AID18705: Case Study – Maggi noodles



AID18705: CASE STUDY – Maggi noodles


Maggi Noodles was launched in 1982 by Nestle India Limited as ‘Maggi 2-Minute Instant Noodles’ under the prepared dishes category. Since then, Nestle has stood its ground firmly in India, by setting its foundation as a well-known brand offering solutions to customers’ wants in different segments.

Maggi noodles is one of those brand names for which the quote “I came, I was, I conquered’ is apt. The brand replaced favourite Indian desi snacks such as Samos’s and kachoris with a hot bowl of Maggi Noodles.

Maggi used the tagline of ‘fast to cook, good to eat’ to woo Indians in the early eighties. Maggy understood the consumer’s inertia and apathy to try new things. Indian consumers, at that time, were exhibiting interest in Chinese noodles, and Maggi launched its noodles to take advantage of this craze. It offered convenience to the housewife and at the same time did not undermine her involvement with the kids. The masala flavour, made its way in to the minds of the consumers and Maggi found a place in the monthly budget plan of a household.

The use of brand elements such as its tagline ‘Fast to cook and good to eat’ and its catchy jingle, ‘Mummy bhooklagihai’ (Mummy I am hungry) helped in positioning the brand in the minds of its customers Maggi targeted mothers with the convenience it offered and children with the fun element. The advertising campaign was followed by promotional activities such as trial pack distribution in schools.


  1. Outline the journey of Maggi in retaining its Brand position in India (5 Marks)
  2. How does the advertising campaigns and brand elements help the product in retaining market share? (5 Marks)