Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2014

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8. British American Tobacco


British American Tobacco is engaged in the manufacture, marketing and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. It is headquartered in London, the UK and it has 89,820 employees.


BAT was established as a joint venture between the Imperial Tobacco Group of the UK and the American Tobacco Group of the US in 1902. The parent companies agreed not to trade in each other's domestic territory and transferred certain trademarks, export businesses and overseas subsidiaries to the joint venture


The company operates in 180 markets across the Americas, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) regions through a large number of subsidiaries and associate companies. The company owns a portfolio of more than 200 brands. Its leading international brands, called the Global Drive Brands (GDB), include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. Dunhill, premium international brand and Pall Mall are sold across more than 110 markets. The other international and local brands owned by British American Tobacco include Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Rothmans, Peter Stuyvesant, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf and State Express 555.


Revenue: $23.85 B

Profit: $6.1 B

Market Value: $104.25 B



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