World’s most admired food companies’ rankings, Fortune

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 27th February 2017

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The world’s most admired food companies have been announced for 2017.

Nestle has been awarded the top position in the rankings published by Fortune magazine. Companies from around the globe are ranked by Fortune with a score test that takes account of different aspects of business including investment value, management quality, products, ability to attract talent and social responsibility.

This year, Apple was ranked number one overall, with Nestle topping the consumer food products industry rankings list. In the overall list, Nestle ranked 36th.

It is the second year in a row Nestle has topped the consumer food products industry list.

The most admired consumer food products

The most admired consumer food products for 2017 rankings determined by Fortune is as follows:

  1. Nestle
  2. PepsiCo
  3. Danone
  4. Kellogg
  5. Mondelez International
  6. General Mills

Food service companies are ranked separately to consumer food product focused companies, with Starbucks ranked the highest in the food service’ category.

The most admired food service companies

The complete top five most admired food service companies were:

  1. Starbucks
  2. McDonald’s
  3. Domino’s Pizza
  4. Yum Brands
  5. Panera Bread

The most admired beverage companies

Belgium beverage giant Anheuser-Busch InBev topped the drink producers list, which also includes:

  1. Anheuser-Busch InBev
  2. Diageo
  3. Coca-Cola
  4. Constellation Brands
  5. Heineken Holing
  6. Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  7. Brown-Forman
  8. Coca-Cola Bottling

Other food and drink categories in the overall most admired companies list include Costco which came in 15th, Coca-Cola 16th and Unilever which came 38th.


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