Opening session sees Reliance Retail’s Saurabh Raina and WayCool Foods’ Karthik Jayaraman discuss future of fast-developing Indian market

Fresh Produce India 2023 commenced proceedings on Wednesday 3 May with a live digital audience taking in the first session, India’s future in focus.

Fruitnet’s managing director Chris White was joined by Saurabh Raina from leading Indian retail Reliance Retail and Karthik Jayaraman from top food distribution platform WayCool Foods.

Together they discussed the huge potential of one of the world’s most exciting fresh produce markets. They explored the challenges and opportunities faced by the domestic and international trades in their efforts to cultivate growth and touched on topics such as retail, marketing, premium products, supply chains and technology.

To watch a replay of the session, visit the Fresh Produce India website here.

Fresh Produce India continues

Fresh Produce India 2023 continues online on 4-5 May with exclusive feature interviews released on the website each day.

On Thursday 4 May, Tarun Arora of IG International joins the event to discuss the leading Indian fresh fruit importer’s foray into domestic production projects with international partners as well as its moves into related sectors, from precision agriculture to packaging.

Westfalia Fruit’s Alk Brand and Zac Bard talk avocados, examining India as the next frontier for the increasingly popular fruit.

On Friday 5 May, Fresh Produce India charts the next steps for India’s table grape industry with a session on the introduction of proprietary varieties featuring Azhar Tambuwala from the pioneer in this space Sahyadri Farms.

Finally, in the wake of the new Australia-India FTA, Citrus Australia’s David Daniels discusses the progress the Southern Hemisphere exporter has made in developing the market.