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How to start a Fruit Juice Business in India

Fruit Juice Business

From the last few decades, Juice business is slowly and steadily entering the market. In fact, they had made a good place in the Indian market and are also evolving strongly on a national scale. The consciousness of the people regarding their health in some way given a boost to the fruit juice market across the country. Hence, it is the right time to start a Fruit Juice Business in India.

Market Structure of Fruit Juice Business in India

Fruit Juice Business

In accordance, to the market scenario in 2012, this industry was generating revenue of around USD 3.5 billion and it is estimated that it will be going to reach around USD 21.14 billion by 2018. By figuring out the growth of Juice Industry in India now, many international juice brands are willing to invest in the market. This industry is also providing a great opportunity for the small businessman who is looking to invest low and earn high returns by providing an option for franchise aspirants.

A higher amount of capital is not required for initiating this business. Investment in capital equipment and raw material depends upon the scale of business.

Fruit Juice Business Models

Fruit Juice Business

This business can be initiated in two different ways as described below:

  1. Establishing a fresh fruit juice shop: The applicant can also set up his fruit juice business by establishing a fresh fruit juice shop. It requires minimum capital investment. In the course of generating more revenue, the applicant can also combine it with some snacks and food items. Its success is solely depending on the location of the juice shop.
  2. Establishing a Pre-Packaged Juice Business: Nowadays, the concept of traditional unorganized fruit juice shops in India has been replaced by the trend of Bottled or pre-packaged fruit juices. Moreover, development in food processing technology, cold chains, and packing methodologies has created an atmosphere through which fresh fruit juice can be manufactured, transported and distributed over wide geography while remaining fresh. This has led to the creation of various businesses that are highly scalable.

Instead of running towards the fast-food culture, it is the best way to make yourself habitual of fruit juice as it is full of vitamins, electrolytes, and good sugars. It is basically in a form that’s readily bio-available.

How to start Fruit Juice Business: Necessary Steps and Procedure

  • The first and foremost step is to make a sound decision whether the applicant wants to own its own shop or going to hire on rent.
  • Minimum three persons are required in the initial set up of this business. Later, it can be expanded as per the demand of the business.
  • A stock of fresh fruits, vegetables, some dry fruits, strawberries are required as raw material
  • Applicant need to take the decision regarding the purchasing of Equipment and Utensils
  • The applicant needs to pay the fssai registration fee in case of packed juice.

Required Licenses and permission to start Fruit Juice Business

Fruit Juice

The following Licenses and Permissions are required in setting up this process:

  • Business Registration: It is one of the first steps to establishing a business. It should be set up under an artificial legal entity like a company or LLP.
  • Trademark Registration: In order to save us from the conflict of copying the brand name and logo. It is mandatory for the applicant to get them registered under the trademark department.
  • FSSAI License: As per law it is mandatory for every food business to get registered or take a license from the FSSAI department. Whether to take FSSAI registration or FSSAI License it will depend upon the type and scale of the fruit juice business. Bottled juices are testing for the purpose of safety in Consumption and various other parameters.
  • GST Registration: After the implementation of GST, it is mandatory for every business carrying out a taxable supply of goods or services and whose turnover exceeds the threshold limit to require GST Registration and obtain GST number.
  • PF Registration: If there are more than 20 employees in the company or manufacturing unit, then it is obligatory upon the unit management to obtain EPF registration.
  • ESI Registration: It is mandatory in India for all Businesses that employ 10 or more employees to obtain Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) registration.
  • Business License: Applicant is required to obtain the Non-objection certificate from the local department.
  • Shop and Establishment License: It is mandatory in the unorganized sector of employment, to register its shops under Shops and Establishment Act[1], enacted by every state in India in order to regulate the condition of work and to provide for regulations of the employers and rights of the employee.


After figuring out the increasing trend and growth of juice industry a lot of people are interested in investing in this business. Initially, it requires less capital also. Hence, it is the right time to start this business.

Enterslice a legal technology company will be glad in sharing its expertise in guiding and complying all legal compliances required in this business.

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Narendra Kumar

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