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Buoyant India cheese market offers home comforts 6 May 2021

India's cheese market is a fledgling business by international standards but it's growing nicely. We report on how local factors might play into the hands of domestic producers.

How Covid-19 is driving automation in India's food production 16 Mar 2021

The pandemic has heightened the interest of India's food manufacturers in automating more of their production and, just-food reports, investment in the area is set to continue.

India's biscuit makers prepare for post-Covid growth 28 Jan 2021

just-food correspondent Raghavendra Verma surveys India's biscuit market, which has enjoyed bumper sales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We've done the hard part. We're excited about the year ahead" – CEO Abhishek Sinha on outlook for India plant-based meat firm GoodDot 15 Oct 2020

GoodDot Enterprises is seen as being the first modern plant-based meat business in India. The Udaipur-based firm has built a nationwide presence and has international ambitions.

Covid-19 – India food groups talk trading as virus volatility persists 8 Oct 2020

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough.

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Ruchi Soya buys biscuits assets from India peer Patanjali Natural Biscuits 13 May 2021

India food group Ruchi Soya has moved to expand its business, with a move into the country's biscuits sector through M&A.

Grupo Bimbo acquires India's Modern Foods from private-equity owners 24 Feb 2021

Mexican bakery major Grupo Bimbo has struck a deal in India, ending earlier speculation over a potential transaction.

Japan's Kikkoman takes control of India operation with new subsidiary 19 Feb 2021

Japan-based soy sauce manufacturer Kikkoman has announced a significant change to its operation in India.

India's Tata Consumer Products to buy local Soulfull owner Kottaram Agro Foods 3 Feb 2021

Tata Consumer Products, an arm of India's giant Tata conglomerate, has announced it is acquiring a local peer, known for its better-for-you product range.

New products – India FMCG giant Marico enters plant-based meat; Danone touts health virtues of Silk kids line; Chobani debuts probiotic range; Kellogg's new cereal bars 11 Dec 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a cereal partnership between Mondelez/Post Holdings and a new category in spreads for Upfield's Violife brand in the UK. 

Former PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi calls on India to embrace alternative protein 12 Oct 2020

Indra Nooyi, the former long-time CEO of food and beverage giant PepsiCo, has told a virtual conference hosted in India that the country needs to change its food culture.

Big Idea Ventures, Ashika Group launch India alt-protein fund 9 Oct 2020

An investment fund has been launched in India to back start-ups offering alternatives to conventional protein products.

India food-processing minister quits over new farm laws 21 Sep 2020

New laws in India drawn up to improve prices for farmers have led to the resignation of the country's minister in charge of food processing.

Grupo Bimbo 'eyes majority of India's Everfoods' 9 Sep 2020

The Mexican bakery behemoth is reported to be in early talks over buying a majority stake in another business in India.

Orkla expands in India with majority stake in Eastern Condiments 4 Sep 2020

Orkla, the Nordic food group, has expanded its presence in a key overseas market through M&A, the company announced today (4 September).

Latest blogs

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.