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The Apeejay Tea Group, which acquired the UK-based Typhoo brand last year, is likely to make its packet tea foray in India under that ... ::
Apeejay Tea Group is planning to introduce new tea brands by the next year. Presently the group has a total of 17 gardens under tw... :: Our Bureau
The Apeejay Tea Group, which acquired Typhoo 2005 along with other speciality tea brands such as London Fruit & Herb, Natureland and H... :: Our Bureau
Tea consumers are making heavy quality demands on producing countries while offering little to help poor farmers to comply. A glut in the international market, stiff competition from other beverages and stagnant demand has undermined already global tea prices... ::
KOLKATA: Even as you sip your daily cup of tea, there’s a huge exercise in global markets to make the world’s most consumed beverage more drinkable, more quality driven and in line with “realistic” MRL (maximum residue levels) and ISO 3720 standards. And what ...
The new shareholding pattern of Amalgamated Plantations (APPL), the company formed by Tata Tea after restructuring its North Indian Plantation Operations (NIPO), is close to finalisation. The Tata group will hold nearly 33-35% in APPL, routed through Tata Inve... :: Our Bureau
Coffee outlets might have been an example for tea manufacturers. Companies like Wagh Bakri group and Jivraj Tea are planning to build a chain of tea bars in Gujarat to make the high quality tea avalilable to the local consumer. They will serve not only tea, bu... :: Our Bureau
As Indian tea is more and more successfully sold to Pakistan, a tea delegation from India is visiting the country to study the prospects of further increasing its export to one of the world's largest tea markets. TEA majors like McLeod Russel, Tata Tea, Wa... ::
An Indian tea-delegation returning from Pakistan with 12 members was laying the foundations for increasing tea exports to Pakistan. "The visit to Pakistan was extremely encouraging and we hope we are able to increase the market share of tea in that country," ... :: Our bureau
Nestlé and the Coca-Cola have reached a final agreement on focusing the activities of their Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW) joint venture. The agreement, which is subject to certain regulatory approvals, is expected to come into force by April 30. Under the... :: Our Bureau
More tea can be exported to Egypt this year, as the Egyptian government has decided to look beyond the common market of Comesa to source 6 million kg of tea. Comesa is the Common Markets of Eastern and Southern Africa, a trade organisation of countries in the... :: Our Bureau
Tata Tea, through its Tetley Group subsidiary, has acquired the Vitax and Flosana brands from Premium Foods in Poland as it plans to increase its share of the fast-growing speciality tea segment. Premium Foods is currently distributing the Tetley brand in Pola... :: Our Bureau
Tata Tea has shifted its marketing division from Kolkata to Bangalore, and at the same time, the buying & blending team, headed by VP Kiran N Desai, was shifted to and concentrated in Kolkata. The marketing division is headed by Executive director (marketing) ... :: Our Bureau
The Indian government is trying to contain the human disaster which has happened in West Bengal and Assam after tea gardens had been closed down. A court inquiry has acknowledged last month that hundreds of tea workers had died from diseases linked with malnut... :: Our Bureau
Harrods’ team visited Kolkata to close deal with some of the leading names in the tea industry like McLeod Russel, Goodricke Group Ltd and Assam Co. Harrods is seeking premium quality tea from Indian producers. Moreover, the company has also bought more teas f... :: Our Bureau
India will invest $1.1 billion to help its tea industry replant aging tea bushes and improve quality. The 15 year project will cover about 200,000 hectares in 1,000 of India's nearly 1,600 plantations, according to union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam ... :: Our Bureau
Indian scientists have patented a "tea pill" and a fizzy tea drink that can be served like coke. A four-member team based in Assam said their chewable tea pill and a health drink were now ready to be launched in the world market. "The pill is absolutely safe ... :: Our Bureau
The Tea Board is launching a project to develop organic black tea with funding from the Amsterdam-based Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), a UN body. The CFC-funded organic black tea project will standardise the organic tea growing practices through technica... :: Our Bureau
