Parle-G biscuit Parle-G or Parle Glucose is a brand of biscuits manufactured by Parle Products in India. As of 2011, it is the largest selling brand of biscuits in the world according to Nielsen.  Contents [hide] * 1 History * 2 Marketing * 3 References * 4 External links ————————————————- History[edit source | editbeta] Parle Products was established in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai, in 1929. It began manufacturing biscuits in 1939.
In 1947, when India became independent, the company launched an ad campaign, showcasing its Gluco brand of biscuits as an Indian alternative to the British biscuits.
 Parle-G biscuits were earlier called ‘Parle Gluco’ Biscuits until 1980s. The “G” in the name Parle-G originally stood for “Glucose”, though a later brand slogan also stated “G means Genius”. In 2013, Parle-G became India’s first domestic FMCG brand to cross the 5,000 crore in retail sales.  ————————————————- Marketing[edit source | editbeta]
Primarily eaten as a tea-time snack, Parle-G is one of the oldest brand names in India. For decades, the product was instantly recognized by its iconic white and yellow wax paper wrapper with the depiction of a young girl named Gunjan Gundaniya on the front.
Now it is available in plastic wrapping. Design of packing is same as earlier. When company change the packing of Parle-G from wax paper to plastic, they make a ad of putting of Parle-G in fish tank. The Brand Trust Report, published by Trust Research Advisory in 2011, ranked Parle in the 58th place as the Most Trusted brands of India. As f January 2013, Parle-G’s strong distribution network covered over 6 million retail stores in India.
 The low price is another important factor in Parle-G’s popularity. Outside India, it is sold for 99 cents for a 418 gram pack as of 2012. A more common 80 gram “snack pack” is sold for as low as 15 cents at Indian grocers, and 40 cents at major retailers. Profile Of Parle G Company:- Parle-G or Parle Glucose biscuits, manufactured by Parle Products Pvt Ltd, are one of the mostpopular biscuitsinIndia. Parle-G is one of the oldest brand names as well as the largest selling brand of biscuits in India.
For decades, the product was instantly recognized by its iconic white and yellowwaxpaper wrapper with the depiction of a young girl on the front. Counterfeit companies have attempted torecreate and sell lower quality products of similar names with virtually identical package design. The company’ssloganis G means Genius . The name, “Parle-G”, is derived from the name of thesuburban rail station,Vile Parlewhich in turn is based on village Parle in olden days (there is also areacalled Irle nearby where theParle Agroproduction factory is based).
This popular biscuit is primarily eaten as a tea-time snack. Parle-G is the largest selling biscuit in the world. It has a 70% market share in India in the glucose biscuitcategory followed by Britannia, Tiger (17-18%) and ITC’s Sunfeast (8-9%). The brand is estimated to beworth over Rs 2,000 crore (Rs 20 billion), and contributes more than 50 per cent of the company’s turnover (Parle Products is an unlisted company and its executives are not comfortable disclosing exact numbers).
Last fiscal, Parle had sales of Rs. 3,500 crore (Rs. 35 billion). It also is popular across the world and is starting to sell in Western Europe and US * History and Evolution ITC was incorporated on August 24, 1910 under the name Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited. As the Companys ownership progressively Indianised, the name of the Company was changed from Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited to India Tobacco Company Limited in 1970 and then to I. T. C. Limited in 1974.
In recognition of the Companys multi-business portfolio encompassing a wide range of businesses – Cigarettes & Tobacco, Hotels, Information Technology, Packaging, Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Agri-business, Foods, Lifestyle Retailing, Education & Stationery and Personal Care – the full stops in the Companys name were removed effective September 18, 2001. The Company now stands rechristened ITC Limited. The Company? s beginnings were humble. A leased office on Radha Bazar Lane, Kolkata, was the centre of the Companys existence.
