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Parle To Open Bakery Retail Shop s - Parle Shoppe

Drawn  by  ever increasing rush by investors , businessmen and vc  . Parle products  have  decided to  start  exclusive retail  shops  in line of Haldirams  and  Monginis  bakery retails shops selling  cakes , cookies and other popular bakery products . There seems to immense potential  in  these retail  shop which allows consumers to select bakery product of their choice and to  spend time eating at the same place .Parle might also try  to launch packaged cake and chocolates in coming months  .


A  report

Parle Products, the maker of brands such as Hide & Seek and Monaco, will foray into two new segments of packaged cakes and chocolates in the next quarter. “Parle has plans to launch chocolates and packaged cakes within a month or two,” said a senior company official close to the development.
Distributors of the biscuit maker, which is market leader by volume, told Financial Chronicle that the company’s plan is to diversify its product portfolio in order to cash in on the growing bakery business. Praveen Kulkarnii, general manager - marketing at Parle Products, denied that the company is foraying into the two new segments. “We have no plans to enter cake or chocolates categories,” he said.
Industry officials told FC that Parle has also started its own chain of exclusive retail outlets called ‘Parle Shoppes’.

The outlets are expected to help the company in its first diversification outside the biscuits and confectionery segment. The first such outlet has come up in South Mumbai. Parle’s move to experiment with setting up exclusive outlets aims to replicate the success of Monginis which has exclusive Monginis shops selling cakes, savouries and packaged bakery products. Kulkarnii, however, said the company has no plan to expand its Parle Shoppe network.
The entry into the packaged cakes segment, which is dominated by Monginis and Britannia, is an outcome of the company’s focus on new product introduction to drive growth, according to industry officials. While some of its new products such as Parle Monaco Smart Chips have been a success, others such as Parle wafers and FullToss have been a mixed bag.

The leading players in the chocolate market are Cadburys, Nestle and Amul.
Rivals in the market believe that all players in these segments will benefit when the “pie” increases. Virendra Ghole, GM (marketing and ecommerce) at Monginis Foods, said, “The packaged cake market is driven by distribution. With a mighty distribution set up covering remote parts of India, Parle will be successful in making a large impact on this industry. The market will expand with increased awareness for branded cakes benefiting organised branded firms.

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author : Meghana maiti & Y.A .Pitalwalla
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Vir Sanghvi On His Favorite Cookies

     Vir Sanghvi  India s Ace  political commentator  turns  his attention towards  his  favorite  biscuits and cookies . An article in HT  Brunch . Knows  a lot on  Biscuit market and trade .
Not only has it been a long time since Britannia ruled the waves, it has also been many years since Britannia ruled the Indian biscuit shelves. In my youth, Britannia and biscuits were synonymous. You had the Parle Gluco biscuit of course (apparently the largest-selling biscuit in India in that
era), but the ones that ordinary middle class families like ours chose to buy were Britannia’s versions of such British favourites as Bourbon, Marie, Thin Arrowroot and Nice (pronounced, we were told, like the city in France – not that it mattered as long as we got to eat the layer of sugar on the outside.)

I discovered later that this had to do with Britannia’s original corporate parentage (British companies with such reassuringly dated names as Huntley-Palmer) and the colonial desire to export great British brands to each corner of the empire.

Then, the Brits got taken over by Americans. Such giant conglomerates as RJR Nabisco (maker of the mighty Oreo which is to the US biscuit – sorry, cookie! – market what Coca Cola is to its soft drink sector) were placed firmly in control and the sweet old colonial brands started vanishing. Eventually, it all got very complicated with Nabisco being taken over by Wall Street bankers, Indian Britannia being sold, its new owners fighting with its new French partners etc. etc.

In any case, I am assured now that this avatar of Britannia, part of Nusli Wadia’s empire, has its own Indian identity and is so successful that foreigners try and steal its brands (Tiger biscuits, for instance). Fair enough. But two points are worth making. One: it is not the Britannia I grew up with. (But then, this is not the India I grew up in either so I guess that’s only to be expected.) And two: that the relaxation of food imports means that the shelves at my local grocer’s groan under the weight of so many imported biscuits and cookies from all over the world that the biscuits of my childhood (the great Britannia varieties) end up being relegated to the back of the shop while fancy expensive biscuits with French and German packaging occupy pride of place.

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All In Good Taste - Hindustan Times

Britannia Loses Market Share For Its Major Brands

Indians spend more on biscuits than on toothpastes, skin-care products, shampoos and instant noodles put together, and Parle Products has surged ahead of Britannia Industries to become a clear leader in the Rs 11,000-crore-plus market, say Nielsen data.

