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What could further fuel India's appetite for potato chips? - just-food deep-dive, part two 15 Mar 2019

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 category outlines possible factors.


What's the state of play in India's potato chips market? - just-food deep-dive, part one 13 Mar 2019

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


"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

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.


What consumer trends are shaping India's foodservice growth? 27 Feb 2019

India has an expanding foodservice market but how can manufacturers doing business in the country harness that growth? Mini Pant Zachariah reports back from India Food Forum 2019.


How to exploit India appetite for overseas foods 26 Feb 2019

India offers a potential opportunity for overseas firms, with a rising middle class showing a growing appetite for foreign fare, although businesses need to tread carefully.

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PepsiCo lines up business hub for India 16 Sep 2019

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo plans is set to open a business service centre in India later this year.


India regulator postpones traffic-light labels implementation amid opposition 12 Sep 2019

India's draft regulations for traffic-light labelling on packaged foods have been postponed amid industry opposition.


Indian snacks firm DFM Foods changes hands as majority stake acquired 10 Sep 2019

The owners of DFM Foods, the India-based snacks firm, have sold a majority stake in the business to a US private-equity firm.


Modern Foods takes majority stake in peer Supreme Baker India 6 Sep 2019

Modern Foods, the India-based bakery business owned by private-equity firm Everstone Capital, has taken a majority stake in a local peer.


Indian biscuit maker Parle Products 'could cut 10,000 jobs' 21 Aug 2019

Parle Products, the India-based biscuit maker, has been linked to a massive overhaul of its workforce.


India's LT Foods consolidates international operations 20 Aug 2019

LT Foods, the India-based rice producer of brands such as Daawat, plans to consolidate its international operations.


India's Licious expands into packaged foods with meat spreads launch 20 Aug 2019

Licious, the India-based fresh and cooked meats business, is expanding into the packaged food market with a new launch.


India snacks major Parle Products backs start-up WIMWI Foods 14 Aug 2019

Parle Products, one of the largest domestic snacks businesses in India, has invested in a local supplier of granola bars.


Nestle to construct ninth plant in India, creating 400 jobs 5 Aug 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé said it has started work to construct its ninth factory in India as the company further expands its Asian operations.


Chinese seafood group Guolian invests in India peer Royale Marine 1 Aug 2019

Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co., a China-based marine food processing company, is to buy a minority stake in an Indian shrimp processor.

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.