Top Food Brands in India

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India is the second largest producer of food in the world. With a continuous and rapid growth, this industry is expected to go twofold in the next decade or so. The industry incorporates and utilises latest food processing technologies on a regular basis so as to meet the requirements of the citizens of modern day India. All kinds of food
products ranging from non-vegetarian to vegetarian, from milk to alcoholic beverages, from health care food products to fast-food are manufactured in India. Some of the most prominent sub-divisions of Indian food industry are grain milling, confectionery and fast-food manufacturing, ready-to-eat cereals processing, soft drink and alcoholic beverages bottling, aqua-culture, fishing, poultry and meat processing and so on.

List of Top 10 Food Brands in India

India has got a number of domestic as well as multinational companies involved in the business of food processing. The top selling food product brands in India are as follows:

Nestle

Nestle
Nestle India Private Limited, one of the famous food production companies in India, is known for manufacturing chocolates, confectioneries, ready-to-eat food items, milk products, cooking aids, nutritional products, beverages and many more. It is a subsidiary of Nestle from Switzerland, which was founded in 1866. The most popular brand of Nestle is Maggi noodles. Some of the other most popular Nestle India brands are Maggi tomato ketchup, KitKat chocolates, Nescafe coffee and Nestle Everyday Dairy to name a few. The net sales of Nestle on 19 May 2015 were valued at around Rs. 9,854.84 crore.

Britannia

Britannia
Britannia is, by far, the largest producer and seller of biscuit products in India. This is the reason why it is referred to as 'The King of Biscuits'. Britannia was founded in 1892 and is based in Kolkata, West Bengal. The company is solely dedicated to manufacturing almost every kind of processed food items. There is a wide range of Britannia products that are leaders in the respective segments they belong to. The most popular brands are Britannia Good Day, Britannia Cracker, Britannia Nutri Choice, Britannia Little Hearts, Britannia Bread and Britannia Fruit Cakes to name some. On 19 May 2015, the net sales of Britannia amounted to Rs. 6,307.39 crore.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is a subsidiary of the British company GlaxoSmithKline. It is a pharmaceutical company founded in 2000. The most popular products of the company are nutritional health food drink meant for kids called Horlicks, Boost - India's leading health food drink that is malt-based, Crocin tablets, Eno and Iodex. The net sales of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on 19 May 2015 were valued at Rs. 4,868.57 crore.

Kwality Wall's

The Kwality group deals in frozen dessert food items and is famous for its delicious ice-creams. It was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Kwality Wall's ice-cream is a household name in India. Some of the most popular Kwality Wall's products are Cornetto, Feast, Cassatta, Creamy Delights and Fruttare. On 19 May 2015, the net sales of Kwality Wall's amounted to Rs. 4,578.05.

Rei Agro

Rei Agro
India's Rei Agro is the world's largest producer of processed basmati Rice. Haryana is the home state to its paddy and rice processing facilities. Rei Agro was established in 1996 and is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. The Raindrop series of rice is one of the most famous rice brands in India. The Rei Agro net sales were valued at around Rs. 4,523.25 crore on 19 May 2015.

KRBL

KRBL
KRBL was founded in 1889 in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad, Pakistan). The company has specialised in the art of basmati rice processing and is famous around the world for the same. India Gate basmati rice is the flagship product of KRBL. Some of the other hugely popular KRBL brands are Doon, Nur Jahan, Bemisal, Taj Mahal Tilla and Lotus to name a few. On 19 May 2015, the net sales of KRBL were valued at Rs. 2,791.31 crore.

Hatsun Agro

Hatsun Agro
Hatsun Agro was founded in 1986 and has turned out to be the largest dairy company in India as far as private sector is concerned. It is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company is involved in processing of almost all kinds of dairy products. The net sales value of Hatsun Agro amounted to Rs. 2,493.54 crore on 19 May 2015.

Lakshmi Energy

Lakshmi Energy
Laxmi Energy is an Indian food processing company based in Punjab. It is involved in the wheat and rice processing business and grows 40% of rice and 70 % of wheat grown India according to the company’s official website. It produces basmati and non-basmati rice, rice bran oil and wheat floor. The net sales of Lakshmi Energy amounted to Rs. 1,852.89 crore on 19 May 2015.

LT Foods

LT Foods
LT Foods is an Indian food processing company founded in 1990. The company has its headquarters in Gurgaon, Haryana. The 'Daawat' series of rice is one of the leading rice brands in India. Some of the top selling and most popular products of LT Foods are Daawat Biryani Basmati Rice, Daawat Pulao Basmati Rice, Daawat Brown Rice, Devaaya Basmati Rice, Rozana Basmati Rice Super 90 and Rozana Gold Basmati Rice. On 19 May 2015, LT Foods’ net sales amounted to Rs. 1,798.73 crore.

Heritage Foods

Heritage Foods
One of the largest private sector dairy companies in South India, Heritage Foods was founded in 1992. The headquarters of the company rest in Hyderabad, Telangana. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief Chandrababu Naidu is the founder of Heritage Foods. The company is involved in retail, dairy and agricultural business. The dairy food processing unit known as Heritage Foods is the flagship unit of the Heritage Group. The net sales of Heritage Foods were valued at Rs. 1,722.04 crore on 19 May 2015.

Last Updated on May 30, 2015