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    Progressive Grocer's Indian Edition Debuts at India Retail Forum

    MUMBAI -- The inaugural issue of Progressive Grocer India was officially released yesterday by Subodh Kant Sahai, minister of food processing industries for the government of India, in the presence of hundreds of Indian and international retailing industry heads at the India Retail Forum 2007 here.

    MUMBAI -- The inaugural issue of Progressive Grocer India was officially released yesterday by Subodh Kant Sahai, minister of food processing industries for the government of India, in the presence of hundreds of Indian and international retailing industry heads at the India Retail Forum 2007 here.

    The Images Group is producing the magazine via a licensing arrangement with The Nielsen Co.

    Other executives present at the monthly magazine's launch included BS Nagesh, managing director, Shopper's Stop Ltd.; Ashutosh Chakredeo, business head, F&F, Hypercity Retail; and Raman Ahuja, general manager, marketing and strategy, FieldFresh Foods, Bharti Enterprises.

    Progressive Grocer India will address every component of India's fledgling modern food and grocery retailing -- from product sourcing and development, to logistics and SKU management and consumer shopping trends, retail display, and merchandising technology, according to the Images Group.

    Amitabh Taneja, editor-in-chief of Images Group, noted: "Effecting the entry of Progressive Grocer in India marks a new high ... This arrangement will enhance our aim to support and direct organized retailing in India, and will empower manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers across all categories of food and grocery merchandise to develop higher efficiency and effectiveness."

    Images Group is India's largest specialty multimedia organization, which operates through a multi-channel approach encompassing media -- both print and digital, sector-specific business events, and a specialty research and intelligence wing.

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