Soups and soap maker Unilever announced "broad-based sales growth accross all regions and categories” on Thursday in Rotterdam when presenting its second quarter and half year results. The producer of Dove soap, Lipton tea and Knorr soups reported a 3% growth... :: Our Bureau
The growth in India’s beer consumption slowed down from 28% every quarter in 2007 to 14% in December. This, according to media reports is being attributed to a 12%-22% rise in taxes in key consumption states such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh that has pushe... :: Our Bureau
India, one of the world’s largest tea and coffee producers, will be the destination this year of a trade fair specialising on tea and coffee. Rotating annually between Asia and Europe since 1995, Tea & Coffee World Cup (TCWC) will be held this year in India, ... :: Our Bureau
In the past, it was clear to everyone that India is a tea drinking nation. Tea gardens in Darjeeling or Assam were and are still known all over the world. Against this background it is astonishing at first appearance when tea is promoted in Indian supermarkets... :: FII Reporter
US soft-drinks and snacks giant PepsiCo and Tata Tea are exploring the formation of a joint venture in non-carbonated beverages. The JV would cover “liquid beverages, particularly in the enhanced wellness area, but excludes carbonated soft drinks, ambient temp... ::
Tata Tea, a part of the Tata group, in May has decided to change its name to Tata Global Beverages, to better reflect the nature of the business of the company with a variety of different beverage categories. The new name is available, Tata informed about a c... :: Our Bureau
The Tatas have completed the due diligence of Mount Everest Mineral Water, which owns the Himalayan brand, for a minority stake valued at Rs 60-70 crore. The company is owned by a clutch of NRI investors. If the deal goes through, it would make the hotels-to-... ::
Hindustan Lever Ltd's three years old marketing alliance with Pepsi Foods for jointly marketing hot and cold beverages in the country is reportedly under review. The marketing alliance for ready-to-drink tea and other tea-based beverages has got only lukewarm ... ::
Coca-Cola India will change its strategy for Georgia, its tea and coffee brand sold through vending machines, and will push Georgia Gold which is available exclusively at McDonalds outlets across the country. It seems that the strategy to sell Georgia to the ... :: Our Bureau
The Coca-Cola Company on May 25 announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Energy Brands, Inc., known as glacéau, and its full range of fast-growing, enhanced water brands, including vitaminwater, for $4.1 billion. The transaction, which is expected... :: Our Bureau
Tea, water and coffee are the products which keep the management of Tata Tea busy in these days. Tata Coffee, Asia's largest coffee plantation company and a subsidiary of Tata Tea, will set up a coffee processing factory wioth a capacity of 3,600 tonnes in Uga... :: Our Bureau
India’s fast growing retailing industry is getting into the private label business with many products in food and dairy coming under the individual retailer’s brand. Foodland, Reliance Retail, Food Bazaar, Subiksha are among the retailers who have come out wit... :: Our Bureau
After a failed partnership plan with Starbucks, Pantaloon Retail is understood to have signed up with California-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. According to a report in an India business daily, the deal has been signed with the U.S. coffee chain through its ... :: Our Bureau
Prakash Kejriwal, Director of Kejriwal Bee Care India (Pvt.) Ltd. sits at his stall at anuga where he just has taken notes from the last enquirers, and smiles. On the first day itself, he got a lot of interest from buyers all over the world. Such an experience... :: By M. A. Winter
One of the most interesting exhibits at Annaporna World of Food India in Mumbai was by Kaneriki Bussan Co., Ltd, Tokyo which is promoting the fusion of Indian and Japanese cuisine to create unique eating experience. According to Mr. Katsuichi Kawashima, Presi... :: Delhi Bureau
According to an exclusive interaction with Mr. David Carr Taylor chairman of Taylor & Shroff –fine wines and spirits - Taylor & Shroff are perhaps the only wines to compliment hot spicy food and curries of India food. There is hardly any other English wine in... :: Delhi Bureau
