Archives August 2016

‘Food nudging’ spurs more healthful eating

August 25, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on ‘Food nudging’ spurs more healthful eating | FOOD SERVICE |

Strategic food placement and proximity can encourage healthier eating habits, according to a research review recently released by University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Science…READ MORE

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Newspaper says it uncovered KFC’s secret recipe

August 25, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Newspaper says it uncovered KFC’s secret recipe | FOOD SERVICE | ,

A US newspaper says it may have inadvertently stumbled upon the closely guarded blend of spices and herbs that coat the global restaurant chain’s signature fried chicken…READ MORE

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Heritage Fresh clocks Rs 584 crore in the current fiscal

August 25, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Heritage Fresh clocks Rs 584 crore in the current fiscal | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Heritage Fresh may not be a familiar name for many Indian consumers, but this Hyderabad-based firm is one of the fastest growing food retailers in the country, and is set to open its 118th store soon. Retail is one of the six divisions of Heritage Foods of the Rs 2,380.58-crore Heritage Group, a listed company founded in 1992 by Nara Chandrababu Naidu…READ MORE

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7Up becomes first fizzy drink in India to use the stevia sweetener

August 25, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on 7Up becomes first fizzy drink in India to use the stevia sweetener | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

PepsiCo’s stevia revolution will start with 7Up in India. If it works, the plant based sweetener could be used in the company’s products across the range…READ MORE

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This ‘digital food community’ is changing how modern India eats, one bite at a time

August 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on This ‘digital food community’ is changing how modern India eats, one bite at a time | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Twenty years ago, India only really knew Indian food – and by Indian food, each region’s cuisine was largely an island. Today, urbanites are expressing an interest in learning about foods that aren’t served at home – it’s a growing segment that one young company discovered, almost by accident – and they’ve dived in to be a large part of that change…READ MORE

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Bittersweet Truth: Pastry chefs lowest paid in industry

August 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Bittersweet Truth: Pastry chefs lowest paid in industry | FOOD SERVICE | ,

In the Indian scenario, culture, safety issues and a poor transport system work as speed-bumps, impeding advancement opportunities for women in an industry that the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) estimates will grow at 11 per cent annually (The NRAI valued the Indian Food Services industry at Rs 247,680 crore in 2013 and expects it to grow to Rs 408,040 crore by 2018)…READ MORE

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Is authentic global cooking possible in volume?

August 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Is authentic global cooking possible in volume? | FOOD SERVICE |

Achieving authenticity can be tricky. Late last year, Oberlin College landed in the news when students protested the way dining services at the Ohio school was botching ethnic food, serving up inauthentic versions of Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. It’s a challenge other operators are confronting, too, often tapping staff and patrons for inspiration…READ MORE

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4 tips for launching a reusable container program

August 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on 4 tips for launching a reusable container program | FOOD SERVICE | ,

The death knell keeps ringing for polystyrene containers. A story Monday in the Chicago Tribune reports a man who provided free recycling for the foam products in 10 area communities is shutting down his services, citing expense and logistical difficulties, and leaving few options for diverting the material from landfills…READ MORE

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Walmart Stores to invest $11 bn in FY 16-17; $1 bn on e-commerce

August 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Walmart Stores to invest $11 bn in FY 16-17; $1 bn on e-commerce | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

World’s biggest retail store chain Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will invest $11 billion in financial year 2016-17 on global store expansion, to improve technological capabilities and to upgrade its global e-commerce initiatives, Brett Biggs, Walmart’s executive vice president and chief financial officer was quoted as saying in the company’s annual report…READ MORE

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ITC sues Britannia for allegedly copying biscuit packaging

August 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on ITC sues Britannia for allegedly copying biscuit packaging | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

ITC has filed a case against Britannia Industries, claiming that the biscuit market leader’s NutriChoice Digestive Zero brand has copied the packaging of ITC’s Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive All Good biscuit…READ MORE

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