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Britannia Industries net profit up 13 percent in Q1

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Kolkata: FMCG major Britannia Industries Ltd. reported a 13 percent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 219.13 crore in the quarter ended June 30, 2016, as compared to Rs 193.66 crore in the corresponding period in 2015.

Its consolidated revenue in the quarter under review grew 8 percent to Rs 2,162 crore against Rs 1,998 crore in the year-ago period.

"We continue to outpace the market with our go-to-market strategy of creating a robust distribution network with unrelenting focus on rural and our weak states. The category growths remained subdued during the quarter," said company's Managing Director Varun Berry.

“The deteriorating geopolitical situation and currency fluctuations in certain geographies like Middle East and Africa have also impacted our growths,” he said.

Berry said that the biscuit-maker intended to drive consumer off-take and strengthen its momentum through re-staging of its brands and plugging product portfolio gaps going forward.

"Commodity prices have firmed up significantly over the last two quarters and we have initiated a combination of price increase and cost efficiency measures to address this," he said.

(With agency inputs)

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