Trends & Innovations in Premium Chocolates

Trends-Innovation-ChoclatesIn the previous article, we were enlightened about Belgian Chocolates by L Nitin Chordia. Today, we’ll see the Trends and Innovations in the premium segment of the chocolates industry as seen by chocolates expert, Nitin.

Today, chocolatiers have gotten extremely innovative. Most of the innovation happens with Home-made or Premium chocolates. Pralines with caramels and hazelnut (more…)

Why Belgian Chocolates are amongst the Worlds Best ?

Belgium Chocolates - Worlds BestThe obsession of adhering to carefully chosen high-quality ingredients and traditional, old-world production techniques is what distinguishes Belgian chocolates and chocolatiers from their counterparts across the world. The superior quality of Belgian chocolate is based on two elements: a careful selection of cocoa beans that are very finely ground, and a slow and long mixing process. This is what I observed on my 10-day chocolate tour to Brussels and Bruges in Belgium.

Types of chocolate producers: Home-made, Premium and Industrial. Homemade chocolate producers operate a single or very (more…)

What is the Revenue Model for Online Retailers in India?

Online-Mobile-Retailing-India The marketplace e-tailers in India operate on a commission-based model, under which they receive a fee for listing plus commission on sales depending on the category.

“These portals are not retailers but technology companies and are built on sound technology platforms. Being pure technology companies, their platforms are well integrated with their back-end” says a senior executive of one of India’s largest retail chains.

Commissions are usually a function of Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) — the value of goods listed (note inventory is not carried by the companies) and (more…)

Why Reliance Fresh is Embracing Online Model ?

Reliance Fresh Online GroceryWith the growing potential of e-commerce – Reliance Retail recently started its pilot entry into e-commerce with online grocery store ( The company through this website will deliver fresh grocery products (fruits, vegetables, dairy products, groceries, packaged food, confectionery, personal care products) to service few micro markets in Mumbai (ie South Mumbai and some suburban markets).

The online retailing in India stands at $600mn per annum currently and is likely to (more…)