Consumer Goods Firms Hope For More Focus On Food Processing Sector

Stimulus for ailing industries needs attention, Emami Group Jt Chairman R S Agarwal said. New Delhi: In the run up to budget, consumer goods companies are looking for a greater thrust on food processing sector to add value to the agricultural produce, increase in rural wages and reduction in taxes to leave more money in the hands of consumers. The FMCG companies have asked for more focus on the infrastructural development, small businesses and affordable housing as also incentives for setting up warehousing and cold chain facilities and efforts to…

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Lunch will be a big focus for us in food, Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says

Let’s do lunch! Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says the coffee giant is looking to grow its food sales, particularly those at the midday meal. As Starbucks looks to grow its share of the coffee market, the chain is also testing ways to attract more customers who want food. Starbucks has been successful with its breakfast offerings, but lunch will be a bigger part of the company’s so-called food growth moving forward, Maw told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday morning. Monday was the 25th anniversary of Starbucks’ listing on the Nasdaq….

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Election Focus on Food Policy Is Lacking

As the presidential race drags into the home stretch, food law and policy issues—to my dismay—are polling about as well as is Gary Johnson. Why don’t these issues loom larger? I think three key factors are in play. First, polls show most voters don’t care much about food and agricultural issues. A Pew poll taken over the summer found that voters didn’t identify food and agricultural issues as one of their top priorities in this election. Second, donations from the food sector to presidential candidates sometimes lag compared to other…

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Nordic fashion in focus at Stockholm University

Nordic fashion took centre stage in the Swedish capital last week as Stockholm University hosted the “first-ever” academic conference looking at luxury and sustainability in the fashion industry. Why Stockholm attracts so many successful researchers (03 May 16) “How can the fashion industry teach the consumer to recycle?” asked Paula von Wachenfeldt, Head of Studies at Stockholm University’s Centre for Fashion Studies and one of the organizers of the conference. The question was one of many taken up at the Global Fashion Conference, which brought together hundreds of scholars and…

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