Pillsbury, one of the most popular brands of General Mills, is the principal sponsor for Royal Challengers Bangalore. They recently organized a meet and greet function with some key players of the team. It was a triumphant event for the brand with key dignitaries from General Mills India and RCB’s players present there.

Virat Kohli gifts a signed jersey to Pillsbury Doughboy at the event
Virat Kohli gifts a signed jersey to Pillsbury Doughboy at the event

Sundeep Waghray, Head Retail Sales – General Mills India gave a motivating talk sharing with the audience the whats and hows of their massive success and stupendous outreach leaving the crowd in awe.

The event was organized to recognize the top performing distribution channel and retail partners of General Mills who were felicitated with awards by the Royal Challengers Bangalore players. Esteemed player Virat Kohli along with star players AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal were present at the event and were seen interacting with the audience of Pillsbury™. These players also gifted a signed jersey to Pillsbury’s very own Doughboy, along with the Cookie Cake pack shot.

(L to R) AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Virat Kohli with the distributors at the Pillsbury event
(L to R) AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Virat Kohli with the distributors at the Pillsbury event

On this occasion, Mr. Salil Murthy, Managing Director – General Mills India and South East Asia said, “Pillsbury Cookie Cake is an all-family snack that has revolutionised the premium cookie category with its multi-textured, highly indulgent soft baked format. It is loved by kids and adults alike, much like India’s favourite T20 league, the biggest entertainment property in India. Our new campaign builds off this insight in a fun way that makes an instant connection with fans all over the country. We are excited to be a part of this journey and partner with team RCB this year”

Earlier this year, Pillsbury™ Cookie Cake had announced their association with the much-loved T20 team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and initiated an exciting, path-breaking ad campaign that enabled multiple Tier one and two cities to unanimously cheer for the team they love and a snack they adore.

(L to R) Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal and Parthiv Patel taking selfie with the Pillsbury Doughboy (official Mascot of Pillsbury)
(L to R) Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal and Parthiv Patel taking selfie with the Pillsbury Doughboy (official Mascot of Pillsbury)

Adding to this, Sanjeev Churiwala, Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore said, “We are so glad to have Pillsbury™ on board with us as our principal sponsor, they have been with us in this journey of ups-and-downs. We saw great team spirit on and off the field and hope to continue with this growth and achieve great heights.”

Pillsbury™ has been popular in India for its Atta products and Cake Mixes. With the launch of Pillsbury Cookie Cake in November 2016, the brand’s objective is to deliver delicious ready-to-eat snacks to families to create tasty memories together.

For the last two and a half years, General Mills has been leveraging its expertise in bakery products and ready to cook categories and has launched a complete Ready-to-Eat snacks portfolio of Cookies and Cakes.

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General Mills India is committed to offer “food that people love” and that brings families together. Today, General Mills India is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food products in India and remains rooted in the basic beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founders more than a century ago.

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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (often abbreviated as RCB) are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the original eight teams in the IPL, the team has made three appearances in the IPL Finals so far. The home ground of the Royal Challengers is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Virat Kohli currently captains the team and coached by Gary Kirsten.

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