Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Trust Me

Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine released its 2010 list of America's Most Trusted Companies. Several food and beverage consumer packaged goods companies made the cut, finding themselves in good company among standout businesses like Disney, Google, and Microsoft.

Kraft Foods stood highest on the list, coming in at number two. The Northfield, Illinois, company is the country's largest food manufacturer. Last year, Kraft rebranded, unveiling a new corporate logo to better position itself against private label manufactured goods.

Food manufacturer Kellogg's debuted on the list at number three. Headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, Kellogg's is the world's largest cereal maker, earning $8 billion in 2009. With healthy brands like All-Bran, Smart Start, and Special K, the cereal maker has made a name for itself at the breakfast table.

Purchase, New York, based company PepsiCo also made the list. PepsiCo is probably best known for its Pepsi brand soft drinks, but is also responsible for the Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, and Tropicana brands. Thanks to the Pepsi Refresh project, the company moved up to number five on the list from number 16 in 2009.

At number six, consumer goods company Sara Lee is best known for its breads and deli meats and cheeses. The company, headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, also produces sweet treats and owns the Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, and Ball Park brands.

Dean Foods rounded out the list at number ten. The food manufacturing organization based in Dallas, Texas, distributes products including Silk Soymilk, International Delight Coffee Creamer, and Swiss Premium Iced Tea.

Are there any companies that you think were left out and deserve to be on the list? Leave a message with your thoughts!

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