FMCG Companies: Top 50 Giants in the World

Published on Jul 06 2020

“Laughter is brightest where food is the best.” Imagine a day, a week, or even a month without such food? Isn’t that a nightmare? FMCG companies are the source of such good food. Simultaneously, they are also the producers of Meat, Soft Drinks, Dairy Products, Baked Goods, Toiletries, Alcohol, Tobacco, Confectionery, Batteries, some forms of medication, and other perishable goods. In other words, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies are the companies that produce low-value products with a regular high turnover. 

How FMCG Companies make profits?

Most of the FMCG products are sold at low costs and with a very less profit margin. At the same time, the FMCG products are perishable due to low shelf lives. Nevertheless, the products are sold in bulk or bought by customers regularly. Such high trade of these CPG goods, along with customer loyalty creates revenue for FMCG players. 

50 Largest FMCG Companies in the World

While all of the FMCG companies manufacture the products with very less profit margin, there are a few companies generating revenue in terms of billions. Here is a list of such top FMCG companies.

1. Name of the company: Johnson & Johnson

Revenue: $366.4 bn

Company Details: Since over 130-years, the US-based company is producing various FMCG goods, from Consumer Health Products to Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical products. The company has a substantial presence in more than 60 countries. 

2. Name of the company: Nestle

Revenue: $286.2 bn

Company Details: Based in Switzerland, Nestle is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The company owns more than 2000 brands, ranging from global icons to local favourites. They have proved their presence in 191 countries around the world. 

3. Name of the company: Procter & Gamble

Revenue: $ 256.3 bn

Company Details: Globally recognised, one of the top consumer goods product company, Procter and Gamble (also known as P&G) is specialised in home care, fabric care and personal care products. It owns large brands such as Gillette, Ariel, and Pampers. 

4. Name of the company: Coca-Cola 

Revenue: $ 193.7 bn

Company Details: Being known for the production of soft drinks, concentrates, and syrups, the company has gained fame for more than a century. With the vision to craft the brands that people love, to refresh their body and spirit, this manufacturer and retailer is known for their flagship product, Coco-cola. The company also sells merchandise with company branding. 

5. Name of the company: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA

Revenue: $ 164.3 bn

Company Details: With a vision to celebrate life and centuries of brewing history, this Belgium-based multinational beer-brewing company has a considerable turnover. The company owns over 500 brands across the world and the revenue leads to it to one of the top CPG companies. 

6. Name of the company: PepsiCo

Revenue: $ 162.5 bn

Company Details: With a vision to the global leader in convenient foods and beverages, PepsiCo is a tough rival to Coca-Cola. This US-based company has joined the top companies in the world list by manufacturing, marketing and distributing a variety of snack foods, drinks, and various other products.  

7. Name of the company: LMHV

Revenue: $ 160.3 bn

Head Quarters: France

Company Details: The luxury brand, LMHV owns 70+ brands. The company manufactures luxury products (such as fragrances, makeup, clothing, jewellery), Consumer Goods (such as alcohol). 

8. Name of the company: Unilever

Revenue: $ 154.7 bn

Head Quarters: Netherlands

Company Details: Being pioneers, innovators, and future-makers for over 120 years, Unilever is one of the largest and most-recognised FMCG Companies. The business world of Unilever involves FMCG, Consumer non-durables and basic industrial products. 

9. Name of the company: L’Oreal 

Revenue: $ 150.8 bn

Head Quarters: France

Company Details: With a mission of offering the best cosmetics to all the men and women in the world, the world’s largest cosmetics company has made to the top FMCG companies list. The company has risen to fame in more than 150 countries. 

10. Name of the company: Kweichow Moutai

Revenue: $ 146.5 bn

Head Quarters: China

Company Details: With the products such as foods and beverages in the FMCG industry, this company specialises in the production and sales of Maotai liquor. The company is also known for the development of anti-counterfeiting technology and IT products. 

11. Name of the company: Philip Morris International

Revenue: $ 141.2 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: With an intention to deliver smoke-free future, Philip Morris International – Cigarette and Tobacco manufacturing company, operated and owns 46 production facilities. The company also owns six of the world’s top international brands in more than 180 markets. Marlboro, the world’s biggest cigarette brand is also owned by this company. 

12. Name of the company: Altria Group

Revenue: $ 106.4 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: With a history as old as 180 years, the company manufactures consumer non-durables, agriculture-related, farming/seeds/milling. The premium tobacco brands of the company has led them to be one of the top 50 FMCG companies.

13. Name of the company: Diageo PLC

Revenue: $ 98.2 bn

Head Quarters: United Kingdom

Company Details: Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits ad beer. With over 200 brands that are old and new, large and small, global and local, the company has enjoyed the fame in over 180 countries around the world. 

14. Name of the company: British Americal Tobacco PLC

Revenue: $ 93.6 bn

Head Quarters: United Kingdom

Company Details: Being in business for more than a century, the company is the largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world. The company is a market leader in 50 countries and has its presence in 180 countries around the world. 