The Company celebrated its 16th birthday on August 24, 1926, by purchasing the plot of land situated at 37, Chowringhee, (now renamed J. L. Nehru Road) Kolkata, for the sum of Rs 310,000. This decision of the Company was historic in more ways than one. It was to mark the beginning of a long and eventful journey into Indias future. The Companys headquarter building, Virginia House, which came up on that plot of land two years later, would go on to become one of Kolkatas most venerated landmarks. * 3. In 1975 the Company launched its Hotels business with the acquisition of a hotel in Chennai which was rechristened ITC-Welcomgroup Hotel Chola.
The objective of ITCs entry into the hotels business was rooted in the concept of creating value for the nation. ITC chose the hotels business for its potential to earn high levels of foreign exchange, create tourism infrastructure and generate large scale direct and indirect employment. Since then ITCs Hotels business has grown to occupy a position of leadership, with over 100 owned and managed properties spread across India. In 1979, ITC entered the Paperboards business by promoting ITC Bhadrachalam Paperboards Limited, which today has become the market leader in India.
Bhadrachalam Paperboards amalgamated with the Company effective March 13, 2002 and became a Division of the Company, Bhadrachalam Paperboards Division. In November 2002, this division merged with the Companys Tribeni Tissues Division to form the Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division. ITCs paperboards technology, productivity, quality and manufacturing processes are comparable to the best in the world. It has also made an immense contribution to the development of Sarapaka, an economically backward area in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is directly involved in education, environmental protection and community development.
In 2004, ITC acquired the paperboard manufacturing facility of BILT Industrial Packaging Co. Ltd (BIPCO), near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The Kovai Unit allows ITC to improve customer service with reduced lead time and a wider product range. In 1985, ITC set up Surya Tobacco Co. in Nepal as an Indo-Nepal and British joint venture. Since inception, its shares have been held by ITC, British American Tobacco and various independent shareholders in Nepal. In August 2002, Surya Tobacco became a subsidiary of ITC Limited and its name was changed to Surya Nepal Private Limited (Surya Nepal). 4. In 1990, ITC acquired Tribeni Tissues Limited, a Specialty paper manufacturing company and a major supplier of tissue paper to the cigarette industry. The merged entity was named the Tribeni Tissues Division (TTD). To harness strategic and operational synergies, TTD was merged with the Bhadrachalam Paperboards Division to form the Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division in November 2002. ITC also entered the Lifestyle Retailing business with the Wills Sport range of international quality relaxed wear for men and women in 2000.
The Wills Lifestyle chain of exclusive stores later expanded its range to include Wills Classic formal wear (2002) and Wills Clublife evening wear (2003). ITC also initiated a foray into the popular segment with its mens wear brand, John Players, in 2002. In 2006, Wills Lifestyle became title partner of the countrys most premier fashion event – Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week – that has gained recognition from buyers and retailers as the single largest B-2-B platform for the Fashion Design industry. To mark the occasion, ITC launched a special Celebration Series, taking the event forward to consumers.
In 2000, ITC spun off its information technology business into a wholly owned subsidiary, ITC Infotech India Limited, to more aggressively pursue emerging opportunities in this area. Today ITC Infotech is one of India’s fastest growing global IT and IT-enabled services companies and has established itself as a key player in offshore outsourcing, providing outsourced IT solutions and services to leading global customers across key focus verticals – Manufacturing, BFSI (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance), CPG&R (Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail), THT (Travel, Hospitality and Transportation) and Media & Entertainment. 5. chairmanBoard of Y C DeveshwarDirectors EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS NakulAnand P V Dhobale K N Grant NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS A Baijal S Banerjee AV Girija Kumar S H Khan S B Mathur D K Mehrotra PB H G Powell Anthony Ruys Ramanujam B BasudebSen K Vaidyanath Vijayaraghavan * 6. Also in 1990, leveraging its agri-sourcing competency, ITC set up the Agri Business Division for export of agri-commodities. The Division is today one of Indias largest exporters. ITCs unique and now widely acknowledged e- Choupal initiative began in 2000 with soya farmers in Madhya Pradesh. Now it extends to 10 states covering over 4 million farmers.
