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Food Processing Industry: A 2011 Study

October 2011 | 25 pages | ID: FA4EDD0DDF6EN
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Executive summary

The Indian food processing industry is witnessing a significant transformation, driven by the increasing thrust on public-private partnership and efforts being made to improve the regulatory environment. The government aims to double the turnover in the coming five years by setting up mega food parks to attract global capital.

Dubbed as the sunrise sector, this industry is expected to observe high growth in the coming years. Currently the level of food processing in India is about 10%, which is extremely low in comparison to the global average of 60-70%. However, the untapped opportunities in the Indian market are hindered by critical challenges related to infrastructure, low farm productivity, fragmented holdings and logistics. The sector is also struggling with the high wastage and the distress sale of produce by farmers as there is lack of adequate infrastructure to process and preserve the food materials.

Why should the report be purchased?

Our report ‘Food Processing Industry: 2011 Study’ highlights the developments and challenges of the Indian food processing industry. It also analyses the performance of the leading segments, along with the key players in the Indian market. The report also studies the regulatory environment of the Indian food processing sector.

Research methodology and delivery time

Smart Research Insights has conducted in depth secondary research to arrive at key insights. Data collected from key industry sources has been analyzed impartially to present a clear picture of the industry. All recent developments which impact the sector dynamics have been captured and used to support the research hypothesis.

The report is available as single-site single-user license. The delivery time for the electronic version of the report is 3 business days as each copy undergoes thorough quality check and is updated with the most recent information available. The delivery time for hard copies is approximately 3-5 business days, as each hard copy is custom printed for the client.

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1. OVERVIEW: GLOBAL FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

2. SNAPSHOT: INDIAN FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

a. Segments
b. Government Regulations

3. TRENDS & DRIVERS

4. INDUSTRY BOTTLENECKS

5. KEY PLAYERS

a. Domestic Players
  i. Dabur India Ltd.
  ii. Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
  iii. Britannia Industries Ltd.
  iv. MTR Foods Ltd.
  v. Agro Tech Foods
  vi. ITC Ltd.
b. Foreign Players
  i. Nestle SA
  ii. PepsiCo, Inc.

6. THE WAY OUT: POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

7. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

8. ABOUT SMART RESEARCH INSIGHTS

The low levels of food processing in the Indian market though indicates an untapped opportunity to capitalize on India's enormous raw material base, it also indicate challenges to be that are hindering the industry’s growth to match its peers at the global level. The improving customer awareness on food quality and health issues has made it imperative for the Indian food processing players to overcome these challenges and enhance their offerings.

The lack of appropriate infrastructure leads to high wastage in the Indian food industry, with more than 30% of the produce from farms getting lost due to inadequate cold chain infrastructure and logistics. Instead of using specialized transportation for perishables such as refrigerated vans, their logistics primarily depend on traditional modes that are normally used for grains.

The unorganized segments have a higher concentration in the Indian food processing industry, representing almost 75% across all product categories. This results in high inefficiencies in the production system, which is marred by the incapacity of small regional players to invest in technology up-gradation and diversification to alternate product categories. The development of cold chains and logistics infrastructure in India is still considered an unviable investment option, owing to the lack of critical scale and high operating costs.

 



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