Flavorful fortunes – Eating is a serious business in India

At the heart of educational institutions, corporate offices, hospitals, and various other institutions across the country are managed cafeterias. The demand for managed cafeterias in India is witnessing remarkable growth, as the market has started to formalize over the last few years. As working professionals, students, and employees seek convenient and nutritious meal options, these […]

90,000 Crore. That’s How Much GMV Festive Season 2023 Can Clock 

Over the years, the remarkable transformation of e-commerce has redefined India’s retail landscape. From its modest inception in 2014 to the upcoming celebration of the 10th anniversary of India’s eTailing festive season, the industry’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.  2023 marks the 10th year of festive e-commerce sales in India.  The Indian eTailing […]

Decoding the Success of Pure-Play Beauty Companies

The Beauty and Personal Care (BPC) market globally is a highly attractive market and is evolving rapidly. As a result, there is scaled influx of brands into the space. With this context, Rohan Agarwal, Partner at Redseer Strategy Consultants, decodes the keys to success for brands in this space. 1. Globally, BPC is the fastest […]

MSMEs’ Impact on India’s E-commerce Surge

India’s digital transformation journey and the rise of its Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are shaping the country’s economic landscape in profound ways. The push towards a paperless economy has increased efficiency and transparency, contributing to economic growth. In this article, we explore how MSMEs, a critical component of India’s economy, are expanding their […]

Beauty Unveiled: Decoding the Success of Pure-Play Beauty Companies

The Beauty and Personal Care (BPC) industry stands as a captivating global sector, marked by its remarkable growth and profitability. Over the past decade, the BPC landscape has witnessed profound shifts in consumer behaviour, with a surge in trend adoption and evolving expectations from products. This transformation, amplified by the influence of social media and […]

MSME Credit Capital Deficit – How much of a difference can Alternate Finance make?

India is a nation of small businesses and home to  over 64 Mn MSMEs that collectively contribute to 30% of the nation’s GDP. While the sector is a crucial component of India’s growth engine, it is also riddled with challenges that inhibit growth. Limited digitization and strained access to capital are two pressing issues that […]

Unlocking Growth: India’s Digital SME Credit Gap and Economic Potential

The “India Digital SME Credit Report 2023,” a collaborative effort between GetVantage and Redseer Strategy Consultants, sheds light on a substantial credit deficit amounting to approximately $220 billion, casting a shadow on the progress of digitized businesses within the country. Despite an injection of $53 billion in the fiscal year 2022 and an estimated $165 […]

eCommerce spending sentiment outlook remains optimistic

As businesses world over are battling recession and bringing their offline operations and revenues back to pre-Covid levels, eCommerce growth appears to have peaked and plateaued. RBI’s consumer confidence index assessment of household sentiment about the current and future economic situation gives a sense check on how consumers plan ahead for future expenses. To complement […]

Spring on the horizon: Funding winter to blow over in 6-12 months

It’s been a frigid period for startups, characterized by tightened investor budgets and a visible slowdown in the fervor that was once the hallmark of the sector. However, beneath the icy exterior, a subtle yet steadfast undercurrent of optimism remains. The belief is that this downturn is just a temporary phase, laying the foundation for […]

Are Indian Tech Startups IPO Ready?

Indian new-age tech companies, characterized by innovation, grew in popularity over the last few years. Their growth was propelled by strong customer love. Moreover, liquidity was amenable to their growth plans. This helped a few new-age companies to go public. In 2022, with the macroeconomic conditions tightening across the globe, the new-age stocks were scrutinized […]

From Aisle Strolling to One-Click Buying: Unravelling eGrocery Boom 

Until the end of the last decade, eGrocery was still a category with minimal growth. Then the pandemic thrust the service to the forefront of people’s needs as social distancing norms made it hard to shop groceries offline. In the wake, quick commerce also gained prominence as platforms offered reliable service and buyers preferred the […]

Unlocking the Value in Indian eCommerce 

In a diverse and vibrant country like India, consumer behavior varies greatly, and understanding the distinct archetypes of consumers is vital for businesses aiming to capture this vast market. With their prudent spending habits and pursuit of value-driven products, the’ Mass’ consumers are a dominant force. In this article, we delve into the characteristics and […]

