CATEGORIES

Clean Labels Will Become A Future Norm For Food Brands

Still, the lack of a common definition for “Clean Label” imposes a challenge for the manufacturers because consumer interpretation and expectation of a clean label varies with their requirements.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2019

Why Don't Big Businesses ‘Get' It?

Consumer India is excited, ready and waiting for relevant, value-right supply of all manners of food and food service. They are hugely under served by big businesses even as street food and small eateries evolve and innovate. Instead of waiting for Consumer India to develop a taste for foreign food and celebrating small steps here, can we add value to customer preferences today?

10 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2019

Bento Is The New Brown Bag

As consumers shift to more fresh-focused, snack-style lunches, retailers are rethinking their marketing and merchandising strategies.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2019

Unveiled! Breakthroughs In F&G Retail

Food Retail these days is an amazing industry with new markets and constant changes, resulting in new requirements and needs. New products – the lifeblood of retailing – are infusing verve into existing lines, creating completely new categories and filling unmet needs not previously on consumers’ — or retailers’ — radar.The changes being witnessed in product development tell a remarkable story of innovation rooted in a compelling value proposition. However, the harsh reality is that thousands of products launches collapse within the first year for any number of reasons. Hence, nailing innovation at just the right moment remains the trickiest and, arguably, the most essential, of all ingredients.

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2019

Optimizing Customer Digital Experiences With AI

With the advent of AI, brands have gathered a deeper understanding of customers. As AI deals with semantic meaning, meta-level knowledge, and answers which are either exact or optimal, it can easily come up with personalized interactions based on the preference of each customer. AI is able to decipher tendencies and predict future customer needs or create excellent recommendation engines.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2019

Mindful Munching

The evolution of mealtime is fueling the trend toward new kinds of nibbles.

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2019

Kwality Gears Up For Its Next Phase Of Retail Growth After 20 Eventful Years

Progressive Grocer tracks down the eventful milestones in the brand’s corporate trajectory.

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Progressive Grocer
August 2019

Independent Initiative

Smaller players are investing in big solutions to boost the shopper experience — and the bottom line.

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Progressive Grocer
August 2019

How Online Meat Delivery Is Changing The Retailing Model In India

The online meat selling start-ups have changed the way India buys meat. These firms sell custom cut, marinated and ready-to-cook meat products and are a boon for people sitting at home and wanting to enjoy a non-vegetarian meal without the hassle of cutting and cleaning.

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Progressive Grocer
August 2019

Change Or Die

Grocers of all sizes need to rethink their business strategy to meet the needs of today’s consumer.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2019

A Success Story from Daman – Shree Food Corner

From a single 100 sq.ft store in 1973 in Daman to five stores as of date, Shree Food Corner presents an inspiring story of small town success in retail. Their journey offers an object lesson in facing off the early stage challenges – financial and manpower – that every budding entrepreneur and experienced retail companies alike can learn from. Progressive Grocer speaks to the founders to know of their business model and how they have kept the business ticking.

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Progressive Grocer
August 2019

92 Years Of Grocery Retailing Excellence In Bangalore

Progressive Grocer spoke to KN Niyas, Partner, and a third generation member of the family that founded the MK Retail Company, which has held its own as a pioneering F&G retailer meeting the expectations and aspirations of generations of consumers over decades by providing quality, affordability and assortment in a modern supermarket setting.

10 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2019

“Pack To Order” Of Fruits Offers More Value To The Modern Retailer

The unique selling proposition of ‘Pack to order’ is supplying produceas per customized format from the source itself.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2019

We Are Looking At Open 12 New Stores Over The Next Three Years And Plan To Invest Over INR 1,000 Crore Within The Next Five Years

Currently, with northern India as its focus region, LOTS’ objective is to increase its member base and strengthen its foothold in this region. “We have commenced operations in Delhi-NCR and are looking to enter Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan in the coming years,” says Tanit Chearavanont, Managing Director, LOTS Wholesale Solutions, while discussing his company’s strategy with Progressive Grocer about growing its current audience base by multifold and the various initiatives that LOTS is implementing to meet its business objectives in India.

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2019

Bringing Value-For-money Products For Consumers Of All Classes

Company and brand profile: Parle, established in 1929, has grown to become India’s leading manufacturer of biscuits and confectionery.

