Food Processing Industry in India: Unleashing the Potential of the Non-alcoholic Beverage Sector

India is a fast-growing and large emerging market. Although consumption patterns are changing, food and beverages still account for a substantial part of Indian consumption (over 30%) compared to other emerging markets (Brazil at 17% and China at 25%). Within the food and beverage category, in recent years, there has been a shift towards packaged food and beverages and branded products. India is also a large producer of fruits, vegetables and milk. The government is trying to develop the country as a food processing hub, which is likely to boost the Indian food processing sector in particular and the manufacturing sector in general.