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.
- 1. Hindustan Unilever Limited
- 2. ITC Limited
- 3. Nestle India Limited
- 4. Dabur India Limited
- 5. Godrej Consumer Products Limited
- 6. Britannia Industries Limited
- 7. Marico Limited
- 8. Tata Consumer Products Limited
- 9. Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited
- 10. United Spirits Limited
- 11. Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Limited
- 12. Jubilant FoodWorks Limited
- 13. United Breweries Limited
- 14. Varun Beverages Limited
- 15. Emami Limited
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|Company Name||Market Cap|
|Hindustan Unilever Ltd||550,285.45|
|Nestle India Ltd||168,021.74|
|Dabur India Ltd||96,179.97|
|Godrej Consumer Products Ltd||87,172.07|
|Britannia Industries Ltd||84,046.17|
|Tata Consumer Products Ltd||62,876.64|
|Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd||46,146.44|
|United Spirits Ltd||45,731.01|
|Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Ltd||41,893.57|
|Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd||41,703.28|
|United Breweries Ltd||35,353.61|
|Varun Beverages Ltd||30,549.04|
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.
|Brands||Lux, 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.
|ITC's FMCG||ITC's FMCG Brands|
|Foods||Aashirvaad, Bingo! Sunfeast, Fabelle, Sunbean, Yippee! Kitchens of India, B Natural, ITC Master Chef, Farmland, mint-o, Candyman and GumOn|
|Personal Care||Essenza Di Wills, Fiama, Vivel, Engage, Savlon, Charmis, Shower to Shower, Nimyle, Nimwash and Superia|
|Education and Stationery||Classmate and Paperkraft|
|Agarbattis & Dhoop||Mangaldeep|
|Safety Matches||Aim, Ship and Homelites|
|Cigarettes||Insignia, 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
|Brands||Maggi, 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.
|Flagship Brands||Vatika, Hajmola, Réal, Fem, Dabur|
|Products available||Over 100|
|Manufacturing Location in India||Anwar, Baddi, Jammu, Katni, Narendrapur, Nasik, Newai, Pantnagar, Pithampur, Sahibabad, Silvasa, Tezpur|
|Manufacturing in Countries||Nepal, 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.
|Manufacturing Location in India||Assam, Chennai and Sikkim, (Baddi- Thana) Himachal Pradesh, (Baddi- Katha) Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicherry|
|Brands in India||Goodnight,Godrej expert, aer, HIT, Ezee, Godrej No.1, Cinthol, Godrej protekt, B-Blunt, godrej nupur, godrej professional, goodness.me|
|Product Segments in india||Household Insecticides, Soaps, Hair Colours, Liquid Detergents, Air freshener|
6. Britannia Industries Limited
|Manufacturing Location in India||13|
|Annual Revenues||more than 9000 crores|
|Britannia Product portfolio|
|Biscuits||Bourbon, Crackers, Good Day, Jim Jam + Treat, Little Hearts, Marie Gold, Milk Bikis, Nice Time, NutriChoice, Pure Magic, Tiger|
|Breads||Bread Assortment, Daily Breads, DAIRY, White Sandwich Breads, Whole Wheat Breads|
|Cakes||Fudgeit, Gobbles, Layerz, Muffills, Nut & Raisin, Rollyo, Tiffin Fun|
|Cheese||Everyday Goodness, Fresh Dairy, Milk Based Beverages|
|Creme wafers||Treat Creme Wafer|
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 employees||1631|
|Brands in India||Hair & Care, Livon, Mediker, Nihar, Nihar Naturals, Parachute, Parachute Advansed, Revive, Saffola, Set Wet|
|Brands in International Market||Black Chic, Caivil, Code 10, Fiancée, HairCode, Hercules, Ingwe, Parachute, Thuan Phat, X-Men|
|Manufacturing Location in India||Baddi, 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|
|General and admin expenditure||-1144||-932||-875||-801||-735|
|Mkt, selling and distribution expenditure||-1148||-774||-580||-538||-639|
|Net finance income||193||158||108||69||115|
|Profit before tax||3572||2750||2244||1927||1924|
|Income tax expense||-926||-726||-601||-487||-510|
|Profit for the year||2646||2023||1643||1440||1414|
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|
|Tea||Good Earth, Joekels, Tata Tea, Teapigs, Tetley, Vitax|
|Coffee||Eight O’Clock, Grand, Map Coffee, Tata Coffee Grand|
|Water||Natural Mineral Water (Himalayan ), Tata Gluco Plus, Tata Water Plus|
|Foods||Soulfull, 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|
|Hair Care||Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, Pantene|
|Home Care||Ambi Pur|
|Personal Health Care||Vicks|
|Skin and Personal Care||Olay, 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 Pizza||1360 Restaurants in 293 cities|
|Dunkin' Donuts||24 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across 8 cities in india and their speciality is eggless donuts|
|Hong's Kitchen||Chinese cuisine segment|
|ChefBoss||Ready to Cook sauces, gravies and pastes|
|Ekdum||Best 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 India||Affligem, 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 India||Amstel 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 Export||Flying 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 Drinks||Evervess, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Pepsi-Cola, Seven-Up|
|Non-Carbonated Beverages||Nimbooz, Tropicana Frutz, Tropicana Slice|
|Packaged Drinking Water||Aquafina|
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.