Top FMCG companies in India: What are FMCG shares? FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) means the products that we use daily and continuously in our day to day life such as food items, oils, soaps, shampoos, creams, and other items of daily household use. etc.
FMCG sector is the fourth largest sector in India which is mainly divided into three parts –
Food & Beverages – Its share in FMCG sector is 19%.
Health related products – Its share of health-related items in FMCG sector is about 31%.
Household and personal use items – The share of household and personal use items is around 50%.
In today’s article we will discuss about some of the best FMCG companies in India –
Hindustan Unilever Limited HUL
It is one of the largest and oldest FMCG companies in India. It is a subsidiary of the England-based company Unilever.
Most of the items used in our everyday life are made by this company like soap, toothpaste, oil, detergent etc. This company is so old that in 2021 this company will be 88 years old.
About half the population of the country uses the product of this company. Its major products are Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Fair & Lovely cream, Sunsilk shampoo etc.
ITC (Indian Tobacco Company) is one of the leading companies in India working in different business. ITC was established in 1990 under the name Imperial tobacco company India Limited.
In the beginning or there used to be a cigarette maker but later this company went on to develop its business in different areas like FMCG product, Hotel, Paper board, packaging, Agri business and IT (Information Technology) etc.
Some of the major cigarette products of ITC are Wills Navy cut cigarate, Gold flake king, Gold flake premium light, Gold flake super etc. Apart from cigarettes, ITC’s other major products are Ashirwad Atta, candyman, Bingo, Yippie, John Player, Classmate etc.
Nestle India is a subsidiary of Nestle SA Switzerland. Which is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Nestle India was established in 1956. Nestle India has 8 manufacturing plants and four offices in different cities.
Some of the most popular products of this company are Maggi Nescafe Coffee, KitKat, Munch, Milkybar etc. By 2021 it will be 38 years since Nestle sold its famous product to Maggi.
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Britannia is one of the oldest food manufacturers in the country. It was established in 1892 in Kolkata. Its products are sold in more than 50 lakh stores.
Its products are used in more than half the households of the country. Apart from India, its products are sold in 60 other countries. This company is mainly engaged in biscuits, bakery products, dairy products etc.
Emami is one of the fastest growing FMCG companies in India, this company mostly manufactures products used in health and personal care.
This company was established in 1974 by Mr. RS Agarwal and Mr. RS Goenka. Most of the products of this company are Ayurvedic.
It’s more than 300 Ayurvedic products are available in the market. Some of its most popular products are named – Boroplus, Navratna, Fair and Handsome, Zandu Balm, Mentho Plus Balm, Fast Relief, Kesh King etc.
Its products are sold in more than 60 countries, according to an estimate, about 121 products of Emami are sold every single second. It has a strong network of 3200 distributors through which its products are sold in about 45 lakh outlets.
Dabur India is one of the best FMCG companies in India which are known for their quality.
Dabur was established in 1884 and in 1896 the company set up its first manufacturing plant.
Its name comes as the world’s largest Ayurvedic and Natural healthcare company.
Dabur India has more than 250 herbal and ayurvedic products available in the market. Dabur has divided all its products into 5 different departments.
In which products related to natural healthcare come under a brand called Dabur.
Vatika includes personal care products like Vatika Shampoo.
Hajmola is one of his well-known names for digestive products.
Real is one of their well-known brands for fruit juices and beverages.
The products that come for beauty and skin related needs are popular under the brand name Fem.
Their reach is in more than 100 countries, its products are sold in about 60 lakh shops, their expansion is on the markets of both city and village.
This company was established in 1990. Initially it started its business with coconut and refined edible oil and later it started manufacturing more products.
This company got the most popularity from its two popular brands Saffola and Parachute. 90% of the income of this company comes from these two brands. Coconut oil applied to hair comes under parachute, while refined edible oil comes under Saffola.
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