The 11th edition of India Food Forum was held from 17th-19th Jan. at the Bombay Exhibition centre and brought together once again key decision makers from every part of the food supply chain.
For over a decade now, the Forum has served as India’s preeminent knowledge and business networking platform for food retail. Over 1,000 C-Level executives from India and overseas, policy makers (ministers, bureaucrats and senior government offi cials) have been attending India Food Forum over the years, making it the largest assembly of business captains from every part of the food supply chain – processors, producers, distributors, marketers, service providers, restaurant and hospitality companies and retailers.
When we look at the foodservice landscape today, we find a number of changes – socio-economic, cultural, technological – shaping the industry. Companies are undergoing disruptions in their business models, and also in terms of their interaction with consumers and responsiveness to their needs. As the shape, size and construct of food industry is changing fast, this evolution needs to be supported by continuous improvements in the food supply chain, inclusive of product development, production, processing, distribution and marketing.
Encapsulating these themes, the agenda of the Forum this year was to focus and reframe our understanding of the trends shaking up modern food retailing.
In the next issue of the magazine, we will bring you the key takeaways and the solutions from the Forum’s high octane panel discussions, workshops and master-classes. Coming from the most infl uential foodservice practitioners, their recommendations are like silver bullets that can help to address major food retail-system challenges and boost the odds of success in a hypercompetitive market.