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Progressive Grocer
July 2019

Providing Baked Snack Products For Health-Conscious Millennials

Lovely Bake Studio, a premier European inspired bakery, offers an unmatched range of 100% eggless delicacies to its customers.

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Progressive Grocer
July 2019

A Growing Market For New Flavors Snacks

Today, more than ever before, eating occasions are now overwhelmingly linked with snacks. Be it ready-to-eat popcorn, veggie chips or nuts, snack items considered better-for-you options are driving sales growth in snack food categories. The growing demand for foods and beverages with unique qualities – natural, functional, energizing, satiating and convenient – are causing consumers, manufacturers and retailers to rethink the traditional snack category, with products continuing to evolve and lines increasingly blurring. Retailers and brands should join hands to promote snacks by helping consumer to shop better and buy products that suit their taste preferences. This can happen only with their combined efforts and will help pave the way to even bigger innovation and expansion in the snacks category.

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2019

‘Artificial' Ingredient

Retailers are testing smarter technology to shore up weak links in their supply chains.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

Ways To Cut Down The Carbs And Not The Taste

It doesn’t matter if you are on keto or low-carb diet because there are snacking options available today in the market that can address your diet issues without compromising on taste. Think of low-carb mathri, namkeen, atta and even desserts. And, of course, you can also cut down carbs in your diet by making small changes in your food habits.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

Private Enterprise

Innovation is the watchword as the store-brand sector continues to evolve.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

Growth Drivers Of Organic Food Industry Of India

With an increasing number of people believing that organic foods have a higher nutrient content, are kinder to the environment and livestock, and are healthier than the conventionally produced foods, the demand for organic produce is on the rise.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

From Staple To Gourmet: Transformation Of Tea Consumption In India

Indians are beginning to explore tea beyond the staple ‘masala chai’ and experiencing as well as demanding teas that cater to various tastes and seasons. Green tea has already become widely popular as a healthy drink and now there is a rising interest in exotic, artisanal and gourmet teas as well.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

Culture Shift

In search of the next Greek-style success, manufacturers look to new ingredients, packaging.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
June 2019

'We See A Huge Potential For Granola Bars In The Metros And Tier-1 Cities'

Kanupradeep Subramanian, CEO & Director, WIMWI Foods, spoke to Progressive Grocer about how his granola snack bars that sell under the ASAP bars brand has been able to break through the market clutter and become a favorite of the young millennials looking for quick, tasty and healthy snacking.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

'Good Local Knowledge, Efficient Inventory Handling And An Excellent Product Mix Are The Forte Of The Rajmandir Brand'

Rajmandir Super Market, which operates 10 stores in Delhi spanning 50,000 sq. ft., has been continuously expanding its presence with the objective of building a network of neighborhood stores that can redefine the grocery retail space in Delhi-NCR by offering the freshest and finest food experience to the consumers.Suresh Mittal, Owner of Rajmandir Super Market store chain, who has a handson experience of more than 29 years in the grocery retail sector, shared his retail journey over the years and his plans for the future with Aliya Jamal of Progressive Grocer.

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Progressive Grocer
June 2019

Why Retailers Need To Change The Game From A Product-centric To Service-centric Approach

Retailers need to find new business models and performance matrices different from GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) and scale. The ever-changing customer expectations and reducing differentiation in terms of products and range would require retailers to compete on customer service, which is beyond just-on-time delivery.

10 mins read
Progressive Grocer
May 2019

The Pioneers Of ‘Fresh And Frozen' Foods

Rajesh Francis, Director, MagSon-Fresh, and Frozen, speaks to Progressive Grocer about the fresh assortments and dairy products available at his stores and how MagSon has become the choice retailer of frozen and processed foods in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
May 2019

Health Needs Of The Future

Four educated guesses on what grocers should expect.

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Progressive Grocer
May 2019

Decoding The Rapid Rise Of Online Grocery Shopping In India

Online grocery shopping has now become a high value-added service with the expansion of the middle-class population in India. Indians spend more than 50% of their monthly income on groceries, which is why it is not surprising that startups like BigBasket and Grofers have made a mark for themselves in a niche that didn’t even exist a few years ago.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
May 2019

Cultivating Kid Consumers

Summer fruits and veggies offer a hot opportunity for grocers to woo young customers.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
May 2019