Tata Consumer Products, the consumer products company uniting the principal food and beverage interests of the Tata Group under one umbrella, has announced the rebranding of TATA Q to ‘Tata Sampann Yumside’, which will be integrated with the Tata Sampann portfolio of food offerings. TCPL has reworked the recipes of the entire range of the acquired RTE product portfolio basis consumer feedback and is also launching new innovations in the ethnic RTE category. The brand is also extending itself to the ready-to-cook (RTC) category with an extensive range of everyday and niche Indian gravies and pastes.
The product portfolio which currently includes Heat & Eat pastas, noodles, biryani and appetizers will be extended to include more ethnic RTE options and RTC gravies. The innovation range will be in market in Nov’22. This includes a new RTE range- - Dal Makhani, Paneer Makhani, Channa Masala, Palak Corn and Butter Chicken. The new RTC range includes Makhani Gravy, Kadhai Masala, Biryani Paste, Sambar Paste and Nihari Gravy.
The extensive range of noodles, biryanis, curries and gravies with no preservatives, artificial colours or flavors, will cater to consumers looking for tasty and wholesome meals. Some of the products are made using the MATS (Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilisation) technology, to which TCPL has exclusive rights in India, and are the first to commercialize it. The technology helps retain taste and texture within an ambient supply chain.
Deepika Bhan, president, Packaged Foods (India), speaking about the rebranding said, “There is a growing segment of consumers seeking wholesome, tasty meal options which are quick & convenient. Tata Sampann Yumside caters to this need with an innovative portfolio of ready to eat meals & ready to cook gravies which offer a rich, tasty sensorial experience and taste with convenience. It fits perfectly with the Masterbrand Tata Sampann, complementing our existing brand portfolio alongwith the focus on quality that Tata Sampann is committed to.”
Tata Consumer Products had acquired Tata SmartFoodz, marketer of ‘Tata Q’ in November 2021 in line with the Company’s strategic intent to expand into value-added categories. As part of this transaction, the company also acquired a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh along with access to MATS technology.
The product will also be available on leading eCommerce channels and modern trade outlets pan India.