Top 15 FMCG Companies in India

The full form of FMCG is a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods. FMCGs are products that sell quickly and cheaply. It is also called as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). FMCG is the fourth largest sector in the Indian economy. We have categorised the top 15 FMCG companies in India based on their NSE market capitalization.

FMCG is divided into three sections: Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Household and personal care. The household and personal care sector accounts for roughly half of total FMCG. Healthcare accounts for 31%, while Food & Beverage accounts for 19%.

The article also discusses how much money FMCG companies have made so far in terms of return on investment. However, it is important to note that This is only for information and is not a recommendation. Let’s see then top 15 FMCG companies in India.

Company NameMarket Cap
(In Crore)
Hindustan Unilever Ltd550,285.45
ITC Ltd256,947.12
Nestle India Ltd168,021.74
Dabur India Ltd96,179.97
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd87,172.07
Britannia Industries Ltd84,046.17
Marico Ltd63,306.00
Tata Consumer Products Ltd62,876.64
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd46,146.44
United Spirits Ltd45,731.01
Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Ltd41,893.57
Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd41,703.28
United Breweries Ltd35,353.61
Varun Beverages Ltd30,549.04
Emami Ltd23,941.51

1. Hindustan Unilever Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is the largest and oldest company in India among all FMCG companies. For nearly 80 years, they have served over 2 billion customers in India.

HUL is a subsidiary of Unilever, Which has a 61.9% stake in HUL. Unilever is a British-dutch company, and Its headquarter is located in London. HUL was founded in 1933, and Its headquarter are located in Mumbai.

It had a 45,311 crores Turnover in 2020-2021, and more than 21,000 people work in this company. HUL has over 44 brands in 14 categories including skin care, skin cleansing, hair care, foods and health food drinks, tea, coffee, ice cream & frozen desserts, life essentials, fabric solutions, home and hygiene, fabric solutions, colour cosmetics, oral care, deodorants.

Sales38,273 Crore
Outlets80,00,000 +
BrandsLux, Lifebuoy, Surf excel, Rin, Wheel, Glow & Lovely, Pond’s, Vaseline, Lakmé, Dove, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Pepsodent, Closeup, Axe, Brooke Bond, Bru, Knorr, Kissan, Kwality Wall’s, Horlicks and Pureit

2. ITC Limited

ITC is headquartered in Virginia House, Kolkata. This company is the largest Indian firm in the field of FMCG and completed 110 years.

This company has been renamed four times since its inception:

  • Under the name Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited, the company was founded in 1910.
  • In 1970, it was renamed India Tobacco Company Limited for the second time.
  • It was renamed I.T.C. Limited for the third time in 1974.
  • In 2001, it was renamed ITC Limited for the fourth time.
FoodsAashirvaad, Bingo! Sunfeast, Fabelle, Sunbean, Yippee! Kitchens of India, B Natural, ITC Master Chef, Farmland, mint-o, Candyman and GumOn
Personal CareEssenza Di Wills, Fiama, Vivel, Engage, Savlon, Charmis, Shower to Shower, Nimyle, Nimwash and Superia
Education and StationeryClassmate and Paperkraft
Lifestyle RetailingWLS
Agarbattis & DhoopMangaldeep
Safety MatchesAim, Ship and Homelites
CigarettesInsignia, India Kings, Classic, Gold Flake, American Club, Wills Navy Cut, Players, Scissors, Capstan, Berkeley, Bristol, Flake, Silk Cut, Duke & Royal.

3. Nestle India Limited

Nestle started his business in India in 1912, and his first manufacturing unit opened in 1961 in Moga (Punjab). Its Head Office is located in Gurgaon, Haryana. The company claims that 98% of the items we sell are Made in India

Branch Offices4
Dairy Farmers100000
Coffee Farmers3500
Spice Farmers1200
BrandsMaggi, Nestea, Nescafe, Milkmaid, Milky Bar, Kit Kat, Bar One, etc.
All over global more than 2000 brands.

4. Dabur India Limited

Dabur India Ltd is India’s largest Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer and natural consumer products brand that gives quality products. Dr. S.K Burman founded this firm in 1884, and Its headquarter is Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. It has been almost 137 years for this Indian brand. This brand is not only well-known in India but also throughout the world for its Ayurvedic products. They have a portfolio of over 250 herbal/ayurvedic products.

In addition, they have created multiple career options to create jobs in India. For this, they made various programs like Dabur Campus Bridge, Post-Graduate Programs, Young Managers Development Program, Campus to Corporate, Young Sales Leadership Program, Executive Trainee Program, Internship Programs, Campus Star “EDGE,” YSLP – Interns, Graduate Programs, Graduate Engineer Trainee.

