CATEGORIES

The Impact Of GST On E-commerce Market

With GST, inter-state movement of goods has become easier. E-commerce enterprises can deliver their products on time without any delay, which will inspire more consumers to buy products online.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
April 2018

Redefining Ayurveda In The Era Of Modernization

Sri Sri Tattva focuses on transforming lives by offering health and wellness solutions through Ayurveda and health products as well as services. The brand carries an extensive range of 350+ excellent products that are researched extensively and formulated with the best technology and manufacturing practices.

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
March 2018

New Consumer Trends To Keep An Eye On

Marketers are charging ahead in trying to understand more about Gen Z’s shopping preferences in an attempt to start building brand loyalty and a relationship with this digital generation.

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
March 2018

Mind The Gap

Grocers must address the disconnect between their omnichannel capabilities and those that consumers expect from them.

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
March 2018

Here's To Summer

The return of warm weather means exciting seasonal beer and wine products and promotions.

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
March 2018

Customer Experience And Marketing Trends Ahead

In 2017, chatbots and artificial intelligence were in the spotlight of all the tech, e-commerce and marketing media. So, where are we on the subject at the beginning of this year? What should we expect in 2018 going ahead? What are the customer experience and marketing trends? Here’s a look at the latest four customer engagement trends.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
March 2018

A Value Retailer Pioneering Modern Trade In Small Towns And Cities

V-Mart – one of India’s largest value retailers – was incorporated as Varin Commercial Private Limited under the Companies Act in 2002 in West Bengal. A year later, it opened its first V-Mart store in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Since then, V-Mart Retail stores have expanded and opened in prime states and cities such as Bihar, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. V-Mart Retail has been a pioneer in setting up modern ambience stores equivalent to large retail malls across various small towns and cities like Sultanpur, Ujjain, Motihari and many more such places.

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
March 2018

Retailing On Demand

As new technology impacts the way consumers shop, retailers must accommodate with changes to their supply chains.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
January 2018

The Spice King And Founder Of MDH: A Journey Of Grit, Courage And Determination

How Mahashayji Dharampal Gulati overcame the many adversities that came his way and through doughty pluckiness and an enterprising spirit scripted the success story of India’s most popular masala brand MDH.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
January 2018

Making A Difference To The Organized Retailing Of Seafood

West Coast Fine Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd. – one of India’s leading domestic distributors of fresh and frozen seafood, vegetables and vegetarian snacks (Frish brand) – has a presence across India’s leading retail outlets and is a supplier to hotels, restaurants & caterers. The company’s latest initiative in retail has been the launch and build up of the Cambay Tiger Sea Food Mart, which brings international standards of fish retailing in India.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
January 2018

Fresh Thinking

Smart merchandising can use the perimeter to boost center store.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
January 2018

Collaborate To Succeed

At a time when retail dynamics are changing faster than the ability of retailers and producers to respond effectively and commensurately, the need for collaboration between the two is graver now than ever before. Progressive Grocer spoke to two industry stalwarts to get a sense of how and in which areas can retailers and producers collaborate for mutually profitable objectives.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
January 2018

Bakers Frozen

With clean ingredients all the rage, many breads and rolls rely on freezing to preserve freshness.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
January 2018

Harvest Market Connects The Dots

New concept links consumers back to food makers.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

How Retailers Can Go Cashless

For multi-chain retailers, managing day-to-day expenditure at the store-level is quite challenging. Everything from inventory levels, fixtures, and signage, to packaging, and point of sale service has to work in great tandem and it all comes down to the money used to run these interconnected processes. New- age expense management solutions can help you overcome these challenges.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

Organic Power

Progressive Grocer spoke to organic industry experts to understand the market proposition of organic products in India and how this trend will shape up in the future.

