Thursday, June 5, 2008

M.C. Appaiah

"Today the tea industry in India is going through a supply crisis, especially from the North-East region. There is a very small carry-forward stock from last year, and the current crop has been delayed due to climatic reasons. Crop is good in South India but it is not able to make good for the shortfall. If you look at the international scenario, there is a shortfall of crop in Kenya due to climatic conditions and political problems. As a result of these reasons, tea prices have moved up by about Rs 20 per kg, at the procurement level. The probability of prices softening, if at all it happens, is likely in October-November, but is not expected to go back to the levels of last year. "

M.C. Appaiah, COO, Duncans Tea Ltd, Kolkata

June 5, 4.30 pm

1 comment:

Murali said...


An entrepreneurial executive with over 22 years of experience in strategic planning, managing sales & marketing operations & relationship management, Mr. Appaiah joined DUNCANS TEA LIMITED as the Chief Operating Officer in January 2007.

He has been instrumental in developing and implementing the vision and business strategic plan for the company. He has helped instill a culture of high performance and customer orientation within Duncans Tea Ltd. He has played a key role in developing and launching new brands to cater to all segments of the market

Prior to joining Duncans Tea Ltd, he was associated with Salada Foods Jamaica Ltd. as Director Operations. He has also served Allanasons Ltd India as General Manager and was also associated with HUL in Managerial capacity in the Tea & Coffee Division.

Mr. Appaiah holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Christ College, Bangalore and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing & Finance), The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), New Delhi.
Duncans Tea Limited is the flagship brand of the 2000 crore Duncan - Goenka Group.

The packet tea operations are run and managed by Duncans Tea Ltd (DTL), while The Garden operations are run and managed by Duncans Industries Ltd (DIL).

Duncans, with over 149 years of experience in tea, since 1857, brings smiles to 4 million households every morning. The best tea is sourced by experienced tea tasters to ensure that consistency is maintained in every brand cup after cup.

These teas make vast range of brands namely:

Runglee Rungliot (Super premium Darjeeling Tea), – 100% Darjeeling, We know it because we grow it
Double Diamond (Premium Leaf Tea) – Jarasi Chai Aasar Dikhaye
Sargam (Premium Leaf Tea) – 100% Asli chai Khushiyon ki raang laaye
Shakti (Strong CTC Tea) – Chaye jo josh jagaye
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