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Mini Pant Zachariah

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Former MD at Godrej Group, Arumugham Mahendran, has launched a new chocolate brand.
Ex-Godrej boss launches chocolate brand 6 May 2015

Former managing director at Godrej Group, Arumugham Mahendran, has launched a new chocolate brand.

India cold chain, long-life products see technological advances BRICs and beyond: India's dairy dilemma: cold chain or UHT? 29 April 2015

Dairy and energy sector experts are optimistic about effective cold chain solutions they say are being developed for India’s dairy sector. Speakers at a two-day seminar on New Technologies for Milk Processing, staged in Mumbai at the India International Dairy Expo last week, were upbeat on the technological advances being made in the field. However, some experts argue that India's dairy needs would be better met through an increased focus on less perishable, long-life products such as UHT. Mini Pant Zachariah reports.

Organised retail in India is on rise but country needs investment in infrastructure and supply chain to allow sector to realise potentialBRICs and beyond: Local factors hindering grocery retail in India 30 January 2014

Poor logistics, including a lack of infrastructure and trained manpower, keep modern branded food retail from actualising its potential in India, industry experts have warned.

INDIA: Retailers must target smaller cities, food giants say 28 January 2014

India's smaller towns and cities are a potential lucrative and largely untapped market for branded food retailers, food giants Nestle and Cargill have said.

Private label offers growth opportunity INDIA: Private label "poised for growth in India" 28 January 2014

Retailers that provide distinctive value-for-money products will benefit from significant opportunities to grow private label sales in India, a panel of industry experts told the seventh annual Food & Grocery Forum India.

Parag looks to expand in northern IndiaINDIA: Parag seeks partners for regional expansion 16 July 2013

Indian dairy Parag Milk Foods is looking to expand sales of fresh products in India's northern states through joint ventures or partnerships with dairies in the region.

INDIA: Punjab launches dairy manufacturing expansion plan 31 May 2013

The deputy chief minister of India's Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal, has approved the setting up of four new milk processing plants in the northerly and industrialised state.

INDIA: Tirumala Milk to build three milk processing plants 19 April 2013

India dairy major Tirumala Milk Products is to invest INR3bn (US$55.7m) in the construction of three milk processing and packaging plants in the country.

INDIA: Tyson JV: We need more than "Brand India" meat plan 22 June 2012

India's plan to create a brand to promote domestically-produced meat and meat products could fail if the links between livestock producers and processors are not strengthened, Tyson Foods' local venture has warned.

Future Group will open 1,000 franchised stores based on existing shopsINDIA: Future Group plans 1,000 franchised food stores in India 20 June 2012

India grocery and retail giant Future Group is planning to expand its KB's Fair Price corner store format across India after a successful pilot project in New Delhi.

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