“The food and beverage industry has been steadily evolving in India to catch up with the best practices that prevail in different mature markets/countries. But the industry requires the right policies and incentives, which has become all the more imperative due to the current macro and micro economic challenges,” said Raju Shete, chairman, Radhakrishna Foodland Pvt Ltd.
Ahead of the two-day congregation of the Indian food industry, Food Forum India 2009 (FFI 09) to be held on March 19-20 at The Renaissance in Mumbai, Shete shared his thoughts about the importance of such events in today’s scenario.He believes that Food Forum India will help retailers to share their experiences in terms of ground reality with one and all.
“Proclamation and implementation of policy have never been synonymous and the Food Forum will help to bring into perspective the key bottlenecks which are impeding the growth of this key sector,” added Shete.
“The interaction between all stakeholders will facilitate an integrated approach to capitalize on the opportunities that exist in this key sector and would help create an integrated approach rather than a ‘one step forward two steps backward’ phenomenon,” concluded Shete.
With the captains of the food industry charting the future of food retail, FFI 09 will comprise a convention and exhibition, and will be signed off with the Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards for excellence in food retailing.
— IndiaRetailing Bureau