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The FMCG Global 50

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The Global 50 report is our annual snapshot of the world’s 50 largest FMCG businesses. Now in its 16th year, it is the go-to source for the statistics and big themes that shape the sector.

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Flat footed

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Fleet of foot

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Hitting a BRIC wall

With growth in Europe static and fmcg groups struggling to find their stride in emerging markets, they’re eyeing up opportunities in the dark continent

New frontiers

As growth slows in the ‘Old West’, global suppliers are venturing into new territories. But they are facing stiff competition from domestic players – as this year’s ranking of the top 50 global FMCG companies reveals

Running to stand still

After the storm of recession, dead calm. Sales have flattened for the top 50 fmcg giants of today but a few are speeding along

Riders on the storm

Food and drink suppliers, even the globe-spanning giants, could be forgiven for a modest performance in 2008. Nigh-on unprecedented food price inflation was challenging enough, even without the tightest credit conditions in living memory

Recalibrate to win

India had been on a dream run for the last 3 years, but the year 2008 came as a sudden jolt

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