www.foodpathshala.com is India’s first online forum for professionals and students related to processed food industry. This forum was made in 2010 with an aim to bring all relevant information related to food industry under single umbrella viz. database of suppliers and consultants, list of Institutes providing food technology course, technical and business articles, job opportunities and a discuss forum to share knowledge and information. Currently it has about 4500 registered members, >350 blogs, >1100 discussion, >75 institutes and >200 suppliers listed. Its academic wing www.Maniavarsity.com and Maniavarsity app is helping students and professionals in preparing for different exams and food safety trainings.


Inorbit Malls, a group company of the K. Raheja Corp, was initiated with an objective to not just create physical structures but also to influence lifestyles. Inorbit Malls, committed to setting benchmarks in retailing in India, provides an excellent shopping experience for customers. Inorbit Malls combine the knowledge of the Indian consumer and a changing Indian market scenario in locating, designing, planning and managing retail environments.

Inorbit Malls began their journey by opening its first mall at Malad to the public in early 2004, in Mumbai. Since then, Inorbit has repeated its success with world class malls in Vashi – Navi Mumbai, Cyberabad – Hyderabad, Whitefield – Bangalore & Gorwa Road – Vadodara. The malls have universal class and appeal and seek to provide a one-stop destination for fashion, lifestyle, food, and entertainment leading to an international experience. Inorbit Malls have won more than 70+ awards since inception including India’s Most Trusted Mall by Brand Trust Report 2014 and have been recognized in various national & international forums like IMAGES, Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards, ICSC, Asia Consumer Engagement Forum, EFFIEs and ABBYs for their commitment in establishing community connect.


Infiniti Mall is a chain of shopping malls in India and is a premiere destination for shopping, entertainment and food. It is a subsidiary of K. Raheja Constructions, which has been in the business of construction and property development since 1956. The first Infiniti Mall opened in 2004, in Andheri (Mumbai) followed by their second property in Malad (Mumbai) in May 2011. Infiniti Mall (Andheri) is located at Oshiwara Link Road in Andheri (West) and is spread across 3,10,000 square feet with 65 stores, a six-screen multiplex (PVR Icon), food court, family entertainment center and restaurants besides shopping. Infiniti Mall (Malad) is located on New Link Road in Malad (West) and is one of the biggest malls in Mumbai. It is spread across 12,00,000 square feet with more than 180 shopping brands, multiplex, 36 food outlets and an FEC spread over 60,000 square feet area under the name Fun city. Rides like Astro Express, the only indoor 360° roller coaster in the country, Techno Pop, Play Maze, Drop Tower etc are some of the other Italian designed rides and Arcade games.

Since its inception, the mall has won several prestigious awards like IMAGES’ ‘Most Admired Shopping Centre of the year: West 2017’, CMO Asia’s 6th BRAND SLAM Award for Marketing Excellence 2017, CMO Asia’s Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year – Marketing & Consumer Promotions 2017, ET Retail’s ‘Retail Destination of the Year’, IMAGES’ ‘Most Admired Shopping Centre of the year: West 2016’, CMO Asia’s Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year 2016, Global Property Awards – Best Emerging Project of the Year 2016, Accommodation Times’ ‘Mall of the Year’ award for excellence in Real Estate – 2011, ET NOW’s ‘Retailer of the Year – Real Estate’ in 2012, CNBC Awaaz’s award for ‘The Best Retail Mall in Mumbai Metropolitan Region of the Year 2012’, amongst others.


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards , 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

Highlights of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006

  • Various central Acts like Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954,Fruit Products Order , 1955, Meat Food Products Order,1973,
  • Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947,Edible Oils Packaging (Regulation)Order 1988, Solvent Extracted Oil, De- Oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967, Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992 etc will be repealed after commencement of FSS Act, 2006.

The Act also aims to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards, by moving from multi- level, multi- departmental control to a single line of command. To this effect, the Act establishes an independent statutory Authority – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with head office at Delhi. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities shall enforce various provisions of the Act.

The FMCG arm of Future Group, FCL sees itself as the flag bearer of FMCG 2.0 – the Fast Moving Consumer Generation. Fully aware of the current scenario, where a new, restless generation of consumers has risen, FCL’s brand offerings have created a new world of innovative products. From fusion foods like Wasabi Bhujia and Schezwan Chutney to ancient grains like Ragi and Nachni. From surprising new flavors of green tea and beverages, fresh twists in dairy and bakery products to home and beauty solutions that combine the best of Indian wisdom and international know how.


USHA understands the changing lifestyle and food habits across India. Caring for its consumers and their evolving needs, USHA with its progressive range of products offer a complete solution for every Indian Kitchen

Best in class quality, intuitive controls, care for seamless usage post purchase and on-site service are key differentiators for USHA in Kitchen appliances

Continuing with the ‘innovation first’ mantra, USHA constantly innovates its product portfolio to meet modern consumer’s demand and introduces new kitchen solutions like Halogen oven, Cold Press Juicer, On the go blenders, Electric Pressure Cooker, OTG, etc.


The formation of Forum of Indian Food Importers was initiated by couple of like-minded importers of food products into India in August 2009. Rounds of initial interactions and delibrations led to the formation of the group by eight key importers as a platform to interact on regular basis to share and resolve common issues. A few such interactions were all that were required to agree on the need to formalise the platform.

