Nov 12, 2021

Top 10 Food and Beverage Manufacturers

food and drink
Manufacturing
3 min
We rank the top ten food and beverage manufacturers worldwide, and explore their expansive product portfolios.

10. The Coca-Cola Company

Dr. John Pemberton sold the first glass of Coca-Cola on May 8, 1886, and the company has not looked back since.

The multinational beverage company has over 200 brands worldwide which includes Coca Cola, Costa Coffee, Innocent Smoothies, and many more household name brands.

Recently, the innovative company unveiled its first-ever beverage bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic, (this is excluding the cap and label) through the help of commercially available technology, find out more here.

9. Mars

Mars Inc is an American multinational company that specialises in the manufacturing of confectionery, pet food, and other various food products.

The family-owned business is running many initiatives to improve the world that we live in, one being that it is currently investing $1 billion over the coming years in the aim to become sustainable in a generation.

8. General Mills

General Mills is an American multinational manufacturer, the company markets many well-known brands such as Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Old El Paso, and many more established brands.

The company was founded in 1928 as the result of Washburn-Crosby President James Ford Bell merging Washburn-Crosby with three other mills.

7. Smithfield Foods Inc

Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a pork producer and food-processing company based in Virginia. The company was founded in 1936, since then it has expanded and launched many brands such as Farmer John, Gwaltney, and more.

The company is committed to sustainability and has numerous goals related to this, for one, they aim to obtain 50% of their electricity from renewable sources (such as solar energy, wind power, etc).

6. Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, also known as AB InBev, is a multinational drink and brewing company founded in 2008.

The company is responsible for local brews and household name beers, they brew over 500 brands such as Becks, Budweiser, Corona, and more.

The company is a proud supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

5. Kraft HeinzCo.

Kraft Heinz, is an American food company which was formed by the merger of the two popular brands Kraft Foods and Heinz in 2015.

The company produces high-quality products through well-known brands such as Kool Aid, Capri Sun, and many more household name brands.

4. JBS USA

JBS is an American food processing company, which entered the American market in 2007 through its purchase of Swift & Company.

The company is committed to a better future for coming generations, therefore it has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

3. Nestle

Nestle, a household name to many, is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing, and is arguably one of the leading companies in the field, it has been named as a Fortune 500 company and has acquired many other accolades through the years since its founding in 1866.

Its brands include Purina (pet food), Nescafe, Perrier, and more.

2. Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that operates in the food industry and has done since 1935, when it solely specialised in chicken. 

Their protein-centric brand portfolio is rapidly growing, and includes the likes of Bonici, Pierre, and more.

  1. PepsiCo

Claiming the top spot of the list is PepsiCo, an American multinational food, snack, and beverage business that was founded in 1919.

As of January 2021, the multinational corporation possesses 23 brands that have surpassed $1 billion in sales. These established brands include Lays, Quaker Oats, Pepsi, and many more.

Through its new sustainability initiative, Pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) the business is committed to a better future for all, they are helping to build a circular and inclusive value chain and inspire others through their brands. Find out more, here.

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