Success Case Study: Licious Meat and Seafood

Success Case Study: Licious Meat and Seafood


Licious, a start-up that primarily sells meat and seafood products, has witnessed a 300% rise in revenues, and six-fold growth in daily orders, in the four years since its inception. In 2015, Licious, a start-up based in Bengaluru, India, commenced online sales of products such as fresh and processed meat and fish, meat-based and fish-based pickles, soups, and spreads. The company aimed to develop a branded fresh chilled meat, fish, and seafood product in the Indian market, where these products are largely commoditized and sold through open markets and traditional butchers and fishmongers.


  • Licious capitalized on the rising consumption of meat, fish, and seafood in India, despite the country being known for its very large base of vegetarians.
  • Adopting a farm-to-fork strategy, Licious maintains tight control over quality in its integrated supply chain, which appeals to a growing number of consumers who are willing to pay more for better-quality food and drink.
  • The convenience provided by Licious’ online retail model suits time-poor younger urban consumers, who often have to contend with unpleasant experiences when shopping for meat and seafood in wet markets or traditional butchers and fishmongers.
  • Food tech start-ups using product-first and customer-focused strategies backed by an advanced technological backbone can scale up their customer following faster and monetize strong consumer loyalty and word-of-mouth publicity.
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