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FDI will bring the fresh ideas India desperately needs

Straight talk

FDI will bring the fresh ideas India desperately needs

By RJ Whitehead

As foreign retailers gear up for entry into India now that foreign direct investment is a reality, it is fast becoming clear how the policy has the potential to offer wide-ranging benefits to Indian business as a whole. It just takes an open mind to consider...

China to explore increased rice imports from India

China to explore increased rice imports from India

By RJ Whitehead

India’s newfound position as the world’s leading rice exporter has not escaped the attention of China, which may look to its western neighbour for increasingly greater rice supplies over the coming years.

Manjushree Technopack sets out growth plans

Manjushree Technopack sets out growth plans

By Rod Addy

Packaging firm Manjushree Technopack aims to double sales by 2015, driven by the growth of the middle class in India, and is poised to start construction on a fourth factory.

Cargill bets big on Indian processing operation

Cargill bets big on Indian processing operation

By RJ Whitehead

US agriculture giant Cargill aims to invest Rs50 crore (over US$91m) towards food processing across its Indian operation over the next two years. This figure also includes a US$73m corn milling unit, the head of its India operation has revealed.

Changing farm preferences causing Indian seeds to sprout

State of the industry

Changing farm preferences causing Indian seeds to sprout

By RJ Whitehead

India’s seed industry is predicted to be worth Rs10,700 crore by 2015, according to a study by the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), corresponding to a 50% increase on the current value.

Packaged food has great potential for those willing to dare

Packaged food holds potential for those who dare

By RJ Whitehead

Making a profit in India's packaged foods market may not be easy, but the at the moment it represents a tantalising opportunity that food companies cannot afford to ignore.

India doubles spend on proteins

India doubles spend on protein

By Patrick McGuigan

The amount of money spent on milk, eggs and meat in India has doubled over five years with supply shortages driving up prices and general food inflation.

Cocoa grind capacity still shifting to Asia despite Q3 slowdown

Asia Q3 cocoa grind flat as capacity shift slows

By Oliver Nieburg

Asia’s cocoa grind for the third quarter has remained essentially flat compared to last year after growth in the previous two quarters, figures released yesterday show.

India to become world’s largest beef exporter in 2012

India to become world’s largest beef exporter in 2012

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

India will become the largest exporter of beef in the world in 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has concluded in its latest report Livestock and Poultry-World Market and Trade 2012.

China reopens doors to Indian marine exports

China reopens doors to Indian marine exports

By Ankush Chibber

Indian’s fast growing seafood industry has received another boost after China reopened its doors to the country’s exporters after a year of uncertainty after a revision in Chinese regulations.

Novozymes focused on local applications for India

Novozymes ramps up Indian presence

By Kacey Culliney

Enzyme producer Novozymes is focusing on new enzyme applications that can be applied to convenience foods that appeal to the Indian consumer.

New licensing system for Indian food businesses

New licensing system for Indian food businesses

By Ankush Chibber

The primary Indian food safety watchdog has said that it would soon introduce an online licensing system for food businesses in the country in order to streamline food safety issues.

Awaiting approval for infant formula

Dispatches from FI India

Beneo still has a hurdle with oligofructose in India

By Ankush Chibber

Beneo is still waiting for an approval from the Indian authorities for the use of its prebiotic fibre, oligofructose, in infant milk powder products in the country.

India consumerism: trend towards eco-friendliness

India consumerism: trend towards eco-friendliness

By Kacey Culliney

Indian consumers are increasingly aware of environmental and sustainability practices in the food industry but are unable to afford eco-friendly goods, according to a Nielsen survey.

Indian food losses open doors for cold chain consultancies

Indian food losses open doors for cold chain consultancies

By Ankush Chibber

A lack of an appropriate cold chain infrastructure and increasing food losses in India has opened the doors for Ingersoll Rand India Ltd to begin offering cold chain consultancy services in the country, the company said last week.

Milk prices have almost doubled in two years

Indian milk products to see price rise

By Ankush Chibber

The price of milk and milk-based products in India is set to surge on the back of a variety of natural and human factors, including a shortage of rainfall in the monsoon months.

DKSH eyes buyouts in India

DKSH eyes buyouts in India

DKSH Holdings Ltd, the Swiss market expansion services group focused on chemicals, food and drug industries, is making plans to further boost its business in India through local acquisitions, local newspaper Mint reported last week.

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