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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

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

Instant noodles - a product born in Japan - have reached into south-east Asia and are spreading further across the continent, with India a major market. Per capita consumption in India is lower than the likes of Indonesia and Vietnam 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.


Salt, sugar and fats to be targetedIndia launches voluntary push with industry to cut sugar, salt 11 July 2018

Major food manufacturers operating in India, including Nestlé and Unilever as well as domestic players like Britannia Industries and ITC, have pledged to reformulate their products to help tackle diet-related illness.


Regulations could come into force in JuneIndia's food sector attacks government health-labelling plan 20 April 2018

An Indian government plan to adopt new food labelling regulations that mandate detailed nutrition information on the front of packaging in a fixed format is being bitterly opposed by the industry.


India regulator sought to play down industry concernsIndia trade body anger at traffic-light label plans for school food 2 March 2018

Proposed regulations to introduce traffic light health labelling for food products in Indian schools have infuriated the leader of the country’s processed food industry association.


India - investment could be used to expand the range of Patanjali Ayurved's locally manufactured products.India's Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment 15 January 2018

Patanjali Ayurved has confirmed it is considering investment of US$800m from French luxury group LVMH but the fast-growing Indian consumer goods company stressed it is not the only overseas offer it has received.


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.




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