AAHAR Food & Hospitality Show
The High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and several Canadian provinces and industry members will participate at AAHAR.
AAHAR is the largest trade fair on Food & Hospitality Sector in India, with two concurrent exhibitions:
- Hospitality India: Hotel & Restaurant Equipment and Supplies
- Food India: Processed Foods, Food Processing and Beverages
The next show will take place March 3 to 7, 2020 in New Delhi, India.
- Canada Hemp Foods Ltd. – Hemp food products, including hulled hemp seed, toasted whole or hulled hemp seed, hemp protein and hemp seed oils.
- Canadian Food Exporters Association – A non-profit industry association representing a wide range of Canadian processors, manufacturers and exporters across a range of sectors. Their membership includes products such as bakery items, snack foods, specialty foods, prepared foods, confectionery items, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, meat products, spices and flavourings and pulses.
- Eximpro – Canadian-based international trading company exporting grains, processed foods, snacks, shelf-stable foods and other food products.
- Fruit d’Or – Cranberry and wild blueberry products, including dried fruits, concentrates, powders, juice, purees, frozen fruits and organic.
- Pleasant Valley Colony Oil Mills Ltd. – Cold-pressed and non-GMO canola and sunflower oils.
- Smart Food Safe Solutions Inc. – A food safety compliance and resource management solution designed for global small to medium scale food processing industries.
- Titan Oils Inc. – Supplier of bulk edible oil to the restaurant, foodservice, baking, confectionery, snack and prepared food industries.
- Tropical Link Canada Ltd. – All natural and value-added farm products, including dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries and chocolate-coated fruit products.
Information about the show
At the show, Canadian companies will network with India’s food industry leaders, while promoting products to business visitors from all key food sectors, including importers, wholesalers, distributors, retail chains, hospitality institutions, cash and carry vendors, supermarkets, & potential joint venture partners.
India represents a rapidly growing demographic of rising income levels, eager for imported and novel food products. Many Canadian products have already successfully been introduced to Indian consumers, including edible oils, dried and frozen fruit, fish and aquatic products, processed foods, beverages, cookies, pastas, energy bars, etc.
- India's growing population; with 1.3 billion people and rising per capita income levels, rapidly expanding manufacturing and services sectors, a growing consumers market make India a tremendous opportunity for Canadian exporters and investors.
- India aspires to be an Agri-Food production hub in Asia and to be considered an important player on the regional/international agriculture stage.
- India boasts the fastest growing retail segment in Asia importing 20% of retail-carried products.
- A health-conscious trend is creating demand for dietary supplements and fortified food products.
- Indian consumers are increasingly seeking products that offer convenience. Packaged and processed food sales continue to grow at a remarkable pace, including ready-to-eat meals, processed cereals, bakery items, canned food, sauces, and condiments.
- The Canada Brand is trusted by Indian consumers, representing a tasty, healthy, safe, nutritious, and environmentally-friendly choice.
- India's growing Hotel Restaurant Institution sector shows great potential and demand for high-value food products such as processed fruit and fresh and frozen seafood.
- Edible oils are India's largest imported food category, providing opportunity for Canadian supply for healthy alternatives such as canola, sunflower and mustard oils, replacing the current reliant on palm-oil products.
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