A recent consumer survey by Puratos revealed an awareness of world consumer trends amongst customers, of experimenting with culinary experiences, a more open palate, while sticking to original world favourites.
With supermarkets or hypermarkets accounting for the largest sector globally, there is no doubt that the future of the industry remains bright with the industry value expected to reach roughly USD 7,500 billion by the end of 2019.
The poll highlighted that 76 per cent parents, mostly both working, with children under five-years in the big cities, are serving easy-to-prepare meals at least 10-12 times per month in some form or the other.
Experts also said that food start-ups would continue to thrive for five years and the popular one will be Zomato, Quinto, ChefHost, MeDine, Momoe, DineOut, BigBasket, HalfTeaSpoon, Eatlo and Fresh Menu.
According to the Japanese financial services firm, the next logical step for FSSAI would be to tighten the labelling, packaging and testing norms for the entire sector, which in turn is positive for the consumer.