Editorial Note

Dear Readers,
Hello! With so much sincere happiness,I welcome you to the December – 2015, edition of magazine.“The global food logistics market is expected to grow a combined annual revenue growth rate of 8.74 percent through 2019, according to Market Research Store, a market researcher” Indian Cold Chain industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28% over the next 4 years and reach a market size of USD 13 Billion in 2017 and is largely unorganized in nature. Thereby, presenting a great opportunity for foreign companies to explore and invest more in this sector. The sector is growing annually at 28% with total value of cold chain industry in India is expected to reach USD 13 billion by 2017 through increased investments, modernization of existing facilities, and establishment of new ventures. However, it has been observed that the sector is not well organized and operating under below capacity. The Indian cold chain market is highly fragmented with more than 3,500 companies in the whole value system Organized players contribute only 8%–10% of the cold chain industry market.According to industry estimates, approximately 104 million metric tons of perishable produce is transported between cities each year. About 100 million metric tons moves via Non-reefer mode and only four million metric tons is transported by reefer. Even though, India has about 250 reefer transport operators (mostly small & non integrated firms) that transport perishable products and less than 30,000 refrigerated vehicles currently ply in India. It has been observed that majority of the refrigerated vehicles (80%) are utilized for milk and milk products transportation. It is very clear that the high cost of transportation is a major challenge for refrigerated vehicles market. In this edition we have a dedicated segment on cold chain and warehousing, hope you will enjoy going through it. For our processing, packaging & ingredients segment we have article on HACCP, Hurdle technology, sleek cans, Savory Sensations in Dairy, Cocoa, etc. we believe it will hold your attention till its last page. Wishing India cold chain show, 9th Edition of Win India, Foodmach India- 2015 , Best of Luck !!!Please keep sending us your valuable suggestions & feedback to info@dvrpublication.comThank you Kanika Banga editor@dvrpublication.com For more articles you may also log on to our website and enjoy reading any time.

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