The quintessentially Andhra pre-mix masala has been co-crafted after gathering in-depth insights on consumer taste preferences from thousands of households across the region, making the spice taste just homemade, with your mother’s touch’. The spices used to make the multi-purpose masala are sourced directly from farmers across more than 170 villages to retain the right aroma, pungency and colour.
Fotografiska is launching its own beer, Echo. A beer brewed from, among other things, leftover sourdough bread from Fotografiska’s kitchens. The name reflects the fact that the organic hops and malt are eco-friendly and that the beer, like an echo, makes a return as by-products from the brewing process are used to bake new bread. A circular beer that does good and tastes good.
Nestle India has decided to seek shareholders’ approval every five years on the issue of payment of royalty to its parent company after receiving feedback from investors and proxy advisory firms. The FMCG major, at present pays the royalty at the rate of 4.5 percent of the net sales to Societe des Produits Nestle SA.
Puratos India, the subsidiary of the Puratos International Group has launched four new innovative products that would revolutionize the Indian Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate industry. These include Tegral Satin Purple Velvet EF, Fruitfil Range, Carat Supercrem Nutolade, and Tegral Red Velvet Sponge Mix. Each of these four products offers high quality ingredients, authenticity and convenience. These products have been developed by the Puratos Innovation team in response to increased consumer awareness and demand for global food with a local touch.
Bhopal-based Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) to establish Madhya Pradesh’s first Centre of Excellence (COE) in Food Processing at the University. The Centre will aim to train manpower for MSMEs and startups in various subsectors of food processing, along with building entrepreneurial capabilities in the State.
Nestlé announced the creation of the Nestlé R&D Accelerator based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The accelerator brings together Nestlé scientists, students and start-ups to advance science and technology with the objective to accelerate the development of innovative products and systems. Internal, external or mixed teams are eligible to use dedicated hot desks at the accelerator over a defined period of time. They have access to Nestlé’s R&D expertise and infrastructure, including shared labs, kitchens, bench-scale and pilot-scale equipment. The first teams have been selected and the accelerator will be operational by the end of 2019.