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From Noodle Fights to IPO Dreams: CG Foods, the Nepalese Giant, Plans Big in India

CG Foods, the maker of popular Wai Wai Noodles, is aiming for a 15% revenue increase and a potential IPO in India within the next two years.

From Noodle Fights to IPO Dreams: CG Foods, the Nepalese Giant, Plans Big in India

 

Four decades ago, a Nepalese company launched a brand of instant noodles that would become a cultural phenomenon in India. This isn't your average bowl of ramen - Wai Wai Noodles, known for its unique pre-seasoned flavors, can be enjoyed cooked or straight out of the packet for a quick and tasty snack. The brainchild of CG Foods, Wai Wai has become a household name in India, capturing a whopping 28% market share and generating an annual revenue of approximately $130 million.

 

But CG Foods isn't content with just a noodle fight (a wacky marketing campaign they ran a while back). The ambitious company has its sights set on even bigger things. According to a recent Bloomberg report, CG Foods is targeting a 15% revenue increase in the current fiscal year. This aggressive growth plan paves the way for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) in India within the next two years.

 

This wouldn't be the first time a major food company has taken the IPO route in India. The past year has seen a surge in activity within the food and beverage sector, with companies like Gopal Snacks and Mukka Proteins successfully going public. In fact, Bloomberg reports that the food sector has witnessed the second-highest number of IPOs in India over the past year.

 

However, CG Foods isn't rushing into an IPO. The company recognizes the importance of strategic planning before taking the public plunge. Manvendra Shukla, the global CEO of CG Foods India Pvt., told Bloomberg that the company's current focus is on strengthening its market share and expanding its product portfolio. Only after achieving these goals will CG Foods be "ready to go for a sizable listing," Shukla says.

 

So, what's the secret sauce behind Wai Wai's success? One key factor is its unique selling proposition - the ability to enjoy the noodles cooked or uncooked. This innovative feature sets Wai Wai apart from the competition and caters to a wider range of consumer preferences. The brand has also benefited from a strong focus on both metropolitan and tier-two cities in India, ensuring a healthy geographic reach.

 

The future looks bright for CG Foods. With Wai Wai Noodles continuing its impressive 20% year-on-year growth, the company is well on its way to achieving its ambitious goals. An IPO in India could be the next big chapter in the story of this Nepalese giant, making its mark not just on taste buds but also on the Indian stock market.


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