The country spent Rs 11,295 crore on biscuits in the 12 months ended March 2010 compared with Rs 2,300 crore on toothpastes, Rs 3,500 crore on skin-care products, Rs 2,400 crore on shampoos and Rs 1,300 crore on instant noodles. And in the first half of the current financial year, it has already spent Rs 6,320 crore on biscuits, according to The Nielsen Company, the country’s largest market researcher.

The largest piece of this big and growing cookie now belongs to Parle Products. The Mumbai-based, Rs 5,000-crore company, promoted by Vijay and Sharad Chauhan, has close to 45% share of the biscuits market while Nusli Wadia’s Britannia Industries has about 38% share.

For years, the two largest cookie makers were neck-and-neck with about 35% share each in the market.
Nielsen data shows that Good-Day’s share dropped from 31.6% in 2009-10 to 27.8% in the April-September period, while Parle 20-20’s share increased from 11.3% to 17.9% during the same period. Parle also managed to push its share in the Rs 3,312-crore glucose biscuit segment where Parle G now accounts for more than three-fourths of the category.

The share of Britannia’s Tiger glucose slipped from 12.2% in 2009-10 to 11.7% in April-September this year, while the share of the third significant player in the category, ITC’s Sunfeast glucose, remained constant at 8.8%
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In salted crackers, Britannia Time Pass is the only major brand that lost share, to 10.6% in the first half of current fiscal from 11.3% in the whole of last year, the Nielsen data shows.

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Parle To Enhance Capacities& Launch New Products To Counter Competition

Indian Biscuit  market  is now witnessing interesting actions to increase share of the pie  between major players such as Britannia , ITC  and the new entrants  such as  United Biscuits , Pepsi  , GSKB  and Unibic .Parle which has now donned the numero uno position  beating Britannia  dominance  have laid aggressive plan to retain this position .

 A report
In a bid to retain its edge in the Rs 11,000 crore branded biscuits sector, Parle Products is scripting a new game plan which includes adding manufacturing capacity, new launches, revamping of pack sizes and internet advertising. “We are planning to set up six new manufacturing plants. We have just increased the pack size of our products by 10 % without raising prices,” said Praveen Kulkarni, general manager, Parle Products.
At present, Parle Products has 76 manufacturing facilities across the country. It is increasing its distribution network by 20% in the next two months.
“As part of our festive offer, we have increased the capacity of our brands in terms of volume by 30 to 40%. With a 45% market share, we are the leaders,” added Kulkarni.
With its festive offer, the company hopes to clock 30% growth in sales this year. Parle’s major biscuit brands include Parle G, Monaco, Hide & Seek and Krack Jack among others.

Parle Foods is also investing in new product developments to woo new consumers. Parle Products is now in the process of rolling out its new launches Parle Top and `Parle Cream Crackers' across the country.” Parle  have introduced it in Maharashtra and Goa for market trial run before national launch


source : Financialexpress.com

Parle Counters Competition With Plans To Increase Capacities

 Parle  have  taken on to competition  with  declaration  that it   would enhance its capacities in tune of 15 % . with  competitors planning for  expansions such as Britannia , ITC , Unibic  and new entrants  like Shakti Bhog and United Biscuits it has to be aggressive to protect its turf  . Parle has recently   being elevated itself to No-1  company   in  Indian biscuits  market  by volume of sales .

 

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Parle Products is extending its distribution network and increasing manufacturing capacity by a fifth to maintain its market share. The leading biscuit maker has been unable to meet the growing demand for its products through its distribution channels.

Praveen Kulkarnii, general manager (marketing) of Parle Products, said they had not been able to meet the demand due to supply issues. “We are increasing our capacity by 15-20 per cent. The franchisees for outsourced manufacturing would be making investment for capacity addition.”

Parle, which clocked a turnover of Rs 4,000 crore in 2009-10, markets products such as Parle G, Melody, Monaco and Krack Jack. The company is expecting its sales to grow by 15-20 per cent this financial year.

The company is looking at expanding the product portfolio by introducing newer categories. “Parle Top, which was launched recently, will be extended to other markets in a few weeks. We will be spending around Rs 5-10 crore for advertising,” said Kulkarnii.

The market is split between three major players — Parle, Britannia and ITC — and a clutch of regional players.

“We are aware of the increasing market share of our rivals. We are trying to plug in the gaps in distribution. We are beefing up our marketing strategies and promotions, advertising to woo consumers,” said Kulkarni


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Parle Topples Britannia To Be No - 1 Biscuit Company

 News Report

Parle Vs Britannia - Parle Leads The Pack

Article in  TOI

MUMBAI: More consumers seem to be munching on Parle biscuits while sipping on their hot cuppa, which is probably why the company is said to have toppled Britannia Industries' numero uno position to become the largest selling biscuit company in India.

