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What are the top FMCG companies?

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The companies in the FMCG industry with the highest sales are Nestle, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Unilever and the Coca-Cola Company. This is according to sales figures from 2013 as reported by Statista, which is based on worldwide sales.

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The top five FMCG companies in the world operate many well-known household brands. They sell consumer goods including food, drinks, cleaning products and pet food. Many also have other interests not in the FMCG sector. The figures below are 2013 revenue figures in billions.

  • Nestle - responsible for brands like Kit Kat, Nespresso, Nestle's Crunch and Smarties, plus pet food brands like Purina - $99,457
  • Procter & Gamble - owns well-known brands like Gillette, Olay, Duracell, Oral-B, Old Spice and Head & Shoulders - $84,167
  • PepsiCo - it owns the drink Pepsi as well as other brands including Gatorade, 7 Up, Quaker Foods, Cheetos and Lipton Teas - $66,415
  • Unilever - Unilever is the company behind Dove, Lynx, Domestos, Vaseline, Jif and Persil - $66,135
  • Coca-Cola Company - it owns the various Coca-Cola and Coke, brands as well as PowerAde, Mount Franklin, Appletiser, Grinders Coffee and Goulburn Valley - $46,854

Other leading FMCG companies include AB InBev, JBS, Mondelez, Archer Daniels Midland, Tyson Foods, Philip Morris International, L'Oreal, Danone, Heineken Holding and British American Tobacco.

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