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A Food And Beverage News Special
June 16-30 2011

Bakery industry in India: Riding high on retail chains wave
Bakery industry in India is on a growth curve. The sector which is difficult to define has indicated promising growth prospects and has been making rapid progress. The bakery industry has achieved third position in generating revenue among the processed food sector.

0-14 age group drives MNC-dominated confectionery market growth: Datamonitor
Over 30 per cent of the Indian population is in the 0-14 age group, which is the primary target segment for confectionery manufacturers. These will be the prime movers for growth in the confectionery market in India, according to Gaurav Marchanda, a Datamonitor consumer markets analyst and author of a new report covering the confectionery market in India.

The Sweet Life!
When a child walks in for a meal, it looks at the dessert station and there’s an instant sparkle in its eyes! In fact, a lot of adults share a similar intimate moment, wherein for a few brief seconds they look eye to eye at a dessert and declare it theirs! After which, they zero in on how much they want to eat in the earlier courses of the meal.

“We recorded a growth of 24% in 10-11 with all key brands witnessing robust rise”
Britannia Industries has a wide range of offerings in the bakery sector – biscuits, bread, and cakes – under various brands and concepts such as Daily Bread. In an email interaction with Nandita Vijay, Vinita Bali, managing director, Bri

UAS sees acute manpower shortage in bakery sector
India’s bakery industry is facing an acute shortage of trained personnel. There is a serious mismatch in terms of availability of baking skills to the number of bakeries which are coming up in the country, according to Dr S V Suresha, coordinator, Bakery Training Unit, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore.

“Place GST for biscuits on lower end to increase production”
The Indian Biscuits Manufacturers' Association (IBMA) is on a mission to safeguard the interests of biscuit manufacturers, who are already reeling under the impact of heavy tax burden.

Indian ice cream market is worth a cool Rs.2,500 crore
The Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Rules, 1955 define ice cream as “a frozen product that contains not less than 10% milk fat, 3.5% protein, 36.0% total solids, and 0.5% permitted stabiliser and emulsifier.

Process Flavours – Key ingredient in savoury foods facilities
In the highly competitive industry of savoury foods, companies with integrated manufacturing facilities offer cost competitiveness, flexibility, and full control over process and product features. Of the key ingredients from such facilities, Process Flavours occupy a unique position and is considered a critical ingredient.

Projects Investment in Food Sector
The project envisages setting up a dairy with a capacity of 1 lakh litres per day at Dehri-On-Sone in Rohtas district on turnkey basis. On May 05th, 2011, bids were invited for supply, installation and commissioning of plant and machinery and design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of entire equipments. Work to commence soon.

Functional foods show to look at regulatory, R&D challenges
The Indian food industry is set for exponential growth, providing the entire industry value chain with exciting new opportunities as well as significant challenges. The health, wellness, functional food and beverages market continues to grow at a CAGR of 33% in India, and is estimated to reach Rs 55,000 crore by 2015.

Cake on the Net
The Indian Bakery Market is estimated to be worth Rs 16,500 crore, growing at a healthy CAGR of 7.5% per annum. It is one of the largest food industries consisting product categories like breads, biscuits, pastries, cakes, buns and rusks.

“We have a range of natural products which includes jams”
The Birla Research and Lifesciences Ltd, Mumbai, has launched the Nutrinext brand in November 2010. Nutrinext is a range of sugarless health and nutritional food products. These products are sold exclusively in Rebirth-Wellness Stores.

Priya Food Products targets eastern India
Kolkata-based Priya Food Products Pvt Ltd, the company known for biscuit offerings such as Jack Nack, Butter Bite, Milkose and Krax, has entered the packaged soyabean chunks market in eastern India. The new offering will be manufactured at the company's new facility at Dhulagarh food park in Howrah, West Bengal.

Special varieties of sugar for special dishes!
For those with a sweet tooth, the word ‘sugar’ is enough to leave them craving for a sweet delight. And when it comes to Indian taste buds, dessert is not just about filling the rumbling tummy; rather it’s an affair to indulge! Have you ever thought about this: the secret of a perfect baked recipe is the right kind of sugar put in it.

Portuguese co. Dan Cake to enter Indian bakery space
Pune-based Phadnis Group, which is into real estate, infrastructure and hospitality, is all set to enter a new domain - manufacturing - with a joint venture that it is setting up along with Portuguese bakery products player Dan Cake.

Lifestyles changes demand healthy foods
India as a nation over the last decade has seen tremendous economic growth, and through the process of liberalisation the nation has reaped the fruits of foreign trade and investment. With its new- found glory, India is on its way to being declared the third largest economy by 2050.

Bread spread market – Nascent yet promising in India
Now ordinary breakfast can taste royale, or sumptuous and delicious than ever with a wide range of bread spreads available in almost all tastes and flavours. Whether tandoori chicken or tangy pickle, one can have them all in the form of bread spreads at any place and at anytime. 

Parle launches Milk Power in Tamil Nadu
Parle Products, leading biscuit and confectionery manufacturer, is launching its new milk biscuit brand Parle Milk Power. The company has roped in Tamil superstar Nadia to be the brand ambassador of the product.

From khoya to bakarwadi, automation is key
When it comes to making Indian desserts like gulabjumans, pedhas, rasgullas, and burfis, khoya or dried whole milk is a key ingredient. And Pune-based Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale is among the topmost sweets manufacturers in the country to use a modern machine worth Rs 4.5 crore for making khoya.

In desserts, latest is serving mini samples of entire menu
Who does not like to gorge on the scrumptious dessert even after a heavy meal? Though, it does not form the main course, the lip-smacking dessert steals the whole attention.

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