"Every competitor energises the market, they do not intimidate the existing players," Nestle India chairman and managing director Suresh Narayanan told reporters, when asked about the entry of the Patanjali brand of noodles.

"We have reintroduced Maggi across the country and the response has been overwhelming; we're truly humbled by the consumer response," he told reporters on the sidelines of the annual Nasscom summit here.

Last month, the yoga guru had claimed that his Patanjali brand of noodles would soon oust Maggi as the top brand in the country.

According to domestic brokerage IIFL, Patanjali is expected to clock sales of Rs 20,000 crore by 2019-20, from a turnover of Rs 2,000 crore in 2014-15.

When asked if the emergence of competition, especially something like Patanjali that claims to be a healthier alternative, would result in a change in the way Maggi is being manufactured now, Narayanan replied in the negative.

Narayanan said the company has also introduced the chicken variant of the popular noodles and is selling it over e-commerce major Snapdeal.

The newer products that Nestle is planning to launch will be both high-end and mass consumption ones, he said.

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