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Britannia Industries is an Indian based food-products corporation. Founded in 1892, Britannia Industries is a public company, listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange as BRITANNIA and 500825 respectively . The head office for Britannia Industries is located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Britannia Industries is part of Wadia Group, the Indian conglomerate.

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Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 8 Nov 2016

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


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 27 Nov 2015

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Jagdish Kumar | 24 Nov 2015

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


Jagdish Kumar | 10 Sep 2015

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


Dean Best | 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.


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Dean Best | 3 Feb 2015

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


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Dean Best | 14 Nov 2014

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


Dean Best | 3 Sep 2014

Franck Riboud is to step down as CEO of Danone after 18 years at the helm of the French food giant. just-food takes a look at the highs and lows of Riboud's tenure.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2014

Indian food group Britannia Industries has started its financial year with a quarter of higher sales and earnings.


Katy Askew | 18 Jul 2014

Indian biscuit manufacturer Britannia Industries has confirmed strike action by contract labour has hit production at a factory in Delhi.


Katy Askew | 30 May 2014

Britannia Industries, the Indian biscuits-to-dairy giant, has booked a jump in full-year earnings as stronger operating margins and higher sales boosted the bottom line.


Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2014

Britannia Industries has booked a jump in sales and earnings during the first nine months of its financial year.


Raghavendra Verma | 9 Jan 2014

Indian bakery manufacturer Parle Products has effectively reduced prices of biscuit brands including Parle-G in a move that could trigger a price war with rivals including Britannia Industries.

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