Indian Wine Industry Forecast to 2012

India has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets for wine on the global map. Despite the country’s vast population of over 1.1 Billion, the consumption of wine remains extremely low. The per capita consumption of wine in the country was estimated at around 9 Milliliters in 2008, indicating huge potential for growth in the coming years.

Various factors such as favorable government policies, increasing disposable income, amplified wine marketing and influence of western culture are helping to drive India’s wine consumption. According to our latest research report, -Indian Wine Industry Forecast to 2012-, wine consumption in India is expected to grow by 25-30% annually between 2009 and 2012.

We have found that various policies by the state level governments are encouraging domestic wine producers to set up their own wineries in the country, giving a boost to the domestic industry. Efforts by the Maharashtra and Karnataka governments remain far-fetched in this regard. However, such measures have raised concerns to WTO which states that India is adopting protectionist policies for its domestic wine industry meanwhile curbing growth of imports.

While local players are including affordable imported wines in their portfolios to attract new consumers, foreign firms are trying hard to expand in the market owing to high rate of tax levied. Our research indicates that the premium wine segment in the country is dominated by imported wines. This is because domestic wines are still unable to demand a high price, largely because of low brand awareness and lack of quality taste. Meanwhile, total consumption is dominated by domestically-produced cheap wine.

-Indian Wine Industry Forecast to 2012- provides extensive research and rational analysis on the wine market in India. Our research gives deep insight into India’s wine consumption in terms of domestically-produced and imported wines, price structure, sales by location, type of wine consumed and a possible regional segmentation. Our research also highlights the market trends and developments that are expected to play key role in the growth of Indian wine market over the forecast period. Besides this, the report provides thorough analysis on the wine production, wine exports and wine imports of the country.

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How To Choose Valuable Hospitality Industry Kpi

The hospitality industry continues to grow and thus there is undeniable fierce competition going on here. Establishing a business in this industry is definitely hard especially for a beginner. However, if you have the determination, dedicated employees and the right decisions, you will certainly succeed. Hospitality or service industry consists of firms that offer lodging, event planning and transportation as well as businesses like restaurants, theme parks and cruise lines. There are several activities that you have to mind here and you also have to make sure that you have the right staff that will perform different jobs such as facility maintenance, housekeeping, bartending, cooking and other direct operations. In this case, most will think that it is difficult to monitor all the tasks at the same time. However, this is not true if you have reliable hospitality industry KPI.

The hospitality industry KPI or the key performance indicators allow checking of day to day activities in your company which might seem impossible to do. With the right set of indicators, you will be able to keep track of supply and demand, the promotional needs of the company, recruitment activities and even the security requirements of your business. Depending on your organization, your hospitality or tourism industry indicators will differ according to the type of customers, the services you offer, the internal processes of the enterprise, the demands of your customers and the manufactured goods of your business. Thus, various indicators can be selected as long as they can be monitored properly.

For instance, if you are searching for KPIs in hotel management, you should take a look at the aspects that concern the success of your business the most. These include the profitability of your company, the needs of the staff and their performance and the efficiency of your processes. It is important that the hospitality industry KPI that you have chosen is right for your company and that you report on them regularly. Since you are in the service or hospitality industry, you will most likely consider measuring the size of your system. Taking the given example above, if you are operating a hotel, you will be able to monitor the system size by obtaining the number of rooms or hotels under your brand.

One of the main problems that managers face when they are choosing the hospitality industry KPI is that they find it hard to keep things at a minimum. Limiting the number of indicators can be quite a dilemma especially because there is a sea of choices for the hospitality industry KPI. Nevertheless, the trick here is to make sure that you keep yourself on a straight path. If you are managing a hotel, you should stick with just the lodging business. If you are operating a restaurant, monitor only using the tourism industry indicators that are about food service.

The good thing about the hospitality industry KPI is that it can check on the future of your company. It is not restricted to the now phase of your business. For example, you can keep track of the development pipeline of your hotel, which will measure the numbers of rooms that your hotel might have in the future.

The Indian Snack Industry And Bikano Namkeen

Every decade witnesses a change, a change in lifestyles, fashion, living standards, technology, and what not; food habits are no exception. With busy lifestyles pounding on the existence of the urban gentry, it is no longer the usual home made food all the time that is in the platter. Given the demand for food snacks, meals, chaat, sweets, and more, a number of restaurants has cropped. And if the restaurant happens to be that of a reputed brand, you will not easily get a seat; you will have to wait in queue to get it. Even if you want to buy take-away food snacks or chaat or any other items, you will have to wait as there will be many others like you waiting to pay the bill and get the items.

