RK Foodland History

OUR HISTORY

Delivering Customer Service Excellence Over 50 Years.


The adaptability to adjust to continuous changing situations and also consistent improvement of our system, our people and our client connections implies we never stop. One thing that will never change is our main goal - 'Customer Satisfaction'.

  • 2006 - 2016 : AN SCM LEADER.

    Development of Integrated Supply Chain Begins
    RK Foodland decides strategically, to focus its resources and experience to develop integrated Supply Chain Management (SCM) Solutions. Consequently, it exits its wholesale trading, distribution, and other allied activities.

    RK Foodland begins to manage the warehouse and fleets by itself.
    RK Foodland with its vast experience and track record, decides to self-manage its Warehouse and Fleet, to get better control over both its operations and people.

    Implementation of Advanced Technology.
    RK Foodland continues to invest in technology and developed a proprietary technology tool which enables decentralized, derisked, demystified, and deskilled solutions for supporting various functions, processes, and systems at the unit level. RK Foodland has also implemented SAP and received the 'Best Implementation Award' for it.

  • 1996 - 2006 : RELENTLESS GROWTH.

    A new world class Distribution Centre.
    RK Foodland sets up first of its kind World-Class Integrated Multi-Temperature Distribution Centre, and Processing Facility in Kalamboli, Mumbai, India. This facility services hotels, restaurants, cafes, QSRs, institutional food service, retailers, importers, exporters, agricultural producers, FMCG companies, pharmaceutical companies and does value-add processing of meat, fish, poultry, deli and produce.

    Pepsi select RFPL for distribution & logistics contract services.
    Pepsi awards distribution and logistics contract to RFPL to manage 6 DCs pan-India. RFPL currently throughputs 68 Million cases per annum, with street-value of INR 2300 crores per annum.

    Distribution Centre Management & Transport Management for Bharti Walmart.
    Bharti Walmart Awards Distribution Centre Management and Transport management for the first DC located at Banur admeasuring 80,000 Sq ft. and 6000 SKUs servicing 59 retail stores.

  • 1986 - 1996 : COLLABORATION WITH GLOBAL & SECTOR LEADERS.

    Establishment of our first Western-Style Supermarket.
    RK Group sets up Radhakrishna Foodland Pvt. Ltd. (RFPL) to launch the first western style supermarket in the prestigious suburbs of Mumbai under the name of 'Foodland'. Simultaneously RFPL sets up a wholesale distribution centre to cater to the food service business in Mumbai.

    Joint Venture to extend its geographical reach.
    RKHS teams up with Eurest, an Accor SA group company, in a Joint Venture to extend its geographical reach and to serve its clients in the food service and hospitality business. This includes hospitals, schools, colleges, venues, business and industry.

    Journey with Compass Group.
    Accor SA divests its food service arm – Eurest, to Compass Group Plc in 1996. RKHS teams up with Compass to continue its journey.

    McDonald's select RFPL for distribution and logistics services.
    RFPL is awarded the distribution and logistics contract for McDonald’s in India. Currently manages Distribution and Logistics for its 200+ restaurants across India.

  • 1976 - 1986 : EMERGENCE OF A LEADER.

    Delivering to more than 100 ships.
    Radhakrishna further strengthened its position in specific segments and became the leading Ship chandler in India and at peak, delivered to 100+ ships – a feat still unmatched in India.

    Extending the experience and expertise.
    RK Group extends its experience and expertise to managing turnkey food service and hospitality services to oil & gas, remote construction sites, defence installations, maritime, vessels, in India and worldwide.

    Contract from Hitachi Engineering & Construction.
    RK Group secures the prestigious contract from Hitachi Engineering & Construction, Japan to serve authentic Japanese meals to 350+ Japanese personnel in offshore Mumbai High.

    Emergence of a new entity.
    A new entity to manage the services is incorporated viz Radhakrishna Hospitality Services (RKHS). RKHS became the leader in remote site support services in India and the region.

  • 1966 - 1976 : SUPPLY CHAIN & WAREHOUSING PIONEER.

    Company marks its first step.
    Radhakrishna & Company was established by Mr. Radhakrishna Shete in the Marine Catering and Ship Chandling business. It focused on consolidating multiple product categories (46 product categories) of food, non-food, ambient and temperature controlled products (3500 SKUs) and supplying these to merchant ships.