Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2018

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1. Nestle AG

Nestle is a food and beverages company having head office in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland holding true essence of Switzerland.

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Being the largest food company in the world, it is on the top of by the revenue in 2017 and is ranked among the top on the Fortune 500 list of 2017. The company has whopping 2000 total brands worldwide which makes it one of the top FMCG companies in the world.


Nestle manufactures and distributes baby food, medical food items, bottled water, cereals, coffee, tea, confectionery, frozen food, etc. in its international market. It has 22 billion-dollar brands with an international presence in 194 countries. The famous brands of Nestle are Nescafe, Nespresso, Kit Kat, Maggi, etc. the brand Maggi has largely penetrated in India. Not only the Indian households but also in the educational institutes’ residential facilities have trusted Maggi since its inception. Surprisingly, it is one of the main shareholders of L’Oréal – the largest cosmetics company in the world.

The company is ahead in its CSR activities as well. The company has set a goal to help 50 million children by 2030 to lead healthier lives. Moreover, it is also committed to improve 30 million livelihoods in communities directly connect to Nestle’s business activities. Nestle for healthier kids celebrated International Chef’s Day by conducting workshops with top professional chefs from over 50 countries. Nestle invested 1.7 billion Swiss francs for research and development. The scientists at Nestle has published 313 research papers in the year 2017. 57% of the volume of Nestle’s 12 priority categories of raw materials and paper are responsibly sourced. By 2025, Nestle’s aim is to source all its eggs from cage-free hens for all food products globally. The company employs 3,25,000 employees internationally.


Revenue: $ 93586 million

Net Profit: $ 7487 million

Market Capitalization: $ 267054 million

Number of Brands: 2000

Rank Methodology:

1. The leading & top 15 FMCG companies in the world are considered.

2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and market capitalization are taken and given weightages of 0.7, 0.2 and 0.1

3. The overall score is calculated and the final ranking is done.

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