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Raghavendra Verma

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Heritage Foods ended talks with unnamed German firmAndros JV means end to Heritage Foods German talks 16 August 2017

Heritage Foods ended talks with an unnamed German dairy producer to team up with France's Andros, the Indian company has told just-food.

Marico emphasised health as outlined plans for Saffola brandMarico to drive Saffola NPD towards health in India 15 August 2017

India’s consumer goods company Marico is to put emphasis on the product development for food brand Saffola on healthier items.

Parle's Shah: India's GST to push biscuit firms upmarket, says Parle Products 11 August 2017

India's Parle Products has predicted the country's biscuit markets will switch their focus to higher-end lines, as the recent introduction of the national goods and services tax (GST) has increased taxes paid on purchases of cheaper biscuits and cookies.

New sales tax regime due to enter force in India on 1 JulyIndia reduces GST tax on food items 14 June 2017

India's processed food industry has welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the newly announced goods and services tax rates on several food products from 18% to 12%.

India's new goods and services tax rates set to come into force in JulyIndia's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism - analysis 30 May 2017

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and services tax rates in the country, as the biggest economic achievement in the three years since Prime Minister Narenda Modi took office. However, as just-food reports, there is some concern about the new framework's potential impact on value-added products.

Amul planning to up production of value-added dairy linesIndian dairy major Amul to expand production 24 May 2017

India’s largest milk producer Amul has said it will be investing US$400m in creating new production capacity over the next three years, just-food has been told.

India placing number of products in higher tax bracket under new Goods and Services Tax regimeIndia releases GST tax rates for food as deadline looms 23 May 2017

Jam, instant cooking mixes, pasteurised butter and several other processed food items have been placed in a higher tax bracket under India’s new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, to be levied from 1 July.

Prataap Snacks owns Yellow Diamond brandIndia's Prataap Snacks plans IPO 22 May 2017

India-based savoury snacks maker Prataap Snacks is planning to float, raising money to invest in production and broaden its product range.

Brands including Milano biscuits will be sold under Platina umbrellaIndia's Parle Products launches "premium" sub-brand Platina 9 May 2017

India-based snacks manufacturer Parle Products has created a sub-brand, Platina, for its "premium", modern and more internationally-oriented products.

Heritage Foods invests in production in northern IndiaHeritage Foods pushes dairy operations into northern India 1 May 2017

Heritage Foods, the southern India-focused dairy business, today (28 April) announced its entry into the north of the country by setting up five new production units.

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