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Rasna enters sweet snacks segment with Vitos launch

Firm plans to launch ethnic products for Europe and US markets as part of export push

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

With Vitos Rasna won't take big brands head on, says CMD Piruz Khambatta

Manufacturer of instant fruit-based concentrates, Rasna, has entered the sweet snacks segment with the launch of Vitos. The company also said it is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets to boost exports.

Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & MD, Pvt Ltd, said that the company is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets as part of its export push. These products include and a variety of pickles catering to local tastes. The company, which claims an 80 per cent market share in powdered soft drinks, now exports to 53 countries in five continents.

The company will also looking to enter the uncovered regions of Africa such as East Africa.

For African countries, the company is in talks with local governments to participate in their subsidised or free food supply programmes. It plans to extend this initiative to Latin America and Cuba.

Currently, exports constitute around 30 per cent of the company's revenue. Khambatta said he was expecting around 15-17 per cent growth in exports while the domestic markets were expected to grow along similar lines.

He said Vitos will drive the proposition of healthy evening snacking. The focus will now be on increasing the product's penetration by leveraging the company's existing marketing and distribution network. is targeting a revenue of around Rs 250 crore from the snacks' segment in another three years.

According to market researcher Euro monitor, sweet and savory snacks have grown by 26 per cent, which is the highest within packaged food segment for the period 2010 to 2015. Sensing this opportunity, has targeted the sweet snacks segment with a focus on kids returning home from school. As of now, Vitos will be available in chocolate and strawberry flavours.

Khambatta said a new Rs 50 crore production facility in Andhra Pradesh will strengthen company's overall production capacity. This plant which will be an integral part of to strengthen the market share in the powder drink segment and will add around 20 per cent to the existing capacity.

also announced the launch of its new avatar of Fruit Plus in a more instant version viz Insta.

Instant has more glucose, vitamins, minerals than the earlier version and dissolves easily in five seconds, Khambatta claims. Priced at Rs 115 for 500 gm, Instant is for the energy and health seeking consumers.

On the new plant at Chittor, he said, this will be an integral part of to strengthen the market share in the powder drink segment.

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Rasna enters sweet snacks segment with Vitos launch

Firm plans to launch ethnic products for Europe and US markets as part of export push

Manufacturers of instant fruit based concentrate Rasna has forayed into make sweet snacks segment with the launch of Rasna Vitos. The company also said it is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets to boost exports.Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & MD, Rasna Pvt Ltd, said that the company is looking to launching ethnic products specifically for European and US markets as part of its export push. Theses products includes jal jeera and varieties of pickles of local taste. The company, which claims 80 per cent market share in powdered soft drinks segment, now exports to 53 countries in 5 continents.The company will also looking to enter the uncovered areas of African countries such as East Africa.For African countries, the company is in talks with local governments to participate in the subsidized or free food supply programmes of the many of the African governments, including Cuba.In Americas, the company would be further looking at Latin America and ... Manufacturer of instant fruit-based concentrates, Rasna, has entered the sweet snacks segment with the launch of Vitos. The company also said it is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets to boost exports.

Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & MD, Pvt Ltd, said that the company is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets as part of its export push. These products include and a variety of pickles catering to local tastes. The company, which claims an 80 per cent market share in powdered soft drinks, now exports to 53 countries in five continents.

The company will also looking to enter the uncovered regions of Africa such as East Africa.

For African countries, the company is in talks with local governments to participate in their subsidised or free food supply programmes. It plans to extend this initiative to Latin America and Cuba.

Currently, exports constitute around 30 per cent of the company's revenue. Khambatta said he was expecting around 15-17 per cent growth in exports while the domestic markets were expected to grow along similar lines.

He said Vitos will drive the proposition of healthy evening snacking. The focus will now be on increasing the product's penetration by leveraging the company's existing marketing and distribution network. is targeting a revenue of around Rs 250 crore from the snacks' segment in another three years.

According to market researcher Euro monitor, sweet and savory snacks have grown by 26 per cent, which is the highest within packaged food segment for the period 2010 to 2015. Sensing this opportunity, has targeted the sweet snacks segment with a focus on kids returning home from school. As of now, Vitos will be available in chocolate and strawberry flavours.

Khambatta said a new Rs 50 crore production facility in Andhra Pradesh will strengthen company's overall production capacity. This plant which will be an integral part of to strengthen the market share in the powder drink segment and will add around 20 per cent to the existing capacity.

also announced the launch of its new avatar of Fruit Plus in a more instant version viz Insta.

Instant has more glucose, vitamins, minerals than the earlier version and dissolves easily in five seconds, Khambatta claims. Priced at Rs 115 for 500 gm, Instant is for the energy and health seeking consumers.

On the new plant at Chittor, he said, this will be an integral part of to strengthen the market share in the powder drink segment.

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Rasna enters sweet snacks segment with Vitos launch

Firm plans to launch ethnic products for Europe and US markets as part of export push

Manufacturer of instant fruit-based concentrates, Rasna, has entered the sweet snacks segment with the launch of Vitos. The company also said it is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets to boost exports.

Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & MD, Pvt Ltd, said that the company is looking to launch ethnic products specifically for European and US markets as part of its export push. These products include and a variety of pickles catering to local tastes. The company, which claims an 80 per cent market share in powdered soft drinks, now exports to 53 countries in five continents.

The company will also looking to enter the uncovered regions of Africa such as East Africa.

For African countries, the company is in talks with local governments to participate in their subsidised or free food supply programmes. It plans to extend this initiative to Latin America and Cuba.

Currently, exports constitute around 30 per cent of the company's revenue. Khambatta said he was expecting around 15-17 per cent growth in exports while the domestic markets were expected to grow along similar lines.

He said Vitos will drive the proposition of healthy evening snacking. The focus will now be on increasing the product's penetration by leveraging the company's existing marketing and distribution network. is targeting a revenue of around Rs 250 crore from the snacks' segment in another three years.

According to market researcher Euro monitor, sweet and savory snacks have grown by 26 per cent, which is the highest within packaged food segment for the period 2010 to 2015. Sensing this opportunity, has targeted the sweet snacks segment with a focus on kids returning home from school. As of now, Vitos will be available in chocolate and strawberry flavours.

Khambatta said a new Rs 50 crore production facility in Andhra Pradesh will strengthen company's overall production capacity. This plant which will be an integral part of to strengthen the market share in the powder drink segment and will add around 20 per cent to the existing capacity.

also announced the launch of its new avatar of Fruit Plus in a more instant version viz Insta.

Instant has more glucose, vitamins, minerals than the earlier version and dissolves easily in five seconds, Khambatta claims. Priced at Rs 115 for 500 gm, Instant is for the energy and health seeking consumers.

On the new plant at Chittor, he said, this will be an integral part of to strengthen the market share in the powder drink segment.

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