Parle Products was established as byconfectionery in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai, in 1929. It began manufacturing biscuits in 1939. In 1947, when India became independent, the company launched an ad campaign, showcasing its Gluco brand of biscuits as an Indian alternative to the British biscuits.
Parle-G biscuits were earlier called ‘Parle Gluco’ Biscuits until the 1980s. The “G” in the name Parle-G originally stood for “Glucose”, though a later brand slogan also stated “G means Genius”.
In 2013, Parle-G became India’s first domestic FMCG brand to cross the INR 5,000 crore in retail sales.