As aforementioned, food habits and lifestyles have changed to a great extent. This has in turn steered the growth of the snack industry. It is namkeen items including potato chips, etc. that are savored by people at large any time of the day while on the move. If you visit a home in India, the hospitality showered comes in the form of serving of some hot or cold beverages with the accompaniment of namkeen items and sweets. Bikano namkeen offered from the house of Bikanervala is one of the most selling items in the Indian snack industry. You will be spoilt for choices when you come across the menu of Bikano namkeen items. Worth mentioning are aloo bhujia, ratlami sev, peanuts, badam lacha, bikeneri bhujia, chana masala, cornflakes mixture, dal moth, ganthiya, kaju mixture, kashmiri mixture, khatta meetha, khoka bhujia, matar masala, moong daal, navratan mixture, peanut masala, and more. It is no exaggeration to point out the fact that once you taste Bikano namkeen, you wont feel like tasting the namkeen of any other brand. Such is the spiciness, taste, crispiness, and flavor associated. The sky is the limit for the Indian snack industry with players like Bikanervala catering to the snack and namkeen needs of the people at large.

When we speak of food snacks, what are the items that fall in the menu? It can be either of kachodi, samosa roll, soya tikki, pav bhaji, vada pav, pakoda, paneer pakoda, bread pakoda, burger, soya masala wada, samosa, gobhi pakoda, paneer tikki, and more. Of course, it will take time to prepare any of these food snacks items at home not to mention the ingredients that you will need to collect first before you start for the preparation. Why worry when you can get high quality and tasty food snacks items in a restaurant near your home or wherever you go. And if it happens to be afternoon or evening, you can satisfy your taste buds with chaat items like aloo tikki, papri chaat, raj kachori, bhalla papri, lachha tokri, pani puri, bhel puri, pao bhaji, dahi bhalla, paneer masala chilla. All chaat items are accompanied with the mouth watering chutney.

Bright Future For Indian Textile Industry

Introduction

The textile industry in India is substantial, and largely diversified. It is hard to cover all its aspects even within hour-long presentation, however, research team of Fibre2fashion.com has attempted to gather significant pieces of massively complicated puzzle of this industry.

The Indian textile industry roots thousands of years back. After, the European industry insurrection, Indian textile sector also witnessed considerable development in industrial aspects. Textile industry plays an important role in the terms of revenue generation in Indian economy. The significance of the textile industry is also due to its contribution in the industrial production, employment. Currently, it is the second largest employment provider after agriculture and provides employment to more than 30mn people.

Prospect

Considering the continual capital investments in the textile industry, the Govt. of India may extend the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) by the end of the 11th Five Year Plan (till 2011-2012), in order to support the industry. Indian textile industry is massively investing to meet the targeted output of $85bn by the end of 2010, aiming exports of $50bn. There is huge development foreseen in Indian textile exports from the $17bn attained in 2005-06 to $50bn by 2009-10. The estimation for the exports in the current financial year is about $19bn. There is substantial potential in Indian exports of technical textiles and home-textiles, as most European companies want to set up facilities near-by the emerging markets, such as China and India.

The global demand for apparel and woven textiles is likely to grow by 25 percent by year 2010 to over 35mn tons, and Asia will be responsible for 85 percent output of this growth. The woven products output will also rise in Central and Southern American countries, however, at a reasonable speed. On the other hand, in major developed countries, the output of woven products will remain stable. Weaving process is conducted to make fabrics for a broad range of clothing assortment, including shirts, jeans, sportswear, skirts, dresses, protective clothing etc., and also used in non-apparel uses like technical, automotive, medical etc

It is been forecasted that the woven textile and apparel markets will sustain their growth from current till 2010. The imports of apparel and textiles will rise from developed economies like the USA and the western countries of Europe and Japan, along with some newly emerged economies, such as South Korea and Taiwan. Certainly, import growth has been witnessed vertical rise in the previous year.

Apparel is the most preferred and important of all the other applications. Woven fabrics are widely used in apparel assortments, including innerwear, outerwear, nightwear and underwear, as well as in specialized apparels like protective clothing and sportswear. Home textile also contributes considerably in woven fabric in products assortments like curtains, furnishing fabrics, carpets, table cloths etc.

Special kind of woven fabrics are utilized in medical as well as industrial applications. The medical applications include adhesives, dressing bandages, plasters etc.

