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Old Monk’s vow of silence sees rum brand in freefall

Case study

Old Monk’s vow of silence sees rum brand in freefall

By RJ Whitehead

Is Old Monk old hat? Judging by figures released this month by Impact Databank, it seems the once omnipotent Indian rum brand is well on its way to oblivion—or ripe for a buy-out.

Entrepreneurs must get backing to fix India’s crumbling supply chain

Opinion

Entrepreneurs must get backing to fix India’s crumbling supply chain

By RJ Whitehead

Last week, we published a story revealing that India’s food consumption will double by 2030—a scary thought. But it’s all right, we are assured by the Confederation of Indian Industries that production is destined to increase to meet the demand as long...

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy cryptically deny takeover rumours

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy cryptically deny takeover rumours

By Mark ASTLEY

China Modern Dairy has played down rumours of a takeover by “a third party” – assumed to be Mengniu – but has confirmed that talks are ongoing with the unnamed company in regards to the “possible disposal of certain assets.”

Coke’s Himalaya plant plans spark environmentalists' fury

Coke’s Himalaya plant plans spark environmentalists' fury

By RJ Whitehead

AN agreement between Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages and the Uttarakhand government to set up a Rs600cr (US$110m) manufacturing plant in Dehradun’s Vikas Nagar Tehsil has drawn the rage of local environmental groups.

Asian demand for baby food was a major driver of Danone's sales increase

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

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