15. Name of the company: Christian Dior

Revenue: $ 83.9 bn

Head Quarters: France

Company Details: Christian Dior is known as a producer of iconic French luxury goods. The company is the largest luxury group with a strong presence in all the countries of the world. The luxury goods, consumer goods, and consumer non-durables are designed predominantly for women, but also has a men and baby collections. 

16. Name of the company: Kering

Revenue: $ 71.5 bn

Head Quarters: France

Company Details: Kering, another international luxury collections in Paris, France, owns multiple luxury brands. These brands include Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen, and others. The company is into retail too. 

17. Name of the company: Hermes International

Revenue: $ 69.9 bn

Head Quarters: France

Company Details: Since 1837, Hermes International has gained its fame in the field of massive French fashion house. The company manufactures luxury products. The main division are leather goods, accessories, perfumes, and apparels. 

18. Name of the company: Mondelez International

Revenue: $ 69.0 bn

Head Quarters: Illinois, USA

Company Details: Mondelez International is a food and beverage company which empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. They own global as well as local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk, etc. 

19. Name of the company: Reckitt Benckiser Group 

Revenue: $ 59.7 bn

Head Quarters: United Kingdom

Company Details: On a pursuit to create a cleaner and healthier world, this multinational company produces health and home-based brands. The product ranges from hygiene products to personal care products. The company has showed his presence in 60 different locations in six continents.  

20. Name of the company: Estee Lauder Companies

Revenue: $ 58.8 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: The company is a manufacturer of premium beauty products such as makeup, fragrances. They also manufacture skin and hair care products. Estee Lauder also has a massive store and digital presence globally. 

21. Name of the company: Colgate-Palmolive

Revenue: $ 57.9 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: The company has a business history of more than 200 years. And it also has several hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. They manufacture household, health care and personal care products. 

22. Name of the company: Hindustan Unilever Limited

Revenue: $ 52.5 bn

Head Quarters: India

Company Details: With a vision to grow the business and increase their positive social impact, the leading manufacturer produce a wide range of consumer goods. A few of them are foods, personal care, cleaning supplies, and water purifiers. 

23.Name of the company: ITC Limited

Revenue: $ 51.0 bn

Head Quarters: India

Company Details: ITC is one of India’s foremost private sector companies with diversified presence. The company is into FMCG, Hotels, Packaging, Paperboards and Speciality Papers and Agri-Business. 

24. Name of the company: Pernod Ricard

Revenue: $ 48.3 bn

Head Quarters: France

Company Details: Being famous worldwide for its Pernod Anise and Ricard Pastis drinks, the company, Pernod Ricard, is one of the most recognisable French brands and one of the top FMCG companies in the world.

25. Name of the company: Japan Tobacco (JT)

Revenue: $ 45.1 bn

Head Quarters: Japan

Company Details: The JT Group is a leading international tobacco company. It sells its FMCG products in more than 130 countries. Their internationally recognised brands include Winston, Camel, etc. 

26. Name of the company: Henkel AG & Company 

Revenue: $ 42.4 bn

Head Quarters: Germany

Company Details: The company has made it to the top CPG companies through their leading innovations, brands, and technologies in the field of Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Home Care.

27. Name of the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Revenue: $ 41.4 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: Being inspired by what is beyond essential, this US-based global personal care producer of mostly paper-based consumer products has made to the list of top 50 FMCG companies in the world.

28. Name of the company: The Kraft Heinz Company

Revenue: $ 39.1 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: A globally trusted producer of delicious food, The Kraft and Heinz company has carved their path to be one of top CPG companies. The company manufactures food and non-alcoholic beverages. 

29. Name of the company: Kao Corporation

Revenue: $ 37.8 bn

Head Quarters: Japan

Company Details: Being the producer of cosmetics and chemicals, it has spread its fame globally. 

30. Name of the company: Monster Beverage Corporation

Revenue: $ 32.7 bn

Head Quarters: USA

Company Details: A US-based manufacturer company produces non-alcoholic beverages. 

The other top fast-moving consumer goods or consumer packaged goods companies are:

31. Constellation Brands: $ 32.4 bn

32. Foshan Haitian: $ 30.5 bn

33. Fomento Economico Mexicano: $ 30.0 bn

34. General Mills: $ 28.4 bn

35. Shiseido: $ 27.8 bn

36. Archer-Daniel-Midland: $ 24.2 bn

37.  Brown-Forman Corporation: $ 24.2 bn

38. Yill: $ 24.2 bn

39. LG H & H: $ 20.2 bn

40. Tyson Foods: $ 19.3 bn

41. The Kellogg’s Company: $ 18.7 bn

42. McCormick & Company: $ 18.5 bn

43. Kerry Group: $ 18.2 bn

44. Lindt & Sprungli: $ 17.7 bn

45. Church & Dwight: $ 16.6 bn

46. Wilmar International: $ 15.5 bn

47. WH Group: $ 14.9 bn

48. Mengniu Dairy: $ 12.7 bn

49. The J.M. Smucker Company: $12.0 bn

50. Conagra Brands: $ 11.2 bn

Author Info:
Sushma Lokapur

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