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

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

World Bank investment arm IFC considers backing India's Dodla Dairy 11 Mar 2019

A global investment business is considering backing India's Dodla Dairy to the tune of US$15m, it has confirmed.

PepsiCo to invest in India snacks plant 20 Feb 2019

PepsiCo has set out plans to invest in a savoury snacks plant in a major emerging market for the US food giant.

Kellogg, India's Haldiram's silent on 'investment talks' 15 Feb 2019

Kellogg has refused to be drawn on a report in India claiming the US food giant is in talks to buy a stake in parts of a local snacks maker.

Kraft Heinz enters ketchup deal in India with Japan's Nissin Foods 11 Feb 2019

US company Kraft Heinz has entered a distribution deal with a subsidiary of Japan's Nissin Foods Group in India.

Lactalis builds emerging-market presence with acquisitions in India, Egypt 22 Jan 2019

France-based dairy giant Lactalis has announced acquisitions in the emerging markets of India and Egypt.

Danone back in Indian dairy sector through Epigamia investment 16 Jan 2019

French dairy giant Danone has made an investment in India, taking it back into an important sector it left last year.

India's Ruchi Soya says sale process still on track 4 Jan 2019

India's Ruchi Soya has responded to concerns regarding the sale of the business to Adani Wilmar highlighted in the Indian media.

Unilever talks up prospects for foodservice arm 7 Dec 2018

Unilever has outlined how it believes it can grow the division of the consumer-goods giant that supplies the foodservice sector.

Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks brand 3 Dec 2018

A winner has emerged in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other consumer nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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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.