Top 10 Chocolate Brands in the World 2015

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1. Nestle(Kitkat, Milkybar etc)

Nestle SA was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Switzerland.


It has divided the worldwide operations across Americas; Asia, Oceanic and Africa; Europe. It operates across 197 countries worldwide. Nestle has always positioned it as a nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestle sells powdered and liquid beverages, milk products and ice cream, prepared dishes and cooking aids, nutrition and health science, pet care, confectionary and water.

Operational pillars for nestle are Innovation and renovation, consumer engagement, operational efficiency. It enjoys competitive advantages due to unmatched product and brand portfolio, unmatched research and development capability, unmatched geographic presence, people, culture, values and attitude. The growth drives for Nestle are premiumisation, out-of-home consumption, emerging markets. Overall Nestle owns over 2000 brands. Some of them are Nescafe, Nespresso, Ricore, Mountain Blend, Sunrise, Milo, Aqua Mineral, Nestle vera, Ozarka, Ice Mountain, Nestle Pure Life, Cheerios, Chocapic, Crunch, Cookie Crisp, Milo Cereals, Koko crunch, Cookie crisp, Acti-V, Sweet N tasty yogurt, Maggi, Mom & me, Haagen-Dazs, Nesvita, Vittel, Beba, Lactogen, Nan etc. Few popular chocolates by nestle are Milky Bar, Orion, Kit Kat, Aero, Crunch, Smarties to name a few.

Nestle has started few initiatives to conserve and protect environment. One of the initiative being reducing water use in Mexico dairy factory, first zero water factory in Mexcio. Nestle truly believes in giving access to safe drinking water to everyone by 2025. Nestle invests a lot of money in research domain which is corroborated by the fact that it has over 170 research collaborations with more than 60 partners. Nestle has started to reformulate confectionary with focus on health and nutrition. Nestle is reducing sugar and salt content, saturated fats in the products through innovation cycle.

Sales(Only Confectionaries): $ 10.46 B

Ranking Methodology

The Companies have been ranked as per the Revenues generated from Chocolate and related products/categories. The data has been derived from Sales and segment reports(chocolate contributions) from Annual Reports and Financial Statements.

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