One of the highlights of the ongoing Food Forum India 2011 was ‘The Evening of Food Titans’ held on March 28, 2011 at the Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai to felicitate outstanding achievers in food retail and catering business with Coca-Cola ‘Golden Spoon Awards’. The glittering event saw some of the top professionals from the Indian food business being honoured with the coveted award.
Awards were given away in 14 different categories, including private labels, food service retailing, cafés and juice bars and restaurants, among others.
Samir Kuckreja, MD, Nirula’s and president, NRAI, and Damodar Mall, director, food strategy, Future Group, were honoured with Most Admired Retail Professionals in Food Service and Food & Grocery categories, respectively. Here’s the complete list of winners in various categories.
Most Admired Foodservice Retailer of the Year: QSR Indian Origin – Haldiram’s
Most Admired Foodservice Retailer of the Year: QSR Foreign Origin – KFC
Most Admired Foodservice Retailer of the Year: Cafés & Juice Bars – Costa Coffee
Most Admired Foodservice Retailer of the Year: Ice creams & Desserts – Natural’s Ice Cream
Most Admired Foodservice Retailer of the Year: Dine-in Indian Cuisine – Punjab Grill
Most Admired Foodservice Retailer of the Year: Dine-in International Cuisine – Mainland China
Most Admired Food Court Operator of the Year – Blue Foods
Most Admired Independent F&G Retailer with Regional Chain – Le Marche
Most Admired Foreign Foods Retailer of the Year – Nature’s Basket
Most Admired Food & Grocery Retailer of the Year: Large Formats – Spar
Most Admired Food & Grocery Retailer of the Year: Private Labels – Food Bazaar
Images Award for Excellence in Food & Foodservice Retailing – Little Bee
Most Admired Retail Professional of the Year: Foodservice – Samir Kuckreja
Most Admired Retail Professional of the Year: Food & Grocery – Damodar Mall
Food Forum India 2011 is the largest congregation of key, global and Indian, food retailers, manufacturers and organisations in the food business in India. This one-of-a-kind industry event brings together the best in the business of food to discuss collaboration opportunities and strategise growth for future.
Besides global and large Indian food brands and retailers, there has also been an overwhelming response from independent grocers and retailers and regional chains in both food and restaurants from across India – getting together to explore expansion or renovation of their respective business models.
– IndiaRetailing Bureau