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Raghavendra Verma

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Industry split on IndiaINDIA: Food sector split on budget reforms 11 July 2014

India's new BJP government has reduced taxes on food processing and packaging machines however the industry is still not happy and is demanding more significant benefits.

Infrastructure remains undeveloped in IndiaBRICs and beyond: Logistics remains key challenge to Indian expansion 1 April 2014

Getting products on shelves is a significant challenge for food manufacturers and retailers in India, where an under-developed supply chain hampers such efforts. International food groups and logistics companies are working to overcome the lack of infrastructure and, for companies who can offer solutions, a significant commercial opportunity exists. Raghavendra Verma reports.

IndiaINDIA: Kisan Group enters food with snacks launch 12 March 2014

India's cement and agricultural equipment maker Kisan Group has entered the processed food business, making salty snacks in Gujarat.

Banaskantha is planning yet more dairies in IndiaINDIA: GCMMF member Banaskantha eyes more dairies 27 February 2014

India's Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, a member of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation that owns the popular Amul brand, is to set up two more dairy plants.

INDIA: Lotte to build another Choco Pie plant 20 February 2014

Lotte Confectionery is to set up a new plant in India to manufacture Choco Pie chocolate covered cream-filled biscuits, the South Korean company's most popular snack brand in the country.

Banaskantha said demand for milk in and around New Delhi would jumpINDIA: Member of dairy co-op GCMMF plans plant 19 February 2014

India's Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, a member of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which owns the popular Amul brand, is setting up a processing unit near New Delhi.

Coca-Cola will launch a new dairy drink across IndiaINDIA: Coca-Cola enters dairy sector with new drink 17 February 2014

Coca-Cola Co. is entering India's dairy sector with a milkshake extension of its popular Maaza Mango juice brand.

INDIA: Kwality eyeing supply network investment 29 January 2014

Indian dairy Kwality is seeking an investment of US$80m to grow its milk procurement network in north India, just-food understands.

Amul chairman Chaudhary sacked due to irregularities in running the board just-food was toldINDIA: Amul chair Chaudhary removed from post 15 January 2014

The chairman of India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, the company behind the Amul brand, has been removed from his post it has been confirmed.

Parle has cut the prices of its popular biscuitsINDIA: Price war worries as Parle cuts biscuit prices 9 January 2014

Indian bakery manufacturer Parle Products has effectively reduced prices of biscuit brands including Parle-G in a move that could trigger a price war with rivals including Britannia Industries.

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