Revenues8,700 Crore
Flagship BrandsVatika, Hajmola, Réal, Fem, Dabur
Products availableOver 100
Manufacturing Location in IndiaAnwar, Baddi, Jammu, Katni, Narendrapur, Nasik, Newai, Pantnagar, Pithampur, Sahibabad, Silvasa, Tezpur
Manufacturing in CountriesNepal, Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, South Africa

5. Godrej Consumer Products Limited

GCPL was established in 2001, with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. GCPL is a subsidiary of the Godrej Group.

Revenue10,023 crores
Manufacturing Location in IndiaAssam, Chennai and Sikkim, (Baddi- Thana) Himachal Pradesh, (Baddi- Katha) Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicherry
Brands in IndiaGoodnight,Godrej expert, aer, HIT, Ezee, Godrej No.1, Cinthol, Godrej protekt, B-Blunt, godrej nupur, godrej professional,
Product Segments in indiaHousehold Insecticides, Soaps, Hair Colours, Liquid Detergents, Air freshener

6. Britannia Industries Limited

Manufacturing Location in India13
Annual Revenuesmore than 9000 crores
Britannia Product portfolio
BiscuitsBourbon, Crackers, Good Day, Jim Jam + Treat, Little Hearts, Marie Gold, Milk Bikis, Nice Time, NutriChoice, Pure Magic, Tiger
BreadsBread Assortment, Daily Breads, DAIRY, White Sandwich Breads, Whole Wheat Breads
CakesFudgeit, Gobbles, Layerz, Muffills, Nut & Raisin, Rollyo, Tiffin Fun
CheeseEveryday Goodness, Fresh Dairy, Milk Based Beverages
Creme wafersTreat Creme Wafer
CroissantTreat Croissant

7. Marico Limited

Harsh Mariwala founded Marico Limited on April 2, 1990, with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was established in 1988 under the name Marico Foods Limited. Later Marico Foods Limited became Marico Industries Limited in 1989.

Number of employees1631
Brands in IndiaHair & Care, Livon, Mediker, Nihar, Nihar Naturals, Parachute, Parachute Advansed, Revive, Saffola, Set Wet
Brands in International MarketBlack Chic, Caivil, Code 10, Fiancée, HairCode, Hercules, Ingwe, Parachute, Thuan Phat, X-Men
Manufacturing Location in IndiaBaddi, Dehradun, Jalgaon, Kanjikode, Paldhi, Paonta Sahib, Perundurai, Pondicherry

The first overseas office opened in Dubai in 1992. This company has a presence in over 25 countries. here is the last 5 years Financial Data.

Cost of sales-4124-4473-4230-3710-3885
Gross profit56724295358532063181
Other income11622
General and admin expenditure-1144-932-875-801-735
Mkt, selling and distribution expenditure-1148-774-580-538-639
Other expense-2---11-
Operating profit33792592213618581810
Finance income24018113676116
Finance cost-46-23-28-7-1
Net finance income19315810869115
Profit before tax35722750224419271924
Income tax expense-926-726-601-487-510
Profit for the year26462023164314401414

8. Tata Consumer Products Limited

In 1983 tata group decided to come into the consumer sector. Its headquarters is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tata Group is the parent company of Tata Consumer Products Limited. Sunil D’Souza is a ceo and md of TCPL.

Tata tea and coffee not famous in the Indian market but in the international market. In Canada, tata’s Tetley brand is the most selling brand. In United Kingdom(UK) and United States(US), Tetley is the second biggest-selling brand.

Tata Consumer Products Limited was formerly known as Tata Global Beverages Limited (TGBL). TGBL had launched the Jaago Re! Social Awareness campaign in 2007 and a scholarship program on 17 March 2013.

TCPL Product portfolio
TeaGood Earth, Joekels, Tata Tea, Teapigs, Tetley, Vitax
CoffeeEight O’Clock, Grand, Map Coffee, Tata Coffee Grand
WaterNatural Mineral Water (Himalayan ), Tata Gluco Plus, Tata Water Plus
FoodsSoulfull, Tata Nx, Tata Salt, Tata Sampann

9. Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited

Colgate-Palmolive is based in the United States and has its headquarters at 300 Park Avenue in New York. In 1806 the company was founded. They sell products in the areas of health care, household, personal care, and pets. Colgate and Palmolive are their two major brands. Colgate is a very famous toothpaste brand in India

10. United Spirits Limited

United Spirits Limited(USL) is an Indian alcoholic beverages company founded in 1826 by Angus McDowell. Its headquarters are in Bangalore, Karnataka. Diageo is USL’s parent company. In more than 37 countries, they sell their products.

11. Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Limited

In 1837, P&G founded by William Procter and James Gamble. its headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. In 1985, P&G started in India with the acquisition of RHL.

P&G follows the ‘Make in India’ pattern, and more than 95% of the products sold in India are manufactured locally. P&G directly or indirectly created 52,000 jobs in India. Eight plants and 16 contract manufacturing sites available all over India.

In 2005, P&G launched the ‘P&G Shiksha’ program to Improving education infrastructure, empowering neglected girls through education and improving educational outcomes. P&G has partnered with NGO’s to help 2,100 schools in India and helping more than 17 lakhs students all over India.

P&G Product portfolio
Baby CarePampers
Fabric CareAriel,Tide
Feminine CareWhisper
Hair CareHerbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, Pantene
Home CareAmbi Pur
Oral CareOral-B
Personal Health CareVicks
Skin and Personal CareOlay, Old Spice

12. Jubilant FoodWorks Limited

Jubilant FoodWorks Limited(JFL) was established on March 16, 1995, under Domino’s Pizza India Pvt. Ltd. In 2009, it was renamed Jubilant Food Works Limited. Jubilant Bhartia Group is the parent company of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited. The company is based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The company has a master franchise of three international brands Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Popeyes. They are creating huge employment opportunities in India.

JFL Product portfolio
Domino's Pizza1360 Restaurants in 293 cities
Dunkin' Donuts24 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across 8 cities in india and their speciality is eggless donuts
Hong's KitchenChinese cuisine segment
ChefBossReady to Cook sauces, gravies and pastes
EkdumBest Biryanis, kebabs and many more

13. United Breweries Limited

In 1915, UB Group or United Breweries Holdings Limited (UBHL) was founded by a Scotsman, Thomas Leishman. In 1948 Mr. Vittal Mallya became the first Indian Chairman. It is headquartered in UB City, Bangalore, Karnataka.

It’s the biggest beer company in India. In India, they have 89,763 stores. There are 32 manufacturing units (plants) in India, 21 of which are owned by the company and 11 of which are contract.

UBL Product Portfolio
Alcoholic Brands in IndiaAffligem, Amstel Bier, Bullet, Cannon 10000, Desperados, Edelweiss, Heineken, Kalyani Black Label, Kingfisher Blue, Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Storm, Kingfisher Strong, Kingfisher Ultra, Kingfisher Ultra Max, Kingfisher Ultra Witbier, London Pilsner, London Pilsner Strong, Sol, UB Export, UB Export Strong, Zingaro
Non-Alcoholic Brands Brands in IndiaAmstel Malt Classic Non-Alcoholic, Heineken 0.0, Kingfisher Premium Packaged Drinking Water, Kingfisher Radler Ginger & Lime, Kingfisher Radler Lemon, Kingfisher Radler Mint & Lime, Kingfisher Storm Strong Soda, Kingfisher Strong Power Soda, Kingfisher Ultra Non-Alcoholic
Brands which is ExportFlying Horse Royal, Kalyani Black Label Super Strong, Kingfisher Blue, Kingfisher Extra Strong, Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Ultra, Maharaja Premium Indian Pilsner, Taj Mahal Premium, UB Bullet, UB Export Premium

14. Varun Beverages Limited

Varun Beverages Limited was established in 1995, with headquarters in Gurgaon, Haryana. RJ Corp is the parent company of Varun Beverages Limited. It is an Indian company that manufactures bottles and distributes beverages.

They have 30 manufacturing plants in India and 6 manufacturing plants outside of India.

Product Sell & Distribute by Varun Beverages Limited
Carbonated Soft DrinksEvervess, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Pepsi-Cola, Seven-Up
Non-Carbonated BeveragesNimbooz, Tropicana Frutz, Tropicana Slice
Packaged Drinking WaterAquafina

15. Emami Limited

Emami is one of India’s most prominent and rising companies for personal and healthcare. In 1974 Emami was founded by R S Agarwal and R S Goenka. It’s headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Emami’s brands are 7 Oils in One, BoroPlus, Creme21, Diamond Shine, Emami Emasol, Emami Golden Beauty, Emami Naturally Fair, Fair and Handsome, Fast Relief, HE, Kesh King, Mentho plus balm, Navratna, Vasocare, Zandu.


All of the above companies are listed in NSE, so this post helps you invest in leading FMCG Stock, giving good ROI. Please do not take this as a recommendation; it is simply for research purposes.

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