Group Danone will return the Tiger brand to Britannia Industries after Wadias claimed the dairy foods company had licensed the biscuit brand in areas other than India without its knowledge. Danone maintains it operated within the agreement. "Danone has registered the brand Tiger in markets where Britannia is not present, thereby protecting the brand from being abused by others, with the full knowledge of the management and the board," a Danone executive said.
Garden-fresh foods and homegrown treats often are used in kitchens to create more nutritious, tastier meals. But it isn't homeowners leading the local food movements, it's restaurant chefs. It's easy and inexpensive to use locally grown foods, and current consumer health-consciousness makes going local a lucrative choice for dining establishments.
Functional food brands such as Becel's line of cholesterol-lowering dairy products and Danone's Activia probiotic yogurt usually deliver on their claims, but are not necessarily equally beneficial for all consumers, some nutritionists say.