5 Best CPG Companies Globally 2021

The FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) also known as CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) are the products which are to be used daily. The top FMCG companies manufacture products which may include food and beverage, personal care, health care, skin care, oral care and many more. The pandemic has affected these companies as the demand, distribution and supply chain got disrupted. 

Given below is the list of top 5 CPG companies in the world by market capital and revenue:

1. Nestlé


Nestle is on the top of the list of largest CPG companies globally, with a market cap of USD 267.52. It is the leading CPG company by market cap and also by revenue. The company is a Swiss multinational food and beverage processing company whose headquarters are situated in Vevey, Switzerland. They provide a broad range of baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, dairy products, snacks, etc. It currently has 29 brands under its company and is also the leading company in the world by revenue per brand.

2. Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble is the second leading CPG company in the world, with a current market cap of USD 228.8 billion. It is an American multinational company which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company provides a wide range of consumer goods specializing in personal health and hygiene products, laundry, and cleaning supplies. Besides being one of the leading companies with the highest market cap, it is also one of the top spenders in the world.

3. PepsiCo

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PepsiCo ranks 3rd on the list of the top 10 CPG companies globally, with a market cap of USD 166.93 billion. The company is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage company, whose headquarters are located in Harrison, New York. The company provides a range of products, including snack foods and beverages, but primarily the company is known for its globally popular product: Pepsi. Along with Pepsi, the company also is the manufacturer of other soft drinks like Mountain Dew, Lay’s, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7 Up, and the popular snack Doritos.

The strength of Unilever is its valuable supply chain network. In countries like India, it is very hard to penetrate into the farthest corner of the country. Unilever made it possible through its experience in distributors network. The company’s product portfolio includes premium products as well as budget products.

4. Unilever

Unilever is the 4th  leading CPG company in the world, with a market cap of USD 153.30 billion. The company is a British-Dutch transnational company with its headquarters located in London, England, Rotterdam, and the Netherlands and cater their services to almost 190 countries globally. The company provides a range of products such as general foods, ice cream, beverages, energy drinks, personal care products,beauty products, cleaning agents, etc.

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5. AB InBev

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Ranking 5th on the list of the top CPG companies is AB InBev(Anheuser-Busch InBev), with a market cap of USD 226.04 billion. It is a multinational drink and brewing company with its headquarters located in Leuven, Belgium. AB Inbev is currently the largest brewery globally and is known for products like beer and soft drinks such as Budweiser, Mill Street Brewery, Corona, Busch, etc.

In 2017, the company has observed 5.1% overall revenue growth and 13.4% EBITDA growth. The company was declared as the world’s most admired company by Fortune magazine. The organization has received 100% score on the 2017 corporate quality index and the best place to work.  The company tries to match the pace with the world of clean energy as a result of which Budweiser has planned to switch to renewable energy for US brewing. 

Edited by Tanish Sachdev 

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