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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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

8 Sep 2014

Danone this week said Franck Riboud will step down as CEO after 18 years leading the French food giant. Across the Channel, the UK government announced plans for a food crime unit to tackle fraud. In emerging markets, Lactalis struck a deal to buy dairy assets from Brazil's BRF, while Egyptian snack group Bisco Misr said Kellogg had expressed an interest in buying the business.

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

8 Sep 2014

Danone CEO Franck Riboud surprised this market this week with his decision to step down from the role after 18 years. Elsewhere, a report into the UK food supply chain was published, while KP Snacks announced it is mulling the closure of two of its UK plants.

just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam on the group's growth agenda

2 Sep 2014

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

INDIA: Amul says protests at HQ now "resolved"

13 Jun 2014

Indian dairy cooperative Amul said it has solved a "misunderstanding" that sparked protests by farmers at its Anand headquarters this week.

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

19 May 2014

This week we returned from Vietnam after exploring the country's dairy sector. Russia hit the headlines once again as its EU pork ban weighed heavy on Danish Crown's list of woes, and its ongoing battle with Ukrainian confectioner over seized assets continued. Win-wise, Wilmar celebrated after a revised takeover bid for Goodman Fielder was accepted and elsewhere Bon-Bon Buddies secured a UK distribution deal with Italian confectioner Zaini. Here is the week in quotes.

INDIA: GCMMF expanding production as Amul turnover spikes

16 May 2014

India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation has revealed plans to ramp up production after annual sales of the Amul brand spiked by around one-third last year.

INDIA: GCMMF member Banaskantha eyes more dairies

27 Feb 2014

India's Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, a member of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation that owns the popular Amul brand, is to set up two more dairy plants.

INDIA: Member of dairy co-op GCMMF plans plant

19 Feb 2014

India's Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, a member of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which owns the popular Amul brand, is setting up a processing unit near New Delhi.

INDIA: Amul chair Chaudhary removed from post

15 Jan 2014

The chairman of India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, the company behind the Amul brand, has been removed from his post it has been confirmed.

INDIA: Amul US venture starts production

7 Jan 2014

India's Amul Dairy has started production in the US under its manufacturing and packaging arrangement with local firm Summit Milk Products.

INDIA: Amul opens new dairy facility

1 Nov 2013

Indian dairy firm Amul has opened a new dairy facility in Mumbai.

India briefing: The challenge of distribution

31 Oct 2013

India is a country of markets within markets, involving numerous languages, varying tastes and cultural preferences - posing challenges to nationwide advertising and marketing and hindering pan-Indian distribution. Such problems are hindering growth but, as Raghavendra Verma writes from New Delhi, there are solutions for FMCG companies.

India briefing: Foreign, domestic FMCG firms fight for share

31 Oct 2013

India presents significant potential to overseas FMCG firms - and some, like PepsiCo, Cadbury and United Biscuits have built big businesses in the market. However, India has its own domestic titans while there are smaller firms that can compete by offering products that are different to bigger foreign brands. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

just-food research round-up: Frozen food in China, snack foods in the US, Mexico dairy

6 Sep 2013

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes trends and developments in the Mexican dairy sector, snack foods in the US, and frozen food production in China.

INDIA: Amul Dairy plots US production

11 Jun 2013

India's largest dairy brand Amul is expanding beyond India for the first time by planning to launch its first overseas production facility in the US.

INDIA: Amul Mumbai plant to protect quality and diversify

27 Mar 2013

Indian dairy co-op Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation has said its launch of an Amul milk processing plant in Mumbai will help it deliver a consistently high quality of product.

INDIA: Amul owner set to accept Trix TM loss to General Mills

19 Nov 2012

Indian dairy giant Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation has signalled it will accept the loss of its rights over the chocolate brand Trix to General Mills.

BRICs and beyond: Kraft eyes taste of success in India with Toblerone launch

11 Jul 2012

US food giant Kraft Foods confirmed its much-speculated launch of Toblerone into India last week. Michelle Russell takes a look at why Kraft has introduced Toblerone into India, which brands it will compete against and the projected growth for the sector.

INDIA: India's dairy sector wants export ban lifted

5 Apr 2012

India's US$70bn dairy sector has asked the country's government to lift the ban on export of milk and milk products, telling just-food domestic supplies are sufficiently healthy for international trading.

INDIA: Nestle in dairy trademark row with Amul brand owner

9 Dec 2011

Nestle has been accused of infringing a trademark owned by Indian dairy giant Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, the marker of the Amul brand.

INDIA/US: Amul co-op GCMMF hints at US production

4 Jul 2011

India's Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), marketers of the Amul brand of dairy products, has hinted that it plans to set up production in the US.


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