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


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26.

Cemoi

Products Manufactured:

26. Cémoi, Perpignan, France

Net Sales (in millions): $585
Number of plants: 14
Number of employess: 3,000
Chief officer title:  Patrick Poirrier, CEO

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

 


27.

Russell

Products Manufactured:

27. Russell Stover Candies Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

Net Sales (in millions): $565
Number of plants: 4
Number of employess: 3,000
Chief officer title: Tom Ward & Scott Ward, co-presidents

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

 


28.

Orkla

Products Manufactured:

28. Orkla ASA, Oslo, Norway

Net Sales (in millions): $577
Number of plants: 7
Number of employess: 4,500
Chief officer title: Torkild Nordberg, CEO of Orkla Brands

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

 


29.

Tootsie

Products Manufactured:

29. Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., Chicago, Ill., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $555
Number of plants: 7
Number of employess: 2,200
Chief officer title: Melvin Gordon, chairman & Ellen Gordon, pres.

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

 


30.

Raisio

Products Manufactured:

30. Raisio Plc, Raisio, Finland

Net Sales (in millions): $550
Number of plants: 6
Number of employess: 700
Chief officer title:  Matti Rihko, CEO

 
Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
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

 


31.

Konti

Products Manufactured:

31. Konti Group, Donetsk, Ukraine

Net Sales (in millions): $520
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 10,000
Chief officer title: Oleg Logvinov, director general

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

 


32.

Grupo

Products Manufactured:

32. Grupo Nutresa S.A, Medellin, Colombia

Net Sales (in millions): $509
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 4,155
Chief officer title: Sol Beatriz Arango, pres. Of Chocolate Division

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Energy Bars and candies

 


33.

Pepsi

Products Manufactured:

33. PepsiCo Americas Foods, a division of PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $539
Number of plants: *700
Number of employess: *285,000
Chief officer title: Indra Nooyi, chairwoman & CEO, PepsiCo

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

 


34.

Sweet

Products Manufactured:

34. Sweet Products N.V., Brugge, Belgium & Cologne, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $491
Number of plants: 9
Number of employess: 1,850
Chief officer title: Fons Walder, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan

 


35.

Sees

Products Manufactured:

35. See's Candy Shops, Inc., South San Francisco, Calif., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $450
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 550¹
Chief officer title: Brad Kinstler, 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
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


36.

Katjes Fassin Group

Products Manufactured:

36. Katjes Fassin Group, Emmerich, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $445
Number of plants: 6
Number of employess: 1,200
Chief officer title: Tobias Bachmüller & Bastian Fassin, managing partners


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

 


37.

Henry

Products Manufactured:

37. Henry Lambertz GmbH & Co., Aachen, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $437
Number of plants: 7
Number of employess: 3,450
Chief officer title: Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker, owner

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
 

 


38.

Chocolat

Products Manufactured:

38. Chocolat Frey AG, Buchs, Switzerland

Net Sales (in millions): $435
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 765
Chief officer title:  Hans-Ruedi Christen, CEO

 
Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


39.

Petra

Products Manufactured:

39. Petra Foods Ltd., Singapore

Net Sales (in millions): $427
Number of plants: *10
Number of employess: *6,000
Chief officer title: John T.C. Chuang, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Other Candies

 

 


40.

Universal

Products Manufactured:

40. Universal Robina Corp., Pasig, Philippines

Net Sales (in millions): $425
Number of plants: *20
Number of employess: *9,117
Chief officer title: James L. Go, chairman & CEO

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

 


41.

Bahlsen

Products Manufactured:

41. Bahlsen GmbH & Co., Hannover, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $406
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 2,527
Chief officer title:  Werner Bahlsen

 
Chocolate Bars
 

 


42.

Confectionery

Products Manufactured:

42. Fazer Bakeries & Confectionery, a division of Fazer Group, Vantaa, Finland

Net Sales (in millions): $383
Number of plants: 3
Number of employess: 8,000
Chief officer title: Karsten Slotte, pres. & CEO, Fazer Group

 
Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
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

 


43.

Mederer

Products Manufactured:

43. Mederer Süsswarenvertriebs GmbH, Fürth, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $382
Number of plants: 6
Number of employess: 2,000
Chief officer title: Herbert Mederer, pres.

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

 


44.

Colombina

Products Manufactured:

44. Colombina S.A., Cali, Colombia

Net Sales (in millions): $361
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 8,000
Chief officer title: César Caicedo, president

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

 


45.

Thorton

Products Manufactured:

45. Thorntons plc, Derbyshire, UK

Net Sales (in millions): $344
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 4,205
Chief officer title: Jonathan Hart, 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
Reduced-sugar confections

 


46.

Solen

Products Manufactured:

46. Solen Cikolata Gida San. Ve Tic., Gaziantep, Turkey

Net Sales (in millions): $334
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 1,550
Chief officer title: Elif Coban, 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

 


47.

Ricola

Products Manufactured:

47. Ricola AG, Laufen, Switzerland

Net Sales (in millions): $305
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 400
Chief officer title: Felix Richterich, CEO & president


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

 


48.

Abbott

Products Manufactured:

48. Abbott Nutrition, division of Abbott Laboratories,Columbus, Ohio, USA 

Net Sales (in millions): $290
Number of plants: *100
Number of employess: *90,000
Chief officer title: John Landgraf, executive VP, Nutritional Products

Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


49.

Natra

Products Manufactured:

49. Natra SA, Madrid, Spain

Net Sales (in millions): $275
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 1,300
Chief officer title: Mikel Beitia, CEO

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

 


50.

AVK

Products Manufactured:

50. AVK Confectionery Co., Donetsk, Ukraine

Net Sales (in millions): $275
Number of plants: 4
Number of employess: 8,000
Chief officer title: Vladimir Avramenko, managing director

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Toffee & Caramel
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)
¹ See's Candies has 550 employees year-round, 1,200 seasonally

 


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