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Almost Two-Thirds of Indian Consumers Have Eaten Healthy Biscuits In The Last 6 Months: Mintel Survey

MINTEL RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS THAT 83 PERCENT OF GEN Z CONSUMERS HAVE EATEN THESE BISCUITS IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS, COMPARED TO JUST 59 PERCENT OF CONSUMERS AGED 55+

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Progressive Grocer
August 2020

What's Next For Food Retail Self-Checkout?

More affordable, often off-the-shelf technology is on the way as the offering grows in importance.

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Progressive Grocer
August 2020

Gene Editing Meets Supermarket Shelves

With science and technology comes the potential for a wealth of innovation.

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Progressive Grocer
August 2020

Packaged snacks are yet to reach their full potential

WITH SNACKING HABITS SO WELL-ENTRENCHED AMONG CONSUMERS, THERE’S LITTLE ROOM TO RECRUIT NEW SNACKERS. HAVING SAID THAT, SPECIFICALLY TARGETING NEEDS OF LESS FREQUENT SNACKERS PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS TO HAVE AN INCREASED ENGAGEMENT.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

Unprecedented Times Require Agility & Adaptability: Oliver Mirza, MD & CEO, Dr Oetker

MIRZA AND HIS TEAM WORKED TIRELESSLY DURING THE LOCKDOWN TO ENSURE CONSISTENT SERVICING OF RETAIL OUTLETS SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT RUN OUT OF STOCK, DESPITE A RESTRICTION ON THE MOVEMENT OF GOODS IN THE COUNTRY…

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

Transacting safely in times of coronavirus; how the pandemic has fuelled digital payments

THE RAPID SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE CASES IN THE COUNTRY HAS NECESSITATED A TRANSITION FROM BANK NOTES TO DIGITAL PAYMENTS.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

What's Next for CPG Brands in Unprecedented Times?

RETAILERS CAN LEARN LESSONS FROM THE GREAT RECESSION.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

The role of packaging technology in a post-COVID world

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS SPURRED A FRESH SPURT OF GROWTH IN FOOD RETAIL AND E-COMMERCE, WHICH WILL CATALYZE THE DEMAND FOR RECYCLED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

Solving the Sanitation Challenge

BEST PRACTICES AND NEW SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD RETAILING DURING A PANDEMIC.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

A large number of Food & Grocery retailers at many places saw a big dive in sales during the April and May lockdown

ROSHNA CHANDRAN, FOR PROGRESSIVE GROCER, SPOKE TO TWO LEADING RETAILERS FROM DOWN SOUTH – VEENISH KUMAR UPPOT, MANAGING PARTNER OF VENUS GROUP OF CONCERNS, WHICH OPERATES THE SHEEN BAKERY CHAIN OF STORES IN KANNUR, KERALA AND M. MURALIDHAR RAO, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MODDY’S CONFECTIONERY PVT. LTD, WHICH RUNS THE ICONIC 69-YEAR-OLD MODERN STORES AKA MODDY’S IN THE HILL STATION OF OOTY IN TAMIL NADU – ABOUT THE IMPACT ON BUSINESS DUE TO THE LINGERING LOCKDOWN AND THE PROSPECTS ONCE THE SHUTDOWN IS LIFTED.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

'Feed the Daily Wager' Campaign: An Initiative by India Food Forum in Association with Zomato Feeding India

MIRZA AND HIS TEAM WORKED TIRELESSLY DURING THE LOCKDOWN TO ENSURE CONSISTENT SERVICING OF RETAIL OUTLETS SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT RUN OUT OF STOCK, DESPITE A RESTRICTION ON THE MOVEMENT OF GOODS IN THE COUNTRY…

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

How To Be A Post-Pandemic Grocer

The future of food retailing requires increased vigilance around food safety and sanitation to deliver a nextgeneration store experience.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2020

Technology trends that will shape India's food processing industry in the post Covid world

In order to keep our food processing industry on a cutting edge and in step with the latest developments, adoption of and adaptation to new technology is an imperative. This has become all the more urgent in light of the exploding demand seen for packaged food and drinks in the wake of the prolonged home lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Unbroken Chain

New technology is boosting visibility, accuracy and accountability along the farm-to-table circuit.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

What Covid-19 lockdown can teach Indian Food Retailing Startups

At a time when markets are dry, and the venture world is busy re-evaluating the valuations and company founders the value of their ventures, there is more than just capital that can help established firms and startups to successfully wade though the uncharted waters of the current crisis.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Help Wanted

How food retailers can navigate a labor maelstrom.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Lockdown: Nielsen slashes FMCG growth forecast by half to 5-6 pc for 2020

Market insight firm Nielsen has slashed the growth forecast for FMCG sector by almost half to 5 to 6 percent for 2020, citing impact of coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Learnings for the food industry from the corona outbreak

The Covid outbreak holds out lessons for upgrading our businesses and practices to be in a position to be better equipped for a future calamity.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Deep Freeze

A resurgent category attracts new fans, and manufacturers and retailers work to keep them buying.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Demand for glass packaging in F&B industry hots up as players focus on hygiene, sanitation, and environment

The growth of glass packaging is expected to be witnessed across different beverage products, like juices, coffee, tea, soups, non-dairy beverages and others.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

Flying High on Wings of Ambition

Regional supermarket numero uno Ratnadeep to cross 100 stores this year and 200 over the next 3 years

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

How Has The Lockdown Affected Food Retail Supply Chain

Like many other different sectors of our economy, the food retail supply chain has also been impacted by the current lockdown though the food sector happens to be one of the few industries to remain relatively unscathed by the on-going lockdown.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2020

“Moddy's – The Nilgiris' Emblematic Chocolate Retailer”

Nestled amidst the lush Nilgiris in the picturesque hill station of Ooty in the southern State of Tamil Nadu, Moddy’s Chocolates aka Modern Stores started out as a kid’s goodies store in 1951 before taking an evolutionary leap as a landmark grocery outlet specializing in chocolate, confectionery, bakery, ice cream and assorted products.

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Progressive Grocer
March 2020

Wheels and Deals

Mobile merchandisers and display equipment can make for happier retail holidays.

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Progressive Grocer
March 2020

Riding the juggernaut of the Indian F&B market

An august panel of F&B leaders deliberated on some of the most exciting evolutions in the Indian F&B landscape and their strategic approach in this inaugural session of India Food Forum 2020.

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Progressive Grocer
March 2020

A world of spices to tickle the tastebuds

The spices category is a growth leader in the food industry. Spices form an important part of virtually all recipes in all cultures, not only for their flavor and seasoning of foods but also for their numerous medicinal values.

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Progressive Grocer
March 2020

Driving Retail Shelves to Higher Profitability

At the India Food Forum 2020, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and supply chain experts were part of a round table discussion on meeting the challenges of higher profitability in Tier I, II & III cities.

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Progressive Grocer
March 2020

How Coronavirus May Affect Grocery Shopping Habits

Grocers must assure shoppers that they’ll be safe shopping in their stores or receiving food deliveries from them

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Progressive Grocer
March 2020

MINTEL: COVID-19's impact on food and drink markets in Southeast Asia

In a new research from Mintel, the experts talk of what consumers want and why, revealing the changes in consumer sentiment and behaviour surrounding food and drink categories as a result of the spread of COVID-19 across Southeast Asia.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

Spurt in food demand and sales during the lockdown keeps the ticker up for food retailers and brands

At a time when there are very few fundamental growth acceleration stories in any industry other than the fast-gaining-notice bankruptcy industry, the food sector has been the one to buck this downward slide and has in fact seen the demand for many food categories shoot up in the wake of the Covid crisis.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020