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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 innovation around global, digital concepts – interview  26 Oct 16

Raghavendra Verma

The demand for processed and packaged food is growing among India’s young, often aspirational and fast-expanding population. This has prompted Nestle India to target a double-digit annual growth in upcoming years. Nestle country chief Suresh Narayanan speaks to just-food about how the company intends to deliver using innovation and an advanced digital strategy. 

Thai food market presents growing opportunities for premium suppliersPackaged food in Thailand - impulse and health to drive premium segments 26 Oct 16

Poorna Rodrigo

After a period in the economic doldrums, Thailand looks set to be a potential opportunity for domestic and international food manufacturers marketing premium wares. Poorna Rodrigo surveys what is driving demand for premium products in south-east Asia's second-largest economy.

ThailandPackaged food in Thailand - demand for convenience to continue to thrive 25 Oct 16

Jens Kastner

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in importance for Thais amid the urbanisation of the country and look set to remain a key channel for manufacturers to target. Jens Kastner looks at the growing demand for convenience in the south-east Asian country.

Demand for health through food in Thailand is boosting categories including dairyPackaged food in Thailand - demographics driving healthier categories but price key 24 Oct 16

Jens Kastner

As the Thai economy shifts away from being agricultural- to more skilled-based, as well as industry-and-commerce-focused, many consumers are gaining knowledge of the nutritional value and the health benefits of certain products and ingredients. Meanwhile, Thailand’s population is ageing, which also looks set to drive demand for improved health through food. Jens Kastner surveys the development of the country's healthier food segments and looks at what could lie ahead.

Tyson Foods invests in company looking to disrupt meat sectorWhy Tyson Foods' investment in Beyond Meat is shrewd 21 Oct 16

Dean Best

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat processors, is investing in fledgling US meat-free business Beyond Meat - and the deal looks an astute one.

Vita cakes are among gluten-free products from the Czech Republic-based Lifefood on sale at home and abroadWhat are the next major markets for gluten-free? The fledgling gluten-free market in Czech Republic shows promise 21 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Gluten-free has a well-established presence in the markets of western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, but the sector is rapidly gaining traction in eastern European countries. In just-food's series of market spotlights on the next five countries manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at the Czech Republic.

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Katy AskewLatest blog entry: Lack of healthy options at UK attractions points to opportunity 26 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

A new report by the Soil Association has highlighted a lack of healthy lunch options at the cafes of some of the UK's most prestigious visitor attractions.

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