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has again proposed measures to be taken to re-energize the lagging agricultural sector and to boost the food processing industry. This comes after some major proposals had been given by FICCI r... :: Our Bureau talked to Kapil Nayyar, Assistant Director of luxury hotel The Grand, New Delhi, about the Indian market for beverages, the wishes of guests and visible trends, and about the challenge to be a F&B manager in an increasingly competitive en... :: M. A. Winter
In a few days, the Government of India will present the new budget for the next fiscal year, starting from April 1. During the budgeting season, industries and sectors usually present their wish list about taxes, customs duties or subsidies. One sector from t... :: Our Bureau
Despite the excise duty slash to 8% from 16% on processed food and the exemption of excise duty on packaged coconut water, buns, puffed rice, milk containing edible nuts, tea and coffee pre-mixes industry experts feel retail prices will not be impacted much. ... :: Our Bureau
“The India growth story, so far, has been an absorbing and inspiring tale. Beginning January 1, 2005, the economy has recorded a growth rate of over 8 per cent in 12 successive quarters up to December 31, 2007. In the first three years of the UPA Government, t... :: Our Bureau
The Indian coffee scenario looks quite bright, as many Indians, a majority of them traditionally tea drinkers, have discovered some time ago the enjoyment of drinking coffee. Coffee chains like Barista, now owned by Italian Lavazza, Café Coffee Day and Costa C... :: Our Bureau
Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has just announced the export figures of the scotch whisky industry for 2007. According to them, a new record was achieved, with £2.8 billion of whisky exports, being an increase of 14% against the earlier year in terms of value... :: Our Bureau
A year after Tata Tea had acquired about 32 percent in the Mount Everest Mineral Water Company with its natural mineral water brand "Himalayan", the brand was relaunched last week in a newly designed bottle. The new Himalayan natural mineral water’s simple b... :: Our Bureau
A food delegation from Italy, organized by the Opera Consortium, had come to India to establish first contacts to importers and distributors, and to present their products to a broader audience of food professionals. The delegation was from Italian food and ag... :: M. A. Winter
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is convinced that the processed food industry in India has the immense potential to be the next big “Made in India” story for the nation, and is therefore organizing “Processed Food Advantage India 2008”, India's firs... :: Our Bureau
As informed already by the organizer, this years Tea & Coffee World Cup/ASIA 2008 will take place in Hyderabad from 20. to 22. November. Parallel to the exhibition there will be a symposium. Whereas the fair showcases the latest equipment featuring the most r... :: Our Bureau
The total import of sensitive items for the period April-March 09 has been Rs.45877.3 crore (approx. 7.6 bn Euros) as compared to Rs.35919.3 crore during the corresponding period of last year, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has informed in a release. The ... :: Our Bureau
Consumer goods giant Unilever recorded strong sales in the first quarter 2010 due to good business in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. 7.6%. more food and personal care products have been sold leading to a turnover of Euro 10.14 billion, an increase of 6.7% ag... :: Our Bureau
American baked food, meat, coffee and beverage major Sara Lee Corp. reports strong results for the fiscal year 2010 (ended on July 3). Operating income was up significantly for the year, driven by improved operating segment income across all five continuing bu... :: Our Bureau
Tata Global Beverages, the world’s leading branded tea maker now incorporated im UK, has acquired a minority stake in Activate, a US-based beverage and bottled water firm. Tata Global Beverages along with other investors plans to invest $20 million in Activate... :: Our Bureau
In a significant step toward market entry in India, Starbucks Coffee Company on January 13 has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Coffee Limited, one of the region’s leading providers of premium arabica coffee beans, for sourcing ... :: Our Bureau
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has recently awarded a study to Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, to estimate the current level of processing of perishable food items. According to the Ministry’s Vision Document, based on extensive stakeholder i... :: Our Bureau