Agricultural and Agribusiness Consultants

A Hot Tip about Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in India

Posted on: 9 Jul 2012

This report provides a partial list of consultants available for conduct of market research and other investigations into Indian agriculture, agribusiness, food retailing, and the food economy.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 6/29/2012 GAIN Report Number: IN2087 India Post: New Delhi Agricultural and Agribusiness Consultants Report Categories: Exporter Guide Approved By: Allan Mustard Prepared By: Allan Mustard, Shubhi Mishra, Dhruv Sood Report Highlights: This report provides a partial list of consultants available for conduct of market research and other investigations into Indian agriculture, agribusiness, food retailing, the food economy, and rural affairs. This list is neither exhaustive nor all-inclusive. Inclusion of any consultant on this list does not constitute an endorsement of that consultant, nor does exclusion of any consultant from this list imply any lack of such endorsement. This list is provided strictly as a courtesy to those who desire information in greater detail than that provided in this office’s GAIN reports. These consultants are believed to be reliable, but neither the author of this report nor the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes any guarantee of performance by a consultant on this list, or of the accuracy or suitability of any information such a consultant may provide. General Information: This report provides a partial list of consultants available for conduct of market research and other investigations into Indian agriculture, agribusiness, food retailing, the food economy, and rural affairs. Some firms on this list also offer representation services for firms desiring a local presence in the market. Readers of GAIN reports sometimes address to this office inquiries or requests for information that exceed the ability of USDA’s offices in India to fulfill. These inquiries range from requests for detailed research into a specific Indian state’s agriculture sector to requests for in-depth analysis of a specific product. While we strive to be as helpful as possible, we are unable to accommodate most requests for custom analysis and research. For that reason, we present here a list of potential commercial sources of analytical and research services. This list is neither exhaustive nor all-inclusive. Inclusion of any consultant on this list does not constitute an endorsement of that consultant, nor does exclusion of any consultant from this list imply any lack of such endorsement. This list is provided strictly as a courtesy to those who desire information in greater detail than that provided in this office’s GAIN reports. These consultants are believed to be reliable, but neither the author of this report nor the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes any guarantee of performance by a consultant on this list, or of the accuracy or suitability of any information such a consultant may provide. EVALUESERVE Cyber Park Tower A 2nd Floor, Tower B 3rd & 4th Floor, UnitechWorld-Cyber Park Jharsa, Sector-39, Gurgaon- 122002 Haryana Telephone: + 91-124 415-4000 /412-0000 Fax: + 91-124 406-3430 www.evalueserve.com Ashish Gupta, COO & Country Head, ashish.gupta@evalueserve.com, india@evalueserve.com Evalueserve is a global knowledge process outsourcing firm offering market analysis and competitive intelligence, customer insight (market research and data analytics), business development and sales support, intellectual property searches and analytics, information services, knowledge management, and financial control. Feedback Consulting O - 46, First floor, Lajpat Nagar Phase II, New Delhi - 110024 Telephone: +91-11 4653-4653, +91-11 2984-1694 www.feedbackconsulting.com Mr. Rajeev Kumar, rajeev@feedbackconsulting.com Mr. Atul Churra, atul@feedbackconsulting.com Feedback Consulting offers market research, business advisory, visitor assistance, and representation services, the last via either dedicated or shared employees. Agricultural inputs, food, and beverages are specific areas of expertise. U.S. clients include John Deere, Caterpillar, American Soybean Association, and Kraft Foods. Global AgriSystem Pvt. Ltd. K-13 A, Hauz Khas Enclave New Delhi – 110 016 Telephone: +91-11 2652-7123 Fax: +91-11 2656-8510 www.globalagri.com Mr. Gokul Patnaik, Chairman, gpatnaik@globalagri.com Global AgriSystem is a general agribusiness consultancy with particular emphasis on fruits and vegetables owing to its status as an importer and exporter of produce. Services include market surveys and development of entry strategies, technical advisory services (project reports, feasibility studies, financial services), turnkey and project management, and post-harvest management. The firm’s extensive client list is too long to reproduce here but includes Adani Agri Fresh Pvt. Ltd., Kellogg