I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
Biggest global food companies, according to Forbes
Forbes has published a ranking of the top 2000 global companies (all kinds, not just food) by a composite score of revenue, profit, assets, and market value.
Forbes summarizes some of the information for food processing companies. By its measure, Anheuser Busch, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the top three.
Coca-Cola, however, ranks #209, a big drop from last year’s #86. It did not have a good year last year.
You can sort the list by name or category. I did that for four categories: Beverage, Food processing, Food retail, and Restaurants.
Walmart does not show up as a food retailer; Forbes considers it a Discount Store, even though food accounts for nearly half of Walmart’s revenues, nearly $200 billion a year.
Here are the food, beverage, retail, and restaurants that show up as among the top 250 companies, worldwide. I only included sales and profits in this table; you would have to add in assets and market value to understand the ranking system.
Food, beverage, retail, and restaurant companies among the biggest 250 companies worldwide.
|211||Mondelēz International, US||26.2||3.2|
*About 40% of sales are from food.
This is why Walmart is the elephant in the food-business room.