Top 10 FMCG Companies in United Kingdom (UK) 2015

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4. Sabmiller

Headquartered in London, England Sabmiller is world’s second largest brewer with operations world-wide.


Sales ($ Bn): 16.7

Profits ($ Bn): 3.6

Assets ($ Bn): 52.8

Market Value ($ Bn): 87.3

It is also a major bottler of Coca-Cola handling the European operations of Coco-cola. Its brands include Fosters, Pilsner Urquell, Gorsuch, Miller, Peroni. It has operations in 80 countries present in all the 6 continents SABMiller’s traces its origins back to South African Breweries commonly known as SAB in 1895 where it was established to serve the new mining industries emerged with establishment of British colonies in Johannesburg and nearby areas. It was the first industrial company to be listed in Johannesburg stock exchange. Later in the 20th century it expanded its operations world-wide through acquisitions of brands as well as breweries. In 1955 SAB acquired two breweries in South Africa which were even bigger than their size making them able to capture 98% of market in South Africa. Post that SAB increased diversification especially to European market. Due to tax reasons and high demand of breweries and branded in European regions it shifted its headquartered to London in 1999. Acquisition of Miller breweries from Altria group strengthen its north American operations in 2002 gives it the current name Sabmiller. This company follows a localized marketing strategy with different variants of beer for different African countries.and is one of the unique company of having good hold over African market due to its beginning from there. Recent acquisitions include that of Fosters beer which gave them one of their most famous global brand. Unlike other companies this company doesnot have United Kingdom origins but is headquartered there due to operational reasons. Today it has manufacturing operations in over 80 countries. In 2014 it recorded a revenue of $16.7 billion with net profit of $3.6 billion.