Today, the path-breaking spirit of Mr.B. M. Seth and Mrs. Chand Seth has brought immense popularity to Tops all over India, and in as many as 25 countries around the world. Changing lifestyles support demand for convenience foods. A simple statement, but as we steadily march on the path towards development, it holds so true. The trend towards smaller households, higher women participation in the workforce, and also an increasing number of bachelors and one-parent households, are contributing to an erosion of traditional patterns of eating. Food companies are coming up with new products that require little time but still evoke the aura of home cooking.
Therefore, the trend towards the sale of complete meals to be consumed at home is becoming increasingly evident, meeting consumer demands for convenience.
Luckily for us, agricultural production and food processing account for 30 percent of India's GDP and employ more than 70 per cent of its workforce. India is the second largest producer of fruits in the world after Brazil. In vegetables, India's production is exceeded only by that of China. Exploitation of this potential can bring about an era of prosperity, with the right mix of employment generation and profits. In this scenario, "The food processing industry will be one of the hinges of the Indian economy".