Elder, Nestle, Dabur, Hindustan Lever, Godrej are the hot nominees at India Leadership Conclave Business Leadership Awards
Fierce Competition leads to massive Votings as India chooses its Valuable FMCG Company of the year in India Leadership Conclave.
Maharastra, Mumbai, India, 6th April 2011. Nation’s biggest leadership Conclave 2011( www.indialeadershipconclave.in ) & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards to be staged by the media outfit of Network 7 Group’s Indian Affairs Magazine(www.indianaffairs.in ) & Indo-American Chamber of commerce ( IACC) on 22nd April 2011 at Hotel Novotel, Juhu, Mumbai has thrown up an intense battle from the five member Juries as to who will win “India’s Most Valuable FMCG Company for the year 2011”. In the fray are 1. Hindustan Unilever Ltd, 2. Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, 3. Dabur India Ltd, 4. Nestle India Ltd, 5. Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The Award Presentation Ceremony will start from 20.00 PM to 21.00 PM at the Grand Ball Room of Hotel NOVOTEL. Friday the 22nd April will also witness India’s biggest Companies & Individuals being felicitated in its 25 Categories. India Leadership Conclave 2011 will deal with varity of subjects that is grappling the country at present & the way forward to be debated by the thought leaders of thye society. India Leadership Conclave 2011 ( www.indialeadershipconclave.in ) is the most awaited event & the Business Leadership Awards has a total of 25 categories in various segments.
The Rs.85,000 crore FMCG market in India is growing at a fast pace despite of the economic downtrend. The increasing disposable income and improved standard of living in most tier II and tire III cities are spearheading the FMCG growth across the nation. The changing profile and mind set of the consumers has shifted the thought to “Value for Money” from “Money for Value”. Over the years companies like HUL, ITC and Dabur have improved performance with innovation and strong distribution channels. Their key categories have strengthened their presence and out performed peers in the FMCG sector. On the contrary, Colgate Palmolive and Britannia Industries are strong in single product category i.e. tooth pastes and Biscuits. In addition companies have been successful in reviving their presence in the semi-urban and rural markets. Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs are non-prescription drugs sold to consumers at pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores. These drugs include pain relievers, cough and cold remedies, sleeping aids, antifungals, and other products approved for use as a self-medication product. Elder Health Care Ltd comprises of OTC products in pain management, fairness segment (both men and women), oral care, lip care , burn categories, Men,s, Women’s grooming etc under the brand name AMPM Mouthwash, AMPM Tooth Brush, Blistex Lipcare Balm, Elder Gulabjal, Essence Room Freshener, Fair One, Neemtone Anti Acne, Tiger Muscle Rub, Tiger Balm. Elder Health Care Ltd is engaged in the manufacture of a range of FMCG products through research and development and also in the manufacturing and marketing of diverse products through licensing agreements with Indian and International companies. .The market has recently seen the re-rating of small companies in the FMCG and pharma sectors. Elder Health Care is an independent entity .The Promoter Group Elder Pharma also has a wide arry of product baskets with big brands such as Shelcal ranges. Nestle Ltd. – Nestle India with a market cap of Rs.35,000 crores , operates with seven factories and a large number of co-packers. The main business includes manufacture of Milk products. Nestle is also known for its chocolate & confectionery range the major brands being Kitkat, polo & bar-one. The sale is not only limited to India but also abroad. Dabur India – Dabur India Limited is the fourth largest FMCG Company in India with Market Capitalisation of Rs.16,000 crores. Dabur operates in key consumer products categories like Hair Care, Oral Care, Health Care, Skin Care, Home Care & Foods. For the past 125 years, the company has been dedicated to providing nature-based solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. They touch the lives of consumers, in all age groups, across all social boundaries. Dabur specialises in Ayurvedic products. Some well known in the category are Chyawanprash, baby medicines – JanamGhutti & gripe water, Hajmola, Glucose-D & Pudinhara. It earned a revenue of Rs.900 crores & a net profit margin of 14% in Dec’10. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. – HUL is India’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company with categorised business like soaps, detergents, shampoos, skin care, toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, tea, coffee, packaged foods, ice cream, and water purifiers. With a market capitalization of Rs. 61,000 crores, the Company is a part of the everyday life of millions of consumers across India. The company earned revenues of Rs. 5,000 crores with a net profit margin 12%. Its parent company is Unilever, which holds about 52 % of the equity. Its portfolio includes leading household brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Vaseline, Lakmé, Dove, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Pepsodent, Closeup, Axe, Brooke Bond, Bru, Knorr, Kissan, Kwality Wall’s and Pureit. Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. – Rs.350 crores 18%.is a leader among India’s Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, with leading Household and Personal Care Products. The major brands are Good knight, Cinthol, Godrej No. 1, Expert, Hit, Jet, Fairglow, Ezee, Protekt and Snuggy are household names across the country. With Rs. 11,000 crores as the market capitalisation, the company is largest marketers of toilet soaps in the country and are also leaders in hair colours and household insecticides. The ‘Good knight’ brand has been placed continues to be the most trusted household care brand in the country in Brand Equity’s Most Trusted Brands Survey 2010.
The company has an emerging presence in markets outside India. With the acquisition of Keyline Brands in the UK, Rapidol and Kinky Group, South Africa and Godrej Global Mideast FZE, Godrej owns international brands and trademarks in Europe, Australia, Canada, Africa and the Middle East. Godrej has also recently acquired Tura, a leading medicated brand in West Africa, Megasari Group, a leading household care company in Indonesia and Issue Group and Argencos, two leading hair colorant companies in Argentina.
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