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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

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.

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.

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