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Emami keen on developing smart city projects in Madurai, Jhansi

March 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Emami keen on developing smart city projects in Madurai, Jhansi | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Emami has invested about Rs 600 crore every year in realty projects for the last 2-3 years and would continue to invest at the same pace…READ MORE

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Walmart to open 50 new stores, half of those in UP, Uttarakhand

March 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Walmart to open 50 new stores, half of those in UP, Uttarakhand | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

With each store providing direct and indirect employment to 2,000-2,500 persons, the company may end up creating over 40,000 jobs in UP and Uttarakhand…READ MORE

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Amazon India reportedly planning to open grocery stores, starting with Bengaluru

March 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Amazon India reportedly planning to open grocery stores, starting with Bengaluru | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

After launching its Prime service in India last year, online retail giant Amazon has now been tipped to be planning to open grocery stores in India. The company is reportedly mulling expanding its presence in physical retail stores globally and in India particularly, it is expected to open its first grocery store in Bengaluru…READ MORE

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‘RanceLab has transformed the way foodservice businesses work’

March 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on ‘RanceLab has transformed the way foodservice businesses work’ | FOOD SERVICE | ,

RanceLab is a restaurant and retail software company and Nilesh Shah, Co-founder of RanceLab, in an interaction with Hospitality Biz shares their strategies to grow customer base in 2017 and the company’s innovations in the near future…READ MORE

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Hospitality C-Suite strategist reveals ‘Internet of Things’ insights for the Foodservice space

March 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Hospitality C-Suite strategist reveals ‘Internet of Things’ insights for the Foodservice space | FOOD SERVICE | ,

When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, referring to a network connecting not just people but the everyday objects around them, it was a concept both fantastical and futuristic. Now nearly two decades later, the IoT is poised for global dominance. A mere four years ago, the global IoT market reached an already staggering $485.6 billion. This year that number is projected to pass the one trillion dollar mark and, by 2019, is expected to grow to over $1.7 trillion to encompass a network of over 42 billion connected devices worldwide…READ MORE

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Food startup Eatsa sued for not making kiosks accessible to blind

March 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Food startup Eatsa sued for not making kiosks accessible to blind | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Fast food startup Eatsa is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind. Eatsa lets customers order from tablets and pick up their food minutes later from cubicles, eliminating the need for front-of-the-restaurant staff…READ MORE

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In first flush, tea startups aim for perfect brew

March 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on In first flush, tea startups aim for perfect brew | FOOD SERVICE | , , , , , ,

While giants such as Tata and Hindustan Unilever sell tea to the majority, startups are trying to create a market, both in India and abroad, for home-grown brands from estates in Darjeeling, Assam and the Nilgiris…READ MORE

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Regulator steps in to improve quality of food ordered online

March 24, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Regulator steps in to improve quality of food ordered online | FOOD SERVICE |

Subsequently, FSSAI announced imported food items with less than 60% of shelf life will not be allowed to enter Indian market…READ MORE

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Asia fast-food chains pull meat off menus as Brazil scandal deepens

March 24, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Asia fast-food chains pull meat off menus as Brazil scandal deepens | FOOD SERVICE |

The chains are seeking to restore the confidence of consumers sceptical of food producers, retailers and restaurants after a series of food scares in Asia involving tainted products from baby formula to cooking oil…READ MORE

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RPG Group’s Guiltfree Industries to sell Indian and western packaged snacks

March 24, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on RPG Group’s Guiltfree Industries to sell Indian and western packaged snacks | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

It plans to scale up the consumer goods business with a new brand launch every qu arter, bringing personal care and other segments into the scope of offerings later…READ MORE

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