The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the demerger of the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) business of Haldiram Snacks and Haldiram Foods. This decision by CCI has come as a major relief to the popular snack manufacturer, which had been facing regulatory hurdles in its bid to separate its FMCG business.
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Haldiram Snacks and Haldiram Foods are two separate entities, but they share a common brand name. The FMCG business of Haldiram Snacks includes products such as potato chips, namkeens, and sweets, while Haldiram Foods primarily deals in restaurant and catering services.
With the approval of the demerger, the FMCG business of Haldiram Snacks will now be transferred to a new entity called Haldiram Industries. It will be responsible for the manufacturing and sale of these products. The move is expected to provide more clarity and transparency in the operations of both the entities.
The demerger had faced regulatory challenges in the past due to concerns of anti-competitive practices. However, with the approval of CCI, the demerger is now expected to be completed in a smooth manner. This decision is also expected to boost the competitiveness of Haldiram Industries in the highly competitive FMCG market.
Haldiram Snacks is a popular snack manufacturer with a strong presence in India as well as overseas markets. The company has been expanding its product portfolio in recent years to cater to the changing tastes and preferences of consumers. The demerger of its FMCG business is expected to provide a focused approach towards the manufacturing and sale of these products.
The decision of CCI to approve the demerger is also seen as a positive step towards promoting healthy competition in the FMCG sector. The Indian FMCG market is highly competitive with several players vying for market share. The entry of new players has also intensified the competition in recent years, making it important for existing players to remain competitive and innovative.