iD Fresh Food, the fresh food company, is working to expand its workforce in India and abroad. It hopes to ensure more gender diversity across its operations — including manufacturing, which is otherwise considered to be a male-dominated area — and create opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds. As part of this endeavour, it is gearing up to roll out an exclusive iD Women Network.
Having launched operations in 2005 from a kitchen in Bengaluru, the Company has now grown its workforce to 1,500, spread across over 45 markets.
In early 2021, iD Fresh had decided to invest Rs 100 crore to set up new production plants in India and abroad, including the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the US. The Company saw a 24 per cent y-o-y growth in the last financial year, following which it expanded its team by 150 employees across functions, amidst the pandemic.
Despite the challenges the pandemic brought in its wake, the Company has shown amazing resilience and been able to perform well. While hiring, it now wishes to offer employment opportunities to those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic and those who wish to return to the active workforce post a career break.
With its exclusive Women Network, iD plans to foster a culture of learning and development focussed on women. It hopes to be able to contribute to their professional growth, by offering them equal opportunities to progress and develop into leaders.