Demand for convenience and ready-to-eat food in India will explode over the next five years as a major shift in food-purchasing habits by the growing numbers of middle-class city dwellers takes hold, according to new research.
The Indian confectionery market witnessed the launch of over 200 products in various categories last year, thus ranked, according to Datamonitor, in the top 20 in terms of global new product launches in 2009.
The Korean functional food market hinges on obtaining the nation’s precious ingredient claim approval, but breaking that barrier opens the floodgates to huge market potential, according to an industry expert.
A cranberry ingredient from US firm Proprietary Nutritionals Inc (PNI) can be supported by a health claim in the Korean market, after the nation’s regulator approved a claim linking it to urinary tract health.
The Indian joint venture between Yakult and Danone established in 2005 to bring Yakult probiotic drinks to the Indian market is expanding with Bangalore targeted as the point of entry for southern markets.
Direct foreign investment in the Indian food processing industry rocketed 175 per cent during 2009-10 to reach $279.33m and now plays an important role in developing the sector, according to the national government.
Nestlé chocolate products recorded double-digit growth in emerging markets, driven partly by the performance of the lowest priced products in its portfolio, said the group as it posted gains of 7.5 per cent in net profit for the first six months of the...
Seasonings and flavorings firm McCormick has signed an agreement to purchase a 26 percent share in Eastern Condiments Private Limited, an India-based spice and seasoning business, the company has said.
Around US$30bn worth of investment is needed to “revolutionise” India’s food processing sector to boost the volume of processed products to 10 per cent of overall output by 2015, according to a new report.