• Reuters2 days ago

    Consumer goods firms plot new paths amid e-commerce boom

    Consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) has ramped up its efforts to sell items such as condoms and vitamins online, aiming to capture new revenue streams as traditional markets get more competitive. As part of its drive, the group has established a new global "e-business unit" that Chief Executive Rakesh Kapoor says will help it deal better with customers like Amazon.com (AMZN.O), be present in marketplaces like those offered by Alibaba (BABA.N) and probe new areas such as cross-border e-commerce and direct-selling websites. "This is a material opportunity that we want to be in the front of the pack on," Kapoor said on Friday.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] South Korea boycott knocks Reckitt Benckiser profit

    Reckitt Benckiser, the British household goods group, is to pay £300m in compensation to families whose relatives suffered illness and fatal lung injuries linked to its disinfectants sold in South Korea, ...