Chocolate is one of most popular foodstuff worldwide and billions of dollars are spent on its bars. Many of popular things internationally are really owned by bizarrely very few companies. These companies are the ones that manufacture chocolate brands. However, they do more than sell and manufacture; also they whole host different products. Best thing about chocolate is that they can you can use to make all kind of food from brownies, cakes, hot chocolate, to mousse. There make a lot of money selling these products. Below is a list of top 10 largest chocolate manufacturers in the world in 2018.
10. Yildiz Holding
It is located in Istanbul, Turkish corporation that frequently makes food products. Chocolate bars are among those food products. Yildiz Holding Company sponsors national football team in Turkish. This empire was first founded in 2007 when it bought Godiva Belgian Company and started manufacturing their products. It is a premium leading producers with worth of sales $2,144 million. Godiva chocolates are extremely high quality and handmade. While they make wide range of them and the quality is not negotiated.
9. Glico Company Ltd
This Japanese company is well known for manufacturing Glico, famous mustard bonbon bar and pocky which is known as Mikado in Europe. Glico Company also produces almond chocolate with pretzel sticks. It has employs less than 5000 employee and at the same time as its share of market is truly reducing. It is still a major global player with a net sale of $2,611 million.
8. Grupo Arcor
Arcor is the only renowned foodstuff company that is found in Argentina. It have been manufacturing brown bar since its founding in 1951. In 2012, it was most valuable company in entire nation. Products are made of different kind such as Generator Rex, Tofi and Aguila. It has a net worth of $3,000 million and employs a maximum of 20,000 people annually.
7. Chocoladefabriken Lindt and Sprungli AG
It is known as Lindt which has net sales of $4,171 million. It was found in 1845 and became famous by producing chocolate bar and chocolate balls. Everyone especially in Europe wait for Lindt adverts on television on Easter and Christmas. It has opened 8 chocolates cafes as they offer lunch and breakfast, mostly focuses on desserts and chocolate across Australia. They are now planning their first company in United States. Its main chocolate brands include wide range of their flavored chocolate bars and Lindor.
6. Hershey Company
It is situated at Hershey, Pennsylvanis in United States. It is largest in manufacturer s in North America. Founded in 1894 and supplies to over 60 counties globally. This company has dominated all of Hershey. Their most favorite brands include Peanut Butter Reese Cup, M&M and brown bar. Also it holds right to distribute and produce variety of Cadbury brands. This company has wide choice of manufacturing plants across the nation. They also markets and produces kit kat and rolo in United States. It is worth sells is around US $7,422 million.
5. Meiji Co. Ltd
This Japanese company is based at Tokyo. There are now able to produce more than 130 different kinds of product. Meiji chocolate is one of the brands produced and is mostly marketed in Asia. Their first brown bar was made in 1926 and has been growing since then. They have stretch influence across Asia and many of their brands are sold elsewhere worldwide. In recent years, Meiji Co. Ltd net income seems to be dropping and reducing however their general worth is quiet increasing. Their net sales are $8,461 million.
4. Ferrero Group
Ferrero Company was founded in 1946, located in Luxembourg, Italy. Ferrero SPA laid grounds work for Nutella and then put hazelnuts with chocolate. Their most popular brand is possibly Ferrero Rocher, however, Nutella is also used in ¼ of the world’s hazelnut supply every year. This company owns kinder products and nicer surprise is known as Ferrero brand. In 2005 it purchased British Thorntons product and chocolate manufacturer to add to their collection. Their main factory is based in Germany even thou they have other factories in different locations. Their net income is around US $9,757 million.
Their net worth in about US $11,041 million, it is the largest food company worldwide. It has been ranked at position 3rd in chocolate largest manufacturer. Its main factory in based in Vevey, Switzerland and has other 194 operating company countrywide. They have over 339,000 employees. It was founded in 1905b as a British and Swizz company merged. They grew pointedly through wars and it was able to continue growing in twentieth century. Often they are named most profitable company internationally.
2. Mondelez International
This multinational American company employs over 107,000 employees. They consist of food wings and snacks of Kraft foods. Kraft foods decided to split their interest down middle in 2011 and whilst chocolate and confectionary side went to Mondelez. Grocery part remained with Kraft that is now marketed for food. Mondelez products include Terry’s, Milka, Fry’s, Cadbury and Toblerone. It operates within 165 countries globally. It has net sales in US $16,691 million.
1. Mars Incorporated
It is situated in Mclean, Virginia in United States and it is most significant and largest chocolate manufacturing company in mars. It sells some of most successful individual chocolate bars internationally such as Snickers that earns more than $2 billion by itself annually. Mars families are the owner of this company that operates worldwide. They have wide varieties of brands including Galaxy, Bounty, Maltesers, M&M, Twix, Milky Way, Marathon and Snickers.
These top ten biggest chocolate manufacturers in 2018 are not based at one part of the world but have spread across Europe, North America and Asia. Chocolate are most loved food stuff worldwide because it helps in increasing sugar in your body. Above companies earns a lot of money and have quality products. It sometime can be addictive and its part of our sense of enjoyment and culture.