Amit Lohani

Forecast 2020: Trends to watch out for in India’s confectionery sector

With Indian consumers looking out for the most fun and enjoyable products, confectionery manufacturers need to innovate with new and novel shapes, textures, flavours and packs. Innovation in these areas remains a key to brand success. However, flavour and...

India Food Forum 2019: Alliance avenues with foreign partners to expand food market in India

India Food Forum 2019 identified avenues for partnerships in food, beverages and food service industry with Ambassadors, Trade Commissioners and Consul Generals of several countries and highlighted how Embassies and Trade Commissions can play a more pro-active role to...

Govt increases tariff on walnuts and almonds; prices may go up to Rs 2,000 per kg

On May 23, in a sudden and shocking move PM Modi’s Government increased tariff on walnuts and almonds exponentially - making these health nuts unaffordable for a population of 500 million middle class. This increase in tariff will make...

From Traditional to Global: Gourmet grocery giants of India

Sales of gourmet and international foods – marked by unique and exciting flavour profiles, high-quality formulations and beautiful packaging – are soaring in India. The category has been growing at a steady healthy clip of 20 per cent CAGR...

The opportunity in digitalization for India's food retail sector

The opportunity in the digitalization drive on hospitality and retail trade” was an apt session at the India Food Forum 2017 to discuss the effects of demonetization on different segments of India’s food retail sector over the short, medium and...

UK food and drink trade mission eyes partnership with Indian businesses

The UK's Department for International Trade, is bringing in a strong delegation of UK food and drink companies to participate in the 10th India Food Forum, 31 January - 2 February, in Mumbai. The trade mission brings together seventeen...

IMAGES Group, Dubai Exports announce business alliance for bilateral trade

IMAGES Group has entered into a partnership with Dubai Exports to promote bilateral trade between the two markets. Announced at an event on “Trade & investment Opportunities with Dubai” at the Leela Hotel in New Delhi, the alliance will...

FSSAI new Chairman Ashish Bahuguna brings positivity to Food Safety Environment

A delegation led by Amit Lohani, Founder and Director of the Forum of Indian Food Importers (FIFI), the apex body representing food importers across India, recently met Ashish Bahuguna, the newly appointed Chairman of the Food Safety and Standards...

The big speciality food consumption opportunity: Gluten-free

Gluten-free food consumption is one of the fastest growing trends across the world, with many health-conscious consumers consciously choosing a gluten-free lifestyle. In the US, the gluten-free product market was pegged at $10.5 billion in 2013, predicted to rise...

Food Importers see light at the end of FSSAI tunnel

Food safety has suddenly become a focal point of conversation among the government, media and consumers, thanks to the Maggi controversy. While the government is mulling about bringing in stricter measures to make the matter of food safety above...
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Retail: What the industry says about Budget 2023

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