Mumbai: Parle G, India’s most consumed brand biscuits will soon be out of the tea time plates as its manufacturer has decided to stop producing it. Mumbai’s Vile Parle factory which manufactured the iconic biscuits has shut down its after 87 years.
Reports said that the Chauhan family, which own the brand, has decided to shut down the factory following diminishing production output which became negligible in last few years.
The 87-year-old Vile Parle site has seen a drop in production capacity over the past few years.
In recent times, all 300 employees working there were reportedly opted for voluntary retirement.
The factory began producing candy in 1929 and began manufacturing biscuits Parle Gluco 10 years later. It adopted the current name Parle-G later in 1980.
The closure of Vile Parle will not impact the production capacity of Parle products which contributes about 40% of biscuit market share in India.
Parle products include biscuits such as KrackJack, Monaco, 20-20 and Hide & Seek. Candies namely Melody, Mango Bite, Poppins and Kismi Toffee Bar are popular Parle sweet confectionery.