TOP 20 CONSUMER FOOD PRODUCT COMPANIES

Rank, Company, Revenue Ranking Among Top 1,000Profits: $ millions; % Change From 2001Employees: Number; % Change From 20011) ConAgra Foods, 5027,630; 1.6783.0; 22.789,000; --2) PepsiCo, 6225,112; -6.83,313.0; 24.5140,000; -2.13) Sara Lee, 10117,628; -0.71,010.0; -55.4154,900; 9.54) H.J. Heinz, 1949,431; --833.9; 74.446,500; 1.55) Kellogg, 2258,304; -6.2720.9; 52.225,767; -2.56) General Mills, 2357,949;

Rank, Company, Revenue Ranking Among Top 1,000

Profits: $ millions; % Change From 2001

Employees: Number; % Change From 2001

1) ConAgra Foods, 50

27,630; 1.6

783.0; 22.7

89,000; --

2) PepsiCo, 62

25,112; -6.8

3,313.0; 24.5

140,000; -2.1

3) Sara Lee, 101

17,628; -0.7

1,010.0; -55.4

154,900; 9.5

4) H.J. Heinz, 194

9,431; --

833.9; 74.4

46,500; 1.5

5) Kellogg, 225

8,304; -6.2

720.9; 52.2

25,767; -2.5

6) General Mills, 235

7,949; 12.3

458.0; -31.1

29,859; 171.4

7) Smithfield Foods, 255

7,356; 24.7

196.9; -11.9

41,000; 20.6

8) Campbell Soup, 286

6,133; -8.0

525.0; -19.1

25,000; 4.2

9) Land O'Lakes, 297

5,847; -2.1

--; --

8,600; --

10) Dole Food, 371

4,392; -6.3

36.3; -75.9

44,572; -12.6

11) Hershey Foods, 390

4,120; -9.6

403.6; 94.8

13,700; -4.9

12) Hormel Foods, 408

3,910; -5.2

189.3; 3.8

15,500; -0.6

13) Interstate Bakeries, 443

3,532; 1.0

69.8; 14.2

35,000; 2.9

14) Wm. Wrigley Jr., 527

2,746; 13.0

401.5; 10.6

11,250; 4.2

15) McCormick, 608

2,320; -2.2

179.8; 22.7

9,000; 6.2

16) Corn Products Intl., 701

1,871; -0.9

63.4; 11.8

6,400; -3.0

17) Flowers Foods, 766

1,652; 1.4

-17.0; --

8,100; 1.3

18) Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, 870

1,346; -4.0

29.1; 229.1

4,600; -2.1

19) Del Monte Foods, 884

1,322; -12.5

38.5; 179.0

7,700; -6.1

20) Ralcorp Holdings, 910

1,280; 8.7

53.8; 34.8

5,400; 8.0

Kraft's revenues for 2002 were $29.7 billion. It is not included in the list because it is 84% owned by Altria.

Source: Fortune magazine, April 14, 2003