Unlocking value in Indian eCommerce: Catering to the ‘Mass’ Consumer

Are you curious to discover the untapped potential of a dynamic consumer segment that’s shaping the Indian retail and eCommerce landscape? Brace yourself for a captivating journey through our groundbreaking report! The world of mass consumers, is a burgeoning force that’s set to revolutionize eCommerce growth in India. With annual incomes ranging from INR 2.5 […]

Unicorns at a Crossroads: The Battle for Profitability in Indian Startup Space  

In the heart of India’s bustling startup ecosystem, a remarkable transformation is unfolding over last one year. As the world navigates the aftermath of a pandemic and economic fluctuations, the Indian startup ecosystem is making a hard pivot from growth to profitability. Startups and their investors are adapting, redefining priorities, and embracing new business models […]

Shark Tank India: A Win-Win for Startups and Investors    

Shark Tank has been a successful business reality series and has managed to capture the imagination of followers across class and ages. While the show is entertainment for most of the viewers, for budding entrepreneurs, it’s a master class in pitching and business negotiation. For the investors and startup owners on the show, it’s an […]

Fantasy Cricket Fever Takes Over IPL 2023 with Record Revenue      

Millions of fans follow IPL, the most awaited sporting event in the country. While the quality time spent in the evenings with friends and family watching their favorite teams play keeps most engaged, others are glued to their screens for a chance to add to the excitement and win big. To the average enthusiast, fantasy […]

Influence Marketplace – A silver bullet for influencer marketing success     

Internet and Smartphone use in India has witnessed a phenomenal proliferation in the last few years to reach 780 Mn users nationwide. Consuming and creating content has always been challenging for the masses opening up new marketing avenues for brands and internet platforms. In the wake of all the User Generated Content – UGC, a […]

The future of online payments: BNPL, UPI, Embedded Finance & more    

Recent trends in the online payments ecosystem have brought much change to how consumers carry out their day-to-day transactions. From UPI and digital wallets to BNPL, online payments have come a long way to make life easier for both, consumers and businesses. In response to increasing users, fintech companies are also gearing up to meet […]

Evolving eB2B Landscape in India: Multicategory – The Winning Model 

India’s ~USD 950 Bn retail market is largely unorganized, with general trade driving ~83% of the overall market. The share of general trade is even higher in the grocery market driving >90% of the market. The general trade market in India is highly fragmented and chaotic, wherein retailers face multiple challenges while procuring from traditional […]

How Can Traditional Brands Adapt to the Rise of Online Retail?

In the last few years, we have seen many Digital Native Brands (DNBs), created and scaled online, are doing very well. Brands such as Xiaomi, Boat and Mamaearth, well-adapted to the online ecosystem, have ridden the explosive growth in eCommerce to become household names. As online sales increase across categories, so will the power and […]

The Future of India’s Digital Payment

According to a report released by Redseer Strategy Consultants in collaboration with Plural by Pine Labs, it is projected that 85% of businesses in India will be digitally enabled by FY26. This means that a large majority of businesses in India will have embraced digital technologies and processes for their operations. This digital transformation is […]

IPL x Food delivery: Not a metro phenomena anymore 

Food and beverages have always been central to sports entertainment, be it at-home or stadium viewing experience. During the growth phase of the online food delivery (OFD) business from 2017 to 2020, OFD players experienced heightened sales on IPL game days. Orders often flew off the restaurant shelves during the matches as friends and families […]

Indonesia – A White Space for Indian D2C Brands 

Recently, we witnessed the remarkable success of D2C brands in India, as evidenced by their top rankings on Redseer’s Digital Disruptor list. Among the featured categories, electronics and appliances was one where we saw some good brands stealing the show. In Indonesia, this category is captivating a significant share of the e-commerce market, amounting to […]

Indian E-tailing Saga: Slow Pace, Steady Stride 

Indian e-tailing industry has gradually slowed post-pandemic but continues to perform better than overall retail consumption. While the greater maturity of current users has propelled eCommerce growth, macroeconomic factors have kept the overall consumption growth tepid in the last few quarters. Continued internet proliferation, efforts by e-commerce platforms to boost the shopping experience, and omnichannel […]

ECCI – A pulse check on future eCommerce trends  

Over the last three years markets around the world have been shaken by a few disruptive events, starting with the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns and social distancing boosted the growth of eCommerce, however, the economic headwinds have put a dent in the overall consumer confidence. With the increasing maturity of eCommerce, we believe the time is […]

