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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.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

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?

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
April 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

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.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

Organic Harvest

The category is robust and growing, thanks to a certain sought-after demographic.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

Just Causes

More than ever, consumers expect, and grocers strive to provide, corporate responsibility initiatives.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

The Strength of the Smartphone

Grocers’ mobile technologies are empowering in-store customers to own their shopping trips and their purchases.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

Easy as Pie

Grocers can harness pizza’s allure to make it a centerpiece of meal solutions.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

“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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

Cutting Edge

Supermarket shelving is playing a more sophisticated part in marketing.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

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.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

Card Sharp

Paper greetings aren’t disappearing, manufacturers insist, but innovation in the category is essential to compete with digital and social alternatives

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
February 2020

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.

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Progressive Grocer
December 2019

Ask a Chef

The masterminds behind Zoup discuss how soup, that perennial cold-weather staple, can address smoking-hot dining trends.

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Progressive Grocer
February 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

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

Wheels and Deals

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

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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