The project will help in understanding the brand positioning of different
soaps produced and marketed by Hindustan UniLever limited.
Hindustan Unilever Limited, 51.6% subsidiary of Unilever Plc, is the largest FMCG Company in the country, with a turnover of Rs118bn. The company’s business sprawls from personal and household care products to foods, beverages, specialty chemicals and animal feeds. The company has a dominating market share in most categories that it operates in such as toilet soaps, detergents, skincare, hair care, color cosmetics, etc. It is also the leading player in food products such as branded packaged tea, coffee, ice cream and other culinary products.
Two pillars - strong brand equity and a wide distribution network, characterize the fast moving consumer goods business. Brand equities are built over a period of time by technological innovations, consistent high quality, aggressive advertisement and marketing. Availability near the consumer through a wide distribution network is another crucial success factor, as products are of small value, frequently purchased daily use items. HUL is strong on both these fronts with 110 brands and a 1mn strong direct retail reach.
Competitive Position: HUL is the market leader in the detergent and soap industry. Nirma is a close competitor in detergents and has been slowly gaining ground in toilet soaps too. The other significant competitor in detergents is P&G. Despite being the global leader in this segment, has been unable to achieve a critical mass in India due to premium pricing strategy. In oral care segment, HUL has emerged as a strong No 2 player, giving stiff competition to the market leader Colgate. In the hair care segment, HUL dominates the shampoo market and is the No 2 player in hair oils. In the skin care market, besides competition from leading global players, HUL has also been losing share to south based player Cavincare Ltd. In the foods business, Tata Tea in packet tea, Nestle in coffee and culinary products, GCMMF (Amul) in ice creams, and Godrej Pillsbury in staple food are the main competitors.
Number of Pages of Project Report:72
Package Includes: Project Report
Project Format: Document (.doc)
Table of Contents of Project Report:
- Executive summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
ii. Objective of the Research
Chapter 2: About the Industry
i. FMCG Industry- an Introspective
ii. Inside the soap Industry
Chapter 3:About the Company
i. Company profile
ii. History of HUL and its Milestones
iii. SWOT Analysis
iv. Studying the soaps of HUL with the help of BCG matrix
Chapter 4:Brand and brand Positioning
i. What is brand?
ii. Brand positioning
Chapter 5:Research Methodology
i. Research Design
ii. Sample methodology
iii. Sample Size
iv. Area Covered
v. Collection of Data
vi. Target people
i. Presently using soap.
ii. Monthly income of Respondents
iii. The punch line of your soap
iv. Fuel consumption in metro cities
v. Five names of soaps- top of the mind recall
vi. Second most Recall
vii. Role of advertisements in buying decision
viii. Buying characteristics
ix. Price range of soaps
x. The best soap advertisements
xi. Factors influencing purchasing decisions
- Skin care
- Germ Protection
- Company Name
Chapter 7: Findings
- Brands of Hindustan Unilever