No significant impact from Nepal unrest in juice sales: Dabur

New Delhi (PTI) : With the blockade at the Indo-Nepal border coming to an end, homegrown FMCG major Dabur on Tuesday said it does not see any significant impact from the unrest on its juice business in the fourth quarter of the fiscal.

“The unrest leading to blockade of certain border crossings between India and Nepal by Madeshi’s has come to an end, and with this, the blocked border crossings has opened and the good movement across border has started,” Dabur India said in a BSE filing.

The company further said: “We expect operations at our Nepal subsidiary’s plant situated at Birgunj to return to normal in due course of time and we will be in a much better position to service peak season demand for juices going forward.”
Therefore, on account of supply chain issue from Nepal “we don’t see any significant adverse impact on juice business sales in Q4 going forward”, it said.
In December, the company had stated that it has lost some part of juice sale in October and November and estimated juice sale during Q3 of FY 2015-16 would be lower by 10-15 per cent as compared to the previous year.

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Dabur India had ramped up production of juices in Sri Lanka and Newai, Rajasthan and had also engaged with third parties to cater to demand requirement for December and going forward.