Talking about the US cranberry industry and expansion plans in India, Alyson Segawa, Manager, International Marketing Accounts at Bryant Christie, Inc., said: “The Indian market offers enormous potential for US cranberries and is being considered one of the most important export markets for the United States. This seminar is our initiative to raise positive awareness of US cranberries among trade.”
Sharing the Indian perspective, Keith Sunderlal, senior consultant at The SCS Group and CMC’s representative in India, stated: “The increase in demand of US cranberries among the Indian consumers is testimony to the super fruit’s growing popularity. Through our multipronged awareness drive, we aim to take its unique flavor and health benefits across the nation.”
Combined, the seminars saw participation from nearly 200 established decision makers from the food and nutrition industries, key opinion makers from the ingredients industry, and culinary experts. The highlight of the event was an insightful session on US cranberry history, industry and applications by CMC’s Communications & Marketing Specialist, Karen Cahill. The program included discussions, presentations and a cooking demonstration of Indian and fusion recipes with US cranberry as the main ingredient.