FieldFresh Foods: Strategic Entrepreneurship with Del Monte in India
Yogesh Bellani was the chief executive officer of FieldFresh Foods Private Limited (FieldFresh), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific Limited. Bellani, with his entrepreneurial mindset, had successfully led FieldFresh in establishing the Del Monte brand in India. A great deal of that success was attributable to Bellani's ability to capitalize on business-to-business sales. FieldFresh had pivoted to a business-to-consumer (B2C) sales model, but issues that arose in fiscal year 2019-20 and were expected to be more pronounced in 2020-2021 indicated that an even greater emphasis on B2C sales was needed. The pivot to B2C would be crucial to unlocking the equity FieldFresh had built with the Del Monte brand and would enable the brand to take a leadership position in key categories, but was this the right time to make that change? Deepak Pandit is affiliated with BML Munjal University. Shalini Rahul Tiwari is affiliated with Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad.