LOTS Wholesale Solutions, a 100% subsidiary of Siam Makro, today addressed more than 1,500 farmers at the ‘Opportunities in Food Processing Sector’ workshop facilitated by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) in Bhatinda. The focus of this workshop was to provide a platform for farmers to interact with industry leaders to get their insights on procurement models and practices for backward integration.
Farmers interacted with LOTS Wholesale Solutions team and learnt about the company’s legacy of having worked with local farmers in Thailand. Guided by the concept of ‘Local Love’, the team reiterated its commitment to sourcing fresh produce from local farming community, share know-how on packing and storage so that farmers can reduce wastage and boost income. The company also has plans to further support the community by opening cold storage chains as well as distribution centres that would feed its stores in northern India.
Talking about the workshop, Mr. Tanit Chearavanont, Managing Director, LOTS Wholesale Solutions said, ‘In CP Group, CP stands for Charoen Pokphand which literally means “prosperity in agriculture” and this is our clear motto. In Thailand, our parent company Siam Makro has been able to create several success stories by working with small and medium farmers. Today some of them are even international exporters of fresh produce. In India too, we would like to nurture such success stories. I am confident that together with MOFPI and farming communities across the country we will achieve this.”