Malaysian palm oil is expected to see a rise in demand from India and China this year as economies gradually open up and local stocks diminish, but the industry must improve logistics and digital reach to effectively capitalise, according to industry...
Palm oil trade between Malaysia and India has moved back on track with the latter running low on local stock and the former relaxing export tariffs as both countries move to repair a trade relationship wrecked by previous political clashing.
India’s leading biscuits and confectionery manufacturer has changed the ‘kissing couple’ logo for its iconic Kismi brand to educate people on the need for social distancing to stay safe during the pandemic crisis.
Smaller packaging for chocolates is gaining traction in India on the back of rising consumer awareness of portion control and health and wellness in the country, and F&B manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of this growing trend.
Anand Milk Union Limited (Amul) – which recently launched butter cookies – has accused other biscuit manufacturers in the Indian market of allegedly producing butter cookies for the Indian market that contain more vegetable oil than real butter.
In pursuing emerging markets, cross-category collaborations and a 'local-first' model, Mondelēz has maintained, and in some cases expanded, its stature as a global industry leader – led by the likes of Cadbury, Milka and Oreo.
Ferrero India has revealed its plans to build a new product portfolio for the mass market in India, with the firm assessing opportunities for some of the 20 confectionery brands it acquired from the US unit of Nestle at the start of the year.
Chocolate manufacturers will have to fall in line with the constraints of food safety and standards regulations after India’s health ministry placed all types of chocolate under the regulator’s purview.
E-commerce startup Chocozonia has upped its distribution to include Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars products as well as homemade Indian chocolates after spotting an unmet need for an online confectionery channel in India.
Cadbury’s Indian arm has revealed plans to build the biggest chocolate plant in the Asia-Pacific region. The Indian plant, in Andhra Pradesh, will come at an investment of more than Rs1,000cr (US$163m).