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Raghavendra Verma

Raghavendra VermaBiography

Raghavendra Verma is an experienced journalist based in New Delhi and who is the Chief South Asia Correspondent for specialist publication news agency International News Services (www.internationalnewsservices.com).

He has written extensively on India's food sector and has a solid track record in explaining complex regulatory issues and in securing interviews with senior officials and business executives across the country.

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Hershey and Mars among food majors to launch D2C in IndiaHow India's Covid-19 lockdown has sparked interest in direct-to-consumer 27 July 2020

Domestic giants and foreign multinationals have invested in D2C delivery amid India's Covid-19 lockdowns, just-food's Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

India's latest lockdown announcement has allowed more economic activityIndia's food sector hoping disruption will ease despite lockdown extension 20 April 2020

India's packaged food sector hopes to restart more operations, with members saying officials are increasingly willing to approve exemptions from the lockdown on manufacturing. 

Dairy sales have taken hitCovid-19 - India dairy players adapt production 14 April 2020

India's major dairy companies are adapting production, taking advantage of supply chain and demand disruptions caused by the lockdown imposed to control the spread of Covid-19.

Imports have come under pressure, it is claimed [Image taken by: Scalino https://www.flickr.com/photos/scalino/]Covid-19 - India's food industry hit by production, supply disruption 3 April 2020

India's food sector has been hit hard by the country's lockdown, with most factories closed and with supply chains disrupted, leading to distribution effectively being suspended.

Amul among manufacturers looking at premium segmentsWhat will drive growth of chocolate in India? - deep dive, part two 3 December 2019

hIndia's chocolate sector is set to continue to enjoy solid growth and, in part two of a deep dive into the market, we look at which parts could offer rich pickings.

Mondelez has paired Cadbury and Oreo in India, among other marketsHow one brand dominates India's chocolate market - deep dive, part one 2 December 2019

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry.

Haldiram's looking for US boostIndian snacks group Haldiram's in US push 8 November 2019

Haldiram's, the Indian snacks and confectionery major, is eyeing expansion in the US with a new retail contract.

India proposed draft regulations in JuneIndia regulator postpones traffic-light labels implementation amid opposition 12 September 2019

India's draft regulations for traffic-light labelling on packaged foods have been postponed amid industry opposition.

Tata's food stable includes Sampann brandTata rejig could lead to expansion in food - analysts 4 June 2019

A corporate restructuring by India's Tata Group may encourage the conglomerate to boost its position in the country's highly-competitive processed-food sector, experts say.

Haldiram's to team up with incubator Venture CatalystIndia's Haldiram's to back start-ups 25 April 2019

Indian packaged food group Haldiram's is planning to invest in start-up companies through a Mumbai-based incubator platform Venture Catalyst, just-food has been told.

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