Virtual Gifting: Fueling User Engagement and Monetisation 

Generating and maintaining user engagement is at the crux of the digital economy. With the advent of high-speed internet across the country, it is now possible for influencers and brands to connect with their audience in real-time on live streams. Influencers who go live are more accessible to followers and create a sense of urgency […]

Transition Care Centres – Transforming Recovery Profitably 

Transition care centres are a relatively new entrant in the physical rehab space India. The facilities bridge the gap between tertiary care hospitals and the home of patients to help ease their transition and recovery. Restorative care is a ~ $5 Bn industry which is currently driven by hospitals that are not designed for recovery. Rehab […]

Regional Music Streaming- Hitting The Right Notes

Going vernacular is the new music buzz in town and with the recent win of Natu Natu’s song at the Golden Globe Award and Oscar, the trend is just getting started. India has had a long history of audio content consumption in the form of radio and mass media channels that played non-stop music. With […]

Middle East – A silver lining amid global slowdowns

The MENA region has been a beacon of hope amidst the challenging global investment climate. Despite the economic downturn, MENA has seen a surge of positive investor interest, growing north of 20% in terms of funding. This growth is fueled by the emergence of sectors like FinTech and SaaS, as well as the innovative startups […]

IPL 2023 Set to Draw Record Growth for Fantasy Games 

The Indian Premiere League has a massive following which has grown every year since its inception in 2008. While it was mostly television entertainment for the majority of the audience, newer avenues of engagement since the proliferation of the internet, such as OTT platforms and fantasy leagues, are driving the growth in the IPL economy. […]

IPL Economy 2023

India is a cricket-crazy country celebrating or sobbing together with unmatched passion as their team scores or sinks. IPL 2023 is constantly keeping the nation on its toes, with 10 teams competing for the coveted trophy. The cash-rich league has nearly all top global players playing this season.   While the live game in the stadiums […]

The Top 25 Digital Disruptors Ranking is Out!  

The world of consumer brands is undergoing a significant shift as online retail grows in popularity every day. While the ‘Digital First’ brands built and scaled their businesses online, traditional brands are playing catch-up. Together they constitute an assortment of digital brands serving the online retail market. We conducted extensive research and analysis of over […]

Digital Disruptors 2022

The world of consumer brands has undergone a significant transformation as online retail has grown in popularity and importance. Consumers continue to increasingly search, discover and buy products online. eCommerce is also creating opportunities for new brands to be built and existing brands to market themselves on horizontal platforms and their own websites. There is […]

Decoding the Exceptional Trend of eGrocery in Developing Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic was a strong catalyst for the exponential growth of online groceries across the developing world. Initially driven by a response to the lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, the market has since evolved to cater to consumer habits, convenience and local drivers. As a result, various business models have emerged successfully to occupy […]

MSMEs: Igniting a New Era of Indian eCommerce Prosperity

The Indian economy is undergoing rapid formalization and growth, projected to reach USD 4.9 trillion by 2027, driven by a favorable regulatory environment, infrastructure investment, and digitalization efforts. This transition is evident in the rising share of the formal economy, which increased from 48% in 2017 to 60% in 2023, with an expected further increase […]

Rise of India’s Hardcore Gamers

Gaming has steadily grown in popularity ever since owning smartphones became the norm for the masses. In recent years India’s gaming market witnessed a surge in growth catalyzed by the pandemic and the advent of live-streaming platforms. A category of ‘hardcore’ gamers has emerged since, who spend a significant time gaming and streaming their gameplay […]

Indian shortform apps – on the cusp of monetization

Indian shortform apps are catching up to global players in popularity and usage. In recent years, several homegrown short-form video platforms such as Moj, Josh, and Chingari have gained popularity in the country’s growing creator ecosystem, with global players such as YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels only broadening the growth of the ecosystem. Moreover, with […]

Tapping into the $430Bn TAM of Southeast Asia: Opportunities for Indian Startups

Indian startups looking to expand overseas should consider Southeast Asia, an attractive geography with tremendous growth potential. According to the Redseer SEA report, the region’s economy has been on a stellar growth trajectory, reaching an impressive USD3.2tn in 2021. What’s more, the population of over 650 million and 70 million SMEs in Southeast Asia are […]

