Bennet & Bernard Group enters retail segment, launches world food store 'Black Vanilla Gourmet' in Goa
By Retail4Growth Team | October 29, 2020
Spread over 1000 sq ft, Black Vanilla Gourmet is set to provide a unique experience with its eclectic range and would cater to a target audience that has a penchant for experimental food.
Bennet & Bernard Group, luxury home builders and passionate restaurateurs, have now forayed into retail segment with the launch of Goa’s first gourmet store, ‘Black Vanilla Gourmet. This new world store, in the plush neighbourhood of Panaji, will provide a taste of exclusively imported food products from over 40 countries.
Spread over 1000 sq ft, Black Vanilla Gourmet is set to provide a unique experience with its eclectic range and would cater to a target audience that has a penchant for experimental food. The store is a gastronomical delight to every gourmand’s love for global cuisine on one platter with some delightful imported seafood and meats from across the world.
Speaking on the launch of this unique store, Lincoln Bennet Rodrigues, Founder and Chairman, Bennet & Bernard Group, said, “The idea behind the launch of this new store is to provide the very best gourmet products to discerning consumers. As founders of leading food chains in Goa and being passionate foodies ourselves, we believe that everyone deserves access to good produce and quality ingredients. It was a simple premise that gave birth to Black Vanilla Gourmet, but just as food has evolved from being a necessity to a global phenomenon, so has our commitment to food. This new premium lifestyle food destination will target the well-traveled urban Indians and expat population in Goa, who have a penchant for global cuisine. We expect that in time our store will become a single sourcing point for individuals, gourmands, and food enthusiasts who are looking to satisfy their palate with the most satiating options.”
Lindsay Bernard Rodrigues, Co-Founder and Director, Bennet & Bernard Group, stated, “The eating habits of Indian consumers have been evolving, from traditional foods to global food flavours. Hence there is no disputing the fact that India is now an attractive market for gourmet and international food products thanks to the constellation of various forces. Once a hub for expatriates to shop for such ingredients for dishes, the market now attracts a large number of Indians hunting for such world-class products and much more. We are also witnessing increasing quality and ingredient consciousness, which is spurring customers to demand better and more. A large base of consumers now has more sophisticated palates, make higher nutritional demands, have the ability to afford premium products, and the desire to enjoy them on a regular basis. Consumer receptivity to gourmet products has touched off in a big way also because of the dynamic growth of the natural and health food industry and its cross-fertilization with the gourmet food industry. Going forward, we will look at opening more stores in Goa and other metropolitan cities.”