A Note from Our Chairman

India is perhaps the world’s most exciting marketplace. Shopper behaviour is clearly transforming, with a sharp reduction in digital hesitancy in the last couple of years. With an eager consumer ready for innovative product choices and mainstreaming of modern channels — both physical and digital – there has never been a better time to create a whole new generation of consumer brands.

The consumer and now even kirana shop owners are increasingly turning omnichannel in their buying behaviours. This moves empowerment further in favour of the consumer with many choices of shopping destinations and platforms.

For the Food and Grocery business in particular, all these changes form a heady mix of challenges as well as opportunities. Kirana entrepreneurs, food service businesses, supermarkets and eCommerce platforms are all morphing into the phygital way of business.

In this era of a significantly changing world, let me invite you to the 15th edition of India Food Forum. Such forums are vital platforms of learning, sharing and collaborating across our industry. Under the four event segments – Food and Grocery Retail, Food Service, Food Tech & Solutions and Food D2C Summit – this mega congregation will be a 360-degree food consumption sector opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss!

I have personally found India Food Forum to be an environment of learning and inspiration, where many of my own ideas have been triggered and incubated.

Join me with many industry thought leaders on December 7th and 8th at The Westin, Powai Lake, Mumbai for India’s foremost business intelligence pilgrimage for food businesses.

Damodar Mall
Chairman, 15th India Food Forum | CEO — Grocery, Reliance Retail