ITCs first rural mall, christened ChoupalSaagar was inaugurated in August 2004 at Sehore. On the rural retail front, 24 ChoupalSaagars are now operational in the 3 states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. In 2000, ITC forayed into the Greeting, Gifting and Stationery products business with the launch of Expressions range of greeting cards. A line of premium range of notebooks under brand “Paperkraft” was launched in 2002. To augment its offering and to reach a wider student population, the popular range of notebooks was launched under brand “Classmate” in 2003. Classmate” over the years has grown to become India? s largest notebook brand and has also increased its portfolio to occupy a greater share of the school bag. Years 2007- 2009 saw the launch of Children Books, Slam Books, Geometry Boxes, Pens and Pencils under the “Classmate” brand. In 2008, ITC repositioned the business as the Education and Stationery Products Business and launched Indias first environment friendly premium business paper under the “Paperkraft” Brand. “Paperkraft” offers a diverse portfolio in the premium executive stationery and office consumables segment.
Paperkraft entered new categories in the office consumable segment with the launch of Textliners, Permanent Ink Markers and White Board Markers in 2009. * 7. Products of Sunfeast1. Sunfeast Milky Magic2. Sunfeast Marie Light3. Sunfeast Golden Bakery4. Sunfeast Dark Fantasy5. Sunfeast Dark Fantasy Choco Fills6. Sunfeast Glucose7. Sunfeast Dream Cream8. Sunfeast Snacky9. Sunfeast sweet n salt10. Sunfeast Nice11. Sunfeast Benne Vita Flaxseed Biscuits12. Sunfeast Special13. Sunfeast Pasta14. Sunfeast Yippee! * 8.
Sunfeast Milky MagicPacked with goodness of milkthese deliciously nutritious crispand crunchy biscuits are afavorite among mothers and kids. Milky Magic has the ‘Magic of 2’ -A perfect balance of energy thataids physical strength and mentalability. These biscuits strike theright balance of milk and wheatwhich helps in an all rounddevelopment and nurturing of thechild. * 9. Sunfeast Marie Light Sunfeast Marie Light Original : This ideal teatime biscuit is made from the finest quality wheat high in fibre and keeps one light and healthy through the day .
Sunfeast Marie Light Orange : It has the distinction of being one of the most successful innovative Marie biscuits and is liked by one and all. Sunfeast Marie Light Oats: The first of its kind in India, Sunfeast Marie Light Oats is enriched with the goodness of natural wheat fibre and soluble oats fibre. * 10. Sunfeast Golden Bakery is a premiumcookie on an innovative anddifferentiated platform. Launchednationally in March 2008, these cookiesare made from the recipes crafted bythe master bakers of ITC Hotels and areslowly baked in the traditional way tillthey are golden brown and develop thecrispy broken crust texture.
The Sunfeast Golden Bakery cookiesare available in three distinct flavours – SunfeastButter-Nut, Butterscotch and Choco-Nut cookies. These products aredesigned to give consumers a rich & Goldentruly indulgent experience. Bakery * 11. Sunfeast Dark FantasyInspired by the Master Chefs ofITC hotels, it is the richest ofchocolate vanilla biscuits. Thesebiscuits are created usingcarefully chosen premiumingredients for a sensoryexperience unlike any other. DarkFantasy is more than a biscuit, it? sa luxurious mix of aromatic cocoaand vanilla. * 12.
Sunfeast Dark Fantasy ChocoFills Sunfeast Dark Fantasy Choco Fills is the latest and the most premium offering from the portfolio of Sunfeast. An exquisite combination of luscious chocolate filling enrobed within a perfectly baked rich cookie outer. An offer that fully epitomizes the brand promise of “Pure Indulgence”. * 13. Sunfeast Glucose For those light hunger pangs, a wholesome & nutritious choice as these golden brown biscuits are made from the best quality wheat. Sunfeast Glucose biscuits are ideal not just for kids but for adults too. * 14.
