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How Covid-19 is driving automation in India's food production

16 Mar 2021

The pandemic has heightened the interest of India's food manufacturers in automating more of their production and, just-food reports, investment in the area is set to continue.

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.

Covid-19 – India food groups talk trading as virus volatility persists

8 Oct 2020

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough.

Yili becomes world's 'most-valuable' dairy brand - research

10 Sep 2020

A Chinese dairy brand has been revealed as the "most valuable" in the sector worldwide, according to a new study.

India plans to ban word 'milk' on non-dairy lines

27 Aug 2020

New proposals from India's food regulator to change the way plant-based milk products are labelled has sparked criticism from manufacturers.

How India's Covid-19 lockdown has fuelled FMCG interest in e-commerce

27 Jul 2020

Domestic giants and foreign multinationals have invested in e-commerce services amid India's Covid-19 lockdowns, just-food's Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

New products – Coca-Cola Co.'s Fairlife moves into new category; Eat Just opens new market; Nestle-owned Sweet Earth reveals faux bacon burger

17 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include more protein-packed products from Mars and a new range of Calzones from Smithfield Foods of the US under its Carando brand.

Covid-19 - India dairy players adapt production

14 Apr 2020

India's major dairy companies are adapting production, taking advantage of supply chain and demand disruptions caused by the lockdown imposed to control the spread of Covid-19.

What will drive growth of chocolate in India? - deep dive, part two

3 Dec 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.

How one brand dominates India's chocolate market - deep dive, part one

2 Dec 2019

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry.

Fonterra in talks over launch of European dairy products auction platform

5 Sep 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is looking to increase the size of its European footprint further through a tie-up with the European Energy Exchange.

Indian dairy major Amul to expand production

24 May 2017

India’s largest milk producer Amul has said it will be investing US$400m in creating new production capacity over the next three years, just-food has been told.

India's Amul owner books sales rise, eyes growth

12 Apr 2017

India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the country's Amul milk brand, has booked an 18% increase in turnover for the past financial year.

Indian PM Modi launches Amul cheese plant

12 Dec 2016

A new cheese manufacturing plant for India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the country's Amul dairy brand, has been formally opened by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

Amul sets sights on camel milk launch in India

5 Dec 2016

India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the country's Amul milk brand, is mulling the launch of camel milk next year.

Indian dairy Amul in US tie-up with Amazon

30 Nov 2016

India's largest milk brand Amul has partnered with Amazon to try to grow the sales in the US for its more specialised dairy products, including clarified butter ghee and Indian dessert gulab jamun.

India's food standards agency mulls mandatory fortification

25 Nov 2016

India’s food standards authority is said to be considering new regulations that mandate the fortification of basic food items such as milk, wheat flour and cooking oil with micronutrients, just-food has been told.

Amul plans new ice cream plant in Indian city of Pune

23 Aug 2016

Indian dairy giant Amul is planning to set up an ice cream plant within 18 months in the western city of Pune.

Amul maker GCMMF eyes increased capacity

5 Apr 2016

Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the Indian dairy group and maker of the Amul brand, aims to raise its production levels to drive "rapid" growth over the next five years. 

Amul to set up physical presence in Indian state of Goa

18 Dec 2015

India's largest dairy co-operative, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, is to set up its first physical presence in a state where demand for dairy is on the rise.

Amul plans four plants for Uttar Pradesh

15 Sep 2015

Amul owner, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is planning to set up four dairy plants in Uttar Pradesh.

Amul to introduce India's first lactose-free milk brand

2 Sep 2015

The co-operative behind Indian dairy brand Amul is set to launch the country's first branded lactose-free milk.

Amul to set up cheese plant in Gujarat

20 Aug 2015

India’s largest co-operative dairy, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, will be setting up a greenfield cheese plant in Palanpur, Gujarat, for the production of its Amul brand.

Amul plans new plant for West Bengal

24 Nov 2014

Indian dairy giant Amul is to build a plant in West Bengal as it continues its expansion within its domestic market.

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.

Dairy in India: How can exporters crack the market?

30 Sep 2014

Overseas dairy companies talk of the potential India can offer their business but the market remains challenging, not least when looking at its supply chain and infrastructure. However, there are ways international dairy players can gain a foothold in India's promising dairy sector.

Dairy in India: The problem of India's low dairy productivity

30 Sep 2014

India may be the world's largest raw milk producer but the dairy sector is marked by poor on-farm efficiency and low productivity. The country's dominant co-operatives have struggled to improve the model employed by their farmer members. But, with a step-up in investment on the horizon, could all this change? Raghavendra Verma reports.

Dairy in India: The supply chain issues facing the sector

30 Sep 2014

India's poor road network and lack of investment in cold chain infrastructure have long challenged the country’s dairy industry, highlighting the value for companies of undertaking the tough task of establish their own milk collection.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

15 Sep 2014

In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.

INDIA: Amul eyes exports to Russia

10 Sep 2014

Indian dairy co-op Amul has told just-food it is hoping to soon secure Russian government approval to export to the country, which has banned products from markets including the EU.


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