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What could drive evolution of India's food sector? 12 Feb 2018

For a flavour of senior industry executives working in India see the country's food industry developing, Mini Pant Zachariah went to India Food Forum in Mumbai to hear from some of the leading lights in the sector.


India bread industry believes Bimbo's entry could spark more deals 28 Jun 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has muscled its way into India with the acquisition of a majority stake in local packaged bread group Ready Roti India. Logistical and supply chain issues make India’s bakery industry challenging but some market watchers expect Bimbo’s move to be followed by other multinationals attracted by the industry’s growth.


Yum! throws money at Pizza Hut turnaround, Fiesta Restaurant Group feeling investor pressure, France's Elior seals India deals - foodservice focus, May 2017 8 Jun 2017

May saw Yum! Brands set out its plans to boost the performance of its flagging US Pizza Hut chain, investor pressure on US fast-casual operator Fiesta Restaurant Group and France-based contract caterer Elior Group finalise two acquisitions in India.


India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism - analysis 30 May 2017

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and services tax rates in the country, as the biggest economic achievement in the three years since Prime Minister Narenda Modi took office. However, as just-food reports, there is some concern about the new framework's potential impact on value-added products.


Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna on rise of India's FMCG disruptor - interview 6 Jan 2017

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Latest News

NPD Tracker - Nestle launches KitKat Senses in UK; General Mills to take Oui yogurt concept across pond; Danone launches Mmmh! puddings in Spain; Orkla unveils Superpasta 23 Feb 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development 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.


Unilever Ventures invests in Indian grocery delivery start-up Milkbasket 24 Jan 2018

Unilever's in-house venture capital arm has invested in Indian start-up Milkbasket.


Morgan Stanley private-equity unit invests in India's Southern Health Foods 22 Jan 2018

India's Southern Health Foods, the company behind the Manna brand, has announced investment from a private-equity unit of Morgan Stanley.


India's Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment 15 Jan 2018

Patanjali Ayurved has confirmed it is considering investment of US$800m from French luxury group LVMH but the fast-growing Indian consumer goods company stressed it is not the only overseas offer it has received.


Danone pulls out of dairy in India 12 Jan 2018

France's Danone will no longer sell dairy products in India, instead focusing on nutrition products, including brands such as Protinex and Aptamil, in the market.


Mars-owned Preferred Brands International plans global expansion - reports 3 Jan 2018

Mars-owned US ethnic cuisine business Preferred Brands International (PBI) has signalled its intention of expanding into Europe and Asia.


Nestle India fined over ash in Maggi noodles 29 Nov 2017

The Indian unit of Swiss food giant Nestle has been fined INR4.5m (US$69,946) by a court in Shahjahanpur over ash content in its Maggi noodles that was higher than the permissible limit.


Lotte Confectionery to buy India's Havmor Ice Cream 24 Nov 2017

South Korea's Lotte Confectionery has struck a deal to buy India-based Havmor Ice Cream.


Kikkoman soy sauces enter India in FieldFresh partnership 21 Nov 2017

Indian business FieldFresh Foods is partnering with Kikkoman to sell the Japanese soy sauce maker's namesake products in the country.


PepsiCo exec Vimal Agarwal named Parag Milk Foods CFO 21 Nov 2017

India's Parag Milk Foods has appointed PepsiCo executive Vimal Agarwal as its new CFO.

Latest blogs

India ascendant as outlook for global food sector dims 17 Mar 2016

Growth prospects for the global packaged food sector were negatively revised today (17 March) on faltering emerging market demand - but India looks increasingly set to be a bright spot for the industry.


Unilever reaches settlement in India "toxic waste" case 10 Mar 2016

Unilever has reached a deal that will see the company compensate 591 workers at a plant in India after a YouTube video last year alleging it of dumping toxic waste near the site went viral.


Maggi returns but will growth follow in AOA for Nestle? 5 Nov 2015

Nestle had some reason for cheer this week when it was confirmed that Maggi noodles should be back on Indian shelves this month.