Apart from this, busy lifestyles, changing eating habits and western influence has reflected in a strong demand for bakery products in India. On the basis of distribution channel, convenience stores represent the largest segment, followed by supermarkets and hypermarkets, independent retailers and artisanal bakeries.
One of the major issue Indian Bakery industry faces is the limitation of skilled manpower at all levels of bakery operations along with lack of technology.
The annual growth in the bread industry has been 10 per cent during In doing so, the many drawbacks prevalent in the inspection approach are provided and HACCP overcomes shortcomings of reliance only on microbial testing.
Relevant research bodies and food laboratories, 5. These products are rapidly gaining popularity owing to their pleasant taste and health-benefits as they are made from a variety of grains such as rye, maize, wheat, and oats among others.
It is this factor that gives a distinct advantage to the local units that produce on a small-scale, evidently accounting for a predominant share of the total industry, especially in the rural markets.
The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Britannia, ITC and Parle. BIS represents India as participating member on this Committee.