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Emerging markets online: India's food retail scene

Complex infrastructure and limited access to the internet are just two of the challenges in growing the online grocery channel in India. But...

2015 preview: Online may prove troublesome for CPG

The internet and the rapid development of multichannel has had a monumental impact on the FMCG sector, necessitating a seismic shift in the...


Emerging markets online: India's food retail scene

Hannah Abdulla | 21 Jan 2015

Complex infrastructure and limited access to the internet are just two of the challenges in growing the online grocery channel in India. But manufacturers in every sector and online retailers are eyeing the opportunity as the country's economy grows and incomes rise. Hannah Abdulla looks at how the FMCG industry can win online.


2015 preview: Online may prove troublesome for CPG

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Jan 2015

The internet and the rapid development of multichannel has had a monumental impact on the FMCG sector, necessitating a seismic shift in the way food makers do business. With multichannel playing to consumer demand for convenience, this trend seems set to accelerate in 2015. The food industry could have a challenging year ahead as it struggles to keep pace with the rate of change. Hannah Abdulla explores.


Dairy in India: How to win over Indian consumers

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Sep 2014

India is the world's largest producer of raw milk. The market, however, is greatly fragmented with farmers and local dairy co-operatives controlling much of the sector, leaving little room for anyone else. But as incomes improve and the Indian consumer demands more options and quality assurance, opportunities for innovative players willing to experiment are surfacing. Hannah Abdulla explores.


India FMCG: Foreign, Indian firms fight for share

Raghavendra Verma | 31 Oct 2013

India presents significant potential to overseas FMCG firms - and some, like PepsiCo, Cadbury and United Biscuits have built big businesses in the market. However, India has its own domestic titans while there are smaller firms that can compete by offering products that are different to bigger foreign brands. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

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Susan Day Cakes adds 51 jobs, eyes Asia growth

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jun 2015

Australian baked good firm, The Cake Syndicate, has said it is seeking an investor to fund capital expansion and growth into Asia.


Britannia Industries posts 9M profit jump

Dean Best | 3 Feb 2015

Indian food group Britannia Industries has booked a jump in earnings for the first nine months of its financial year.


Food industry quotes of the week

Hannah Abdulla | 5 Dec 2014

This week, Nestle lost a trademark infringement case in Singapore over its Kit Kat product. Arla Foods pulled out of the race to acquire Arab Dairy and Unilever decided to separate its ailing spreads business into a stand-alone unit. India hit the headlines frequently, with Britannia Industries "pioneering" the online exclusive launch of its new biscuit product before it hits traditional stores, and with Fererro re-thinking its plans for its business in the country.


Britannia e-trial is learning opportunity for all

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Dec 2014

India's Britannia Industries has said its pilot e-launch of a biscuit product is an important learning opportunity for the FMCG industry at large.


Britannia Industries H1 sales, earnings rise

Dean Best | 14 Nov 2014

Indian food group Britannia Industries has booked higher half-year sales and earnings.


Timeline: Danone under Franck Riboud

Dean Best | 3 Sep 2014

Franck Riboud is to step down as CEO of Danone after 18 years at the helm of the French food giant. just-food takes a look at the highs and lows of Riboud's tenure.


India's Britannia starts FY with higher profits

Dean Best | 14 Aug 2014

Indian food group Britannia Industries has started its financial year with a quarter of higher sales and earnings.


Britannia hit by strike action

Katy Askew | 18 Jul 2014

Indian biscuit manufacturer Britannia Industries has confirmed strike action by contract labour has hit production at a factory in Delhi.


Britannia FY profits up on margin expansion

Katy Askew | 30 May 2014

Britannia Industries, the Indian biscuits-to-dairy giant, has booked a jump in full-year earnings as stronger operating margins and higher sales boosted the bottom line.


Britannia 9M sales, earnings rise

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2014

Britannia Industries has booked a jump in sales and earnings during the first nine months of its financial year.


Price war worries as Parle cuts biscuit prices

Raghavendra Verma | 9 Jan 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.


Britannia silent over MD exit talk

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Jan 2014

Indian food group Britannia Industries has refused to be drawn on a report MD Vinita Bali is set to leave the company in March.


Britannia plans another baked goods plant

Raghavendra Verma | 18 Dec 2013

Indian food major Britannia Industries is set to build another baked goods facility in the country.


Sales, profits up at India's Britannia Industries

Michelle Russell | 12 Nov 2013

Indian food group Britannia Industries saw its sales and earnings climb in the first six months of its financial year.


Britannia to build Gujarat biscuit facility

Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2013

Indian food group Britannia Industries has confirmed plans to build a new biscuit facility in Gujarat in the west of the country.


Q1 earnings climb up at Britannia Industries

Michelle Russell | 12 Aug 2013

Indian food group Britannia Industries saw its earnings climb in its first quarter, boosted by an increase in sales.


Britannia MD gets new role in international push

Dean Best | 30 May 2013

Indian bakery and dairy group Britannia Industries is preparing for an "aggressive" international push - and has handed MD Vinita Bali the task of driving its expansion overseas.


Britannia profit surges as sales gain

Katy Askew | 24 May 2013

Indian food group Britannia Industries has booked higher net profit for fiscal 2012/13, boosted by higher sales.


Britannia Q3 profit rises

Katy Askew | 12 Feb 2013

Indian food group Britannia Industries has booked an increase in sales and profits in its third quarter.


Britannia Industries appoints Menon as CFO

Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2013

Indian food giant Britannia Industries has appointed Vinod Menon to the role of CFO as part of a management shuffle.


Britannia Industries H1 profits climb

Michelle Russell | 6 Nov 2012

Indian food giant Britannia Industries has recorded an increase in first-half earnings.


Britannia rolls out yoghurt and cheese line

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2012

Indian food giant Britannia Industries has launched yoghurt and cheese lines.


Britannia Industries Q1 profits climb

Michelle Russell | 6 Aug 2012

Indian food giant Britannia Industries has booked an increase in first-quarter profits.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

Michelle Russell | 25 Jun 2012

New Carrefour CEO Georges Plassat took to the stage this week at the firm's AGM, where he informed attendees of the tough task ahead to revive the ailing group.

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