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Oils surpass dairy as India’s largest packaged food item, as consumers prioritise health over expenses

February 22, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Oils surpass dairy as India’s largest packaged food item, as consumers prioritise health over expenses | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Ruchi Soya, the third largest company within the foods segment, launched the “Kill lethargy with Sunrich Sunflower Oil” campaign as part of the strategy to focus on health and well-being…READ MORE

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Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits: Reuters/Ipsos poll

February 22, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits: Reuters/Ipsos poll | FOOD SERVICE |

Recent minimum wage increases have prompted some U.S. restaurant operators to raise menu prices while less labor-intensive grocery stores have been able to pass lower food costs on to shoppers…READ MORE

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Britannia signs MoU with Greece’s Chipita for joint venture in India

February 21, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Britannia signs MoU with Greece’s Chipita for joint venture in India | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

Britannia Industries invited Greek baker Chipita to make rolls, croissants, and other dough products in a joint venture to meet the demands of a rapidly urbaniSing home market…READ MORE

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How to challenge employees—and cut turnover

February 21, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on How to challenge employees—and cut turnover | FOOD SERVICE |

In some cases, foodservice operations might be losing their leaders not to a bigger paycheck or better culture elsewhere, but to a job that pushes them outside their comfort zones. Almost three-quarters of job-seekers said they were in search of a challenge, according to a January survey from executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. We spoke with industry leaders to get their take on how to challenge employees to improve retention. Here’s how they’re helping supervisors take on new roles without overloading them…READ MORE

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Shortage of retail and restaurant workers becoming acute

February 21, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Shortage of retail and restaurant workers becoming acute | FOOD SERVICE |

Some of the most entry-level of jobs are now getting harder to fill, as a skills shortage grips certain industries. Both retailers and the fast-growing hospitality sector are reporting difficulties getting the right staff…READ MORE

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Ice creams set to cost more as input prices surge

February 21, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Ice creams set to cost more as input prices surge | FOOD SERVICE | , , , ,

Ice-cream majors such as Cream Bell, Mother Dairy, Amul and Vadilal have increased prices by 5 per cent to 8 per cent this month because of higher input costs from items like sugar and milk powder…READ MORE

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5 lessons in entrepreneurship from Starbucks and Philz Coffee

February 21, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on 5 lessons in entrepreneurship from Starbucks and Philz Coffee | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

These two coffee brands found success by emphasizing customer experience and creating a genuine message…READ MORE

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How food Instagrammers became the restaurant industry’s new power players

February 20, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on How food Instagrammers became the restaurant industry’s new power players | FOOD SERVICE |

It’s a rainy December morning and the scene taking place at a long dining table in New York City’s swanky Petrossian Boutique & Cafe feels straight out of a Portlandia sketch. My six dining companions are crouched in various positions I thought only yoga masters could achieve. They are pointing portable lights and pricey DLSR cameras at two plates of French toast. The group is part of a cadre of food Instagrammers, whose accounts boast 100,000 or more followers, and who have restaurants and their publicists scrambling to get one of their dishes on their influential accounts…READ MORE

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The chocolate overdose: What Brookside should have learnt from Oreo

February 20, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on The chocolate overdose: What Brookside should have learnt from Oreo | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

Brookside is an interesting chocolate concept from Hershey’s with fruit infusions, but could learn much from the Cadbury branding on Oreo biscuits…READ MORE

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Parle plans more snacks offerings in efforts to cut reliance on biscuits

February 20, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Parle plans more snacks offerings in efforts to cut reliance on biscuits | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Parle is launching three new variants in the snacks category—cornflakes mixture, dalmoth and Punjabi Tadka—between March and April…READ MORE

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