The FMCG sector, also known as CPG, has some of the most gigantic companies, products of which people world over use daily. The list has leading brands like P&G, Unilever, Nestle above top global beverage brands like Coca Cola, Pepsi, AB Inbev. The list is completed with companies like Philip Morris, Lóreal, Mondelez & JBS.
Here is the list of the top 10 FMCG companies in World in 2015.
10. JBS S.A
JBS S.A is the only non-European and non-American company in the list of top 10.
Headquartered in Annapolis, Brazil the company is named after its founder Jose Batista Sobrinho who was a rancher in Annapolis and founded the company in 1953. This company is the largest producer of factory processed meat.
Till 1980s it was a local company with manufacturing plants in Brazil only. Since then it has followed a global export growth model. It has expanded its size following a series of mergers and acquisitions which helped them to enter allied markets and consolidate existing markets. In 2007 its acquisition of U.S based Swift & Company made it a major player in American market and in 2009 its acquisition of Gurpo Bertin which was one of the market leader in Brazil made it the biggest player in the world.
Currently it has processing plants in major meat consuming market Brazil, Argentina, U.S.A and Australia and through this plants in exports to 110 meat markets 2014 it recorded revenues of $45 billion and profit of about 0.895 billion. Among the top 10 FMCG companies list JBS group has the least per dollar profit which indicates that currently it is in expanding mode with recent acquisition of Tyson Foods' subsidies in 2014. Also it holds significant stake in Pilgrim Pride in U.S, making its presence felt in poultry business in U.S and it also had made bid for acquiring hillshire brands in U.S Once it starts consolidating its operations and synergies from various acquisition starts reflecting its profits are bound to rise.