Britannia Industries Ltd.

Britannia Industries Ltd., the leader in the premium cream biscuit category, is now investing Rs. 100 crore in the next one year to give a boost to its three premium cream biscuit brands, Pure Magic, Bourbon, and Treat. Of this, Rs. 50 crore has been earmarked for Treat, as it is set to restage its popular sandwich cream biscuit brand. The company will also earmark approximately Rs. 55 crore to set up its first overseas Greenfield production unit in Nepal to cater to the local demand. Currently it exports to Nepal. The biscuit shell wears a contemporary design and is … read more

Apex Frozen Foods

Apex Frozen Foods, an integrated producer and exporter of aquaculture products, plans to invest nearly Rs. 90 crore in setting up its biggest facility in Andhra Pradesh from the proceeds of public listing, said a senior company executive. The Rs. 90 crores will be invested in setting up a 20,000 tons per annum shrimp processing unit at East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh (AP), work at which has already started. The company has already invested Rs. 10 crore in the upcoming plant. This will be the company’s biggest plant after an existing plant with a capacity of 9,240 tons per … read more

Tata Global Beverages Ltd.

Tata Global Beverages will launch its premium natural mineral water brand ‘Himalayan’ in the US market. “The company’s premium natural mineral water brand ‘Himalayan’, will now enter the USA market in a phased manner, through an agreement signed by its subsidiary with Talking Rain Beverage Company, the maker of Sparkling Ice flavored sparkling waters to distribute and market the brand,” Tata Global Beverages said in a release. This agreement will give Himalayan the benefit of Talking Rain’s extensive go to market and execution capabilities in the U.S, which synergize well with TGB’s product expertise and marketing capability. The premium end … read more

MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd.

The Bengaluru-based MTR Foods has invested approximately Rs 40 crore to set up a manufacturing facility for the production of its parent company Orkla Group’s offering Laban, a specially- crafted human-shaped, nonsticky, 100 per cent vegetarian, fruitflavoured chew. Orkla Group is based in Norway, where Laban is a leader in the confectionery segment. It has now made a formal foray into the Indian market, and is expected to benefit from the production expertise provided by MTR Foods, which has a plant located in Bommasandra. The product has been localised, and will be available in a host of popular Indian flavours, … read more

Heritage Foods Ltd.

Heritage Foods Ltd. has approved a move to set up a joint venture with Novandie SNC based in Maromme, France, which will pave the way for a greenfield plant. The 50:50 joint venture, to be incorporated with an authorised capital of Rs. 1 crore, will manufacture and market fruit and flavoured yoghurt and Western-style desserts. Each company will nominate two directors to the venture and set up a greenfield plant with a capacity of 20 tonnes a day with an investment of Rs. 16 crore for the first plant, whose commercial operation is expected during 2018. The company also acquired … read more

Nav Bharat Roller Flour Mills Pvt. Ltd.

Nav Bharat Flour Mills was selected for the Food Fortification Champion Award for the fortification of wheat flour and for its outstanding performance and quality at the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at the National Summit transforming the Food Safety and Nutrition Landscape. The company, which has received a number of accolades and been recognised as one of the most renowned flour mills in the northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, manifests top-class machinery and operating systems. It is also known for its in-depth research facilities, quality control and inspection. The team working … read more

Hielo Beverages India Pvt. Ltd.

Packaged water maker Hielo Beverages will soon foray in the mineral and sparkling water and nectarbased fruit juices category under the brand name Peaur, company chief executive Piyush Mathur said. The brand will seed the market in phases and compete with leading players in the premium specialised packaged water category such as Bisleri’s Vedica and Tata’s Himalayan, the company said. According to Piyush Mathur, CEO & CMD of Hielo Beverages, the company will launch Natural Mineral Water and two flavours of natural fruit juices into the market in the first phase. The Peaur Natural Mineral Water will be available in … read more

Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd.

Safal, the horticulture arm of Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. (MDFVPL) has launched tender jackfruit in the frozen vegetable format for consumers across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). This is a first-of-its kind product in India. The brand is also expanding its convenient, ready-to-cook range with the introduction of Easy Onions (dehydrated onions) and besan. The tender jackfruit is directly sourced from Jharkhand and is processed in Safal’s recently-inaugurated unit in Ranchi, the capital of the eastern state, known for the cultivation of the fruit, which is of a superior quality and tasty. The frozen jackfruits … read more

Innovative Foods Ltd.

Innovative Foods Ltd. (IFL), a major player in the Indian food processing industry, which markets their frozen food range under the brand name Sumeru, has now unveiled Sumeru Classiques, a new line-up of frozen parathas. The new range of parathas includes Beetroot and Jeera Paratha, Turmeric and Ajwain Paratha, Methi and Spinach Paratha and Multigrain Paratha. These parathas are reasonably priced in the bracket of Rs. 80-100 per pack of five. “A lot of research has gone into making these new products,” said Suraj Sharma, general manager, marketing, IFL.

RAW Pressery

Fresh fruit juice maker RAW Pressery is planning to expand its footprint abroad and in India and is aiming at a turnover of over Rs. 100 crore in two years. Right now it is present in 12 cities in India and in UAE and Qatar. “We would be covering Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman in the coming months through tie-up with Lulu group,” said Sreejit Nair, director sales of RAW Pressery. It is looking to spread to smaller cities in India. For instance in Kerala, its products are currently available in Kochi and the company is planning to expand its reach … read more