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"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.

Yum! throws money at Pizza Hut turnaround, Fiesta Restaurant Group feeling investor pressure, France's Elior seals India deals - foodservice focus, May 2017 8 Jun 2017

May saw Yum! Brands set out its plans to boost the performance of its flagging US Pizza Hut chain, investor pressure on US fast-casual operator Fiesta Restaurant Group and France-based contract caterer Elior Group finalise two acquisitions in India.

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism - analysis 30 May 2017

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and services tax rates in the country, as the biggest economic achievement in the three years since Prime Minister Narenda Modi took office. However, as just-food reports, there is some concern about the new framework's potential impact on value-added products.

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Adani Wilmar's bid for Ruchi Soya approved by competition authority 16 Aug 2018

India's competition authority has given the all-clear to Adani Wilmar's bid for local edible oil business Ruchi Soya.

Spain's Congelados De Navarra, Indian fertiliser firm IFFCO to open plant in Punjab 10 Aug 2018

Spanish frozen vegetables business Congelados De Navarra is to set up a plant in India in partnership with local fertiliser supplier Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative.

Coca-Cola to try again in dairy in India this quarter 8 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola is to make a fresh bid to carve out a foothold in India’s growing dairy market by the end of September.

Fonterra makes another attempt to crack India dairy market 8 Aug 2018

Fonterra is trying again to carve out a presence in India, with the New Zealand dairy giant announcing a joint venture with Future Consumer, one of the country's largest consumer goods companies.

Indian popcorn maker Timla Foods secures investment from Anicut Capital 8 Aug 2018

Timla Foods, a fledgling popcorn supplier based in India, has attracted investment from local private-equity firm Anicut Capital.

Unilever buys Indian ice cream business Adityaa Milk 6 Aug 2018

Unilever has acquired Indian ice cream and frozen desserts business Adityaa Milk from Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products for an undisclosed sum.

Kraft Heinz's India asset sale 'moves to second round' 3 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz has reportedly taken the auction of a clutch of its assets in India to the second round, with Tata Group and FMCG business Dabur India said to be in the running.

Indian poultry firm Srinivasa Farms set for IFC backing 2 Aug 2018

Indian poultry company Srinivasa Farms is being lined up for backing from The International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank.

India’s Kishlay Foods gets private-equity backing 25 Jul 2018

Kishlay Foods, a biscuits and crisps manufacturer in India, is eyeing geographic expansion after securing investment from Norwest Venture Partners.

PepsiCo outlines push on salt in India 20 Jul 2018

PepsiCo has set a target of lowering the salt in 75% of its snacks sold in India by 2025.

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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.