Sunfeast Dream CreamA truly scrumptious range ofcream biscuits that havebecome an instant hit withchildren. ITC? s chefs haveput their legendary skills intothese biscuits to deliver trulytasty cream biscuits. SpecialFlavor Crystals in theStrawberry variant keeps thecreamy flavor linger on. * 15. Sunfeast Snacky Bigger than most others in the salted biscuit category, Snacky is light and crispy like no other. From kids to adults, it’s the quintessential ‘Family Biscuit’. Available in two variants, Classic salted and Chilli flakes – the very first of its kind in India. * 16.
Sunfeast sweet n salt These thin and crisp biscuits come with a distinctive sundry taste, that of salt and sweetness. A bite into one of these one keeps wondering about its taste! * 17. Sunfeast Nice These are crisp coconut biscuits showered with sugar crystals. The crisp sugary sweetness will just go on to make all those nice moments nicer. * 18. Sunfeast Benne Vita FlaxseedBiscuits If Benne Vita in Italian stands for ‘Good Life’, then Benne Vita Flaxseed biscuits just make the good life better. The Flaxseed content in these protein and mineral enriched biscuits are rich source of Omega III acids that helps control cholesterol.
Flaxseed is the richest plant source of these essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It is also rich in dietary fibre, proteins, calcium and other minerals to maintain healthy heart and good gut health. * 19. SunfeastITC Sunfeast presents a range ofSpecial cookies and creams. Special Cookies: SpecialMade with best quality wheat, cashewand butter, Sunfeast Special cookies are baked with real butter and the finest ingredients to give a mouth- watering treat that makes every moment special. Available in Cashew & Butter. Special Creams: Delicious value for money cream biscuits with a thick layer of cream sandwiched between two biscuits.
Available in Orange, Chocolate & Elaichi variants. * 20. Sunfeast PastaThe Sunfeast product portfolio wasexpanded in early 2005 to includehealthy snacking options as well. Sunfeast Pasta Treat, a whole wheat based instant pasta was introduced as a healthy snacking option for children and young adults. After the tremendous success of the 4 initial flavours, (Masala, Tomato Cheese, Cheese and Sour Cream), the instant Pasta range has been extended with three new exciting flavours – Pizza style, Chicken and Tangy Tomato.
The Sunfeast Open was an annual WTA Tour tennis tournament that was started inKolkata in 2005. The event was a Tier III-tournament with a prize money of USD 175,000 and was played on indoors greenset. The fourth edition of the WTA Sunfeast Open, slated to be held in Kolkata from October 6-12, 2008, was shifted to Mumbai as the dates clash with the Durga Puja. The 2008 tournament in Mumbai, was to be held outdoors in the premises of Cricket Club of India, unlike the previous three editions.
ITC, an Indian conglomerate based out of Kolkata was the primary sponsor of the event. The company owns the Sunfeast brand of biscuits. Since 2008, the Sunfeast Open, has no longer been listed on the WTA calendar and hence has been cancelled after running into trouble regarding venues. ITC Limited (BSE: 500875) or ITC is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.  Its diversified business includes four segments: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Hotels, Paperboards, Paper & Packaging and Agri Business.
ITC’s annual turnover stood at $7 billion and market capitalisation of over US$34 billion. The company has its registered office in Kolkata. It started off as the Imperial Tobacco Company of India and was renamed as the India Tobacco Company in 1970, I. T. C. Limited in 1974 and finally ITC Limited in 2001 The company is headed by Yogesh Chander Deveshwar. It employs over 29,000 people at more than 60 locations across India and is listed on Forbes 2000. ITC Limited completed 100 years on 24 August 2010.
ITC has operations in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry, Hotels, Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Packaging, Agri-Business and Information Technology. While ITC is a market leader in its businesses of Hotels, Paperboards, Packaging, Agri-Exports and Cigarettes, it is rapidly gaining market share even in its nascent businesses of Packaged Foods & Confectionery, Branded Apparel, Personal Care and Stationery. Meera Shankar joined the board of ITC Ltd as the first women director in its history. She is an additional non-executive director of the company.