The Indian market has seen numerous competitors in Ketchup manufacturing. Consumption of ketchup has always been prominent in Indian households thus giving way to the sector’s growth.
Today we bring you 07 brands that have been ruling the Indian market for decades now.
Heinz is an American food processing company that was founded by Henry J. Heinz in 1869. On March 25, 2015, Kraft Foods Group Inc. announced that it would merge with the H. J. Heinz Company, to form the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company. The companies merger took place on July 2, 2015.
While the company manufactures several different food products, Heinz Tomato Ketchup is a brand of ketchup produced by the H. J. Heinz Company as part of Kraft Heinz.
Maggi sauces were launched in the mid-80s and have been a prominent part of the Indian household since. Nestle had acquired the Maggi company in 1947.
With its famous mascots like Jaaved Jaffrey and catchy tagline ‘It’s Different’, the brand hold’s a stronghold in the market for decades now. Interestingly, to cater to the diverse Indian palate, Maggi has adopted means to keep itself popular amongst people with various cultural preferences like the quintessential Rich Tomato Ketchup and Rich Tomato Sauce have no Onion no garlic in it.
Mr. B. M Seth founded the company in 1984 when he decided to enter the food processing industry. Apart from the ketchup, the company manufactures various different products that are pretty popular in Indian households like Tops Pickles & Tops Jams. Today, the company has roots in 25 countries and has been tasting success since its launch.
Del Monte is said to be one of the largest producers, distributors, and marketers of branded processed food for the U.S. retail market. The brand generated approximately $1.8 Billion of annual sales across all its product range.
In India, Del Monte is produced by FieldFresh which is a joint venture of Del Monte Pacific and Bharti Enterprises.
Cremica is one of India’s most loved ketchup brands. The brand leads the food processing business through its range of products, internationally-certified production facilities, and unmatched expertise in the industry.
Kissan was introduced by British settlers in 1935. Later in 1950, under the management of Late Vittal Malya then, the company was acquired from Mitchell bros. It was in 1993 that Hindustan Unilever Limited took over the UB group and Kissan became a part of the HUL.
Smith and Jones
Smith & Jones is a brand from Capital Foods – which is famous for its Ching’s secret range of Chinese food products, especially instant noodles. Smith & Jones is popular in ready to eat, sauce and jelly, etc.