Brown & Root, Reliance Industries Ltd., and Seagram Manufacturing Ltd. i2i Consulting Head office 10 Sunder Nagar New Delhi – 110 003 Branch Office D-18 Nizamuddin East, New Delhi – 110003 Telephone: +91-11 4659-0340 Mobile: +91-98 1127-6800 Fax: +91-11 4150-7155 www.i2iconsulting.biz Ms. Devna Khanna, Director, devna@i2iconsulting.biz i2i Consulting offers representation, consulting, sourcing, market research, logistics including warehousing, delegation handling, and real estate services to foreign clients. Clients include the Global Cold Chain Alliance, the Southern U.S. Trade Association, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association. IMPRIMIS Life PR Pvt. Ltd. 81/2 second floor, oppositie SPC Housing Colony Shri Aurobindo Marg, Adhchini New Delhi – 110017 Telephone: +91-11 4666-8666 Mobile: +91-98 1009-1402 Fax: +91-11 4666-8685 www.imprimispr.com Mr. Aman Gupta, C.E.O., agupta@imprimispr.com Imprimis is a public relations firm that also offers industry and market research, executive search, online research and forecasting, opportunity assessment, company surveys and profiles, public policy research and outreach, and issues research and evaluation. Agriculture is one of its specialties, with particular attention to managing public perceptions of novel technologies. Indian Agribusiness System Pvt. Ltd. H-128, First Floor Sector 63, Noida - 201 301 Uttar Pradesh Telephone: +91-120 461-8100 Fax: +91-120 461-8118 www.agriwatch.com Mr. Sunil Khairnar, Director, sunil@agriwatch.com, services@agriwatch.com AgriWatch offers customized research, consulting services, and market intelligence for grains (rice, wheat, corn), pulses, vegetable oil, oilseeds and meals, sugar, cotton, guar (guar seed, guar gum), and spices (red chilis, black pepper, turmeric, cardamom, cumin, coriander). The firm also offers value chain studies, sub-sector studies, consumption studies, and crop surveys. Consulting services include designing and implementing procurement strategies, supply chain re-engineering, and risk management strategies. The firm offers subscriptions to proprietary market news and analysis products. Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB) International Consumer Research - West "A" Wing Mhatre Pen Building Senapati Bapat Road Mumbai - 400028 Telephone: +91-22-2432 3500 / 3700 Fax : +91-22-2432 3700 www.imrbint.com Balachandran Ramiah, Sr. Vice President, balachandran.ramiah@imrbint.com IMRB includes among its specialties the agriculture sector, including upstream inputs; the alcoholic beverage market; processed products; modern retail; and brand marketing. Commodities it has studied include grains, sugarcane, tea, grapes, potatoes, seeds, cattle, and poultry; inputs include pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer. IMRB publishes a “National Food Survey” of food consumption habits in urban India. Clients include BASF, Bayer Bio Science, Bayer Crop Science, Cargill, DevGen, DMR Kynetec, DuPont, DSCL, Elanco, Indo Gulf Fertilizers, Mahyco, Monsanto, Rabo Bank, Rallis, Reuters, Syngenta, Tata Chemicals, and Tata Tea, BAT Group, Bharti Group, Cadbury, Frito Lay, Heinz, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Unilever. Ipsos Market Research 5th, 6th & 7th Floor, Boston House, Suren Road, Andheri (E) Mumbai - 400093 Telephone: +91-22 6620-8000 Fax: +91-22 6620-8200 C-1, 1st Floor, Opposite Indian Oil Building, Green Park Extension New Delhi - 110 016 Telephone: +91-11 4618-3000 Fax: +91-11 4618-3001 AKemPS, 3rd Floor, No. 28, 3rd Main Road, 1st Cross, Ashwini Layout, 100 Feet Road, Ejipura Bangalore – 560047 Telephone: +91-80 4261-6800 Fax : +91-80 4261-6801 www.ipsos.com Mick Gordon, Country Manager, mick.gordon@ipsos.com, ipsos.india@ipsos.com IPSOS is a global consultancy that conducts market research, including public opinion polling. Iris Retail S-67, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase II New Delhi – 110020 Telephone: +91-11 4050-2500 Mobile: +91-98 7370-0434 http://www.irisretail.com Mr. Amit Mahajan, Associate Vice President, amit@irisretail.com Iris is a market research and business analytics consultancy with a core clientele of marketers, retailers, and manufacturers. Clients include Cadbury, Frito-Lay, and Pizza Hut, among many others. Kantar Retail FF26, Block C, Omaxe Plaza Sector 48-49, Sohna Road Gurgaon -122003 Haryana Telephone: + 91-+91-1244 2744 00 Fax: + 91-124 406-3430 www.kantarretail.com Ankur Shiv Bhandari, MD- India Subcontinent, ankur.bhandari@kantarretail.com Kantar Retail provides in-depth primary and secondary market research for the retail sector, with particular attention to strategies for growth and to consumption trends. It offers both custom research and off-the-shelf reports. Off-the-shelf reports may be purchased and downloaded directly from Kantar Retail’s website. Market Insight Consultants India SAI GRACE A-72, Sector -34 Noida - 201 301 Uttar Pradesh Telephone: +91-120 432-2037 Mobile: +91-98 1008-1693 www.marketins.com Mr. Sanjay Nagi, Managing Director Market Insight Consultants performs primary research and data analysis, and develops strategies, including for market entry, among other services. Food-related clients include Pffanheim of France (wines) and Godrej Consumer Products. McKinsey & Company 21st Floor, Express Towers, Nariman Point Mumbai 400 021 Telephone: +91-22 6630-2107, +91-22 2285-5532 Fax: +91-22 2285-5531 McKinsey & Company, Delhi Office Plot No. 4, Echelon Institutional Area, Sector 32, Gurgaon - 122001 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 661-1000, +91-124 306 -1000 Fax: +91-124 661-1400 www.mckinsey.com/locations/india/index.aspx Mr. Adil Zainulbhai, CEO, kulsum_merchant@mckinsey.com McKinsey is a global management consultancy, best known for performance improvement. Its expertise includes developing growth and product entry strategies, consumer insights, and market- segment or product-specific insights. Millward Brown Millward Brown - Delhi 6th Floor, Universal Trade Tower, Gurgaon Sohna Road, Sector 49, Gurgaon - 122001 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 464-9400 Fax: +91-124 429-5785 www.millwardbrown.com Subhransu Rout, subhransu.rout@millwardbrown.com Millward Brown- Bangalore Mahalakshmi Chamber 3rd Floor, 9/2 Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Rd), Bangalore – 560001 Telephone: + 91-80 4292-7000 Fax: + 91-80 4292-7070 www.millwardbrown.com Muralidhar Salvateeswaran, muralidhar.salvateeswaran@millwardbrown.com MaPS India, a division of Millward Brown Pvt. Ltd.- Chennai New No.13, Old No.7, 5th Street Nandanam Extension, Nandanam Chennai - 600 035 Telephone: +91-44 42891091 Fax: +91-44 42891058 www.millwardbrown.com Ashok Kalidas, kashok@mapsnet.com Millward Brown 202 A, Leela Business Park, Andheri Kurla Road Andheri East, Mumbai – 400059 Telephone: +91-22 40281000 Fax: +91-22 40281003 www.millwardbrown.com Muder Chiba, muder.chiba@millwardbrown.com Millward Brown offers research-based consultancy services and brand consulting based on the client’s requirements, and expertise in custom reports for India as well as several other countries. Custom research on food and beverages, the retail sector, and packaged goods can be commissioned. Monitor Group Monitor India Pvt Ltd – Mumbai 131 Free Press House Free Press Journal Marg Nariman Point Mumbai - 400 021 Tel +91-22 6658-2000 Fax +91-22 2288-5599 Monitor Group – New Delhi 204 Rectangle 1 Saket District Centre New Delhi - 100 017 Tel +91-11 4600-5100 Fax +91-11 4601-8990 http://www.monitor.com/in Monitor Group offers advisory services on strategic issues in retail such as consolidation, localization, expansion into developing markets, new retail business models including online, enhanced services and loyalty programs, store format renewal, merchandising and category strategies, store design, integration of the customer experience across multiple channels, and price optimization and promotion issues. The Nielsen Company Address: 2nd Floor, Bharat Yuvak Bhawan 1 Jai Singh Road New Delhi – 110001 Telephone: +91-11 4289-9178, +91-11 2374-1532 Fax : +91-11 2336-6045 Mobile: +91-98 1051-3326 www.nielsen.com www.in.nielsen.com Mr. Chandramouli Guin, Associate Director, Chandramouli.Guin@nielsen.com Nielsen is well known for its consumer surveys and market research, particularly in the retail sector. PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd Building 10, Tower C DFL Cyber City Gurgaon – 122002 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 330-6000 Fax: +91-124 330-6999 www.pwc.com/in/en/index.jhtml Mr. Satish Srivastava, Client Executive PWC in India focuses among other things on retailing- and consumer-related market research. Raj Khalid Consultancy Pvt Ltd. 50 Manuel Gonsalves Road Bandra, Mumbai - 400050 Telephone: +91-22 2643-1913 Mobile: +91-98 9255-0871 www.rkcpl.com Mr. Raj Khalid, raj@rkcpl.com Raj Khalid Consultancy focuses on the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa. Its expertise includes retail-related consulting services, and visitor handling. RNCOS E-Service Private Ltd. B-129, Sector 6 Noida – 201301 Uttar Pradesh Telephone: +91-120 422-4700 Fax: +91-120 422-4707 www.rncos.com Ms. Deepika Yadav, Marketing Executive, deepika.yadav@rncos.com RNCOS provides in-depth market research, both with off-the-shelf and custom reports, for India as well as several other countries. Off-the-shelf food and beverage reports can be purchased and downloaded directly from the RNCOS website. Custom research can be commissioned. The SCS Group SCO 29, Sector 15-II Gurgaon - 122 001 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 434- 4500 Fax: +91-124 434 -4501 Mobile: +91-98 1104-5056 www.scs-group.com Mr. Kulpreet 'Keith' Sunderlal, ksunderlal@scs-group.com The SCS Group is an agribusiness-oriented consultancy offering market research, marketing and representation services, logistics, public communications, policy analysis, and training. It includes as clients the California Table Grape Commission, California Prune Board, California Tree Fruit Agreement, United States Apple Export Council, Food Export USA Midwest and Northeast, Pear Bureau Northwest, and Washington Apple Commission. Tata Consultancy Services PTI Building, 5th Floor 4 Parliament Street New Delhi – 110 001 Telephone: +91-11 2372-1523 Fax: +91-11 23311735 www.tcs.com Mr. Feroz Vandrevala, Executive Director, helpdesk@tcs-ca.tcs.co.in The Tata Group’s consultancy offers expertise in food and beverages, with emphasis on assisting retailers in optimizing retail operations. Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd. 4th Floor, Tower A DLF Building 8 DLF Cyber City, Phase II Gurgaon - 122 002 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 4541111 Fax: +91-124 4541198 www.technopak.com Mr. Arvind K. Singhal, Chairman, arvind.singhal@technopak.com Technopak offers business strategy development, supply chain assessments, performance audits, turnkey solutions, sector opportunity scans, concept development, consumer insights, and partner searches, among other services, in the food and agricultural sphere. Technopak has specific product and commodity expertise in baked goods and confections, beverages (alcoholic and non- alcoholic), fish and marine foods, groceries and staples, fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry products, milk and dairy products, packaged and convenience foods. Clients include Cotton Council International, Honeywell International Inc., Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Pvt. Ltd., Jharkand Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Northwest Venture Capital, Blue Star Limited, K.P.R. Fertilisers Ltd., IEP Fund Advisors Private Limited, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) of the Indian Ministry of Commerce, Turkish Hazelnut Promotion Group (FTG), L E Pritchitt & Co. Ltd., Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), International Finance Cooperation (IFC), The World Bank Group, Reliance ADAG Group, and Gopaljee Dairy Foods Pvt. Ltd. Techpro India (P) Limited FF 303 G, Sushant Shopping Arcade Sushant Lok I Gurgaon - 122 002 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 404-5892 Fax: +91-124 239-6209 Mobile: +91-98 110 6-1516 www.techproindia.in Mr. Amit Sachdev, techpro303@gmail.com Techpro specializes in analysis of the grains and livestock feed industries, and its services include market research and market intelligence, project planning and implementation, feasibility studies, executive search, seminar organization and liaison work, including local representation. Current clients include the U.S. Grains Council. Tecnova India Private Limited. 335, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Gurgaon-122001 Haryana Telephone: +91-124-435-6300 Direct: +91-124-435-6416 Fax: +91-124-430-8207 Mobile: +91-99 1004-0583 www.tecnovaglobal.com Mr. Vineet Arora, Consultant, Business Development, varora@tecnovaglobal.com Tecnova offers product market entry and market research services for the retail industry, as well as support services (including human resources, finance, regulatory, and administrative services). Third Eyesight F-1/3, Hauz Khas Enclave New Delhi – 110 016 Telephone: +91-124 429-3478 Mobile: +91-98 9159-5195 www.thirdeyesight.in Mr. Tarang Gautam Saxena, tarang.saxena@thirdeyesight.in Ms. Sonal Mawar, Sonal.mawar@thirdeyesight.in Third Eyesight is a consultancy devoted to retailing and consumer products, including groceries and quick-service restaurants. Consultations are offered on strategy development, marketing, sourcing and manufacturing, product development, corporate finance, Indian market entry, and human resource management. TNS India 7th & 8th Floor, Block 4-B, DLF Corporate Park DLF City, Phase III, Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road Gurgaon - 122 002 Haryana Telephone: +91-124 448-8877 www.tnsglobal.com Chhavi Bhargava, Executive Director TNS conducts market research, including use of focus groups. Clients include Unilever and PepsiCo. Wealth Tree Partners 6, Mercantile Apartment Above HSBC Bank C.G. Road Opp. Basant Cinema, Chembur Mumbai - 400074 Telephone: +91-22 6523-9090 www.wealthtree.in Mr. S. Venkataraman, Venkat@wealthtree.in Wealth Tree is a one-stop market entry consultancy focused on India. It offers feasibility studies, tax structuring of investments, partner-, distributor- and agent search; B2B meeting arrangement, regulatory approvals, accounting and payroll outsourcing, sales representation, country representation of foreign trade and investment promotion bodies, strategic sourcing, and senior management headhunting. Wealth Tree has offices in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Pune as well as Mumbai.
Posted: 09 July 2012

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