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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.


"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.

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Indian agri-tech start-up WayCool Foods gets further investor backing 12 Feb 2020

WayCool Foods, an India-based agri-tech start-up with a presence in food manufacturing, has raised millions of dollars from a group of investors.


PepsiCo plea sees India court suspend rival brand production 27 Jan 2020

A snacks firm in India has been ordered to halt the production and marketing of one of its brands after claims from PepsiCo the product was too close to its Lay's Maxx crisps.


PepsiCo releases more details on India snacks plant 13 Jan 2020

PepsiCo has revealed more details on the plans it has for a new snacks factory in India after the US major received the green light for the project.


Indian ice-cream firm Dinshaw's Dairy Foods 'in takeover talks' 6 Jan 2020

Indian ice-cream business Dinshaw's Dairy Foods is reportedly in talks to sell up to a major US private-equity firm.


Dole International Holdings targets India through Future Group deal 21 Nov 2019

Packaged food and vegetable group Dole International Holdings has entered the Indian market through a distribution deal with a local conglomerate.


India's ITC to take stake in local vending-machine firm Delectable  19 Nov 2019

ITC, the India-based consumer goods group, is to acquire a 33.42% stake in a local vending-machine company for US$1.05m.


India's Wingreens Farms plans expansion after funding round 19 Nov 2019

India-based food group Wingreens Farms has revealed expansion plans after a Series B funding round led by a Swiss investment firm.


Haldiram's bid for India dairy group Kwality rejected 14 Nov 2019

A move to acquire under-pressure Indian dairy business Kwality by one of the country's major snack companies has been rejected.


Indian regulator broadens fight against unhealthy ingredients with ten-point school food charter 6 Nov 2019

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has stepped up its fight against unhealthy foods.


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.

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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.