December is the crowning jewel of a month for Progressive Grocer with its publishers hosting India’s emeriti of the Food Retail industry. The 15th edition of India Food Forum 2022 at The Westin Hotel in Mumbai on Dec. 7-8 became the platform du jour for those looking to get a ring-side view of India’s food retail industry and those wanting to ride the action on the emerging innovations and trends and developments impacting the Business of Food in India.
Capturing the current zeitgeist and gazing into the crystal ball to analyze how India’s Food Retail industry will shake up in the future, the Forum brought together leading food retailers and grocers of India along with some of the most illustrious food brands and other stakeholders in the food retail industry.
In this exclusive Food Forum issue of the magazine (pages 22-62), we bring you an overview of some of the riveting panel discussions, which threw up game-changing insights to propel food categories into the next high-growth orbit, turbocharge category sales, and productively mine new and emerging trends in ways that help script memorable success stories for both brands and retailers.
The other high watermarks at the Forum included a rich display of products by some 100+ exhibitors, a gala felicitation of over 40 emerging supermarkets of Bharat who successfully climbed the totem pole of retail from their humble origins as kirana shops. The two-day conclave came to a resounding climax with the presentation of the Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards and the Pepsi-IMAGES Foodservice awards on each day, celebrating excellence in food retail and rounding off yet another memorable edition of the annual India Food Forum.