Where as, industrial applications includes;

Geotextile – interior upholstery, trim, airbags and seat belts and lyre fabrics.
Sailcloth – tent and fabrics used architectures, transportation and tarpaulins.
And many more applications
The Indian Industry foresees huge demand for industrial woven products for medical and automotive applications. Demand for woven fabrics is anticipated to be rise vertically in the sector of home textiles.

Non woven sector has great future in terms of global demand, thus major facilities of cotton yarn are currently concentrating just on home textiles. It is mandatory, that the peak management of the cotton yarn manufacturers analyze the future prospect and growing graph of demand for non woven products.

Conclusion

Anticipating massive growth in medical and automobile sectors, these sectors assures substantial demand for non woven facilities in India. Albeit, home textiles also will lure higher demand, there are specific demands for home textile facilities also.

The 7th Five Year Plan has huge consideration on agricultural growth that also includes cotton textile industry, resulting a prosperous future forecast for the textile industry in India. Indian cotton yarn manufacturers should rush forward for joint ventures and integrated plans for establishing processing and weaving facilities in home textiles and technical textiles in order to meet export target of $50bn, and a total textile production of $85bn by 2009-2010.

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Caribbean Film Production Service Industry

After Hollywood came Bollywood, and with it the dream of many developing countries to benefit from the big film business and its many dollars rolling into the country. One of those regions is the Caribbean, which has all those beautiful different Islands with diverse scenery and with the advantage of being closely located in a very small territory. Apart from that it is in close range to international airports in the US, Canada and Europe. Those Caribbean islands that used to be former English, Dutch, and Spanish colonies are mostly independent countries nowadays and they have fantastic scenery and naturally beautiful landscapes. Those may very well serve as the location background for movies and television shoots. This can turn into a good second income, generated out of the country’s natural resources along with the tourism industry.

Jamaica, Cuba, and Barbados were among the first ones to make efforts to attract international film and television producers to the Caribbean Islands for their movie productions and TV commercial shoots. That is apart from the French Islands St. Martin, St. Barts, Guadeloupe and Martinique which are still part of France and had always been used for French television and film productions. For the other islands, it started on a smaller scheme – the beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, romantic fishing villages and plantation houses along with luxury mansions were first accepted as backdrop by the fashion magazines and catalogers for their fashion photo shoots as a photographic production needs a less developed infra structure than a film shoot.

Even though the Caribbean region is geographically closer to the United States, but it was mostly Europeans who believed in the possibility to turn the Caribbean region into a mayor playground for international film locations. Along with many government agencies, they were the first ones to put money and efforts into the development of this industry.

Today one of the most successful companies providing locations and film, video and photo production service in the Caribbean region is “The Caribbean Production Service Company”, who had started in Barbados in 1998.

After having visited several Caribbean Islands, they had decided that Barbados offers the best possibilities for the start of this kind of support service for the film industry in the region. The main subject was to get Barbadians to open their doors to those foreign film teams and to convince government agencies to be supportive to the new venture. Now in order to save foreign production companies money in bringing in all crew, the company had to train local people to be professional crew and this worked best through learning by doing. The government also supported by paying talented students film schools in the US and the UK.

Today the company can offer a whole list of local film crew. For the production side there are: Location Scouts, Casting Directors, Line Producers, Production Managers, Location Managers, Production Coordinators, Set Coordinators, 1st and 2ND Assistant Directors, Script Continuity, Production Assistants, Set Runners, Hair Stylists, Make up Artists and Assistants, Manicurists, Wardrobe Stylists and Assistants, Pressers, Tailors, Caterers, Drivers, Security, Couriers,.
In the ART DEPARTMENT there are now available Art Directors, Props Masters, Props Builders, Buyers, Set Constructors, Set Dresser, Music Composers, and Musicians. And in d the technical Department: Cameraman/woman video, 2ND Assistant Cameraman/Clapper/Loader (35 mm), Sound Operator, Playback Operator, Gaffer, Spark, Best Boy Gaffer, Key Grip, Best Boy Grip, Generator Operator, Video Casting Operator. So the international clients only have to bring in the minimum from their creative department as well as the movie director, DOP and 1Ac.

As the company has expanded to productions also on other islands, and where there is not enough local crew available crew from Barbados and other, mainly the French islands are joining in.

There is a 2nd office now in St. Martin to better serve the Northern part of the Caribbean. One of the most successful companies providing locations and film, video and photo production service in the Caribbean region is “The Caribbean Production Service Company”, based in Barbados since 1998 and now operating in the entire Caribbean region. They trained numerous young local people in the nature of film making and are now benefiting in having the best choice in Caribbean crews in the region.