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India's biscuit makers prepare for post-Covid growth

28 Jan 2021

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

India's Britannia Industries to expand factory network

27 Jul 2020

India-based food major Britannia Industries has announced large-scale capital expenditure plans in a post-results call with analysts.

India launches voluntary push with industry to cut sugar, salt

11 Jul 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.

Earnings summary - Kraft Heinz FY sales fall; Campbell H1 sales drop on volumes in 'challenging' US; Danone boosted by WhiteWave synergies; J.M. Smucker Q3 food sales fall

16 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Quorn vegan slices feature in product push; JBS' 1953 range of prime cuts; ABF's low-sugar Jordans granola

5 Jan 2018

The most notable NPD from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format, to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Britannia Industries Q1 profits fall

8 Aug 2017

India-based food major Britannia Industries has reported a decline in first-quarter profits, hit by higher tax expenses and pressured by raw-material costs.

Britannia Industries expects "sluggish demand" to improve in India

31 May 2017

Britannia Industries, the India-based snacks-to-dairy group, has predicted a "slow" improvement in the "sluggish demand" it said it had seen in the country after the demonetisation policy launched in November.

Britannia Industries inks MoU with Greece's Chipita over JV

21 Feb 2017

Indian biscuit maker Britannia Industries has signed a "non-binding memorandum of understanding" with Greek cake-to-croissant maker Chipita that could lead to a joint venture between the two companies.

Britannia Industries 9M sales, profits up but Q3 growth slows

16 Feb 2017

Britannia Industries, the India-based food group, today (16 February) reported higher nine-month sales and earnings but saw demonetisation weigh on its third-quarter results.

How will demonetisation affect India's food industry? - analysis

14 Dec 2016

Last month, India pulled from circulation INR500 and INR1,000 banknotes, in a bid, the country's government said, to clamp down on counterfeiting, corruption, drug use and smuggling. The demonetisation move has proved controversial and has affected consumer spending, with smaller traders facing pressure, although many of the largest food companies operating in India believe it will benefit the country's economy. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

Britannia Industries promotes Venkataraman to CFO

8 Nov 2016

Indian food group Britannia Industries has named N. Venkataraman as its new CFO.

Britannia Industries profit growth eases in Q2

8 Nov 2016

Britannia Industries has booked higher first-half sales and earnings - but the India-based food group saw the rate of growth in its profitability slow in the second quarter.

Britannia Industries books higher Q1 sales, profits

9 Aug 2016

Britannia Industries, the Indian food group, has reported growth in sales and earnings in the first quarter of its financial year, with the company insisting it was "outpacing" the market.

Britannia Industries books higher FY sales and earnings

23 May 2016

Britannia Industries has reported improved annual sales and profits, with the Indian food group pointing to its efforts to build distribution in rural parts of the country.

Britannia Industries shrugs off "sluggish" demand in Q3

10 Feb 2016

Britannia Industries, the Indian food group, has reported a 10% rise in its third-quarter sales amid what the company called "sluggish" demand in its domestic market.

The food industry in 2016 - what is the outlook for the BRICs? - part two

3 Jan 2016

In the second of a two-part feature, Hannah Abdulla looks at two more members of the BRIC quartet and explores what India and China hold in store for the packaged food industry over 2016.

Food industry news of the week - Boulder Brands, Chicken of the Sea, Unilever

27 Nov 2015

The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.

Britannia Industries to open R&D centre

24 Nov 2015

Britannia Industries, the Indian food group, is setting up a new research and development centre to fuel moves into new categories.

Britannia to set up bakery, dairy plant in Andhra Pradesh

10 Sep 2015

Indian food group Britannia Industries is to set up a bakery and dairy products plant in Andhra Pradesh.

Britannia Industries touts affordability after Q1 sales rise

10 Aug 2015

India-based biscuit-to-dairy group Britannia Industries has reported higher first-quarter sales and earnings, driven by moves to make its products more affordable but also improvements in operating efficiency.

Susan Day Cakes adds 51 jobs in Hallam, eyes Asia expansion

29 Jun 2015

Australian baked good firm, The Cake Syndicate, has said it is seeking an investor to fund capital expansion and growth into Asia.

Britannia Industries posts 9M profit jump

3 Feb 2015

Indian food group Britannia Industries has booked a jump in earnings for the first nine months of its financial year.

Briefing: Emerging market e-commerce: India's fledgling food e-retail scene

21 Jan 2015

Complex infrastructure and limited access to the internet are just two of the challenges in growing the online grocery channel in India. But manufacturers in every sector and online retailers are eyeing the opportunity as the country's economy grows and incomes rise. Hannah Abdulla looks at how the FMCG industry can win online.

Briefing: 2015 preview: Online migration may prove troublesome for food firms

2 Jan 2015

The internet and the rapid development of multichannel has had a monumental impact on the FMCG sector, necessitating a seismic shift in the way food makers do business. With multichannel playing to consumer demand for convenience, this trend seems set to accelerate in 2015. The food industry could have a challenging year ahead as it struggles to keep pace with the rate of change. Hannah Abdulla explores.

Food industry quotes of the week: Nestle; Danone; Unilever

5 Dec 2014

This week, Nestle lost a trademark infringement case in Singapore over its Kit Kat product. Arla Foods pulled out of the race to acquire Arab Dairy and Unilever decided to separate its ailing spreads business into a stand-alone unit. India hit the headlines frequently, with Britannia Industries "pioneering" the online exclusive launch of its new biscuit product before it hits traditional stores, and with Fererro re-thinking its plans for its business in the country.

Britannia: Online trial is "opportunity" for industry to learn from

4 Dec 2014

India's Britannia Industries has said its pilot e-launch of a biscuit product is an important learning opportunity for the FMCG industry at large.

BRICs and beyond: Britannia's e-cookie and why competitors won't follow suit

3 Dec 2014

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail stores. With India's e-commerce market predicted to be worth US$70bn by 2020, none can fault Britannia for testing the online waters. It's also a great PR move. But there are some dangers the food industry might want to consider before it jumps online. Hannah Abdulla explores.

Britannia Industries H1 sales, earnings rise

14 Nov 2014

Indian food group Britannia Industries has booked higher half-year sales and earnings.

Dairy in India: How to win over the Indian consumer

30 Sep 2014

India is the world's largest producer of raw milk. The market, however, is greatly fragmented with farmers and local dairy co-operatives controlling much of the sector, leaving little room for anyone else. But as incomes improve and the Indian consumer demands more options and quality assurance, opportunities for innovative players willing to experiment are surfacing. Hannah Abdulla explores.



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