Archives June 2017

3 sizzling design trends in food and beverage packaging

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on 3 sizzling design trends in food and beverage packaging | FOOD & GROCERY |

Your product’s story will have to be told simply and immediately through the packaging design to connect with today’s mobile-savvy consumer. One of Packaging Digest’s “evergreen” features that continues to collect solid interest again in May as it has done monthly since it was posted last April was our interview with Justin Johnson, principal of More Branding, a design agency…READ MORE

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Online Grocery Portal eBZaar.com is Looking to Raise an Angel Round of $150K-$250K

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Online Grocery Portal eBZaar.com is Looking to Raise an Angel Round of $150K-$250K | FOOD & GROCERY |

Mumbai-based eBZaar.com sells fruits, grocery, mithai, cakes, flowers, meat & seafood etc. eBZaar.com makes local shopping easy and rewarding for the consumer. Local shopping has many inconveniences and despite that customers love their local stores. eBZaar empowers the local neighbourhood store to have a quick online presence while the customer gets to see all of them at one place and in an online avatar. It is live in Grocery, Indian Sweets, and Fruits, with service across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and pockets of Surat, have processed few hundred orders with sales of close to Rs 10 lakhs…READ MORE

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UK-based Southern Fried Chicken to bet Rs 100 cr on India

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on UK-based Southern Fried Chicken to bet Rs 100 cr on India | FOOD SERVICE |

After a trial run in 2010, UK-based fast-food chain Southern Fried Chicken is entering India with an investment of Rs 100-crore in the first two years through master franchises across 20 markets. This will be its first foray in Asia, and even here it will pit itself against chains such as KFC and Nando’s, like it does in the UK market…READ MORE

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Zorawar Kalra: The culinary maestro

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Zorawar Kalra: The culinary maestro | FOOD SERVICE |

Zorawar Kalra has a need for speed. When he is not racking his brains to trump up flavour profiles that could shock food gods or have them in awe, the 39-year-old can be found zipping around Noida’s Buddh International Circuit in his Mercedes-AMG. “I clock good timings too,” he says…READ MORE

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With revenue servings up at 81 pc, Zomato cuts losses by 34 pc in FY17

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on With revenue servings up at 81 pc, Zomato cuts losses by 34 pc in FY17 | FOOD SERVICE |

Online restaurant search firm Zomato saw a 34% dip in its total loss for 2016-17 to Rs 389 crore from Rs 590 crore in the previous year, according to the annual report of its largest shareholder Info Edge, thanks mainly to a strategy that excluded self-fulfilled deliveries…READ MORE

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Now vending machines will serve you food on trains

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Now vending machines will serve you food on trains | FOOD SERVICE |

One issue that constantly plagues Indian trains is food—its quality, pricing and delivery. Often travellers are given stale, overpriced food even on trains which are considered better, or they don’t get it when they need…READ  MORE

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YC Deveshwar sold entire ITC holding before retiring

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on YC Deveshwar sold entire ITC holding before retiring | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

ITC Ltd chairman YC Deveshwar sold his entire holding in the company last fiscal before retiring from executive role in February. Deveshwar, who has been the longest-serving boss in the cigarette-FMCG-hospitality conglomerate, had 6.8 lakh shares at the start of last fiscal which he sold through 18 transactions through the year with the last transaction on February 3, two days before moving into a non-executive role, as per disclosures in the company’s latest annual report…READ MORE

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Digitising the entire FMCG channel, specially post GST, is key: PepsiCo chairman D. Shivakumar

June 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Digitising the entire FMCG channel, specially post GST, is key: PepsiCo chairman D. Shivakumar | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

At PepsiCo, there was a task force which was set up. We trained 16,000 people. We have got the entire ecosystem together, done courses, training programmes, clearing of invoices and bills. It’s not a small exercise. This task force worked with consultants, with the government…READ MORE

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Retention of restaurant staff

June 29, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Retention of restaurant staff | FOOD SERVICE |

There is a lot of talk about the shortage of staff in our industry. Non-committed chefs, complacent managers, rampant lack of skill set and standards. As our industry shifts and the environment changes, expectations on both employer and candidate have adapted to this new reality…READ MORE

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Sodexo Adds Innoviti Tie-up for Digital Switch

June 29, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Sodexo Adds Innoviti Tie-up for Digital Switch | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Sodexo, the leader in meal voucher space, has tied up with point-of-sales deploying company Innoviti Payments Solutions to allow its meal cards to be accepted digitally at Innoviti terminals. This tie-up follows its other partnerships, with Pine Labs for card payments, Mswipe for acceptance on mobile PoS terminals, and PayU for its payment gateway…READ MORE

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