The Forum of Indian Food Importers, or FIFI as it is popularly referred to, was in place by end 2009.

Forum of Indian Food Importers represents Food & Beverage Importers from India.

The objective of the FIFI is to :

  • Promote, encourge and support development of Food & Beverages Market in India.
  • Highlightissues relating to F&B products like FSSAI, Meterology, Animal / Plant Quarantine
  • Working with authorities to rationalise tarriffs and minimise non tariff barriers
  • The objective of the FIFI is topromote, encourge and support development of Food & Beverages Market in India.


Founded in 1994 by Mr.Keyur Bhatia, we were incorporated with the intention of being Mumbai city last mile food distribution company. Over the two decades, we have built strengths in the area of food distribution and launching brands in the entire Indian market. We service both the retail and food service businesses. We are now present in over 21 cities across India and building one of India’s largest sub distribution networks. We have developed
lasting relationships with a supplier base that includes reputed multinational and leading domestic FMCG companies. We operate modern, spacious warehouses, equipped to handle frozen, chilled and dry food products. We are conveniently located in the west, south and north of India. This is supported by a logistics team comprising of over 200+ experienced personnel, dedicated sales teams, product and brand managers, at these locations. We provide fl exible solutions for Standup Pouch with Zipper/Spout,Jumbo



WICA, a professional organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 2002. WICA intends to rapidly advance the culinary career through membership and education.

Since its inception, WICA has enjoyed a deep and long standing tradition as Western India’s true representation of the professional chefs and cooks. WICA’s goal is to unite chefs and cooks across Western India in a common dedication to professional excellence. The core idea behind WICA is to set and maintain the highest level of culinary excellence, food standards and professionalism throughout the kitchens and to accomplish these goals through the transfer of skills. WICA is committed to training students. WICA believes

unless we invest in the future generations, this profession will not progress. Training is a very important component in development and unless we as chefs don’t spend time

to train and develop the next generation our role and job will remain incomplete” Area covered under WICA : Maharashtra, Goa, Parts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.


Purchase Managers from hotels, restaurants, catering companies and the airline industry have joined hands to form an association of purchasing professionals ‘ Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum ’ (HPMF) , a non-profit organisation registered under the Charity Commissioner’s Office , Mumbai.

HPMF is an interactive platform for purchase managers to share, interact, network, exchange their ideas, views and experiences on matters related to purchases and procurement.

The members meet on a regular basis. Besides managers, assistant managers are also the members of the forum. The objective of HPMF is to guide and organise hospitality procurement fraternity, to create a platform for convergence of procurement managers and vendors, to promote best practices and green initiatives, to encourage procurement of high quality products and to facilitate economies of large scale buying through collective procurement.”
HPMF plans to affiliate with reputed universities and institutes for special courses (six months and one year) on basics and intricacies of materials management. HPMF has also launched their interactive website hpmf.org which will soon be operative & act as an information directory for members to obtain key vendor information like new vendors/ black listed vendors / potential vendors etc.

HPMF team works with lots of enthusiasm, hope and determination to do something for the Purchasing fraternity from the Hospitality Industry.
The Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), established in 1957, is one of the largest professional and educational organizations, with around 3500 members – food scientists and technologists, across the globe. The major objective of AFST(I) is to stimulate and advance knowledgebase on various aspects of Food Science and Technology by organizing National and International Conferences and bringing out technical publications including prestigious journals-Journal of Food Science and Technology (JFST) and Indian Food Industry Mag (IFI Mag). The association recognizes talent and excellence in the profession of Food Science and Technology by conferring various Awards and Fellowship.

AFST(I) membership is open to all food professionals engaged in academic, industrial and other related activities. One of the fundamental duties of the Association is to bring together members on a platform along with the experts in the field not only from India but also from abroad, along with the captains of the industries to share the commonalities of the cutting- edge technology in today’s changing scenario.

AFST(I), is always in the forefront in organizing Conferences, Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, Students award functions and factory visits for the benefits of members. The Association regularly holds discussion meetings on basic and applied subjects that are relevant and useful for the members working in food industries, research institutes, academic institutions and food safety and quality regulators.


TRRAIN – Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India is an 80G certifi ed public charitable trust founded by Mr. B S Nagesh in the year 2011. Mr. B S

Nagesh is widely regarded as the pioneer of modern retail in India.

Started with the vision of Empowering People in Retail by acting as a catalyst to create sustainable platforms through thought leadership, TRRAIN has touched millions of lives in retail since its inception.

TRRAIN Retail Awards, is the only retail awards in the country & probably the world that recognizes the Front-end Sales Associates for excellence in customer service. With 8000+ stories from 116 cities in 4 years, we have not only set a new benchmark for Customer Service in Retail but also impacted the lives of hundreds of retail associates both at work & home.

Retail Employees Day – celebrated on the 12th of December every year, is a simple gesture to say Thank You to the True Hero of the industry – the Sales Associate. Conceptualized in 2011, the day has garnered global adoption with 4 million people celebrating the day in India & Turkey. An estimated 500 retailers seized this opportunity to thank their employees.

Further to our mission of upgrading lives of people, TRRAIN also works towards skilling abled & disabled youth through its initiatives Pankh & TRRAIN-Aptech Education Program.