FMCG Retailing in India

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Overview of FMCG Retailing in India

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) can be defined as packed goods that are consumed or sold at regular and small intervals. The prices of the FMCG are relatively less and profits earned through such sales are more volume based. The organized FMCG Retailing in India is a new concept and is fast catching up in urban and semi-urban India.

The organized retail markets in India cater FMCG products like

  • Toiletries
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Cleaning and disinfecting agents
  • Cosmetics
  • Non-durables
  • Pharmaceuticals

Further, the packaged food products and drinks is also sold under the FMCG, since these items are consumed or bought at regular intervals. Furthermore, recently the electronic items like mobile phones, MP3 players, external hard drives, etc, which has less life owing to its technological development, has also been brought under the gamut of FMCG sector.

Some of Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies operating in India

  • ITC
  • Heinz
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Nestle
  • Unilever
  • Tata Tea
  • Amul
  • Dabur
  • Kissan
  • Parle
  • Marico
  • Britannia
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Coca-Cola
  • PepsiCo
  • Wilkinson
  • Lakme
  • Loreal
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Cadbury
  • Everest
  • Catch
  • MTR

Fast Moving Consumer Electronics brands in India

  • LG
  • Samsung
  • Nokia
  • Motorola
  • Sony
  • Videocon
  • Panasonic
  • Phillips
  • Canon

Some of the well known FMCG retail outlets operating in India

  • FoodWorld - food retailing
  • Subiksha - food retailing
  • Landmark - books retailing
  • Health & Glow - drugs and pharmacy & beauty
  • Shahnaz Husain - drugs and pharmacy & beauty

Last Updated on 3/16/2011