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How to Start A Food Packaging Business?

The food packaging enterprises are rapidly flourishing in the economic market and thus, making its space in the packaging industry.
BY Jaspreet Kaur
Feature Writer, BusinessEx
Nov 20,2018

 The food packaging enterprises are rapidly flourishing in the economic market and thus, making its space in the packaging industry.  

Commencing a business in the food packaging business is deemed profitable. Over the years, the food packaging business has leapfrogged other consumer packaging businesses, which are inclusive in the packaging industry. Owing to which, the food packaging business is gaining popularity among aspiring entrepreneurs. Even, the present generation rather opts for packaged food to cooked food because the latter food type entails time and physical effort. Thus, preference for the packaged food is higher in recent times.  

The EY in a research report states, “The global consumer packaging market is valued at approximately US$400b and an estimated US$500b if industrial end markets are included. The Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) markets comprise approximately 30% of global demand, increasing as their economies further develop. Packaging sales in the emerging markets are expected to continue to show strong growth as both increased consumption and demand for consumer goods drives the need for more sophisticated packaging, due to a growing middle class.”

Considering the statistical data, food packaging business is a small as well as well-off sector. Further, the business does not require expertise and knowledge of the packaging process. So, budding entrepreneurs can seek interest in the domain and explore the market.

The Right Way of Kick-Starting A Food Packaging Business    

Despite the tough competition, the food packaging businesses make its niche and rapidly flourish in the economic market. However, there are a plethora of things that one needs to reflect on while starting a food packaging business. First of all, the entrepreneur-to-be need to ascertain the best quality food in the market and then, proceed further to package and sell it. Following this, the entrepreneur-to-be need to build a business outline which spells out the company’s objectives. To help them out, here is a step by step procedure of starting a food packaging business.

  1.    Creating a Business Outline

To start any sort of business, a business outline is a necessary element. Thus, employing it in the practice is essential for an entrepreneur as functions and objectives of the business can only be introduced and aligned. Before drawing a business outline, the entrepreneur-to-be should choose the food type which the enterprise would deal in. Mostly, the food type which has a huge demand in the physical market should be preferred and thereafter, sell in the packed form. While experimenting with the new or less demanding food type can be risky for the business and not determine the future of the enterprise.  

  1.    Decide a Modus Operandi  

Business operations are essential to run the business. Thus, the entrepreneur should pay a special attention to formulating the cycle of operation. While deciding on the outline, the entrepreneur should look for sources, which can provide a specific food variety in bulk. If the entrepreneur chooses to manufacture food and then sell it, in that case reading trade and retailing magazines would help. The magazines would give apt information that, in turn, helps to make sound decisions.

  1.    Register the Business

Registration is an imminent step which needs to be performed while starting every business. Now, every business has a specific governing body that presides over the industry. For a food packaging business, one needs to register the business under FSSAI. Herein, FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.

When the registration process is finished, the enterprise gets a business entity and license to run the business. After compounding all steps, the last step entails searching a business location.  

Follow the aforementioned steps to kick-start the food packaging business in an effective manner.   

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