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Why did Unilever buy GSK's Horlicks-led assets? 10 Dec 2018

Some question the future of Unilever's presence in food and drinks. Why did the FMCG giant snap up GSK's consumer-nutrition assets, at the centre of which was Horlicks?

Why Nestle is seen at front of pack in Horlicks race 6 Nov 2018

Some major names in the food and drinks industries are said to have eyed up the GlaxoSmithKline assets under review - at the centre of which is the Horlicks brand in India. Which suitor could win out? 

What could drive growth in India's instant-noodles market? - category deep dive, part two 8 Oct 2018

Instant noodles have taken hold in India, which is now the fourth-largest market for the product, according to industry figures. But how could the category continue to grow? Raghavendra Verma reports.

How instant noodles have won over India - category deep-dive, part one 5 Oct 2018

Instant noodles - a product born in Japan - have reached into south-east Asia and are spreading further across the continent, with India a major market. Per capita consumption in India is lower than the likes of Indonesia and Vietnam but Raghavendra Verma looks at how instant noodles have found a place in the diets of a growing number of Indians.

"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.

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Unilever talks up prospects for foodservice arm 7 Dec 2018

Unilever has outlined how it believes it can grow the division of the consumer-goods giant that supplies the foodservice sector.

Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks brand 3 Dec 2018

A winner has emerged in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other consumer nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Indian food manufacturers unhappy with new food label restrictions 3 Dec 2018

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued new regulations controlling advertising and label claims for food products.

Unilever and Nestle both declared the winner in Horlicks takeover battle 28 Nov 2018

Confusion surrounds the likely destination of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s up-for-sale Indian nutrition business which contains the Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand.

Nestle and Unilever 'the final two in battle for Horlicks' 19 Nov 2018

A report in the Indian media is suggesting the race to take over GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) consumer nutrition business - which includes the Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand - is down to the final two.

New Products - Nomadic unveils on-the-go Lovely Live Yogurt range; Nestle launches Nesquik Alphabet cereal in Spain; Kellogg introduces Hi Happy Inside cereal; Conagra Brands rolls out on-the-go Evol meal bowls 16 Nov 2018

This week's news includes new products from companies including Nestle, Kellogg, Saputo and Hormel, taking in markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

Kellogg 'eyes Haldiram's partnership in India's ethnic snacks market' 13 Nov 2018

US food manufacturer Kellogg is reportedly seeking to branch out into the ethnic snacks market in India with a partnership with a domestic manufacturer.

Unilever signs sustainable packaging deal with Veolia 24 Oct 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has signed a sustainable packaging deal with waste management specialist Veolia.

Kraft Heinz to sell consumer brands division in India to Zydus  24 Oct 2018

Kraft Heinz has announced one of its divisions in India is to be sold to consumer health group Zydus Wellness.

Danone not interested in Horlicks India assets 22 Oct 2018

Danone is not in the running to buy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, the chief executive of the French giant said today (22 October).

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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.