Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2016

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FMCG products have become an inevitable part of our everyday life. Products like toothpastes, soaps, detergents, shampoos, snacks, beverages etc have a reach to billions of customers across the world. The top FMCG companies include big brands like P&G, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, followed by likes of Pepsi Co & Unilever. Other big brands like Anheuser Busch Inbev, Coca Cola Company, Mondelez and L’Oreal. Here is the list of the top 10 FMCG companies in World in 2016.

Quick Glance :

Top FMCG Companies in World 2016 are

1st Place : Procter & Gamble

2nd Place : Nestle

3rd Place : Johnson & Johnson

4th Place : Philip Morris

5th Place : Pepsi

6th Place : Unilever

7th Place : AB InBev

8th Place : Coca Cola

9th Place : Mondelez

10th Place : L'Oreal

For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

10. L'Oreal

L'Oreal is a well-known FMCG company across the world. It produces and markets a range of make-up, perfume, hair and skin care products in 130 countries and owns 32 international brands.


The cosmetics division of L'Oreal is further sub divided into four operating divisions: professional products, consumer products, luxury products and active cosmetics. The company has a lot of brands such as L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, Lancome, Maybelline, Shu Uemura, Vichy, Matrix, Body Shop etc.

The company was formed in 1909 by a French chemist Eugene Schuller while developing a hair dyeing formula. L’Oreal has its headquarters in Clichy, France

L’Oreal is a well-known company for its R&D and innovation strategy. Till now, company has developed more than 130 molecules and  has patents in lot of fields like nano-technology, dermatology, tissue re-engineering etc. Recently, L’Oreal is pushing its digital marketing strategies. It has taken this step to keep pace with the changing times. L’Oreal also organises Case study based competition known as Brand storm across the world for first year students of management colleges

L’oreal always steps forward by connecting with  the new brands acquired and further marks its presence in all the sub-segments of beauty sector like  hair colour,  skin care, , makeup, cleansers, fragrances, permanents, hair styling etc. It has done significant acquisitions in past years,the recent being acquisition of the body Shop which increased its  presence in the store ownership segment in 2006 and  also acquired Chinese beauty brand Magic Holdings in 2014.

Revenue (mn): 28288 $

Profit (mn): 4913 $

Market Cap (mn): 8850 $

Globally known brands: 32

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