentum, Mazak, Prima Power, Salvagnini and TRUMPF Group. In addition, Virtual Product Showcases create a virtual stand experience and allow visitors to explore new products and services of EuroBLECH exhibitors in more detail.  

Virtual meetings with exhibitors

The matchmaking functionality is now available to arrange pre-booked meetings, with all meetings taking place from 27 – 30 October live on the EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit platform. Arranging for a meeting is very easy and intuitive, with no third-party software required. Visitors simply login, fill in their profile with their interests and can then start searching for exhibitors to send out meeting invites. 

EuroBLECH goes DIGITAL: The Webinar Programme

A daily programme of webinars by industry experts provides an opportunity to gain useful insights into the latest market developments as well as technical expertise concerning new industry applications and solutions. Key players from the industry as well as trade bodies provide exclusive insights into latest technologies and case studies on subjects such as Digitalisation, Forming and Separation Technology, Automation and Process Optimisation. The conference language is mainly English. The webinar programme consists of eight hosted sessions, each followed by a live Q&A session to answer questions from the audience.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

9:00 – 10:00 GMT: Digitalisation and the Smart Factory of the Future

This session focuses on the digital future of sheet metal working: digitalisation in manufacturing, digital laser solutions and many more. Companies featured are Bystronic Laser AG, Eckelmann AG, IBM Services, Laserline GmbH and TRUMPF Group. 

14:30 – 15:30 GMT: Forming Technology for Improved Design

This session puts a spotlight on forming technology – press hardened steel for automotive applications, the press shop of the future, bainitic steels and much more. Companies featured in this session are Coşkunöz Holding, Fibro GmbH, thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg GmbH as well as WBM Staalservice. 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

9:00 – 10:00 GMT: China Sheet Metal Working Industry after Covid 19

This session features insights from China and how the sheet metal working industry is coping with the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic. Companies presenting in this session include Bystronic China, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products, Han's Laser and Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co., Ltd. 

14:30 – 15:30 GMT: Separation Technology – Latest Cutting Technologies – Plasma, Laser, Waterjet and more!

This session concentrates on the latest trends in cutting and separation technologies: plasma, laser and waterjet technologies will be presented. Companies featured in this session are Ekowa GmbH, Finepart Sweden AB, Messer Cutting Systems GmbH and TRUMPF Group. 

Thursday, 29 October 2020

9:00 – 10:00 GMT: Digitalisation – Machine-To-Machine Communication

Machine-To-Machine Communication is the focal point of this session – and how manufacturing companies can implement the latest technologies in Industry 4.0. Companies featured in this session are EWM AG, Mitaş Endüstri San. Tic. A.Ş. as well as ProCom GmbH. 

14:30 – 15:30 GMT: Trends for the Future – Joining and Forming Technology (in German)

The European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working and its research partners will provide an exclusive insight into future trends in sheet metal working. The webinar will be held in German. The heads of the Institute of Forming Technology and Forming Machines, Hanover, and the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology, Paderborn, will present new developments in sustainability and digitalisation. Followed by a live Q&A session to answer questions from the audience.

Friday, 30 October 2020

09:00 – 10:00 GMT: Automation – Latest Automation Technologies in Sheet Metal Working

Automation in sheet metal working – an important topic for companies dealing with the shortage of skilled workers. The latest trends in robotics and laser tube cutting for mass production will feature in this session. Companies presenting are AUTOCAM GmbH, Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd as well as J. Schmalz GmbH.

14:30 – 15:30 GMT: Process Optimisation – How to Increase Efficiency and Productivity

This session will focus on process optimisation, increasing productivity and manufacturing more efficiently. Companies presenting in this session are: Cenit AG, DEMAG Cranes & Compontents GmbH, Eisenwerk Würth GmbH, Kočevar d.o.o., LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen and Prima Power. 

Further information can be found at: https://www.euroblech.com/2020/english/event/digitalsummit/.

Visitor registration for the EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit is free and available at: https://euroblech.eventnetworking.com/register