Global logistics giants looking at India, Vietnam as potential Asia hubs, says supply chain guru Lagad


Several Europe and U.S.-based logistics giants would be keen to expand operations in India and Vietnam, making them the new supply chain hubs in Asia in the medium- to long-run following growing hostility between the West and China, a leading logistics expert said. Harry Himmat Lagad told from Singapore that while India and China […]

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Interview – From salad leaves to healthy snacks, Simply Fresh preps for a new journey


Hyderabad-based Simply Fresh, an agri-tech start-up, which is setting up the country’s biggest precision farm in Arjunpatla near the Telangana capital, is all set to launch its healthy snacks vertical before the year end as part of its expansion plans, the company’s chief executive said in an interview. “We are setting up this 150-acre facility […]

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Interview – India’s NCML to align with larger food space for quick leap in business


National Collateral Management Services Ltd. (NCML), India’s largest private firm in post-harvest agri-commodities management business, is now seeking to expand its ambit and partner with food companies in providing them back end management support, its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Siraj Chaudhry said. He told in an interview that the company, with its […]

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Interview – Anti-China sentiments seen benefitting Indian steel industry


The Indian steel industry can make major inroads globally in the medium term as China – the world’s biggest steel producer – is unlikely to remain the preferred supplier for many countries in the post-Covid global trade order, a top Indian steel sector official said. Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Secretary General & Executive Head of the […]

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Interview – Southern India edible oil major Gemini looks to expand capacity as demand surges for sunflower oil


Hyderabad-based Gemini Edibles & Fats India (GEF), market leader in southern India with its Freedom brand of edible oils, is all set to take a final call on setting up its fourth processing plant to further scale up its capacity on rising demand for its products, Akshay Chowdhry, Group Vice President, told He said […]

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Agri-tech — Indian startup Farmpal says plans to raise $2 million for expansion

Indian Agri-tech startup Farmpal is planning to raise up to $2 million for funding a rapid expansion across western India to capitalise on a plethora of farm-friendly policies announced recently by the government. The company is close to signing up for pre-series A round funding from Venture Capital funds,  Karan Hon, Founder & CEO of Farmpal, told […]

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Logistics – Snowman says to invest Rs 65 crore in expansion this year


Bengaluru-based Snowman Logistics, India’s largest private cold chain service provider, is going ahead with its expansion plans after its proposed takeover by the Adani Group fell through, Chief Executive Officer Sunil Nair said. “We will be opening two more units during the course of this year – in Siliguri and Coimbatore. Besides, we will be […]

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India’s proposed pesticide bill could discourage fresh investments into agro-chemical business, says CropLife


A proposed pesticides bill that will replace regulations adopted nearly five decades ago needs more discussion, as some of the provisions are not progressive and would discourage fresh investments in India’s agro-chemical business, a top industry official told Ritwik Sinha in an interview. Asitava Sen, chief executive officer of CorpLife India, an association of leading […]

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India’s Aadvik Foods looks beyond camel milk; to boost portfolio with new verticals


Agri-startup Aadvik Foods, known for selling camel milk commercially in India, plans to add new verticals to its product portfolio as it readies to test new innovations in a market recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic., the founder and chief executive said in an interview. Hitesh Rathi told that the company was […]

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