The 10 Largest Food Companies in the World

The world's largest food and beverage companies are Nestlé, Cargill, Sysco Corporation, Weston Foods, JBS, Bunge, PepsiCo, Mondelea International, Unilever and General Mills. Each of these companies has a global presence and offers a range of products and services. Nestlé is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland and employs 291,000 people. It offers a range of products and services including baby food, bottled water, cereals, chocolates and confectionery products, coffee, dairy products, beverages, food service, ice cream and pet services.

Cargill is headquartered in the USA and employs 155,000 people. It operates in 70 countries in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Sysco Corporation is headquartered in Houston, USA and employs more than 69,000 people. It has approximately 323 distribution facilities worldwide.

JBS is a global meat processing company headquartered in São Paulo (Brazil). It serves 80 countries on six continents and employs more than 240,000 people. Weston Foods is a North American bakery headquartered in the USA. It comprises 40 bakery facilities in Canada and the US which employ approximately 6,000 people.

Bunge is a global agribusiness and food company headquartered in the US. It operates five business segments and employs approximately 25,000 people. PepsiCo is headquartered in the US and employs 141,000 people with 122,000 employees in the US alone. It owns popular brands such as Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola and Quaker and serves more than 200 countries and territories such as North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, China, Australia, New Zealand and South Asia.

Mondelea International is headquartered in Chicago (USA) and has operations in more than 80 countries. It employs about 80,000 people in factories, offices, research and development facilities and distribution activities around the world. Famous for its chocolate products such as KitKat chocolate bar, Nestlé's brand portfolio also includes its Nespresso capsules and coffee makers as well as Maggi brand of condiments, instant soups and noodles. Unilever is headquartered in London (UK) and sells its products including Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Hellmann's mayonnaise and Magnum hand ice cream among its food brands in more than 190 countries.

General Mills is a producer of packaged consumer foods based in the United States which specializes in flour, breakfast cereals snacks and ready mixes. Grupo Bimbo is the world's largest bakery company headquartered in Mexico City (Mexico). It has more than 100 brands in its portfolio including Bimbo, Takis and Donuts. The Coca-Cola Company is one of the most famous brands on this planet which brought us Coca-Cola along with dietary Coca-Cola among other types of Coca-Cola. The company also owns other brands such as Sprite and Fanta along with Shweppes and Barg's.

Mars started with two guys making candy more than a century ago but now it is a notable titan not only in baking industry but also pet food industry with brands like Twix Skittles Snickers Whiskas Pedigree Ben's Original etc. Cargill was founded by William Cargill more than 150 years ago with dozens of business divisions located in nearly 70 countries. Anheuser-Busch became the first brewery to implement pasteurization allowing beer to be transported.

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