Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2017

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1. Nestle

Headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland Nestle is a transnational food and drink company.


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It comes out to be the biggest company in food in the world if revenue and other metrics like profit and presence across the globe are taken into account and is among the top in the Forbes Global 2000 list. Nestle was formed after the merger of the Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded by Henri Nestlé (born Heinrich Nestle) in 1866 and Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, by brothers George and Charles Page established in 1866 in year 1905.

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Since then Nestle has grown significantly and has  acquired a number of corporation including Crosse & Blackwell , Findus , Libby's , Rowntree Mackintosh, and Gerber. Maggi which is a well-known brand is owned by Nestle, which Nestle acquired in 1947and this has helped Nestle to increase its revenues significantly in recent years. Apart from Maggi nestle has 8000 brands with wide range of products across a number of market. Product portfolio of Nestle includes medical food, baby food, breakfast cereals, and coffee, dairy products, confectionary, pet foods, ice cream, bottled water and snacks. It has 447 factories and have presence in 194 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. Nestle recorded a Revenue of 89.46 billion USD and 8.8 billion USD in 2016 and is leading the FMCG segment. It has also stake in L’oreal group which is a leader in beauty products and acquisition of L’oreal can help Nestle to diversify in cosmetic segment and will also make Nestle much large in comparison to its competitors in FMCG segment.

Sales ($Bn): 89.46

Profits ($Bn): 8.8

Countries: 194



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