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Case Code: CLBS151
Case Length: 5 Pages 
Period: 2015  
Pub Date: 2017
Teaching Note: Not Available
Subject :Business Strategy
Organization :Nestle India Limited
Industry :FMCG
Countries : India

Maggi Noodles in India: The Revival Challenge



The case discusses Maggi, an instant noodle brand of Nestlé India Limited (Indian arm of Swiss multinational, Nestlé) in the wake of high lead content findings in Maggi products and the subsequent chain of events which snowballed into the largest food scare the nation had ever witnessed. Further, the case reveals how Nestlé India responded to the fiasco and how the competition tried to capture the instant noodles market share in a situation where Nestlé India Limited had to take Maggi off the retailers’ shelves.
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  • Debate on crisis management and communication strategy of organizations.
  • Understand the innovative strategies undertaken by the company to excel in automotive industry.
  • Revival course after a major setback in terms of losing customers’ trust in the product or brand.
The Maggi brand had its humble beginnings in a nutritional meals company started by Julius Maggi in the late 19th century in Switzerland. Julius, after whom the company was named, later launched Maggi ready-to-use soups in 1886. The brand spread swiftly across the world and caught the eye of Nestlé, which bought it in 1947...


Crisis Management, Communication Strategy , FMCG, Maggi India, Nestle

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