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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

India's Mother Dairy in frozen snacks push 16 December 2014

Indian processed food company Mother Dairy will launch its first frozen snack - Aloo Tikki, a potato-based Indian delicacy - nationwide by the end of this year, a company executive has told just-food.


Indian condiment maker Cremica has announced plans to double productionIndia's Cremica reveals plans to double production 1 December 2014

Indian condiment and snacks maker Cremica Food Industries is building a new factory in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, which could double its production capacity in two years, just-food has been told.


Kwality targeting IndiaKwality to expand in India's consumer dairy sector 11 November 2014

Indian bulk dairy producer Kwality, the owner of the Dairy Best brand, is expanding further in the country's consumer dairy sector with new products and expanded manufacturing facilities.


Dairy processors investing in the modernisation of Indian dairy farmingDairy in India: The problem of India's low dairy productivity 30 September 2014

India may be the world's largest raw milk producer but the dairy sector is marked by poor on-farm efficiency and low productivity. The country's dominant co-operatives have struggled to improve the model employed by their farmer members. But, with a step-up in investment on the horizon, could all this change? Raghavendra Verma reports.


Dairy in India: The supply chain issues facing the sector 30 September 2014

India's poor road network and lack of investment in cold chain infrastructure have long challenged the country’s dairy industry, highlighting the value for companies of undertaking the tough task of establish their own milk collection.


IndiaINDIA: Four milk, ice cream plants to meet demand in Odisha 14 August 2014

Milk producers in the Indian state of Odisha aim to double their production in the next five years, setting up four plants to cover local demand.


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.


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