Chocolates are the most popular foodstuff in the world and not only Children’s are love to eat this even every person love this. Here in the world, too many Chocolate companies are available, and today we listed hare the top 10 Largest Chocolate Companies in the World 2018. If you love to eat this then you need to know which are the top 10 Largest Chocolate companies in the world.
- 1 Top 10 Largest Chocolate Companies in the World 2018
- 1.1 10. Pladis (UK) – net sales $2.8 billion
- 1.2 9. Arcor (Argentina) – net sales $3.1 billion
- 1.3 8. Ezaki Glico Co Ltd (Japan) – net sales $3.2 billion
- 1.4 7. Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Switzerland) – net sales $4.1 billion
- 1.5 6. Hershey Co (USA) – net sales $7.5 billion
- 1.6 5. Nestlé SA (Switzerland) – net sales $8.8 billion
- 1.7 4. Meiji Co Ltd (Japan) – net sales $9.7 billion
- 1.8 3. Mondelēz International (USA) – net sales $11.6 billion
- 1.9 2. Ferrero Group (Luxembourg / Italy) – net sales $12 billion
- 1.10 1. Mars Wrigley Confectionery (USA) – net sales $18 billion
Top 10 Largest Chocolate Companies in the World 2018
10. Pladis (UK) – net sales $2.8 billion
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Pladis is a global biscuit, chocolate and confectionery company owned by Yıldız Holding, the largest food company in the CEEMEA region. Pladis was established in January 2016 when Yıldız Holding brought together United Biscuits, Ulker, Godiva Chocolatier, and DeMet’s Candy Company as one global business. Godiva Chocolates was acquired by Yildiz Holding in 2008. In 2014, Yildiz acquired DeMet’s Candy Company for $221 million, which includes the US wholesale brand Flipz and Turtles.
9. Arcor (Argentina) – net sales $3.1 billion
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Grupo Arcor is an Argentine food company specialized in confectionery. The firm was founded on July 5, 1951, in the city of Arroyito, Córdoba. It specializes in the production of foodstuff, sugar and chocolate confectionery, cookies and ice cream in 39 industrial plants throughout Latin America. Currently, Arcor is the main foodstuff company in Argentina.
8. Ezaki Glico Co Ltd (Japan) – net sales $3.2 billion
Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. is a Japanese food company headquartered in Nishiyodogawa-Ku, Osaka. It does business across 30 countries, in North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Ezaki Glico’s primary business is manufacturing confectionery products such as chocolate, chips, chewing gums and ice cream, and dairy products. Additionally, Glico manufactures processed foods such as curry stocks and retort takikomi Gohan pouch and dietary supplement products. Glico’s main competitors are Meiji Seika, Lotte, Morinaga, Fujiya and Bourbon Company in the confectionery business, and House Foods, Meiji and S&B Foods in a processed food business.
7. Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Switzerland) – net sales $4.1 billion
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Lindt & Sprüngli AG, more commonly known as Lindt, is a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company founded in 1845 and known for its chocolate truffles and chocolate bars, among other sweets. Lindt & Sprüngli is recognized as a leader in the market for premium quality chocolate, offering a large selection of products in more than 120 countries around the world. Today, quality chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are made at 12 own production sites in Europe and the USA.
6. Hershey Co (USA) – net sales $7.5 billion
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The Hershey Company, and commonly called Hershey’s is an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world, it also manufactures baked products, like cookies. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hershey’s Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company. Hershey’s chocolate is available across the United States, due to their wide network of distribution. They have three mega distribution centers, with modern technology and labor management systems. Hershey’s products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. In addition, Hershey is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. It is also associated with the Hersheypark Stadium and the Giant Center.
5. Nestlé SA (Switzerland) – net sales $8.8 billion
Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss transnational food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017 and No. 33 on the 2016 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies. In Canada, the Competition Bureau raided the offices of Nestlé Canada (along with those of Hershey Canada and Mars Canada) in 2007 to investigate the matter of price fixing of chocolates. It is alleged that executives with Nestlé (the maker of KitKat, Coffee Crisp, and Big Turk) colluded with competitors in Canada to inflate prices
4. Meiji Co Ltd (Japan) – net sales $9.7 billion
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Meiji Holdings Company, Ltd. is a stockholding company established on April 1, 2009, after the stock transfer from Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd. and Meiji Dairies Corporation and is the 4th largest confectionery company in the world. Meiji Holdings held a press conference on September 14, 2010, and announced the reorganization of the Meiji Group. On April 1, 2011, Meiji Holdings reorganized Meiji Seika and Meiji Dairies to a food company, Meiji Co., Ltd., and a pharmaceutical company, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
3. Mondelēz International (USA) – net sales $11.6 billion
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Mondelēz International, Inc. is an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company based in Illinois which employs about 83,000 people around the world. It consists of the global snack and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. after the October 2012 spin-off of its North American grocery operations. The Mondelez name, adopted in 2012, was suggested by Kraft Foods employees and is derived from the Latin word mundus (“world”) and delez, a fanciful modification of the word “delicious”. The company, headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, manufactures chocolate, cookies, gum, confectionery, and powdered beverages
2. Ferrero Group (Luxembourg / Italy) – net sales $12 billion
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Ferrero SpA is an Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products and it is the second biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world. It was founded in 1946 in Alba, Piedmont, Italy, by Pietro Ferrero, a confectioner and small-time pastry maker who laid the groundwork for Nutella and famously added hazelnut to save money on chocolate. The company saw a period of tremendous growth and success under Pietro’s son Michele Ferrero, who in turn handed over the daily operations to his sons. His son Pietro (the founder’s grandson), who oversaw global business, died on April 18, 2011, in a cycling accident in South Africa at the age of 47
1. Mars Wrigley Confectionery (USA) – net sales $18 billion
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Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., part of the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections, announced today its intent to base its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, utilizing existing offices in Hackettstown, NJ, as well as a new location in Newark, NJ. Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s global headquarters will continue to be based in Chicago while its U.S. headquarters will transition to New Jersey by July 2020.