A Happy New Year you all. It has indeed been a momentous end of 2017 for us, with the successful conclusion of the South India Retail Summit in December. We want to thank all those who joined in creating a powerful and collaborative atmosphere at SIRS 2017
and we hope you are already on your way to creating success stories from the experiences shared at the event.
For those who couldn’t make it to SIRS 2017, our January issue of IMAGES Retail magazine encapsulates the theme event and awards.
We bring you a complete lowdown on the retail sector – we tell you which retailers down South are seeing an exceptional rate of growth and how they are doing it. Th e South India special also features an in-depth analysis of annual reports and data on what is
making the nation’s ‘down under’ the new hub of the Indian retail industry.
Shifting focus a little: as 2018 dawns, we are busy working towards creating another success story – the 11th Edition of our fl agship event, India Food Forum 2018 to be held between January 17-19, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
India is one of the largest food consumer marketplaces of the world and is constantly on the radar of all the major food producing economies since the early 2000s. Believe it or not, India has been witnessing a paradigm shift from healthy food to luxury food culture and trends.
The January issue will help retailers understand the changing dynamics of the foodservice industry and food retailing in India, in this digitally connected, tech savvy, demanding consumer-driven era. In keeping with the theme, the magazine also provides detailed research pieces on global trends in the F&B space.
We hope that you will fi nd this fi rst edition of the year as insightful as the rest and we hope to see you in large numbers at the India Food Forum 2018.