About Us

F1rst is a business research and consulting firm offering its services to the food and beverage (F&B) ingredients space in the Indian sub-continent since 2010. F1rst brings to bear its knowledge and experience gained from in-depth and focused interactions with the food industry. This enables us to identify growth opportunities, pain-points for the food and ingredient industry, answer confidential questions that are often posed to us, answers that the ingredient industry uses to formulate their strategy. In tandem, with its Geneva-based business associate, Giract, F1rst brings a global perspective to understanding the local food industry. 

F1rst's unique strengths include technical expertise of its team and a major database in food, drink and fine chemicals sectors, experienced in-house consultants that provide strategic interpretations of your questions. 

F1rst provides a wide range of customised market research services and innovation outreach platforms that help understand the food ingredients market in India and its neighbouring countries. Our clients include almost all the major food ingredients players within the food ingredients and additives industry along with some leading food and beverage companies. Our high-class science-based and commercially experienced team is positioned to deliver the best strategic and operational advice to our clients.




Incorporated in 2010 F1rst now serves over 250-long-term contract customers. In 2020, F1rst undertook a slight restructuring to allow focus on core competencies. Moving forward, F1rst is now blending technical services for the food sector into its portfolio thereby strengthening focus and making itself an apt partner for companies in this space



F1rst is a business associate of Giract, Switzerland. GIRACT specialises in business research and consultancy with a clear focus on additives and food ingredients. Its fields of activity also include fine chemicals / pharmaceuticals, and associated technologies from biotechnology, packaging, medical engineering to waste recycling.



The FarmF1rst and F1rstData Platforms are F1rst's ventures. The platforms allow the Agri-Retail Industry to take a new approach by using modern technologies such as AI, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, big data analytics, IoT, and other methods.

Our Vision and Mission

At F1rst, it is our vision to build a high-growth and high-value framework for the Indian food industry backed by our knowledge-base and ever-expanding network. For all of us at F1rst, our Client comes First!

Satisfied Clients across the globe

№1 Company in Ingredients Market Research

800+ Global Customers

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Badrinath Raghavendran


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Kaushik Shankar

Director - Research

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Vignesh Raja

Director - Operations


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New No: 1575, Trichy Road, (Landmark: Adjacent to Indian Overseas Bank), Coimbatore, 641018
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