Parle-G biscuits boost Parle to record sales - highest in last 40 years!

PTI | Jun 10, 2020, 02:39 PM IST

Leading food company Parle Products logged record sales of its Parle-G biscuits, preferred for mass consumption, in April and May during the lockdown, said a senior company official. The company has gained a market share of around 5 per cent in the highly competitive biscuit segment, helped by Parle-G biscuits, which was proffered by the people while stocking pantry during the pandemic.

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Why Parle-G Biscuits Sales Rocketted

Why Parle-G Biscuits Sales Rocketted

Parle-G biscuits also gained traction as it was preferred by government agencies and NGOs working to distribute food relief packages to the people during the pandemic due to its economic proposition with value package of Rs 2 besides being considered as a good source of glucose, Parle Products Senior Category Head Mayank Shah said.
"The growth was phenomenal and as a result Parle was able to increase its market share by 4.5 to 5 per cent during the lockdown," he added. (Photo: Reuters)

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Parle Beats Rivals

Parle Beats Rivals

Shah claimed that Parle had "the highest growth rate among all the biscuit companies" with people staying home during the lockdown led to increased consumption. "This is one of the highest in the recent (time). At least in last 30 to 40 years, we have not seen this kind of growth," Shah said adding in his 20 years of working with the biscuits major he hasn't witnessed a performance like this.  (Photo: Reuters)

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Parle-G Comfort Food For Indians

Parle-G Comfort Food For Indians

Shah said Parle-G is a comfort food for most Indians and not a biscuit, adding, "during time of uncertainty, it has been consumed a lot." Even during the earlier crisis like tsunami and earthquakes, sales of Parle-G biscuits had gone up, he added. (Photo: Reuters)

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Parle-G Trusted Brand

Parle-G Trusted Brand

"That is the kind of trust, which the people have in the brand," he said adding the Parle-G is good for storing also as it has a longer shelf life. (Photo: Reuters)

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Parle-G Biscuits Donations

Parle-G Biscuits Donations


The company had also announced to donate three crore packs of Parle-G biscuits when the coronavirus pandemic intensified in India.
"We also saw many other people doing that. There were many other organisations, which were also helping the people by distributing Parle-G biscuits," he said adding that it was being donated by multiple people and organisation as it is a good product for that. (Photo: Reuters)