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FDI will bring the fresh ideas India desperately needs

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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...

Last FDI hurdle defeated and cricketers like it spicy

India in brief

Last FDI hurdle defeated and cricketers like it spicy

By RJ Whitehead

A round-up of the big stories hitting India. Today: upper house quashes last challenge to FDI in retail, minister says he has no plans to raise tax on edible oil imports, premium food is big on growth and how England's cricketers are too 'finicky'.

Groceries will thrive even with FDI

Groceries will thrive even with FDI

By RJ Whitehead

According to a new study in India, 800,000 people are employed directly by organised retail in India, and even without FDI, this number would grow to 2m by 2016—and double that when indirect employment is considered.

Group links Indian government with alleged FDI scam

Group links Indian government with alleged FDI scam

By RJ Whitehead

According to India’s leading trade representative body, ministers have been making deals with multinational corporations that have led to the government quietly amending the fine-print of its move towards foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.

Web shaping the new Australian grocery consumer

Web shaping the new Australian grocery consumer

By Ankush Chibber

The Australian food industry is now facing a new type of consumer—one who is increasingly technology-literate with a wealth of information to support purchasing decisions.

Internationals won't be put off investing in India, following FDI postponement

Hostility towards FDI will not put off internationals

By Kacey Culliney

India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) law for its retail sector was put on hold earlier this month following political opposition, but this will not impede internationals entering, according to an analyst.

Online shopping made smarter

Online shopping made smarter

By Kacey Culliney

Online shopping company yihaodian.com has launched a collection of virtual supermarkets for mobile users throughout Shanghai’s metro system, with researchers claiming the development could offer NPD potential for food and drink brand owners.

India's top two sign co-branding deal for bakery products

India's top two sign co-branding deal for bakery products

By Ankush Chibber

India's biggest consumer products company and the biggest retailer have joined to co-develop and co-brand a line of bakery products, in what could be a sign of changing retail patterns for food products in India.

Tesco eyeing China?

Tesco eyeing China?

Britain's biggest food retailer Tesco looks set to take a further
step towards its goal of competing with global giants such as
Carrefour and Wal-Mart with a move into the massive Chinese retail
market.

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