Top 100 Consumer Goods Companies 2014

The consumer goods industry did not disappoint in 2013 with its fair share of spinoffs, acquisitions, name changes, public-to-private plays and vice versa, and new leadership appointments (or in P&G’s case, an old leadership appointment with the return of A.G. Lafley as CEO).

Some of the most memorable moments include H.J. Heinz’ acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital; Dole’s exit from worldwide packaged foods; AB InBev’s $20 billion Grupo Modelo deal; and who can forget the Hostess Brands/Twinkies saga.

CGT’s Top 100 list of publicly traded consumer goods companies provides a snapshot of organizations that are upping their growth games in this ever-changing market, which is saturated with steep competition for consumer (and retail customer) loyalty. The good news this year is that revenue gains were up for the most part amidst persistent economic volatility. This proves that the industry is indeed moving in the right direction.

Rules & Guidelines

Rank: To compare apples to apples, 2013 annual revenue or the equivalent is used to determine each company’s placement on the Top 100 list. At press time, not all companies had reported 2014 annual revenue, thus using the most up-to-date figures in some cases would provide an apples to oranges comparison. All financial information was sourced from Hoover’s Inc. or annual reports in a few cases. Revenue for each company is reported in millions of U.S. dollars ($M). If a company reported revenue in a currency other than the U.S. dollar, and Hoover’s did not provide the U.S. dollar equivalent, then the figure was subject to live exchange rates at press time (November 5, 2014). Year-over-year gains and losses are reported based on information from the aforementioned sources.

Inclusion: Because revenue for most private companies is not readily available, the list only includes publicly traded companies. Thus, well-known consumer goods companies, like Mars Inc. or SC Johnson, are absent from the rankings. It is also worth noting that only sales from consumer divisions are considered when ranking Pharmaceutical companies and select Housewares/Appliances companies.

M&A: In most cases, merger, acquisition or spin-off transactions that took place in 2013 and 2014, like Tyson Foods, Inc.’s acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company, are not reflected on the list. Deals that occurred in 2012 or earlier (for example, Kraft Foods Inc.’s widely publicized break up into Mondelez International and Kraft Foods Group) are reflected in the ranking.


RankCompany2013 Revenue $M1-Year Growth
1Nestlé SA$103,7342.69%
2The Procter & Gamble Company$84,1670.58%
3Unilever PLC$68,5501.07%
4PepsiCo, Inc.$66,4151.41%
5The Coca-Cola Company$46,854(2.42%)
6Imperial Tobacco Group$45,614(2.42%)
7Anheuser-Busch InBev SA$43,1958.64%
8LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton$40,1268.05%
9JBS S.A.$39,3166.43%
10Mondelez International, Inc.$35,2990.81%
11Tyson Foods, Inc.$34,3743.29%
12L’Oreal SA$31,6306.55%
13Philip Morris International, Inc.$31,217(0.51%)
143M Company$30,8713.23%
16Heineken N.V.$26,4348.82%
17Nike, Inc.$25,3134.68%
18British American Tobacco PLC$25,1612.54%
19SABMiller PLC$23,2136.26%
20Henkel AG & Co. KGaA$22,5143.19%
21Japan Tobacco Inc.$22,495(9.88%)
22Kirin Holdings Company, Limited$21,423(15.82%)
23Kimberly-Clark Corporation$21,1520.42%
24Associated British Foods$20,6364.12%
25adidas AG$19,9501.43%
26Whirlpool Corporation$18,7693.45%
27Kraft Foods Group, Inc.$18,218(0.66%)
28General Mills, Inc.$17,7746.28%
29Altria Group$17,6630.93%
30Colgate-Palmolive Company$17,4201.96%
31Diageo PLC$17,3873.35%
32AB Electrolux$16,842(0.31%)
33San Miguel Corporation$16,824(0.98%)
34Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC$16,5597.15%
35Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.$16,289(11.39%)
36ConAgra Foods, Inc.$15,49114.39%
37Kellogg Company$14,7924.19%
38Johnson & Johnson Consumer$14,6971.70%
39Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd.$14,14911.93%
40Uni-President Enterprises Corp.$14,092(4.01%)
41Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA$13,7364.70%
42Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V.$13,4641.25%
43Kering SA$13,4204.30%
44Smithfield Foods, Inc.$13,2210.97%
45BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH$13,0927.20%
46Compagnie Financière Richemont SA$13,0089.09%
47BRF - Brasil Foods S.A.$12,917(7.19%)
48Kao Corporation$12,497(15.44%)
49Carlsberg A/S$12,2793.11%
50H. J. Heinz Company$11,529(1.03%)
51VF Corporation$11,4204.96%
52Pernod Ricard$11,1537.37%
53Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.$11,0017.96%
54NH Foods Limited$10,852(14.53%)
55The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.$10,1814.61%
56Avon Products, Inc.$9,955(7.11%)
57Bayer Consumer Health$9,631(0.90%)
58The Swatch Group SA$9,49611.32%
59Dean Foods Company$9,016(21.34%)
60Hormel Foods Corporation$8,7526.33%
61Beiersdorf AG$8,4545.91%
62Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation$8,4113.57%
63General Electric Appliances & Lighting$8,388$5.02%
64Reynolds American, Inc.$8,236(0.82%)
65The Campbell Soup Company, Inc.$8,0524.28%
66Parmalat S.p.A.$7,4406.83%
67Jarden Corporation$7,3569.85%
68Shieseido Company Limited$7,190(15.34%)
69Saputo Inc.$7,1693.07%
70The Hershey Company$7,1467.55%
71China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited$7,09324.19%
72Lorillard, Inc.$6,9504.94%
73Ralph Lauren Corporation$6,9451.22%
74Grupo Modelo, S.A.B de C.V.$6,776(11.14%)
75Nintendo Company Limited$6,742(16.75%)
76Mattel, Inc.$6,4851%
77GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare$6,4582%
78First Pacific Company Limited$6,2063.60%
79PVH Corp.$6,0432.53%
80Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.$5,9970.03%
81The J.M. Smucker Company$5,8976.29%
82ITC Limited$5,73214.05%
83Group SEB$5,7286.78%
84Newell Rubbermaid$5,693(3.56%)
85The Clorox Company$5,6232.76%
86Arcelik AS$5,186(12.17%)
87Bandai Namco Holdings, Inc.$5,170(6.79%)
88Hermes International$5,16912.26%
89Coach, Inc.$5,0756.15%
90Sapporo Holdings Limited$4,844(15.50%)
91Herbalife Ltd.$4,82518.49%
92Thai Beverage Public Company Limited$4,734(9.82%)
93Husqvarna AB$4,676(1.26%)
94Kewpie Corporation$4,6295.06%
95Hanesbrands, Inc.$4,6282.26%
96Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.$4,62813.41%
97Energizer Holdings$4,466(2.22%)
98Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.$4,35812.93%
99Unicharm Corporation$4,32615.73%
100Molson Coors Brewing Company$4,2067.39%

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