About Food Industry in India
The country of India is the 2nd largest food producer in the world. With a continuous and rapid growth, this industry is most likely to double itself in the coming 10 years. From time to time, the country involves different kinds of new technologies related to food processing, which are updated on regular intervals as well so as to meet the modern requirement of the citizens of India. Starting from vegetarian to non-vegetarian food, milk to milk products, junk to health food, soft drinks to alcoholic beverages, the country manufactures all kinds of food products. Some of the most prominent sub-divisions of Indian food industry are soft drink bottling, fishing, confectionery manufacturing, aqua-culture, poultry and meat processing, grain-milling, alcoholic beverages, fast-food manufacturing, ready-to-eat cereals processing etc. In spite of this, the nation does not even account for 1.5 % of the global food trade.
Top Food Product brands in India
India has got a number of domestic as well as multi-national companies involved in the business of food processing. To name a few of the most popular food product brands in India are:
ITC Limited:This is one of the famous brand names in the field of food production in India since the year 2001. However, with “Kitchens of India”, the latest brand name of the company, they broadened their food processing business in 2002 by the inclusion of snack food, confectionery and staple food items.
Parle:Parle Products Private Limited has been one of the leading food product brands in India for the past 80 years. This brand name acts as a prominent symbol of great taste, quality and nutrition. This popular brand specializes in the production of biscuits, snacks and sweets.
Amul:Since 1946, this brand name in Indian food products industry has been serving the people of the country with their varied kinds of food products. Being the leader in the production of dairy food, Amul manufactures food products like Amulspray, Amulya, Butter, Cheese, Chocolates, Ice Cream, Milk, Shirkhand etc.
Nestle:Nestle India Private Limited, one of the famous food production company in India is known for manufacturing chocolates, confectionery, prepared food items, milk products, cooking aids, nutritional products, beverages and many more.
Agro Tech Foods:Agro Tech Foods Limited (A. T. F. L.) is involved in the processing and marketing of food items as well as ingredients. To name a few of their renowned food product brands are ACT II, Crystal, Sundrop Peanut Butter, Healthy World, Sundrop Snack Break and many more.
Pepsi:Pepsico India started their food processing business in the country from the year 1989. Being the 4th largest food product manufacturers in the nation, this company owns three food plants, which are located in Maharashtra, Punjab and West Bengal. Some of their popular brands include Aliva, Quaker Oats, Uncle Chipps, Lehar Namkeen, Kurkure, Lay’s and Cheetos.
Cadbury:Though this company operates in 5 distinct categories of food processing like beverages, biscuits, candy, confectionery and gum, Cadbury India Limited is mainly famous for chocolate production. This undisputed age old favorite brand among chocolate lovers as well as children manufactures chocolate products like Oreo, Eclairs, Tang, Halls, Bournville, Celebrations, Perk, Cadbury Dairy Milk and 5 star.