Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2018

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The FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) also known as CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) are the products which are to be used daily. The top FMCG companies manufacture products which may include food and beverage, personal care, health care, skin care, oral care and many more. The top FMCG companies include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Unilever, JBS, L’Oréal along with beverage companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi etc. The list has taken three main parameters such as revenue, market capitalization and a number of global brands. The biggest FMCG companies focus a lot of marketing as the products across these companies are more or less similar. Product positioning and distribution plays a major role in the growth of these largest FMCG brands. All these top FMCG companies have a strong business growth which is being driven by a strong workforce across the world. Here is the list of the top 10 FMCG companies in World in 2018.

Quick Glance :

Below are the biggest and top FMCG Companies in World 2018:

1st Place : Nestle

2nd Place : Johnson & Johnson

3rd Place : Procter & Gamble

4th Place : Pepsi

5th Place : Unilever

6th Place : AB InBev

7th Place : Coca Cola

8th Place : JBS

9th Place : Phillip Morris

10th Place : L'Oreal

For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

Top FMCG Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, Profit, MarCap):

10. L’Oréal S.A.

L’Oréal was awarded as world’s most ethical company by Ethisphere Institute and is a leading cosmetic FMCG company.

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Code of business ethics and gender equality are the main highlights of L’Oréal, which is why it is among the top FMCG companies in the world. The portfolio includes cosmetics, makeup and beauty products with more than 34 global brands.


L’Oréal was founded by Louis Schueller in 1919, a French chemist. The company has itself employs 20,000 chemists till the date. The number shows L’Oréal’s interest in Research and Development. Continuous patent registration is where L’Oréal stands out, it has registered total 498 patents in the year 2017. L’Oréal also stands as the first cosmetics group in the world with the international presence in 150 countries. Every year, the L’Oréal, in association with UNESCO organizes a program called “For Women in Science” where it celebrates and awards five eminent researchers from five continents. Around 100 laureates have been awarded since 1998, three of them have also received a Nobel prize.

L’Oréal has diversified itself by putting a foot in skincare, haircare, makeup, fragrances and hygiene products market where it beats the other giant players in the market. L’Oréal has observed 25% growth in online cosmetic sales worldwide having additional 10% share in the beauty market. The sales of L’Oréal have been roaring so as to fulfill its mission to furnish all with beauty. L’Oréal is reinventing conventional hair salons by adding an element of creativity, thus making it creative hubs. 1,500 salon managers from more than 60 countries came together at the L’Oréal Professional Business Forum in October 2017. It trains 450,000 hairdressers each year with around 250 training studios worldwide. L’Oréal is 10th on the top 10 fmcg companies in world 2018 list.


Revenue: $ 32004 million

Net Profit: $ 4612 million

Market Capitalization: $ 127548 million

Number of Brands: 34

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