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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 said to be top bidder for India's Ruchi Soya 13 Jun 2018

India's Adani Wilmar has reportedly emerged as the highest bidder for local Indian edible oil business Ruchi Soya.

India plastic pledge "impractical", warns industry 11 Jun 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to make India free of single-use plastics by 2022 is impractical, according to Indian food industry players.

Unilever joins fresh investment round in India's Milkbasket 22 May 2018

Unilever has joined an investment round in Indian grocery delivery service Milkbasket led by Bangalore-based Kalaarj capital.

India's Devi Seafoods gets green light for IPO 16 May 2018

Devi Seafoods, the Indian seafood exporter, has got the all-clear for a stock-market listing.

Orkla invests in Indian start-up FirmRoots via local subsidiary MTR Foods 11 May 2018

Norway-based Orkla Group is investing in FirmRoots, an Indian start-up that makes nutritional snacking products for children, via an investment fund recently launched by its local subsidiary.

Nestle to launch breakfast cereals in India 10 May 2018

Nestlé is to enter India's breakfast cereals market this year.

Coca-Cola preparing another dairy launch in India 7 May 2018

Coca-Cola Co. is readying the launch of a range of dairy products in India.

'Four in running to take over India's Ruchi Soya' 7 May 2018

Reports in the Indian media suggest four local companies are competing to take over edible oil business Ruchi Soya.

India's food sector attacks government health-labelling plan 20 Apr 2018

An Indian government plan to adopt new food labelling regulations that mandate detailed nutrition information on the front of packaging in a fixed format is being bitterly opposed by the industry.

Parag Milk Foods buys Danone India plant 19 Apr 2018

Parag Milk Foods, the India-based dairy business, has acquired a factory from Danone as the French giant reshapes its own business in the country.

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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.