The British Foodstuffs business is booming.
The foodservice company, which employs more than 1,000 people in the Nairaands, is on a mission to help Indian companies grow in the region and become successful in the world’s largest food and drink market.
The company’s founder and CEO, Shree Krishna, said the business is a result of an abundance of talent and the support of local leaders.
“Our customers want to be able to shop from their home.
They want to come and see us in our restaurants,” Krishna told reporters in Mumbai, India, where he is in the midst of his fourth trip to the region to meet with local officials and companies.
Business is booming in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
In Punjab, which was once the poorest state in India, the Indian government has invested more than $1 billion in the state’s economy, creating jobs, and more than 150,000 jobs have been created in the last year.
In Haryanasagarh, which has been home to some of India’s poorest communities, foodservice has helped lift the fortunes of farmers, who have lost many of their jobs.
Rajasthan, home to one of India´s poorest states, has also seen the growth of the industry, with nearly 2,000 new restaurants opening in the past four years.
Andhra Pradesh, where the government has been battling the worst drought in its history, has witnessed an uptick in demand for the foodstuff, with more than 400 new restaurants being opened last year alone.
Shree Krishna said that while the demand for foodstamps in the regions is rising, it is not enough to sustain the growth in the entire country.
He said he hopes the Indian companies will be able work with local governments to help expand the sector in the future.