Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) includes a wide variety of products that are used on a regular basis including cosmetics, detergents, shaving items, soap, toiletries and non-durable products such as batteries, light bulbs, glassware, household electronics etc.
FMCG industry is one of the fastest growing sector in the country, as the consumer demand for these products has increased tremendously in the past few years.
These companies offer a wide range of products ranging from food to beverages and personal care products to home decor. This post describes about the top 10 FMCG Companies in India.
1. ITC Limited
ITC Limited is one of the top most publicly traded FMCG company of India, which was established in the year 1910 in the name of “Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited”. Later in 1970, its name was changed to “Indian Tobacco Company” which was again renamed in 1974, to what it is known today “ITC Limited”.
ITC Limited is one of the oldest FMCG companies in India and apart from FMCG, the company has diversified its portfolio in various fields like Hotel, Information Technology, Agri-Business, etc.
2. Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
HUL is one of the most popular Indian FMCG company with a very diversified portfolio. HUL came into existence in the year 1956 after the merger between Unilever, United Traders Ltd and Hindustan Vanaspati Mfg. Co. Ltd.
After the merger, the company got the name “Hindustan Lever Limited”, which was renamed to “Hindustan Unilever Limited” in the year 2007. ,
Some of the most popular brands of the the company, include:
- food: Kissan ketchup and jams, Annapurna salt and atta
- beverages: Kissan juices, Bru coffee, Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea
- cleaning agents: Surf Excel, Rin
- personal care products: Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Lakme, Vaseline
3. Nestle India
Nestle India is another leading company and occupies the 3rd position in the list of top 10 best fmcg companies in India. In 1959 Nestle India was incorporated at New Delhi as a subsidiary of Nestle S.A. of Switzerland. They are the key manufacturers of food, dairy, chocolates and coffee products.
Some of their most popular products are:
4. Parle Agro
Parle Agro is the first pure Indian company on our list of top 10 FMCG companies in India. Parle Agro was established in the year 1984, and operates in core business of food items, FMCG and beverages.
Frooti, Hippo, Bailey, Appy Fizz and Dhishoom are some of its well known brands.
5. Britannia Industries
Britannia Industries Limited is among the most trusted brands in India. It is an Indian food-products corporation established in 1892. In 1918 the company was named as The “Britannia Biscuit Company Limited (BBCo)” and later renamed as Britannia Industries Limited in 1979.
6. Marico Limited
Marico Limited offers Health and Beauty products.
Some of its most popular brands are:
- Hair & Care
- SET WET
7. Godrej Industries
The “Godrej Industries” is one of the largest Indian group established in the year1897 by Ardeshir Godrej.
The FMCG products are manufactured by the “Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL)” division of the Godrej Industries. Apart from the FMCG, the company deals in real estate, furniture, industrial engineering, security related products, etc.
The company is involved in the manufacturing of healthcare and hygiene products, which range from oral care to personal care such as toothpaste, shaving creams, soaps, detergents, etc.
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Pvt. Ltd, which was incorporated in the year 1937. It is a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive, an American multinational consumer products company.
9. Procter & Gamble Co.
This American multinational company was established by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 in Cincinnati, USA. P&G’s Indian Division was established in 1964.
Some of the mostpopular brands of the company include:
- personal care products: Vicks, Oral-B, Wella, Gillette
- cleaning agents: Tide, Ariel, Ambipur
Amu is an Indian dairy cooperative unit established in the year 1946 and presently a leading dairy company. AMUL stands for Anand Milk Union Limited and it is one of the largest producer of dairy products in the country.
Amul is known for its best product quality at cheap pricing. Milk, Butter, Ice cream, chocolates, Curd and Ghee are some of the most selling products of the company.