2007 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 1-25

The 2007 top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

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Subsidiaries/Divisions: Kashi, Keebler, Morningstar Farms, Worthington Foods, Inc.

Brands: Austin, Cheez-It, Eggo, Famous Amos, Fruit Streamers, Kashi, Keebler, Kellogg's, Loma Linda, Morningstar Farms, Murray, Natural Touch, Nutri-Grain,  Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies, Special K, Twistables, Vector, Worthington

Major Product Areas: Cereal, cookies and crackers, fruit leather, vegetarian/soy products

13. Sara Lee Corp.

3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 630 598-6000; www.saralee.com

Executives: Chairman/CEO: Brenda C. Barnes; EVP, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer: L.M. (Theo) de Kool; EVP and CEO-Foodservice: James W. Nolan; EVP and CEO-Food and Beverage: Christopher J. (CJ) Fraleigh; EVP-Human Resources: Stephen Cerrone; EVP and CEO-International: Adriaan Nühn; SVP-Strategic Planning and Corp. Dev.: B. Thomas Hansson; EVP, Gen. Counsel and Secy: Roderick Palmore

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Sara Lee Food and Beverage, Sara Lee International, Sara Lee Foodservice

Brands: Bimbo, Bistro Collection,Bon Gateaux, Bony, Chef Pierre, Colonial, CroustiPâte, Earth Grains, IronKids, Madame Brioche Martinez, Ortiz, Rainbo, Sara Lee, Silueta, Butter-Nut Cappuccino, Bravo, Caboclo, Café Continental, Café do Ponto, Café Pilão, Cafitesse, Chat Noir, Douwe Egberts, Harris, Hornimans, Jacqmotte, Java Coast, Justin Lloyd, Kanis and Gunnink, Kayo, Laurentis, LaVazza, Maison du Café, Marcilla, Maryland Club, Merrild, Metropolitan, Moccona, Natreen, Natrena, Paradise, Piazza d'Oro, Pickwick, Prebica, Prima, Santora, Seleto, Senseo, Soley, Steamers, Suntipt, Superior, Uniao, Van Nelle, Ball Park, Best's Kosher, Bryan, Deli d'Italia, Deli Perfect, Emeril, Galileo, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kahn's, Kir, Mr. Turkey, R.B. Rice, Rudy's Farm, State Fair, West Virginia Brand, Zwan, Zwancito

Major Product Areas: Meats, beverage, bakery

14. Unilever

Unilever House, Blackfriars, London EC4P 4BQ, United Kingdom
Also Rotterdam, Netherlands

North America: 700 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Phone: 201-894-7760; Fax: 201-871-8257; www.unilever.com 

Executives: Chairman: Antony Burgmans; Vice Chairman: Bertrand Collomb; Group Chief Executive: Patrick Cescau; Pres.-Europe: Kees van der Graaf; Pres.-Home and Personal Care: Ralph Kugler; CFO: Rudy Markham; Pres.-Americas: John Rice; Pres.-Global Foods: Vindi Banga; Group VP-U.S.: Michael Polk; Group VP-Global Spreads, Cooking Products and Dressings, Foods Category: Alan Jope

Brands: Ben and Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Country Crock, Flora, Good Humor, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lever, Magnum, Lipton, Omo, Slim-Fast

15. The Coca-Cola Co.

One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-676-2121; Fax: 404-676-6792; www.cocacola.com

Executives: Chmn and CEO: Neville Isdell; Pres. and COO: Muhtar Kent; Pres-Eurasia: Ahmet Bozer; Pres-Africa: Alexander B. Cummings; SVP and Pres-North America: J. Alexander Douglas Jr.; EVP and CFO: Gary Fayard; EVP and Pres-Bottling Investments and Supply Chain: Irial Finan; Pres-Pacific: Glenn G. Jordan; SVP and General Counsel: Geoffrey J. Kelly; SVP and Dir- Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications: Thomas G. Mattia; SVP and Dir-Human Resources: Cynthia P. McCague; EVP and Pres-Marketing Strategy and Innovation: Mary Minnick; Pres-European Union: Dominique Reiniche; Pres-Latin America: José Octavio Reyes; SVP and Chief Innovation/Research and Development Officer: Danny Strickland

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Africa Group, Latin America Group, Greater Europe Group, Middle and Far East Group, North America Group, The Minute Maid Co.

Brands: Barq's, Blak, Bright and Early, Canada Dry, Carver's, Citra, Coca-Cola, Coke, Dasani, Diet Coke, Fanta, Five Alive, Flavor Rage, Fresca, Fruitopia, Full Throttle, Georgia, Hi-C, Inca Cola, Manzana Mia, Mello Yello, Minute Maid, Mr. Pibb, Nestea, Northern Neck, Powerade, Red Flash, Schweppes, Seagram's, Sprite, Surge, Tab, Vault

Major Product Areas: Beverages

16. Mars Inc.

6885 Elm St., McLean, VA 22101-3810
Phone: 703-821-4900; Fax: 703-448-9678; www.mars.com

Executives: Pres.-Mars Inc.: Paul Michaels; Pres.-Masterfoods North America: Robert Gamgort

Brands: 3 Musketeers, Celebrations, Combos, Cookiesand, Dove, Ethel-M, Kudos, MandMs Mars, Milky Way, Skittles, Snickers, Starburst, Twix, Cesar, Pedigree, Sheba, Waltham, Whiskas, Masterfoods, Uncle Ben's, Flavia

Major Product Areas: Confectionery, snacks, prepared foods, pet foods, ice cream/frozen novelties

17. Dole Food Co. Inc.

One Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: 818-879-6600; Fax: 818-879-6618; www.dole.com

Executives: Chairman and CEO: David Murdock; EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Director: C. Michael Carter; Pres. and COO and Director: Richard Dahl; EVP-Corporate Development: Scott Griswold; VP-New Products and Corporate Development: Justin Murdock; VP and CFO: Joseph Tesoriero; EVP, Chief of Staff: Roberta Wieman

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Dole North American Fruit, Dole Packaged Foods, Dole Europe, Dole Asia, Dole Latin America, Dole Honduran Beverages

Brands: Dole, Dole Classic Salad, Dole Complete Salads, Dole Fruit Bowls, Dole Lunch for One, Dole Special Blends

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and prepared foods, miscellaneous

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