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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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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.

India's Narendra takes controlling stake in local food firms Fudkor and Vegico 12 Apr 2018

Delhi-based Narendra Investments has confirmed  it has taken a 100% stake in local business Vegico Foods and a 51% holding in Fudkor India.

GSK to review future of Horlicks brand 28 Mar 2018

The future ownership of the Horlicks food and beverage brand is uncertain after parent company GlaxoSmithKline said it was reviewing its options over its portfolio of consumer healthcare nutrition products.

WTO urges effort to avoid escalating trade tensions 21 Mar 2018

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said its members need to work together to "step back from the brink" of an escalation in trade tensions in response to new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, which enter force this week.

India seafood exporters file for IPOs 19 Mar 2018

Three India-based seafood exporters – Nekkanti Sea Foods, Devi Seafoods and Sandhya Marines – have submitted plans for IPOs.

India trade body anger at traffic-light label plans for school food 2 Mar 2018

Proposed regulations to introduce traffic light health labelling for food products in Indian schools have infuriated the leader of the country’s processed food industry association.

Ruchi Soya says takeover talks at "nascent stage" 2 Mar 2018

Ruchi Soya has moved to underline talks over the possible sale of the Indian edible oil producer and soy products supplier are at a "nascent stage" after being asked to clarify the situation by the country's stock exchange.

India's Ruchi Soya confirms takeover deal is likely 27 Feb 2018

Indian edible oil importer and soy products supplier Ruchi Soya has said a deal to sell a majority stake in the company is likely to be concluded by June.

Potential buyers circling Ruchi Soya 26 Feb 2018

Indian edible oil importer and retailer Ruchi Soya is an acquisition target for regional agri-co heavyweights.

NPD Tracker - Nestle launches KitKat Senses in UK; General Mills to take Oui yogurt concept across pond; Danone launches Mmmh! puddings in Spain; Orkla unveils Superpasta 23 Feb 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

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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.