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Top 10 Leaders In Food Brands – 2022
The food industry in India has grown humongous over the last few years. According to the Statista report, its share in global food market amounts to $866.70 billion in 2022, while is expected to grow further at a CAGR of 8.01 percent along the forecast period (2022-2027). In the recent years, with the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, cloud computing, cognitive computing, and virtual reality penetrating the space, the gap between the digital and physical realms has almost diminished, and the dramatic innovation and automation has stirred up the Food & Beverage industry. Also, led by significant economic and infrastructure changes, there are many food brand leaders who have taken the charge and domineering the space, coming up with new and creative food recipes that’s delectable to the taste buds of people, and incepting new ventures led by adept and creative chefs. There are many mesmerizing ethos created in extremely hygienic and safe environment with awestruck views at dine-out restaurants or cafes, that people would love to visit all over again. Also, as the on-demand service i.e., for food deliveries, burgeoning the F&B industry with increasing orders, the innovative chefs and restaurateurs are reinventing themselves and redefining foods take away.
Moreover, there are many processed food brand leaders too who are there offering a wide range of food options manufactured using standard processes, and keeping nutrition and hygiene in check. India's food processing sector is one of the largest in the world and its output is expected to reach $535 billion by 2025-26, accounting for 32 percent of the total food industry. These food brand leaders following a concrete supply chain (for organic & inorganic raw materials), maintaining highquality automated machinery setups, keeping clean cutlery arrangements, recalling for food safety standards, and keeping the customer’s safety prime have proved their dexterity in the consumers services industry.
In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of ‘Top 10 Leaders In Food Brands - 2022’ is provided to the readers to know the stories of success of the sector. The stories also state the journey of the leaders which are motivating and encouraging. The listing provides detailed information about the leaders who are selected by a panel of industry veterans, CEOs, and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Apoorva Gururaj, Founder & CEO||Foodio.fit||A self-driven entrepreneur who established one of India's very first healthy packaged food brand with the vision to make healthy snacking options available to all|
|Haresh Karamchandani, CEO||Hyfun Foods||A F&B stalwart involved in steering the company right from conceptualization to implementing to commencement of business and now upscaling|
|KN Vasudev Adiga, Founder||Paakashala||He is a passionate F&B leader who possesses over 30 years of experience in creating, promoting, and successfully implementing various food chains in Banagalore|
|Rajneesh Gandhi, Founder & CEO||Chef's at Work||Holding over 35 years of expertise as Chef in setting up kitchens and crafting succulent menus for aspiring clients within the F&B industry, currently he is heading Chef’s at Work with an invigorating passion|
|Shashank Chokhani, Co-Founder||Kanhai Foods||A change bringer with the unwavering passion for consistent improvement|
|Sonali Kocharekar, Founder||Appetite Food||Despite the hurdles she faced as a single mother, Sonali stood her ground to not only become a successful entrepreneur, but also provides skill-development & employment opportunities to scores of women, growing their self-worth & increasing their financial security/ independence|
|Sridhar Murthy , Managing CEO||Aubree Le Chocolatier||A food doyen striving to pop the palates of people around with variety of chocolate and sweet items|
|Sriram Nair, Founder||Terra Food Co.||A self-made Indian chef delectating the taste-buds of people introducing them with healthy, hygienic and affordable - Indian and international cuisines|
|Supriyo De, CEO||Agrana Fruit India||An adept food brand leader engagaed in the production of fruit preparations & juice concentrates, including supply of customized starch products, sugar,and more|
|Swarnamugi R Karthik, Founder & MD||Swadhika Foods||Hailing from a business family and possessing 15+ years of experience in managing their family business in the Engineering & Infrastructure sector, she ventured into the food processing sector considering the huge potential for premium quality IQF fruits and vegetables in the international market|