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What could drive India appetite for potato chips?

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 state of play in India's potato chips market

India's appetite for potato chips is growing rapidly - with some major players building a nationwide presence to cater to rising demand, Rag...

The move to branded agricultural produce in China

Branded agricultural produce is becoming increasingly sought after in China, as Peter Peverelli reports....

What's shaping India's foodservice growth?

India has an expanding foodservice market but how can manufacturers doing business in the country harness that growth? Mini Pant Zachariah r...

Latest Interviews

Russia's iFarm on whether vertical farming could herald a new era of urban agriculture - interview 25 Mar 2019

Joe Baker

iFarm, one of several start-ups seeking to get ahead in the urban farming stakes, explains to Joe Baker why the concept could revolutionise farming.


"We will see a large number of new brands emerging" - DSG Consumer Partners' Deepak Shahdadpuri on how India's FMCG market is opening up 7 Mar 2019

Dean Best

India is seeing similar changes to consumer habits as western countries. Investor Deepak Shahdadpuri talks about his deals in India and how he sees the market developing.

Latest News

Nestle seeks further innovation in China with new facilities 25 Mar 2019

Andy Coyne

Food and beverage giant Nestlé is backing product innovation in China with the launch of two facilities.


Feihe International 'revisits plan for Hong Kong IPO' 21 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Infant-formula manufacturer Feihe International is reportedly revisiting plans for a public share offering in Hong Kong.


Vietnam's Vinamilk to buy stake in local dairy peer GTNFoods 15 Mar 2019

Andy Coyne

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy group, is to acquire a 47% stake in a local peer, it has told the country's stock exchange.


Patanjali Ayurved said to have upped bid for Ruchi Soya 14 Mar 2019

Andy Coyne

Reports in the Indian media are suggesting the main suitor of bankrupt edible oil business Ruchi Soya has upped its bid.


Thai Union strikes another deal with Alibaba 13 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Thai Union Group has secured another agreement with retail giant Alibaba in China, a market the seafood giant says is key to its growth.


CJ CheilJedang rebuts report of Schwan’s funding talks 12 Mar 2019

Dean Best

CJ CheilJedang has rebuffed a report claiming the South Korea-based food manufacturer is in talks over funding its acquisition of assets from US frozen-food business Schwan's.



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