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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

Dr. Oetker among manufacturers in India to invest in automationHow Covid-19 is driving automation in India's food production 16 March 2021

The pandemic has heightened the interest of India's food manufacturers in automating more of their production and, just-food reports, investment in the area is set to continue.

India's biscuit makers eyeing health but Oreo still enjoyed growth in 2020India's biscuit makers prepare for post-Covid growth 28 January 2021

just-food correspondent Raghavendra Verma surveys India's biscuit market, which has enjoyed bumper sales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

India is country with second-highest Covid-19 cases worldwideCovid-19 – India food groups talk trading as virus volatility persists 8 October 2020

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough.

Goodmylk chief hit out at proposalIndia plans to ban word 'milk' on non-dairy lines 27 August 2020

New proposals from India's food regulator to change the way plant-based milk products are labelled has sparked criticism from manufacturers.

Hershey and Mars among food majors to launch D2C in IndiaHow India's Covid-19 lockdown has fuelled FMCG interest in e-commerce 27 July 2020

Domestic giants and foreign multinationals have invested in e-commerce services 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.

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