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

India's Nutraceutical Market To Reach 8.5 Billion USD By 2022

Thanks to the burgeoning affluent middle class that is increasingly becoming health conscious and aware of the positive impact of using dietary supplements, the nutraceutical market in India is on the cusp of a breakout. This new health phenomenon among young Indians is encouraging many international and local players to enter the nutraceutical segment whose percentage share of the overall health and wellness market is growing at a rapid clip.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

​​​​​​​Treasure Hunt

Understand customers by tracking their paths through the store.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

Do's and Don'ts

Industry pros weigh in with tips for smarter logistics, warehouse efficiencies and more.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

Our Vision Is To Be A National Retail Chain With ₹ 1,000 Crore Plus Turnover By 2020

With about 30 years in the food & grocery retail business, Hyderabad-based Ratnadeep Super Market has been able to carve a formidable reputation as a shopping destination that customers unfailingly identify with a rich and varied assortment of quality national and international products offered in a pleasant ambience and with customer friendly, reliable service.Progressive Grocer spoke to Sandeep Agarwal, Managing Director, and Manish Bhartiya, Director, Ratnadeep Super Market Pvt. Ltd. about how the retail chain is looking to leverage its strengths forexpanding its private label business, partnering with more brands in the food business and ramping up its footprint beyond Hyderabad to other regions in the country.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

Big Opportunity For Plant-Based Natural Origin Products

India is a highly attractive emerging market in the throes of major changes. Brands that are willing to adapt and react to the changes by partnering with suppliers that invest in sustainability and understanding regulatory and consumer concerns are well positioned to exploit the world’s soon to be third-largest food and beverage market.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
December 2017

The Fantastic Four

This quartet of food retailers is doubling down on ecommerce now, for future success.

9 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

New Mantra For Retail – Social Media, Personalization...

With social media growing in importance and becoming increasingly influential amongst the younger demographics, brands and retailers would do well to encourage people to create and share user generated content, and engage with shoppers via social media.

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Progressive Grocer
November 2017

GST Is Bringing A Sea Change In The FMCG Sector

The FMCG sector will be the first industry to feel the positive impact of GST but gradually its impact will become widespread and invigorate the nation’s overall economy.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

We Serve A Premium Niche In Food & Home Needs Retailing

Hyderabad-based retailer Q-Mart has changed the retail landscape of the city by being the first to introduce gourmet, organic, imported and specialty food categories, way back in 2001. Its promoters have also brought in new concepts in merchandising and technology, in-store display and consumer engagement, all of which have helped the store build a large and loyal base of customers. Nibedita Roy of Progressive Grocer spoke to promoters B.V.K. Raju and B.H. Rao about the store’s retailing philosophy and its plans for the future.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

The Healthy Dairy Alternative For You And Family

Consumers nowadays are shifting towards healthier beverage options such as almond milk because of increasing health consciousness. Growing awareness about the health benefits of almond milk is making it one of the more popular dairy alternatives.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

Pioneers In Eggless Bakery Products

As the premier European inspired bakery, Lovely Bake Studio offers 100% egg-less delicacies, a first-of –its –kind concept in India. The company is ramping up its pan-India presence and has also started exporting overseas to the Middle East, Hong Kong and Australia.

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

How To Make Big Payoffs From Execution Of Great Concepts

The concluding session on Day two of India Retail Forum celebrated innovation in retail and feted those retailers that have introduced unique retailing concepts, showed excellence in execution strategy, demonstrated grit and perseverance through the implementation stages and brought it all to a successful fruition with exemplary returns and payoffs.

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

F&G Sector Bats For Easier Compliance Burden

Progressive Grocer spoke to three prominent members of the industry to get a sense of the sector’s comfort level in dealing with GST. While each one of them welcomed its implementation and were appreciative of GST’s stated aim to bring about transparency and accountability in transactions, they also expressed an overwhelming concern for more simplicity in the rules and greater flexibility in the compliance.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017

Bringing More Variations In Superfoods And Confectioneries

Zain Virjee, Founder of Dryfruit Mart, an online store for dry fruits, dried fruits,healthy nuts, healthy mix, healthy seeds, dates, sweets and mints, speaks to Progressive Grocer about the opportunities and challenges of online food retailing and his plans for ramping up business through quality adherence of products and price affordability.

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
November 2017