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8:47 am Macfrut 2018
Macfrut 2018
May 9 @ 8:47 am – May 11 @ 9:47 am
Macfrut is a leading trade fair for professional operating in the fruit and vegetables sector in Italy and in Europe. The new premises of the exhibition, the growing number of Italian and foreign companies participating,[...]


The second largest producer of farm produce in the world and the third largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), is a promising place to be in. With a massive food market that is fast-expanding, exciting growth in the retail sector, and attractive economic policies and fiscal incentives, India’s food economy is thriving.  See ICE’s Technova food processing report here

The advantage of India’s food sector

1. India’s food and grocery market is the sixth largest in the world.

2. The annual growth rate of the food processing sector is more than 7%.

3. India’s online food delivery industry grew 150% in 2016.

4. Food retail is the next big opportunity with a share of 70% in the total retail market.

5. India offers the largest diversified production base see the report on agri-produce here .

Growing infrastructure support

1. 42 Mega Food Parks in India (comprehensive report) are being set up to promote food processing clusters’ (see status in report here)

2. The government has recently sanctioned 101 new integrated cold chain projects (see the notice and list here), view the status of all cold chain projects here

Advancing technology and equipment

1. New and emerging technology in fruits & vegetables processing, cold storage, reefer containers, IQF processing, pack houses, and packaging

2. Food Testing Labs

A favourable economic and business environment

1. India’s GDP growth in 2016 has been at 7.6%.

2. Large skilled workforce.

3. 100% FDI through automatic route in food processing

4. 100% FDI in retail marketing of food products that are produced and / or manufactured in India, including through e-commerce.

5. Proactive policy support.

6. Single-window clearance

7. A dedicated investors portal has been set up by MoFPI aimed at easing the process for investors: http://mofpi.nic.in/

8. The Government of India has set up Invest India as its official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency: http://www.investindia.gov.in/