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India Food Services Report 2013

The NRAI’s India Food Services Report 2013 is a comprehensive report on the Indian restaurant industry. It gives detailed information on the industry size and highlights the industry’s trends, growth and contributions to the economy while drawing attention to the opportunities and challenges which is facing this fast growing industry and suggests solutions to overcome these issues.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Samir Kuckreja, President, NRAI, said, “Analyzing and documenting industry trends and contributions has been one of the key endeavors of the NRAI. Through this report, we intend to draw the attention of the public and Government towards the opportunities the industry is offering as well as the issues which are dampening its growth. As we have been a significant contributor to the nation’s economy through efficient collection of tax and employment generation, we hope that we can work together with the Government’s support to help grow the industry. We are proud to announce that the industry currently employs 4.6 million people directly which is projected to grow to 8 million by 2018”.

India Food Services Report 2013_Contents

Report highlights

  • The current size of the Indian food service industry is INR 247,680 crore and is projected to grow to INR 408,040 crore by 2018 at 11%.
  • In terms of market segments, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) and Casual Dine-in formats account for 74% of the total chain market, while Cafés make up for 12% with Fine Dining and Pub Bars Club & Lounges (PBCL) comprising the rest.
  • The chain and licensed standalone industry will contribute an estimated INR 11,500-11,900 crore in 2013, projected to contribute more than double to INR 24,600-25,000 crore by 2018.
  • The government has the opportunity to generate an additional collection of INR 17,000 – 26,000 crore through closer monitoring of tax collection from the unorganized segment

Key growth drivers and emerging trends

  • Increasing share of delivery and take-away formats, with a focus on convenience.
  • Experimentation with new formats, themes and menus; interest through entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Indian brands going international.
  • Larger focus on value meals.
  • Tech savvy consumers – increasing importance of online/ social media, food websites and mobile applications.
  • Increasing interest from private equity and venture capital investors in the industry.

Issues and challenges

  • Economic and market factors such as high food cost inflation, fragmented market and increasing competition.
  • Operational challenges including real estate, manpower, fragmented supply chain and liquor sourcing.
  • Regulatory concerns such as existing high taxes, burden of new taxes and over licensing.

How to buy the report

  • Cost: INR 5000/- in India and USD 400 outside India.
  • We accept both cheque & online transfers. Once the payment is received, the report is sent to the postal address provided by you.

Name of the Account Holder: National Restaurant Association of India
Bank name: Corporation Bank
A/c No.: 049400301110028
IFSC: CORP0000494
MICR Code: 110017020
Account type: Savings
Location: Hauz Khas

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