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Bottled water market growing faster than carbonated drinks in India, mirroring global trend

August 16, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Bottled water market growing faster than carbonated drinks in India, mirroring global trend | FOOD & GROCERY, Newsletter | , ,

Bottled water is growing much faster than carbonated drinks in India, mirroring a global trend as consumers go off sugary beverages, said researcher Euromonitor…READ MORE

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Poor rains may hit coffee, spices crops this year

August 16, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Poor rains may hit coffee, spices crops this year | FOOD & GROCERY, Newsletter | ,

It’s been more than two months into the monsoon but both Kerala and Karnataka are showing deficient rainfall…READ MORE

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IRCTC to shortlist firms to supply ready-to-eat food

July 19, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on IRCTC to shortlist firms to supply ready-to-eat food | FOOD SERVICE, Newsletter | ,

The Indian Railways has started the process to transfer its catering services back to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Allowing IRCTC to empanel firms to supply branded ‘Ready to eat’ (RTE) meals aboard trains seems to be the first step in this direction…READ MORE

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We are like the Walmart of India

July 19, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on We are like the Walmart of India | FOOD SERVICE, Newsletter | , , ,

On the eve of 20 years of CCD opening a cyber cafe outlet on Brigade Road, VG Siddhartha says there won’t be any celebrations. Instead, he tells a remarkable story of turning a 146-year-old family coffee plantation, first into a successful export business, and later into a retail venture with 1,650 cafes in India despite stiff competition from global giants…READ MORE

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Mast Kalandar in talks to close $10 million funding

July 19, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Mast Kalandar in talks to close $10 million funding | FOOD SERVICE, Newsletter | ,

It had earlier raised investments from Footprint Ventures and Helion Venture Partners. Acuity Capital, a Delhi-based independent investment corporate advisory firm…READ MORE

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Pizza Hut same store sales decline 7% year-on-year

July 19, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Pizza Hut same store sales decline 7% year-on-year | FOOD SERVICE, Newsletter | , ,

Restaurant chain Yum India owned Pizza Hut and KFC, which contribute 1 per cent each to their global divisions, reported 7% year-on-year same store sales decline of Pizza Hut for the April-June 2016 quarter…READ MORE

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The edible-insect industry has grown big enough to start lobbying Washington

July 12, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on The edible-insect industry has grown big enough to start lobbying Washington | FOOD SERVICE, Newsletter | ,

The edible-insect business has been growing, from a cottage industry to one forging inroads at health food stores and gyms across the country. In fact, the sector has grown so much that it now has a trade group that will lobby on its behalf in Washington and promote the industry through marketing…READ MORE

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24×7 eateries can become a reality if contradictory local restrictions in states are changed

July 12, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on 24×7 eateries can become a reality if contradictory local restrictions in states are changed | FOOD SERVICE, Newsletter | ,

Stopping at your favourite restaurant to grab a bite in the wee hours may still not be possible unless multiple and contradicting state-level laws are changed, operators said, citing the fine print in a bill approved by the Cabinet allowing shops and eateries to open all day and night…READ MORE

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Food wastage can cost a family Rs 80 lakh

July 12, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Food wastage can cost a family Rs 80 lakh | FOOD & GROCERY, Newsletter |

The world wastes 1.3 billion tonnes of food a year. Indians waste as much food as the whole of UK consumes. While the wastage can’t completely eliminated, it can be reduced. Here’s how much you will gain if you reduce the waste by half…READ MORE

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Patanjali plans legal action against ‘ad regulator’ ASCI

July 12, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Patanjali plans legal action against ‘ad regulator’ ASCI | FOOD & GROCERY, Newsletter | , ,

The Baba Ramdev-promoted company’s move comes after the self-regulatory organisation accused it of publishing misleading and unfair ads hampering other brands…READ MORE

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