Top 100 Candy Companies

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Each year Candy Industry compiles a list of the Top 100 candy companies in the world. Below, you’ll not only find out where candy company ranks, but also their estimated net sales, how many employees they have and which products they make. Have feedback? Editor-in-chief Bernard Pacyniak would love to hear from you! Just shoot him note at pacyniakb@bnpmedia.com

 

 

 

 

1.

Mars logo

Products Manufactured:

1. Mars Inc., McLean, VA., USA.

Net Sales (in millions): $16,800
Number of plants: 51
Number of employess: 32,000
Chief officer title: Paul Michaels, pres. & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


2.

Mondelez

Products Manufactured:

2. Mondeléz International Inc., Deerfield, Ill. 

Net Sales (in millions): $15,480
Number of plants: *223
Number of employess: *100,000
Chief officer title: Irene Rosenfeld, chairwoman & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


3.

Barcel

Products Manufactured:

3. Barcel S.A., division of Grupo Bimbo, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Net Sales (in millions): $14,095
Number of plants: 3
Number of employess: 3,000
Chief officer title: Gabino Gomez, Barcel pres.

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum

 


4.

Nestle

Products Manufactured:

4. Nestlé SA, Vevey, Switzerland

Net Sales (in millions): $12,808
Number of plants: *443
Number of employess: *281,000
Chief officer title:  Paul Bulcke, CEO

 
Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


5.

Hershey

Products Manufactured:

5. Hershey Foods Corp., Hershey, Pa., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $6,460
Number of plants: 8
Number of employess: 14,000
Chief officer title: John Bilbrey, pres. & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


6.

Ferrero

Products Manufactured:

6. Ferrero Group, Alba, Italy

Net Sales (in millions): $5,627
Number of plants: 18
Number of employess: 21,913
Chief officer title: Giovanni Ferrero, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Hard Candies
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


7.

Meiji

Products Manufactured:

7. Meiji Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Net Sales (in millions): $3,415
Number of plants: *29
Number of employess: *15,338
Chief officer title: Kazuo Kawamura, pres.

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Panned Confections
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Gum
 

 


8.

Perfetti

Products Manufactured:

8. Perfetti Van Melle SpA, Lainate, Italy & Breda, Netherlands

Net Sales (in millions): $3,288
Number of plants: 31
Number of employess: 19,000
Chief officer title:  Ubaldo Traldi, pres. & CEO

Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections

 


9.

Haribo

Products Manufactured:

9. Haribo GmbH & Co., Bonn, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $3,029
Number of plants: 15
Number of employess: 6,000 +
Chief officer title: Hans Reigel, managing director

Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


10.

Chocoladenfabriken

Products Manufactured:

10. Chocoladenfabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, Kilchberg, Switzerland

Net Sales (in millions): $2,791
Number of plants: 8
Number of employess: 7,779
Chief officer title: Ernst Tanner, chairman & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
 Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan 
Other Candies
Energy Bars and candies

 


11.

August

Products Manufactured:

11. August Storck KG, Berlin, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $2,272
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 4,500
Chief officer title: Axel Oberwelland, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


12.

Yildiz

Products Manufactured:

12. Yildiz Holding, Istanbul, Turkey

Net Sales (in millions): $2,200
Number of plants: *54
Number of employess: *24,400
Chief officer title: Murat Ülker, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections

 


13.

Orion

Products Manufactured:

13. Orion Corp., Seoul, Korea

Net Sales (in millions): $1,819
Number of plants: *12
Number of employess: *1,758
Chief officer title: Cheol Gon Dahm & Won Ki Kang, co-CEOs

Chocolate Bars
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Energy Bars and candies

 


14.

Arcor

Products Manufactured:

14. Arcor, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Net Sales (in millions): $1,716
Number of plants: *40
Number of employess: *20,000
Chief officer title: Luis Pagani, pres. & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


15.

General Mills

Products Manufactured:

15. General Mills Inc, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Net Sales (in millions): $1,400
Number of plants: *50
Number of employess: *35,000
Chief officer title: Ken Powell, chairman & CEO

Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Energy Bars and candies

 


16.

United

Products Manufactured:

16. United Confectioners, Moscow, Russia

Net Sales (in millions): $1,333
Number of plants: 18
Number of employess: 17,000
Chief officer title: Sergey Nosenko, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies

 


17.

Bourbon Corp.

Products Manufactured:

17. Bourbon Corp., Niigata, Japan

Net Sales (in millions): $1,290
Number of plants: *8
Number of employess: *5,000
Chief officer title: Yasushi Yoshida, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Hard Candies
Other Candies
Gum

 


18.

Roshen

Products Manufactured:

18. Roshen Confectionery, Kiev, Ukraine

Net Sales (in millions): $1,276
Number of plants: 7
Number of employess: 10,000
Chief officer title: Vyacheslav Moskalevskiy, managing director

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans

 


19.

Lotte

Products Manufactured:

19. Lotte Confectionery Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea

Net Sales (in millions): $1,147
Number of plants: 9
Number of employess: 4,305
Chief officer title: Kim Sang-hoo, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


20.

Morinaga

Products Manufactured:

20. Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Net Sales (in millions): $1,070
Number of plants: *8
Number of employess: *1,704
Chief officer title: Masayuki Yada, pres. & Gota Morinaga, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Energy Bars and candies

 


21.

Ferrara

Products Manufactured:

21. Ferrara Candy Co., Chicago, Ill., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $1,000
Number of plants: 9
Number of employess: 800
Chief officer title: Salvatore Ferrara II, chairman & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


22.

Ezaki

Products Manufactured:

22. Ezaki Glico Co., Osaka, Japan

Net Sales (in millions): $968
Number of plants: *6
Number of employess: *1,059
Chief officer title: Katsuhisa Ezaki, pres. & CEO

 
Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Gum

 


23.

Crown

Products Manufactured:

23. Crown Confectionery Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea

Net Sales (in millions): $877
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 1,500
Chief officer title: Young Dal Yoon, CEO 

 
Chocolate Bars
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum

 


24.

Cloetta

Products Manufactured:

24. Cloetta AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Net Sales (in millions): ***$840
Number of plants: 11
Number of employess: 2,600
Chief officer title: Bengt Baron, president & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections

 


25.

CRM

Products Manufactured:

25. CRM Group

Net Sales (in millions): $590
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 1,200
Chief officer title:  Celso Ricardo de Moraes

 
Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Reduced-sugar confections

 


 

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Editor’s Note: As always, the Global Top 100 is a “work in progress,” one that often involves making estimates when companies refuse to share specific data. If there are any oversights or incorrect estimates, please fill free to contact Candy Industry Editor Bernie Pacyniak at pacyniakb@bnpmedia.com so we can adjust the listing for next year.

*this includes production of non-confectionery items
**company wouldn't disclose
***merger w/Leaf (Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012)

 


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