Omnivore Partners has bought a significant minority stake in Guwahati-based Arohan Foods Pvt. Ltd., the country’s first pork integrator. Omnivore is an early stage VC fund backed by Godrej Agrovet Ltd. Arohan Foods, which was started in 2011, offers packaged pork products including sausages, cocktail sausages and sliced salami in a variety of flavors developed in-house under its flagship brand Choice Pork Natural across the seven states of the Northeast. It works with smallholder pig farmers across the region and plans to enter breeding and contract farming over the next two years.
The founders of Arohan Foods are Anabil Goswami, formerly with Tata Chemicals, Ranapratap Brahma, who used to be at Bank of Baroda, and Arindom Hazarika, who was with Kotak Mahindra Bank. The promoters plan to use the money raised to launch their products in other parts of the country including Mumbai, New Delhi and the South.
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