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Covid-19 crisis briefing - key daily updates from governments and commentators, 30 March (free to read) 30 Mar 2020

The latest daily update of the major developments around Covid-19, with particular respect to national government developments, forecasts and commentaries.

What will drive growth of chocolate in India? - deep dive, part two 3 Dec 2019

hIndia's chocolate sector is set to continue to enjoy solid growth and, in part two of a deep dive into the market, we look at which parts could offer rich pickings.

How one brand dominates India's chocolate market - deep dive, part one 2 Dec 2019

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry.

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.

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New products – Meal-kit firm Purple Carrot links up with Conagra on retail launch; Mondelez debuts Cadbury cakes in India; Mullerlight Crunch low-fat yogurts 3 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a global take on Old El Paso kits from US food group General Mills and a new 'superfood' cereal for kids from Kellogg-owned Kashi.

New products – Itsu products launch in France; Jelly Belly moves into gummies; Nestle-Lactalis JV expands Lindahls range in UK; Caulipower targets convenience 26 Jun 2020

We report on a batch of new products including Krispy Kreme's retail snacks, a "mash-up" breakfast cereal from Kellogg and Finland's Fazer Group launching vegan chocolate.

Indian government to set up dairy and meat development fund 25 Jun 2020

The government of India has launched a INR150bn (US$1.98bn) agricultural infrastructure fund in an attempt to boost the country's dairy and meat sector.

Indian yogurt brand Epigamia gets top-up funding from Danone venture capital arm 15 Jun 2020

Epigamia, the Greek yogurt brand owned by India-based Drums Food International, has received a top up to last year's Series C financing round.

Covid-19 - Mars adds to e-commerce units with online store in India 9 Jun 2020

Mars Wrigley has launched an online store in India, joining the growing ranks of food majors recognising the benefits of e-commerce during the global lockdowns.

Orkla Indian subsidiary MTR linked with deal for local peer Eastern Condiments 29 May 2020

MTR Foods, an India-based business owned by Norway's Orkla, has been linked in media reports to the acquisition of a controlling stake in a local peer.

Hershey launches online store in India with Swiggy, Dunzo 27 May 2020

US-based confectionery maker Hershey has partnered with two delivery firms in India to launch an online store.

India's ITC to snap up local spice maker Sunrise Foods 26 May 2020

Indian consumer-goods giant ITC is to acquire a local spices business for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.

Saudi Arabia's Salic acquires minority stake in India's Dawaat Foods 26 May 2020

Saudi Arabia's Salic has taken a minority stake in India's Daawat Foods, a rice producer owned by the country's LT Foods.

Rich Products buys out India JV partner 24 Apr 2020

Privately-held US group Rich Products Corp. has announced its fourth piece of M&A of 2020, this time striking a deal outside North America.

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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.