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2014 Global Top 100: Candy Industry's exclusive list of the Top 100 confectionery companies in the world!

Find out which candy companies made the list and which were worthy of the Top 10 spots!

January 31, 2014
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25. Morinaga & Co. Ltd.
Global Top 100

Toyko, Japan

Net Sales (Millions): $751

Chief Officer Title: Toru Arai, pres. & representative director

Number of Employees: 1,511

Number of Plants: 8

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

24. CRM Group
Global Top 100

São Paulo, Brazil

Net Sales (Millions): $760

Chief Officer Title: Celso Ricardo de Moraes

Number of Employees: 1,200

Number of Plants: 1

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; reduced-sugar confections

 

23. Raisio Plc
Global Top 100

Raisio, Finland

Net Sales (Millions): $774

Chief Officer Title: Matti Rihko, CEO

Number of Employees: 1,900

Number of Plants: 8

Products Manufactured: hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

22. Orkla ASA
Global Top 100

Oslo, Norway

Net Sales (Millions): $779

Chief Officer Title: Age Korsvold, pres. & CEO

Number of Employees: 4,500

Number of Plants: 7

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads)

 

21. Ferrara Candy Co.
Global Top 100

Chicago, Ill., USA

Net Sales (Millions): $1,000

Chief Officer Title: Salvatore Ferrara II, chairman & CEO

Number of Employees: 800

Number of Plants: 9

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

20. Roshen Confectionery Corp.
Global Top 100

Kiev, Ukraine

Net Sales (Millions): $1,021

Chief Officer Title: Vyacheslav Moskalevskiy, managing director

Number of Employees: 10,000

Number of Plants: 6

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; gum

 

19. Crown Confectionery Co. Ltd.
Global Top 100

Seoul, Korea

Net Sales (Millions): $1,032

Chief Officer Title: Young Dal Yoon, chairman

Number of Employees: 1,500

Number of Plants: 5

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); toffee and/or caramel; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum

 

18. Bourbon Corp.
Global Top 100

Niigata, Japan

Net Sales (Millions): *$1,054

Chief Officer Title: Yasushi Yoshida, pres.

Number of Employees: *5,000

Number of Plants: *8

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum

 

17. Lotte Confectionery Co., Ltd.
Global Top 100

Seoul, Korea

Net Sales (Millions): $1,297

Chief Officer Title: Kim Yong Soo, CEO

Number of Employees: 430

Number of Plants: 9

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; gum

 

16. United Confections
Global Top 100

Moscow, Russia

Net Sales (Millions): $1,735

Chief Officer Title: Denis Smirnov, CEO, & Sergey Nosenko, chairman

Number of Employees: 19,300

Number of Plants: 19

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); reduced-sugar confections

 

15. Orion Corp.
Global Top 100

Seoul, Korea

Net Sales (Millions): *$1,819

Chief Officer Title: Cheoi Gon Dahm & Won Ki Kang, co-CEOs

Number of Employees: *1758

Number of Plants: *12

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

14. General Mills
Global Top 100

Minneapolis, Minn., USA

Net Sales (Millions): *$2,000

Chief Officer Title: Ken Powell, CEO

Number of Employees: *35,000

Number of Plants: *50

Products Manufactured: gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

13. August Storck KG
Global Top 100

Berlin, Germany

Net Sales (Millions): $2,272**

Chief Officer Title: Axel Oberwelland, CEO

Number of Employees: 5,000

Number of Plants: 3

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; toffee and/or caramel;hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); reduced-sugar confections

 

12. Yildiz Holding
Global Top 100

Istanbul, Turkey

Net Sales (Millions): $2,500

Chief Officer Title: Murat Ülker, chairman

Number of Employees: 8,200

Number of Plants: 9

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections

 

11. Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.
Global Top 100

Osaka, Japan

Net Sales (Millions): *$3,018

Chief Officer Title: Katsuhisa Ezaki, pres. & CEO

Number of Employees: *4,900

Number of Plants: *5

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads)

 

10. Chocoladenfabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
Global Top 100

Kilchberg, Switzerland

Net Sales (Millions): $3,149

Chief Officer Title: Ernst Tanner, chairman & CEO

Number of Employees: 8,100

Number of Plants: 8

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

9. Haribo GmbH & Co. K.G.
Global Top 100

Bonn, Germany

Net Sales (Millions): $3,180

Chief Officer Title:Hans-Guido Riegel, Managing Partner and Michael Phiesel, Managing Director

Number of Employees: 6,000

Number of Plants: 13

Products Manufactured: gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections

 

8. Perfetti Van Melle SpA
Global Top 100

Lainate, Italy & Breda, Netherlands

Net Sales (Millions): $3,297

Chief Officer Title: Ubaldo Traldi, pres. & CEO

Number of Employees: ˆ19,000

Number of Plants: 31

Products Manufactured: Toffee and/or caramel; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections

 

7. Arcor
Global Top 100

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Net Sales (Millions): $3,700

Chief Officer Title: Luis Pagani, pres., & Juan Rodriguez Nouche, man. director

Number of Employees: *20,000

Number of Plants: *39

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

6. Hershey Foods Corp.
Global Top 100

Hershey, Pa., USA

Net Sales (Millions): $7,043

Chief Officer Title: John Bilbrey, pres. & CEO

Number of Employees: 14,000

Number of Plants: 10

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

5. Ferrero Group
Global Top 100

Alba, Italy

Net Sales (Millions): $10,900

Chief Officer Title: Giovanni Ferrero, CEO

Number of Employees: 21,913

Number of Plants: 18

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); educed-sugar confections

 

4. Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd.
Global Top 100

Tokyo, Japan

Net Sales (Millions): *$11,742

Chief Officer Title: Shigetaro Asano, pres.

Number of Employees: *14,819

Number of Plants: *29

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; panned chocolates; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; gum

 

3. Nestle SA
Global Top 100

Vevey, Switzerland

Net Sales (Millions): $11,760

Chief Officer Title: Paul Bulcke, CEO

Number of Employees: *330,000

Number of Plants: *468

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

2. Mondel?z International
Global Top 100

Deerfield, Ill.

Net Sales (Millions): ***$14, 862

Chief Officer Title: Irene Rosenfeld, chairwoman & CEO

Number of Employees: *110,000

Number of Plants: *171

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; moulded chocolate figures or shapes; panned chocolates; toffee and/or caramel; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

1. Mars, Inc.
Global Top 100

McLean, Va., USA

Net Sales (Millions): $17,640

Chief Officer Title: Paul Michaels, pres. & CEO

Number of Employees: 35,000

Number of Plants: 70¹

Products Manufactured: chocolate bars (solid and enrobed bars/biscuits/wafers); truffles, pralines and other filled chocolates; nut and/or seed candies, bars and brittles, marzipan and nougat; hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops); gummies, jellies, jelly beans, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks; other candies (including yogurt-covered, novelties, marshmallow products, powders and spreads); gum; reduced-sugar confections; energy bars and candies (i.e. cereal bars)

 

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