Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad , popularly known as Lijjat
Primarily cottage industry, urban by origin
Members round 42000 women and 67 branch across the country (2006)
annual turnover of Rs. 315 corers
registered under the KVIC Act- (Khadi & Village Industries Commission)
Began with just seven semi-illiterate ladies and a borrowed sum of Rs. 80
Founded in Girgaum, Mumbai on March 15 th ,1959.
Expanded as cooperative system
Members – sisters, Sanchalikas – branch head
Same remuneration, profits and losses are shared
The concept of Business
The concept of family
The concept of Devotion
In simple terms make sure that the process runs smoothly, ensure the highest quality standards, give the product at a good price, good corporate governance and profit sharing.
Papad – thin wafer or a crisp bread
prepared by pulses and masalas
Available in different flavors and sizes
Simple packaging i.e. in plastic
Other products: Khakras, Masalas, atta, Detergents etc.
packing bags are manufactured by Lijjat itself
to maintain high standards and quality
to prevent duplication of their product
adopts a Cost Plus Pricing Strategy
allows them to market their products extensively
targeted at the middle and lower segments of society
Sale of Papad amounts to about 45% of total sales of lijjat
Items Udad with Pepper Udad with Garlic & Chillies Udad with Red Chillies Moong (50% Udad & 50% Moong) Udad Special Moong Special(50% Udad & 50% Moong) Punjabi Masala Special Small Size 100 gms 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 12.50 12.50 12.50 mini size 200 gms 23.00 23.00 23.00 23.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 small size 200 gms 22.00 22.00 22.00 22.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 Big size 250 gms 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 31.00 31.00 31.00 Small / Big size 500 gms 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00 59.00 59.00 59.00 Small / Big size 1 kg. 96.00 96.00 96.00 96.00 117.00 117.00 117.00 Small / Big Size 2.5 kg. 238.00 238.00 238.00 238.00 285.00 285.00 285.00
Items 80 Pkts X 200 gms BigSize & SmallSize( 7in & 5in) in one carton rate per packet Udad with pepper 18.00 Udad with Garlic & Green Chillie 18.00 Udad with Green Chillie 18.00 Udad with Red Chillie 18.00 Udad with Plain Udad 18.00 Udad Jeera 18.00 (50%Udad + 50%Moong) 18.00 Moong with Pepper-(50%Udad + 50%Moong) 18.00 Udad Special 21.00 Moong Special-(50%Udad & 50% Moong) 21.00 Punjabi Masala Special 21.00 Udad Sindhi Masala Special 21.00 Mathia Special 21.00 Dhamta Special 21.00
Believed that best promotion will be word of mouth
Concentrated more on cost effectiveness and quality
Used both electronic and print media
Also sites like amazon.com and ebay are advertising
Motivation factors for distributors
Lijjat patrika – strong mode for communication
started taking part in trade fairs and exhibitions, which improve its sales and made the brand name "Lijjat" well-known among the people
sponsored programs and gave away gifts for the winners of specific shows in the television
In starting,the advertising was undertaken through the vernacular newspapers, television and radio.
The money for advertisements was spent by the Polypropylene Division, which recovered the same by adding it to the price of the bags that it supplied to all the branches and divisions throughout India
brand is having the strength of “ Consistently Good Quality” as its USP.
communicated its Crispness and quality through ads.
ads features a Bunny ( mascot) and jingle ‘Khurram Kharram”.
aired on specific regional channels e.g. Alpha Gujrati , Sun etc
Branches in seventeen Indian states.
Well settled in Maharashtra and Gujrat.
Exports accounts for Rs 10o million, merchant exports
Major countries are UK, USA, Australia and European Countries.
brand image by supplying quality products
Carved out a niche for itself
pace with changing market
Explored new markets
Identified commission agents
Replicating the standard operating structure and procedures
Strengths highest quality standards, good price, good corporate governance and profit sharing. Weakness lack of marketing skills Less use of technology Opportunities Expanding horizontally as well as vertically, Threats Competitors, entry of MNC’s in market
the "Best Village Industries Institution" award from KVIC for the period 1998-99 to 2000-01
In 2002, the "Businesswoman of the Year“ "The Women Behind Lijjat Papad" at The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence.
In 2003 the "Best Village Industry Institution.
It also received the PHDCCI Brand Equity Award 2005 .