Last year, the Vijay and Sharad Chauhan-controlled Parle Products, which makes the ubiquitous ‘Parle-G' glucose biscuits, had attained volume leadership in the market. Now, with a total turnover of around Rs 4,000 crore coming from biscuits, Parle Products has emerged as the clear market leader, with a difference of almost Rs 1,000 crore. Britannia Industries reported a turnover of Rs 3,400 crore for the financial year 2009-10, with biscuits contributing around Rs 3,000 crore.

The Rs 5,000-crore Parle Products, which also makes confectionery products, draws 80% of its turnover from biscuits. Although Britannia Industries has disputed the fact that Parle has become the market leader, the cookie seems to be crumbling a bit for the Wadia-owned company. Going by the turnover numbers, Parle leads with a margin of Rs 1,000 crore over Britannia.

While the Chauhans did not respond to a TOI query, at least two people familiar with the matter confirmed the development. Parle Products' annual share (moving average total) in biscuits, sources told TOI, stands at around 45% as against Britannia's 38%. Historically, the biscuit pie was made up by one-third of Britannia, one-third of Parle Products and one-third of the balance share where other smaller brands lost or gained share.

In response to an email sent to Vinita Bali, MD, Britannia Industries, a company spokesperson said, "Britannia continues to lead the biscuit market in all categories except glucose, where it lost some share about a year ago and has partly recovered that. However, glucose as a category within the overall biscuit market has declined."

"Britannia has a large and diverse portfolio ranging from health & nutrition (e.g. NutriChoice Digestive, NutriChoice 5 Grain, etc.) on the one hand to delightful & indulgent products on the other (e.g. GoodDay, Treat, Bourbon, etc.), while Parle largely dominates the discounted glucose segment, whose share is declining in the overall biscuit market," the spokesperson said.

Britannia also said that The Nielsen Company, which tracks sales and market share numbers, does not cover all points of sale. "The growth rate it reflects for Britannia is, in fact, lower than the actual growth rate, by 3-4%. Relative position of Britannia and Parle, in terms of annual turnover, has remained constant over the last few years as per annual results declared by both the companies," the spokesperson said. 


Source : Times Of India 

Indian Biscuit Industry  Review 

Britannia Vs Parle – Battle for the market continues

Britannia and parle the two food majors of India in the field of biscuits and bakery products . fighting it out in market for the share of consumers pocket and market dominance .In yester years it was market segments which both have dominated and not much was seen to disturb that arrangement.Parle with its Parle G , Kraxkjack and manaco where as Britannia has Good day , Marie gold , Creams
Britannia dominated the premium segment of biscuits where as parle dominated the mass ,low premium biscuits ,things were pretty predictable but for the
entry of new players have changed that status .Now that ITC and Priya gold are trying to break into their market and have established them selves as important players in biscuit market . These two major biscuit producers has are now forced to innovate products by the consumers to create brands which could be differentiated .
Both are trusted brand are ranked in top brands for biscuit ,both have a long history of brands . The Major difference though is that where Britannia is revenues from bakery products is around 90 % ,share of biscuit sales is around –80% for parle
Recently two categories has seen major ad war are bourbon and salty snacks . Parle has come up with new bourbon under its hide and seek umbrella brand .Pitching against Britannia s popular bourbon which has 70% market share of the bourbon biscuits . Parle upped its TV ads by roping in Hritik roshan . Similarly Parle has re jigged its Krack Jack biscuits to Britannia's 50- 50 eating up its market share . Krack Jacks with new packaging and TV ads of Krack and Jack promoting the brands . It would be interesting to see what impacts these would have on the sales of these two biscuits .
PARLE VS BRITANNIA
Business
DescriptionBritanniaParle
Established18961929
Nature of businessPublic ltdFamily run business
No of manufacturing units5 own ,40CMU8 own units ,60 CMU
Market share ( value)32.80%32.94%
Ads Major methods Cricket events and players Celebrities endorse ment
New areas of promotionEnvironment Health and wellness
IMPORTANT BRANDS PITCHED AGAINST EACH OTHER
CategoryBritanniaParleLeader
GlucoseTigerParle -GParle-G
MarieMarie GoldParle Marie Marie Gold
Salty snacks50-50Krack JackKrack Jack
Choco chipsGood dayHide n seekGood day
MilkMilk bikisMilk sakhtiMilk bikis
BourbonBourbonHide n SeekBourbon
Nice Nice------Britannia Nice
Multi grainNutri choice-----Nutri choice
Cream Cream TreatKreamsCream treats
CookieGood day20-20Good day
So the battle for market share continues and advantage is for consumers who will get better product from both these biscuit majors .

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