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What could drive growth in India's instant-noodles market? - category deep dive, part two 8 Oct 2018

Instant noodles have taken hold in India, which is now the fourth-largest market for the product, according to industry figures. But how could the category continue to grow? Raghavendra Verma reports.


How instant noodles have won over India - category deep-dive, part one 5 Oct 2018

Instant noodles - a product born in Japan - have reached into south-east Asia and are spreading further across the continent, with India a major market. Per capita consumption in India is lower than the likes of Indonesia and Vietnam but Raghavendra Verma looks at how instant noodles have found a place in the diets of a growing number of Indians.


"India is a big country with big opportunities to grow" - just-food meets Dr Oetker's Oliver Mirza 23 Mar 2018

German giant Dr Oetker is looking to grow the sales its business in India generates five-fold in just three years. Oliver Mirza, the managing director and chief executive, of Dr Oetker's business in the country spoke to just-food about the company's goal.


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.

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Danone not interested in Horlicks India assets 22 Oct 2018

Danone is not in the running to buy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, the chief executive of the French giant said today (22 October).


New Products - Coca-Cola milk JV Fairlife launches snack-sized beverages; Oatly takes oatmeal drinks to Spain; Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Nomad-Foods owned Aunt Bessie's Melt in the Middle desserts 19 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.


India dairy firm Kwality hit with bankruptcy proceedings 17 Oct 2018

Kwality, the India-based dairy business, said today (17 October) it is the subject of a bankruptcy petition filed before the country's National Company Law Tribunal.


Bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets 'moves to round two' 1 Oct 2018

Food and beverage giants Unilever, Nestle and Coca-Cola have all made it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.


India biscuit maker Anmol Industries green-lighted for IPO 26 Sep 2018

Indian biscuit and cake maker Anmol Industries is to float on the country's stock market.


Unilever and Nestle said to be eyeing bids for Horlicks 18 Sep 2018

Global food giants Unilever and Nestle have entered the race to buy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Horlicks business in India, according to media reports in the country.


Patanjali Ayurved expands into more categories 17 Sep 2018

India’s Patanjali Ayurved, the fast-moving consumer goods company that trades on traditional values, has launched a further push into dairy and entered the frozen vegetables sector.


Coca-Cola 'set to move for GSK's Horlicks' 10 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co. could be about to follow its acquisition for Costa Coffee with a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Horlicks business in India.


India's LT Foods gets investment from Rabobank fund 5 Sep 2018

Rabobank's investment arm in India has put money into the organic food business of local manufacturer LT Foods.


Prataap Snacks takes control of India peer Avadh Snacks 28 Aug 2018

India's Prataap Snacks is seeking to acquire 80% of Avadh Snacks for INR1.48bn (US$21.1m).

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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.