Decoding Suraksha Stores: The government's retail initiative to fight Coronavirus
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.
Roundtable: Keeping the Food Business Ticking in the Shadow of the Virus and the Way Ahead
Progressive Grocer brings you the thoughts and views of leading players in Indian food retail industry on what these brands are doing to pull together their operations out of the shadows of the coronavirus pandemic and their plans and strategies to navigate the complexities brought about by the ongoing lockdown and the onerous shifts in the industry and consumer landscape.
FSSAI guidelines on Covid-19 to be the Rosetta Stone for Food Business Operators in the post lockdown phase
The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India recently came up with a guidance note titled “Food Hygiene and Safety Guidelines for Food Businesses during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. The guidelines cover the best practices to be followed by food handlers for maintain high standards of personal hygiene, safe food practices, implementation of GHP and GMP practices as per Schedule 4 of FSS Act as well as for ensuring the necessary protocols of social distancing.
Adopting Digital Practices: How SMEs in Food Sector can succeed by taking their businesses online in the post-COVID world
SMEs have remained a critical part of India’s growth engine and their role will be extremely crucial in the post-COVID-world. However, the bigger question now is: how will they survive the pandemic?
How To Keep The Morale Of Retail Personnel Buoyed Up In Times Of Covid-19
In tough times like these, it is imperative for all business owners to be compassionate and empathetic towards their staff and employees. Timely salary pay-outs to staff members and an advance payment of wages to the workers in unorganised setups will go a long way in securing their livelihoods and ensuring their loyalty in the long run.
Impact Of Lockdown On The FMCG Industry: Disruption In Supply Chain And Labour Force
The coronavirus lockdown has forced FMCG companies to step out of their comfort zones, as manpower shortage and shutting down of stores has brought the traditional distribution mechanism to a grinding halt.
Osia Hypermart's 50:50 food to non-food selling proposition emerges as a unique model for organized retail in India
From a single store in Ahmedabad in 2014 to a trailblazing expansion across Gujarat with 15 stores that occupy 3,65,569 sq.ft. of trading area, the retail journey of Dhirendra Chopra, Managing Director, Osia Hyper Retail Ltd., is one for the management case studies.
Stirring up the market with sweet sensations
Young consumers looking for novel varieties of confectionery products are fuelling expansion of the category as brands and retailers collaborate for better category management, consumer insights and to grab a bigger share of the consumer wallet.
The category is robust and growing, thanks to a certain sought-after demographic.
Right to Protein hosts symposium on improving public health and nutrition
A “Right to Protein” seminar focusing towards raising awareness on the importance of protein in the Indian diet was recently hosted at The Club Mumbai in Mumbai.
More than ever, consumers expect, and grocers strive to provide, corporate responsibility initiatives.
When Data Speaks: Consumer Trends to Watch Out for
Among the many distinguished speakers at the India Food Forum 2020 was Kishore Kumar, head of business intelligence and bb Accelerate at BigBasket. Analysing the data from more than 12 million registered consumers at Bigbasket, one of the largest e-grocers in the country, Kumar went on to shed light on some of the most fascinating aspects of buyers’ behaviour.
IFA fund invests $4 mn in innovation led agritech firm Ecozen
The Innovation in Food and Agriculture Fund (IFA Fund) managed by Sathguru Catalyzer Advisors, which is sponsored by Sathguru Management Consultants, has made an investment in innovation-led agritech company Ecozen Solutions Private Limited.
The Strength of the Smartphone
Grocers’ mobile technologies are empowering in-store customers to own their shopping trips and their purchases.
Easy as Pie
Grocers can harness pizza’s allure to make it a centerpiece of meal solutions.
“Our holders and frames are the ‘silent salesmen' for retail stores”
P.L. Jain, CEO, Archana Engineering, speaks to Progressive Grocer about how his company is helping aspirational Kirana stores to modernise themselves with its plastic display frames, magnet and steel-based display stands and other solutions while helping established modern outlets to use its products for better customer guidance and self-service.
Supermarket shelving is playing a more sophisticated part in marketing.
GOFRUGAL all set to make ‘Collaborative Commerce' a reality for MSME retail sector
Cloud ERP company GOFRUGAL has launched its ‘Easy Suite’ of products – RetailEasy, ServeEasy, and ManageEasy – for Retail, Restaurant and Distribution businesses respectively. Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO of Retailers Association of India, launched the company’s first of its kind experiential digital store using advance technologies like AI and ML for the traditional retail industry.
The next horizon of opportunity in FOOD AND GROCERY RETAIL
Saloni Nangia, President, Technopak Research, in her talk delivered at India Food Forum, explains why packaged food is arguably the most exciting segment in terms of growth prospects in the coming years.
Retail leaders ring down the curtain on INDIA FOOD FORUM 2020
India Food Forum returned for its 13th edition at the Renaissance Convention Centre at hotel Renaissance Mumbai on 5-6 February where the crème de la crème of India food and grocery retail industry came together to unveil the country’s USD 900 billion food consumption market opportunity and to discuss the ways of leveraging this opportunity most optimally.
Paper greetings aren’t disappearing, manufacturers insist, but innovation in the category is essential to compete with digital and social alternatives
Glorious launches @ India Food Forum
Launching a new product at a trade show is the best way to maximize exposure and connect directly with the consumers. Over the years, India Food Forum has emerged as the preferred launch vehicle for many food products. That’s because the platform offers the opportunity for a live, captive audience, and an ideal way to showcase the product in the hands of a targeted consumer demographic.
FMCG sector to expand at 9 pc in FY20, growth to improve in FY21: Report
The Rs. 4 lakh crore FMCG sector will close fiscal 2020 with a 9 percent growth, down 4 percentage points and a jump in rural buying will lift the same to 11 percent in fiscal 2021, according to a Crisil Ratings report.
Distribution 4.0 : Future of the ‘farm-to-fork' enterprise
A cross-section of industry leaders representing distribution firms and FMCG brands congregated at India Food Forum 2020 to discuss the future of food distribution in India. Important points that were brought up included the challenges for both established players and startups, the disruptive impact of technology and also the new opportunities and direction for the industry. The discussion was moderated by K. Radhakrishnan, Co-founder, starquik.com and Director, Grocery, Omni Channel Retail – Tata Fiora Online and Dhananjay Sen Gupta, CEO (Small Formats), Future Group.
Do You Know What Your Chewing Gum Contains?
For many people, chewing gum is not only a way to control food cravings or pass the time, it’s a way of life! Unfortunately, not many know about the adulterants found in chewing gum, the use of artificial additives, and their effect on our health.
Ask a Chef
The masterminds behind Zoup discuss how soup, that perennial cold-weather staple, can address smoking-hot dining trends.
“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.
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.
Wheels and Deals
Mobile merchandisers and display equipment can make for happier retail holidays.
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.