Pepsico India under pressure to drop lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
April 24, 2019
Leading farmers unions and rights advocacy groups have demanded that the PepsiCo immediately withdraw all legal suits it has slapped on many potato farmers in different districts of Gujarat.
Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
April 16, 2019
PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays potato chips.
Odisha approves major potato project with the International Potato Center to achieve self-sufficiency
March 05, 2019
The Odisha Government has decided to approve a major project with the International Potato Centre (CIP) focused on sustainable intensification of potato cultivation in order to achieve self-sufficiency in production in this Indian State.
Kellogg Company may acquire a stake in Indian snack maker Haldiram's
February 15, 2019
Kellogg's, the world's second-largest snack foods company, is exploring options to acquire a stake in India's snack manufacturer Haldiram's. This could be one of the biggest deals involving an Indian consumer brand.
Madhya Pradesh Poor supply of potato increases production cost of chips
February 12, 2019
Poor supply of potato in Madhya Pradesh in spot market and higher prices have escalated cost of production of chips manufacturers by over 10 per cent. The rise is likely to make packaged chips more expensive.
ITC's Technico partners with James Hutton Institute to introduce new potato varieties in India
December 12, 2018
James Hutton Limited, has entered into a five-year agreement with Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of Indian company ITC Limited, to provide 16 potato varieties and 600 clones to be trialled and tested in India.
Government of West Bengal subsidizes transport to boost potato export to other states
December 11, 2018
The West Bengal state government is providing transport subsidy for the benefit of potato farmers, businessmen and cold storage owners, for exporting potatoes to other states.
Major fire destroys snack factory of Agro Tech Foods in Unnao, Utar Pradesh
November 06, 2018
One of the snack factories of Agro Tech Foods limited, a subsidiary of Conagra Brands in India, was destroyed by fire Sunday.
Pepsico to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
October 30, 2018
Snacks and beverages manufacturer PepsiCo plans to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes
October 29, 2018
In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other states
Pepsico bets on Kurkure plus local flavours to crack the Indian snack market
October 07, 2018
Despite being an early bird in branded packaged snacks, PepsiCo India faces tough competition in this category. The company bets on its Kurkure brand combined with local flavors to keep up with the competition.
Indian state Odisha testing out cultivation of Chipsona for potato chips production
September 28, 2018
The government in the Indian state Odisha has started producing potato variety ‘Chipsona’ on experimental basis in Koraput in anticipation of plans by Pepsico to establish a potato chips manufacturing unit in the region