Slowing Consumer Demand: A Double Whammy to Startups in a Funding Winter

The market disruption by the COVID-19 pandemic created phases of growth and slowdowns for startups. As a result, most businesses experienced a net growth that spanned two pandemic waves. However, in CY-2022, global inflationary pressures severely impacted consumer demand. The revenue increase was driven by higher prices, as volumes remained low across the urban and […]

Curbing Farm Productivity Woes

Last November, a farmer’s unfortunate story captured headlines and created a buzz on social media. A rural man who had travelled 415 kilometers to Bengaluru was forced to sell two quintals of onions for a profit of INR 8.36 after a sudden price crash. The agriculture sector in India is characterized by inefficiencies at every […]

Navigating the Challenging $10-100 Mn Revenue Journey

During the first week of January 2023, the media outlets were abuzz with our finding about startup scaling almost 4x faster currently compared to a couple of decades ago. That is, while startups incorporated in the year 2000 took 18 years to reach US$ 100 million revenue, the ones founded in 2017 took 4-5 years. […]

India’s AgriTech Landscape – A Perspective Report

The importance of agriculture in the Indian economy cannot be over-emphasised. An estimated 58% of India’s population depends on agriculture as the primary livelihood source. Furthermore, agriculture contributes 17% to the national GDP, supporting the sector’s continued resilience. Indian agriculture is also 6.4% of the world’s total economic production.  To meet the growing demand for […]

India’s Roadmap to 80% Electrification of Two-Wheelers by 2030

Electrification of vehicles in India is still at a nascent stage compared to countries such as Norway and China. While the four-wheeler electrification has been slow, the spotlight of the consumer EV revolution in the country is on two-wheelers (2W) at the moment. Ownership cost savings of electric 2W ranging from 20-70% over petrol 2Ws […]

Two-Wheelers Electric Vehicles Outlook in India | Report

It is unsurprising that the world is slowly but steadily encouraging a green planet amid heightened concern over climate change and pollution. Working along the same lines, governments all over the world are pushing the Electric Vehicles industry through subsidies and regulations. Further, consumers demand low-emission commuting instead of fossil fuel-driven vehicles, which endangers our […]

Influencer Marketing: A Solution to Optimize Digital Ad Spends

Over the last decade, advertising in India experienced significant disruption, with structural changes happening from both the demand and supply sides. Catalyzed by the proliferation of high-speed internet and an explosion in the number of smartphone users, ad spending saw a substantial shift towards digital media channels. However, with increased focus on advertising ROI and […]

Decoding India’s Rehab Tech

Rehabilitation is a concept widely discussed and adopted globally. This is by no means unexpected since over 15% of the world population live with a form of disability, and around 2.41 billion life with conditions that impact their functions in daily life and would benefit from rehabilitation services. Many of these needs call for rehabilitation […]

Five content marketing tips every consultant must know! 

We live in a digital age where we simply can’t rely on word-of-mouth referrals and traditional marketing methods to stay competitive. And that’s when content marketing comes into play. As a consultant, your expertise and knowledge are valuable assets that can help you attract new clients and grow your business. But with so much content […]

Unlocking the Digital Potential of Traditional Brands

Created and scaled online, Digital Native Brands (DNBs) have been trending over the last few years. Brands such as Xiaomi, Boat and Mamaearth, well-adapted to the online ecosystem, have ridden the explosive growth in eCommerce to become household names. As online sales increase across categories, so will the power and share of digital brands. How […]

Rehab Tech: Improving Quality of Life

India’s healthcare sector is tremendously diverse, with potential in every segment, including providers, payers, and medical technology. As one of the leading medical destinations in the post-pandemic times, India has emphasized making the healthcare sector digital and tech friendly. Along the same lines, rehabilitation technology has emerged as one of the promising sectors to ensure […]

Digital Advertising in India and disruptive trends

The advertising industry has found new, unique and effective ways to communicate to the target audience through digital mediums. This mode of communication geared up following the COVID pandemic. Further, a surge in the usage of smartphones and internet services has opened many doors for digital advertising. As per our data, digital ad spending in […]

700 Mn+ Indian Digital Consumer Funnel

Do you know that the internet was introduced in India in 1986 and was available only to the educational and research community? Our recent study shows that by 2030, India’s internet consumer base will surpass a landmark figure of 1 billion. India has come a long way in its journey to becoming the second largest […]

