Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2014

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7. Unilever


Unilever is one of the world's largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies with well known brands across foods, home and personal care categories. It primarily operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. It is headquartered in London, the UK and it has 174,000 employees.


Unilever is a dual-listed company with two parent companies, Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC. Unilever N.V. is a public limited company registered in the Netherlands, whereas Unilever PLC is a public limited company registered in England and Wales. These two companies function as a single operating business, but retain separate legal identities and stock exchange listings. The two parent companies, together with their Group companies, operate as a single entity (Unilever).


Unilever operates through four product segments: personal care, foods, refreshment, and home care. The personal care segment includes skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The foods segment includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, and cooking products such as liquid margarines. Unilever's refreshment segment includes sales of ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. The home care segment includes sales of home care products, such as laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars and a wide range of cleaning products.


Revenue: $66.1 B

Profit: $6.4 B

Market Value: $124.5 B



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