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    Demand for packaged sweets, dry fruits and pulses rise, likely to exceed pre-Covid levels

    “Coronavirus has accelerated the trend of packaged food, including besan, pulses, mithai and namkin,” said Chetan Jain, director of Rajdhani Flour Mills. He said millers had reported a rapid increase in demand for packaged food and snacks.

    Rockefeller Foundation names FSSAI as finalist for Food System Vision prize

    “This is a global endorsement of the work done under Eat Right India,” former chief executive of FSSAI Pawan Agarwal said in the statement. He said citizens have huge stakes in ensuring that the country gets its food system right and work towards that end.

    Localised lockdowns making out-of-home demand uncertain; but in-home demand seeing steady growth: RJ Corp

    Changing policies on localised lockdowns are making it difficult to predict out-of-home demand even as there is steady pick-up in in-home consumption on a month-on-month basis.

    Premature to predict demand in near term, but in-home consumption picking up: Coca-Cola

    “It is premature to provide a consumption outlook for the upcoming festive season. The management of the crisis externally will have a significant bearing on all businesses,” Coca-Cola India and Southwest Asia president T. Krishnakumar said on Tuesday, addressing a virtual press briefing.

    Small and medium mithai shops closing down as packaged sweets preferred over traditional ones

    “Small and medium scale mithai shops have started closing down due to high rentals, non-opening of malls and lower demand over the past few months,” said Virender Jain, president of Federation of Sweets & Namkeen Manufacturers (FSNM).

    Government needs to have control over sale of margarine, Gadkari writes to PM Modi

    Margarine has a negative impact on human health due to the presence of large amounts of trans fat in it. Its use has increased significantly in hotels and restaurants.

    Mother Dairy enters bread segment, aims Rs 25,000 crore turnover in next 5 years

    Mother Dairy has launched three types of breads -- sandwich, brown, and fruit & milk -- in a price range of Rs 15-40 per packet. The breads will be initially available at its 1,800 milk booths and 'Safal' outlets in the National Capital Region (NCR).

    Mondelez India sales declined in April and May but now growing at mid-single digit: Global CEO

    "Will India go back to double-digit growth in the coming months? Maybe not, but if India delivers us a 6%, 7%, 8% topline growth, that's more than enough for us to keep on going on our plan," chief executive officer Dirk Van de Put said on an investor call after the US-based company reported a 2.5% decline in sales globally.

    Fighting Coronavirus: Foods claiming to boost immunity under FSSAI lens

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking into the veracity of claims by makers of such products and will take action accordingly, CEO Arun Singhal told ET.

    Deadline to display 'best before', mfg date for loose sweets extended till Oct 1: FSSAI

    Food safety regulator FSSAI on Friday extended by two months till October 1 the deadline for traditional sweet makers to display the 'best before' and manufacturing date of non-packaged sweets.

    Unilever to create separate entity for global tea business, but will retain India and Indonesia

    Unilever to create separate entity for global tea business, but will retain India and Indonesia

    In January, Unilever announced a strategic review of its global tea business, which includes leading brands such as Lipton, Brooke Bond and PG Tips.

    Pepsico to give refurbished laptops to frontline workers with kids, to help their education

    Pepsico to give refurbished laptops to frontline workers with kids, to help their education

    The Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered schools, with many schools taking classes online as a result. However, the lack of good internet and access to laptops have acted as barriers in the way of children continuing their education. The laptops are meant to help workers' school-going children access online education.

    General Mills local unit saw increased demand as shoppers increasingly 'Bake in India'

    General Mills local unit saw increased demand as shoppers increasingly 'Bake in India'

    “Younger households are discovering there is a kitchen in the house. Also, a lot of celebrations are moving from outdoors to at home," Balki Radhakrishnan said in his first media interview after becoming the managing director of General Mills - Asia, the Middle East and Africa in February this year.

    Higher demand of non-vegetarian food leading to increase in animal feed imports by 70%

    Higher demand of non-vegetarian food leading to increase in animal feed imports by 70%

    Demand of oilmeal is rising year as the feed industry is growing at 8% to 10% per annum, while oilseed production in the country is more or less stagnant.

    Covid Boom: Ready-to-cook food sales rise as India gives stay-at-home advise

    Covid Boom: Ready-to-cook food sales rise as India gives stay-at-home advise

    In the three months to end-June, fresh packaged food brand iD Fresh Food has seen paratha sales rise by 60% compared with the previous quarter, while meat products and seafood brand Licious has seen a more than 300% jump in sale of ready-to-eat meat spreads, a two-fold increase sale of ready-to-cook kebabs, marinated meat and seafood.

    Coffee Day Enterprises interim COO Nithin Bagamane resigns citing personal reasons

    Coffee Day Enterprises interim COO Nithin Bagamane resigns citing personal reasons

    Due to personal reasons, Nithin Bagamane might not be able to devote his full-time and service to the company, and hence served his resignation as Interim Chief Operating Officer, CDEL said. His resignation is effective from July 14, 2020. However, Nithin Bagamane will continue as a member of Executive Committee and help the company.

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