Tech-Driven Eco-Revolution

Tech-Driven Eco-Revolution
Bikano targets a turnover of Rs 1,800 crore in FY24.

By Vaishnavi gupta , Sr Correspondent

18 Mar 2024 | 8 min read

In response to the shifting tides of consumer preferences and market dynamics, Bikano, a leading name in the FMCG sector, is strategically charting its course towards sustained growth and competitive relevance. Embracing the burgeoning sustainability wave, the brand is committed to reimagining its product presentation and packaging, aligning with heightened consumer demands for eco-friendly options. This commitment extends to integrating recyclable materials into its packaging, ensuring that Bikano products resonate with the environmentally conscious consumer base.

“In addressing the economic adjustments that consumers are making, we are responsive to their needs by exploring packaging innovations aimed at extending product shelf life. Additionally, personalized promotional offers are being introduced to cater to individual preferences and budgets,” said Manish Aggarwal, Director, Bikano, Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd.

Central to Bikano's strategy is the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and blockchain. These technologies enhance customer experiences, ensure operational efficiency, and foster trust through transparency in the supply chain. By leveraging these tools, the brand stands poised as a dynamic player in the evolving FMCG landscape, ready to meet the diverse preferences and expectations of consumers.

Expanding Horizons

The company boasts a robust and extensive offline distribution network spanning various regions. From retail outlets, Kirana stores, and supermarkets to convenience stores, malls, franchise outlets, and modern trade national and international stores, Bikano products are strategically placed to reach a diverse consumer base. This offline presence underscores its commitment to accessibility and availability, ensuring that its products are within easy reach of customers across different demographics.

“We continuously invest in strengthening our offline distribution channels, collaborating with distributors and retailers to enhance brand visibility and reach. This steadfast commitment to providing quality snacks and food products solidifies our position as a trusted choice in physical retail spaces,” he stated.

Market Expansion Strategies

Bikano's market expansion strategies encompass both national and international fronts. The introduction of innovative products like 'Magic Bhujia' showcases the company's commitment to innovation and category growth, and is designed to drive a substantial 20 percent growth in the snacks and sweets category. With a target turnover of Rs 1,800 crore in the fiscal year 2024, Bikano has invested substantially in a new manufacturing plant in Greater Noida to support this growth trajectory.

“We adopt an omnichannel marketing strategy, leveraging ATL, BTL, and digital platforms to secure a formidable market share. Additionally, we have ventured into the Indian spices category through our sub-brand, Swad Anusar, catering to the diverse culinary needs of consumers,” asserted Aggarwal.

Internationally, the brand is actively expanding its global footprint by entering new countries and exploring diverse distribution channels. By tailoring its product range to suit varied tastes and preferences, Bikano aims to enhance distribution in these regions, ensuring comprehensive coverage and effective reach.

Navigating Challenges

In the face of recent global disruptions, the company has proactively addressed supply chain challenges to maintain operational efficiency. Diversification of sourcing and procurement strategies, coupled with the adoption of advanced technologies for real-time monitoring, ensures a continuous and reliable flow of raw materials.

“Inventory management practices such as just-in-time inventory help minimize excess inventory and waste, enabling us to respond dynamically to fluctuations in demand. Collaboration with logistics partners further optimizes transportation routes, reduces lead times, and enhances overall efficiency,” he explained.

Digital Engagement

Bikano actively engages with its customers through various digital platforms, extending beyond the official website. Social media platforms serve as dynamic avenues for sharing updates, connecting with the community, and providing a seamless experience for customers. The company's presence on leading e-commerce platforms enhances accessibility, allowing customers to explore and purchase Bikano products conveniently.

Compliance and Financial Performance

Bikano places paramount importance on compliance with food safety and quality regulations, both nationally and internationally. Rigorous quality control measures ensure that all Bikano products meet or surpass regulatory standards. Despite regulatory challenges, the company remains committed to compliance, investing in continuous training programs and fostering a culture of adaptability.

In terms of financial performance, Bikano is strategically positioned for substantial growth, with ambitious turnover targets and significant investments in manufacturing infrastructure. The company's comprehensive omnichannel marketing strategy and foray into new product categories reflect its commitment to sustained growth and market relevance.

“Our strategic initiatives underscore our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and customer-centricity. By embracing emerging trends, leveraging advanced technologies, and expanding our global footprint, we remain poised for continued success in the ever-evolving FMCG landscape,” he concluded.

In response to the shifting tides of consumer preferences and market dynamics, Bikano, a leading name in the FMCG sector, is strategically charting its course towards sustained growth and competitive relevance. Embracing the burgeoning sustainability wave, the brand is committed to reimagining its product presentation and packaging, aligning with heightened consumer demands for eco-friendly options. This commitment extends to integrating recyclable materials into its packaging, ensuring that Bikano products resonate with the environmentally conscious consumer base.

“In addressing the economic adjustments that consumers are making, we are responsive to their needs by exploring packaging innovations aimed at extending product shelf life. Additionally, personalized promotional offers are being introduced to cater to individual preferences and budgets,” said Manish Aggarwal, Director, Bikano, Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd.

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