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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

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.

Kellogg has been busy developing new Pringles variants in IndiaWhat could further fuel India's appetite for potato chips? - just-food deep-dive, part two 15 March 2019

India's market for potato chips is buoyant - but what could drive further growth? The second part of Raghavendra Verma's deep dive into the category outlines possible factors.

PepsiCo owner Lay's emphasises work on flavourWhat's the state of play in India's potato chips market? - just-food deep-dive, part one 13 March 2019

India's appetite for potato chips is growing rapidly - with some major players building a nationwide presence to cater to rising demand, Raghavendra Verma reports.

Kellogg linked to interest in India's Haldiram'sKellogg, India's Haldiram's silent on 'investment talks' 15 February 2019

Kellogg has refused to be drawn on a report in India claiming the US food giant is in talks to buy a stake in parts of a local snacks maker.

FSSAI claims Indian manufacturers are misleading consumersIndian food manufacturers unhappy with new food label restrictions 3 December 2018

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued new regulations controlling advertising and label claims for food products.

Analysts argue market is far from saturation pointWhat could drive growth in India's instant-noodles market? - category deep dive, part two 8 October 2018

Instant noodles have taken hold in India, which is now the fourth-largest market for the product, according to industry figures. But how could the category continue to grow? Raghavendra Verma reports.

Maggi remains best-selling noodles brand in IndiaHow instant noodles have won over India - category deep-dive, part one 5 October 2018

Per capita consumption in India is lower than in SE Asia but Raghavendra Verma looks at how instant noodles have found a place in the diets of a growing number of Indians.

Patanjali broadens dairy presencePatanjali Ayurved expands into more categories 17 September 2018

India’s Patanjali Ayurved, the fast-moving consumer goods company that trades on traditional values, has launched a further push into dairy and entered the frozen vegetables sector.

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