$109.7bn3. The animal nutrition and protein division was the biggest contributor
to the company’s operating revenues in 2017. Its North American business
accounted for 36% of the company’s sales and revenues. Based in the US, Cargill
is involved in the provision of agricultural, food, industrial and financial
products and services. The company’s business divisions include animal
nutrition and protein, food ingredients and applications, origination and
processing, and industrial and financial services.
$91.96bn. The Americas region accounted for the majority of its revenues, at
$41.7bn. Based in Switzerland, Nestle is a food and beverage company operating
in 189 countries worldwide. The company’s product portfolio is divided into
powdered and liquid beverages, nutrition and health science, milk products, and
ice cream, as well as pet care, cooking aids, confectionery and water.
$63.52bn. The food division accounted for 53% of its net revenues, while US
region accounted for 58% of its net revenues. PepsiCo is a food and beverage
company that manages a total of 22 brands, which are sold in more than 200
countries and territories worldwide.
Midland Company – $60.82bn. Based in the US, ADM is a food processing company
involved in the production of food and beverage ingredients, ranging from soy
meal, oilseeds, corn and wheat to other agricultural commodities. The company’s
business divisions are agricultural services, corn processing, oilseeds
processing, and wild flavours and speciality ingredients.
Corporation – $55.37bn. Based in the US, Sysco is a marketer and distributor of
food and non-food products to restaurants, hospitals and educational
facilities, as well as hotels, restaurants and industrial caterers. Sysco
operates a global network of foodservice companies, while its Sygma division
supplies non-food products.
JBS – $49.23bn.
Based in Brazil, JBS is involved in the processing of animal protein such as
beef, pork, lamb and poultry. The company’s operations are divided into JBS
South America and JBS North America, and include more than 400 production
facilities located in 15 countries.
$45.79bn. Based in the US, Bunge is a food processing company that operates
through its agribusiness, food and ingredients, and sugar and bioenergy
George Weston –
$38.46bn. George Weston is a Canadian company involved in the processing and
distribution of food products. The company’s Weston Foods and Loblaw Companies
segments provide baked goods and grocery, pharmacy, apparel and banking
Tyson Foods –
$38.26bn. Based in the US, Tyson Foods is a processor and supplier of protein
products marketed under multiple brand names such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Ball
Park® and Wright Brand®. The company’s business divisions include beef, pork,
chicken and prepared foods.
Mars – $35bn. Mars
manufactures and distributes food products. Its business divisions include
petcare, chocolate, food, drinks, Wrigley and Symbioscience.
brands include M&M’s™, Snickers™, Twix™, Milky Way™, Dove™, Pedigree™,
Royal Canin™, Whiskas™, Extra™, Orbit™, 5™, Skittles™, Uncle Ben’s™, Mars
Drinks and Cocoavia™.