Dairies take baby steps into growing infant food products

  • Rising number of working women and increasing awareness is the driving demand for infant foods. Indian private dairy firms are increasingly looking at expanding capacities to produce infant food to serve clients in business-to-business segment, as the market for infant food is witnessing a healthy growth.
  • Some private dairies like Schreiber Dynamix and Prabhat Dairy have already set up dedicated production facilities to make infant food, while other dairies are looking at adding production capacities in modular formats.
  • Schreiber Dynamix recently inaugurated its 250 crore-specialty ingredients plant for infant nutrition products. The company, which closed a deal with Abott India for infant food, is currently in talks with other firms like Nestle.
  • French nutrition and dairy major Danone India in January launched its global flagship infant formula brand Apta mil and plans to launch 10 other brands this year.
  • The other products that Danone India is looking to introduce include a malt-based drink and a range of products for children with inborn errors of metabolism.
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