India’s Food & Grocery retail market was worth INR. 32 lakh crore (USD 500 bn) in 2017 and is expected to touch INR 48 lakh crore (USD 758 bn) in 2020. The country’s food services market was at INR 3.3 lakh crore (USD 52 bn) in 2017 and is projected to climb to INR 5.5 lakh crore (USD 85 bn) in size by 2022. In both sectors, the business landscape is set to get deeply competitive, with consumers getting more demanding and spoilt for choice. Those with informed, first-mover advantages will clearly have an edge. This is the defining mission of India Food Forum, the foremost outlet of India’s best-in-class practices in Food Innovation, Retail Strategy and Technology. Bringing together industry leaders and brands from across India’s food manufacturing and retailing sectors, it comprises three structured exhibition zones and a compelling conference highlighting powerful future trends and innovations in food retailing, HoReCa and food technology.
India Food Forum is India’s most influential gathering of the country’s finest minds in food research, creation, distribution, marketing and retailing. Launched in 2007, the annual business event is a powerful showcase of ground-breaking insights, analyses, products, technologies, emerging innovations, trends and developments, in the business of food in India. Every year, India Food Forum – through a conference, masterclasses and specialised exhibition zones — presents and analyses unique research findings, consumption and retail trends in food. The event puts together the most comprehensive capsule of trends and innovations that affect businesses engaged in the all aspects of the food retail value chain – from sourcing ingredients to retailing.
India Food Forum is an all-access platform to connect with every component that a food business needs — from rich market knowledge to consumer research to upcoming product innovation and retail technology trends to smart business networking. It is the one source for every insight you need to boost not just food business growth, but also profitability.
– 35 Conference sessions & masterclasses on every aspect of food innovation, marketing and retailing
– Over 100 new products and food innovations
– Platform to connect with 500 of India’s most influential food retail leaders
Generate sales leads
Launch new products
Engage with customers
Appoint new agents
Exclusive B2B meetings
India Food Forum brings together trends, data, research and analyses to create an unparalleled knowledge source with inputs from some of the world’s most respected consulting and/or market study organizations, retail business heads, brand analysts and consumer research companies.The conference offers extensive mapping, business models for the future, success stories of the biggest brands, benchmark figures on consumer behaviour and retail market strategies across key food categories and
segments, opportunities for business and growth in key areas of food retail, along with observations by industry experts on key consumption trends, new concepts in F&G, FMCG, and F&B. The forum takes a holistic view of the food sector and highlights the potential areas for producers and sellers to know about the upcoming trends and scope in the food business. With a galaxy of top industry experts on our panels, this is the best platform to meet and interact with the pioneers as well as trend setters of the industry.
Sadashiv Nayak is part of the Future Group.
Prior to Future group he has worked with Hindustan Unilever and Asian Paints.
Sadashiv graduated Engineering from NIT, Surathkal and completed his post-graduation in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. He stays in Mumbai with his wife Radhika and twin sons.
DC is a gold medallist engineer, University rank holder, MBA of SIBM and alumnus of Harvard Business School. Over the years DC has led leadership positions with Coca Cola, Asian Paints, Future Group, Walmart and now is Managing Director & CEO of Spencer’s Retail Limited. He has been a mentor to many start ups and a keen observer of consumer behaviour and his thoughts has been published in leading publication like Economic Times, Business Today, Business Standard, Hindustan Times to name a few.
DC takes keen interest in the development of start up ecosystem , mentors many start ups, teaches at Management Institutes, including Economic Times master classes and with Dr. Ramcharan. He has also taken sessions for IFF in the past and AIMAs. DC currently holds a post in CII as well as FICCI committees.
He Pioneered Goa’s first Supermarket in 1989-90, Magsons Supercentre, having spread out to 12 Stores across Goa over 30,000 sq ft of retail space and growing. Recently introduced Goa’s premium and only on-line delivery grocery portal covering over 140 Pin codes in the State.
He held several important Positions. To name some :
Chairman, Goa Council of the CONFEDERATION OF INDIA INDUSTRY (CII) for the term 2014-15.
President of the TRAVEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF GOA in the year 2000.
Hon Secretary of the GOA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY, Goa
Some of his Achievements include :
Awarded the “Businessman of the Year” title in 2012 by Business Goa Media.
Awarded “Innovative Retail Concept of the Year” at the Lokmat “Corporate Excellence Awards” in 2015 at Mumbai.
Awarded the “Trendsetters Honours” Award for Retail by the Indian Express Group at the “Food & Hospitality Fair” in 2017
Awarded the Goa State BRAND LEADERSHIP Award in 2018
Featured as one of the “200 Famous Goans” in the 2019 Publication of the same name supported by the Govt of Goa
Hobbies Include :
Ardent Cyclist, Chess, Badminton and Sailing.
Reading (typically non-fiction) and Country/ Retro music.
India’s most prestigious accolades for food & Grocery and food service were launched in the year 2008 to acknowledge the rising importance of modern food & grocery retail, and its crucial role in the evolution of effective marketing & distribution of food and grocery brands in the country.
Launching exclusively this year is IMAGES awards for food startups, enablers & innovations.
Awards 2019 selection process involves inviting entries from the nation’s leading food service and food & grocery retailers across multiple categories.The awards jury comprises distinguished personalities in the field of research and consulting with thorough insights into the business of foodservice/ food & grocery and startups.