In a world that has been profoundly shaped by a global pandemic over the past two years, this April is special: Big things are starting to happen again. After an interlude of two years — since the Covid 19 pandemic descended on us like a pall of gloom — India Food Forum, tapping into the zeitgeist of the economy’s mood of optimism, stepped up to the plate to bring back the spirit and bonhomie of ‘revival and renewal’ with a whiff of fresh air and breezy chutzpah at its annual felicitations ceremony, held at The Westin Mumbai, on the evenings of 5-6 April.
Turn to pages (32-48) to read about the most eclectic and finest selection of Food & Grocery and Foodservice Retailers who made the cut for India’s most celebrated industry award and honours: The IMAGES Honours for Food & Grocery and Foodservice Retail Icons of India; The Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards for IMAGES Most Admired Food & Grocery Retailers; Pepsi-IMAGES Most Admired Foodservice Retailer Awards across categories and formats; and the Pepsi Swagstar Awards for the most hip and happening foodservice retailers.
We bring you our cover story on The Organic World (pages 20-25), which has risen to become India’s biggest multi-store retailer for organic and natural groceries — ramping up its store count from a single store in 2016 to 13 stores, all in the span of the past two years, when the world had shut down in the face of the global pandemic.
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