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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Amul looking to grow presence in US through Amazon tie-upIndian dairy Amul in US tie-up with Amazon 30 November 2016

India's largest milk brand Amul has partnered with Amazon to try to grow the sales in the US for its more specialised dairy products, including clarified butter ghee and Indian dessert gulab jamun.

FSSAI this month launched standards for voluntary fortificationIndia's food standards agency mulls mandatory fortification 25 November 2016

India’s food standards authority is said to be considering new regulations that mandate the fortification of basic food items such as milk, wheat flour and cooking oil with micronutrients, just-food has been told.

Nestle India focused on the future after Maggi recall, Narayanan saysHow Nestle is tackling Indian challenges - the just-food interview with local MD, Suresh Narayanan, part 2 27 October 2016

Operating one of India's largest food companies is no simple task, Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and managing director of Nestle India, tells just-food in an exclusive interview at his business' headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the recent Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Nestle India MD Suresh Narayanan  talks to just food about how the company wants to deliver double-digit growth in the marketNestle growing in India through global, digital innovations – the just-food interview with local MD, Suresh Narayanan, part 1 26 October 2016

The demand for processed and packaged food is growing among India's young, often aspirational and fast-expanding population. Nestle is targeting double-digit annual growth in the country in the coming years. Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and MD of Nestle's operations in India, speaks to just-food about how the company intends to reach that goal, using innovation and an advanced digital strategy. 

Indian poultry processors brace for US importsIndian poultry market warns on US imports  21 July 2016

India’s branded poultry manufacturers are nervously awaiting an inflow of imported poultry products from US, warning they may lose significant market share to cheap imports

ITC expanding food productionIndia's ITC to set up two food plants 15 February 2016

Indian food and tobacco major ITC is establishing two new production units in its home state of West Bengal to make branded noodles, snacks, chips, biscuits and wheat flour.

Cereal maker Bagrry's to branch into foodserviceIndian cereal maker Bagrry's launches direct sales  21 January 2016

Indian breakfast cereal maker Bagrry’s India Ltd is launching company-owned stores, with its first quick service restaurant to open in February in New Delhi.

The venture's MD hinted more plants could be opened in IndiaDanone, Yakult India JV to up capacity 24 July 2015

The Indian venture between Danone and Yakult is expanding its production capacity of probiotic fermented milk in response to rising demand.

Deyyani wants to double ice cream sales - CEO Devyani Food targets US$160m in India ice cream sales 20 April 2015

India’s Devyani Food Industries Private Ltd is expanding its Cream Bell ice cream brand nationally, aiming to double its sales in the next five years.

India set to give green light to more food parksIndia pushes on plans for new food parks 16 March 2015

The Indian government is set to approve the establishment of 18 new 'mega food parks', linking farms to manufacturers and markets through a network of collection centres and primary processing centres.

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