8 Tips to Master Time Management

As a management consultant, you are constantly juggling multiple projects, deadlines, and clients. Effective time management is crucial to your success, as it helps you prioritize your work, stay focused, and deliver high-quality results on time. In this article, we’ll explore some practical time management tips and tricks that can help you stay on top […]

Looking Back at India’s Internet Economy in 2022

Early 2022 benefited greatly from the COVID-induced growth on the user and innovation front. Post-pandemic times have led to the tremendous growth of both B2B and B2C online marketplace platforms and transformed online shopping from a nice-to-have to a must-have worldwide. Here’s looking back at the market development and the recent research to see what […]

Five top-rated books on consulting

The role of a consultant is demanding and challenging role. It exposes you to a wide range of human beings and various work situations. This requires a certain level of emotional maturity and mental clarity. To succeed, you must have a good breadth of knowledge and significant skills in communication and critical thinking.   In […]

Inside Story of 40,000 Crore Festive Season 2022

Diwali is an occasion when growth, prosperity and togetherness are celebrated across the world. This celebration comes with people exchanging gifts and sweets and the elderly blessing the younger ones with the joy of success. And when it comes to business, consumers’ happiness and appreciation are a true blessing. Well, thanks to the dynamic continuous […]

5 essential tools every consult should know

 Whether you are a fresher or are already an experienced business consultant, you recognize that you have to be on the cutting edge when it comes to the advice you offer your clients. And being able to deliver perfectly customized advice to businesses requires meticulous organization.    ‌So, let’s look at some tool types that help […]

Digital First Players Revolutionizing The Manufacturing Space

Revolutionizing the supply chain from manufacturing to end users, digital-first players (tech-led) are bringing a slew of new and exciting propositions to the table. There is no denying that the supply value chain can be chock-full of complexities, often involving multiple processes. But it seems that new-age players, powered by technology, are here to save […]

Demystifying Kirana eCommerce in India

India’s fragmented retail market of over 13 million General Trade (GT) stores or the local kirana stores will continue to drive retail for the next decade. The eB2B market stood at $5 Bn in 2021 and could touch $100 billion GMV by 2030. Although India’s general trade is vast, it is plagued by several challenges, […]

Why Automotive Aftermarket Consumers Are Embracing Digitisation

I had an Aha! moment recently, when my car broke down in the middle of a busy Bengaluru road! Luckily, some good Samaritans came to the rescue and with their help, my driver pushed the car toa safe place. Meanwhile, I called for roadside assistance and then hopped into a cab. But this gotme thinking. […]

2 Pills to Make eHealth Profitable

‘Health is wealth’. This age-old saying is no longer a cliche. The pandemic has compelled all of us to prioritise health over other aspects of our lives. I have myself been spending at least an hour a day hitting the gym, meditating or making a healthy diet plan. Kudos to technology for making this routine […]

eB2B: A $100 Bn Opportunity and The Face of Future Retail

Undoubtedly, India’s eCommerce landscape is one of the fastest growing in the world. But within this sector, there is a more nascent, unexplored segment of the online marketplace that carries huge profitability potential: we’re talking about the eB2B space. Lets take a deep dive into India’s eB2B segment and the potential that lies ahead. 1. […]

The Biggest GMV Churner of E-Tailing industry

Festive sales are a concept that has run across geographies, where China and US have gone mainstream with massive sales events like the Single’s Day Sale and Black Friday Sale respectively. Back home, festive season is in full swing, and so are the sales. Here are some interesting trends and projections for the upcoming festive […]

The Future of Preventive Healthcare in India

Though the demand for preventive healthcare has soared since the pandemic and startups in the space are striving to ride this tailwind, it is still largely an untapped market. The opportunities are huge for businesses. The report delves into the entire landscape and shares pointers on how to cash in on the opportunities by tapping into emerging technologies.

What’s The Next Domino’s for Indians?

In our previous food services newsletter, we had focused on the organised food services market and different brands that were likely to emerge. This takes us to the next set of relevant questions around the evolution of the market landscape. For instance, how big can the existing brands get? Is it a winner-takes-all market? Which […]

Shared Mobility in the Post-Pandemic World

Owing to the inadequacy of the public transport infrastructure, and the demand-supply gap, the shared mobility seems to be on a great ride of its own, poised to experience 5X growth in a few years.

SEA Fintech Report

Robust economic growth and digitally engaged consumer creates massive opportunity to drive innovation in Fintech adoption