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    Future Group to manufacture toothpaste, detergents


    As part of company’s plan to cash in Rs 100 billion from its private labels by 2012, Kishore Biyani-led Future Group, which retails products including FMCG, apparels, jewellery and books & music across India through various retail chains under Pantaloon Retail, has announced its plan to manufacture products like toothpaste, soap and detergents.

    Future Enterprises Q4 net profit stood at Rs 16.53 crore
    The company, erstwhile known as Future Retail, had posted a net profit of Rs 10.31 crore in the January-March quarter of the previous fiscal

    The group, which already has tie-ups with manufacturers such as Cargill, is learnt to be in talks with Hindustan Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Hygiene Healthcare and ITC for manufacturing the products.

    “We are making a new strategy of developing consumer brands,” Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group told reporters at a news conference.

    Under Pantaloon Retail, Future Group runs 14 retail chains including Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central, Depot, Pantaloons, Top 10, Tulsi, Navaras, Fashion Station, Star Sitara and futurebazaar.com.

    —IndiaRetailing Bureau