AAHAR 2018 Focuses on Quality and Innovation

The five-day event is organised by The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The foreign participation is from 18 countries including USA, China, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Spain, Oman, South Korea, Thailand, UAE, Peru, Norway, Indonesia, Canada, Tunisia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

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OVER 900 exhibitors from India and overseas are exhibiting in the 33rd edition of 'AAHAR 2018', the International Food and Hospitality fair that is taking place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The five-day event is organised by The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) with the support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA) and Association of Resource Companies for Hospitality Industry of India (ARCHII), Hotel and Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (HOTREMAI), All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA), Food & Hospitality Support Association of India (FHSAI), and Forum of Indian Food Importers (FIFI).

The foreign participation is from 18 countries including USA, China, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Spain, Oman, South Korea, Thailand, UAE, Peru, Norway, Indonesia, Canada, Tunisia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

“We expect to generate a lot of excitement around our recent foray into the 1-litre tetra pack fruit beverages space in foodservice as we look to further expand our range of offerings to better serve our b2b customers. Apart from our tetra pack range of fruit beverages, we are also showcasing new introductions under our partnership with Kikkoman, namely Teriyaki and Oyster sauce,” said Yogesh Bellani, CEO, FieldFresh Foods Pvt Ltd.

In its 33rd edition, AAHAR focuses on innovation and quality. Chef Akshay Nayyar, M.D., Gourmet Restaurant Concepts Pvt Ltd presented his master class on day 3. “AAHAR like each year is looking a huge success. Latest advanced culinary gadgets & modern equipment were displayed by many purveyors to attract clients. At the same time, there is a big shift in food packaging industry. Unlike before there were many organic and eco-friendly options that look trendy,” he said.

Yash Papers, a company that has launched its new product line of the compostable table- ware under the name of CHUK participated in AAHAR 2018 and showcased their entire product range. Informing about the company’s further plan, Ved Krishna, Head of Strategy at Yash Papers stated, “we’ve launched lids for our 500 and 750 ml containers and 4CP and 5CP trays at AAHAR 2018. With that, we hope to reach the relevant markets. We are also planning to expand to retail and hence have launched a retail pack as well. We are also in the process of adding a burger box and a soup bowl, to our range of products very soon.”

From the kitchen equipment sector, AAHAR has attracted a huge amount of industry players. Tarun Raj, CEO & Founder, Customized Kitchen India Private Limited commented, “I definitely see this edition helping highlight the magnitude hospitality and allied sectors as contributors to economic success. As a manufacturer, CKI is focusing on manufacturing quality equipment on a par with global standards, promoting India's manufacturing process.”


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