2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 1-25

The 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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To read the main article on the Top 100 processors and how our list was compiled, see "The Top 100: It’s been a tough year." To access processor profiles ranked 26-50, click here. Access processor profiles 51-100 here.


1. Tyson Foods Inc.

2210 W. Oaklawn Drive, Springdale, AR 72762-6999
Phone: 479-290-4000; Fax: 479-290-4061; www.tyson.com

Executives: Chairman: John Tyson; Pres./CEO: Richard Bond; Chief Administrative Officer & Pres.-Intl.: Greg Lee; Group VP-Technical Services: Mike Baker; Group VP-Tyson Intl.: Greg Huett; SVP-Human Resources: Kenneth J. Kimbro; Group VP-Consumer Products: John S. Lea; SVP-Finance & Treasurer: Dennis Leatherby; SVP-Fresh Meats: Eugene D. Leman.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: IBP, Tyson Seafood Co., Mexican Original Inc., Tyson Prepared Foods, Tyson Specialty Products, Tyson International, The Pork Group

Brands: Barney’s, Black Forest, Bonici, Casino Chef, Cobb, Colonial, Copperfield’s, Corn King, Delightful Farms, Deli Slices, DFG Foods, Doskocil Foods, Fresh Cuts, IBP, ITC, Iowa Ham, JAC PAC Foods, Jefferson, Jordan’s, KPR Foods, Lady Aster, Mexican Original, Our American Favorite, Pizzano, Pizza Topper, Restauranic, Reuben, Russer, TNT Crust, TastyBird, Thorn Apple, Weaver, Wilson, Wilson’s, Wright, Tyson

Major Product Areas: Beef, pork, poultry, frozen and prepared foods.


2. Kraft Foods Inc.

Three Lakes Drive, Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: 847-646-2000; Fax: 847-646-6005; www.kraftfoods.com

Executives: Chairman: Louis C. Camilleri; CEO: Irene Rosenfeld; Pres.-North America Commercial: David S. Johnson; Pres.-International Commercial: Hugh Roberts; EVP and CFO: James P. Dollive; EVP-Global Strategy & Business Development: Linda Hefner; EVP-Global Marketing Resources & Initiatives: Paula Sneed; EVP-Global Technology & Quality: Jean Spence; EVP-Global Supply Chain: Franz-Josef Vogelsang

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Kraft Foods International, Kraft Foods North America

Brands: A-1, Aladdin, Alpen Gold, Athenos, Back to Nature, Baker's, Balance Bar, Blendy, Boca, Breakstone's, Breyers, Bull's-Eye, Café Hag, Callard & Bowser, California Pizza Kitchen, Calumet, Capri Sun, Carte Noire, Celis, Certo, Cheez Whiz, Chips Ahoy, Churny, Claussen, Clight, Club Social, Comet Cones, Cool Whip, CornNuts, Cote d'Or, Country Time, Cracker Barrel, Creme Savers, Crystal Light, D-Zerta, Daim, Dairylea, DiGiorno, Dream Whip, Eden, El Caserio, Estrella, Ever Fresh, Figaro, Foster's, Freia, Frisco, General Foods International Coffees, Gevalia, Good Seasons, Grand Mere, Great Grains, Grey Poupon, Handi-Snacks, Harvest Moon, Hoffman's, Hollywood, Jack's, Jacobs Kroenung, Jacobs Monarch, Jacques Vabre, Jell-O, Kaffee Onko, Kenco, Knudsen, Kool-Aid, Korona, Kraft, Kraft Free, Lacta, Light n' Lively, Louis Rich, Lunchables, Magic Moment, Marabou, Maxim, Maxwell House, Milka, Minute, Minute Rice, Miracle Whip, Miracoli, Nabisco, Nabob, Old English, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Oven Fry, Peanott, Pebbles, Philadelphia, Planters, Poiana, Polly-O, Post, Presidente, Prince Polo, P'tit Quebec, Q-Refresko, Ritz, Royal, Saimaza, Sanka, Seven Seas, Shake 'N Bake, Shipyard, Simmenthal, Slim Set, Snack Abouts, Sottilette, South Beach Diet, Splendid, Starbucks, Stella D'oro, Stove Top, Suchard, Sugus, Sure-Jell, Taco Bell, Tang, Temp-Tee, Terrabush, Terry's, Tobler, Toblerone, Tombstone, Trakinas, Triscuit, Trolli, Vegemite, Velveeta, Wheat Thins, Yuban

Major Product Areas: Biscuits/crackers, cheese, dairy, grain products, meat and poultry, sugar/confectionery, miscellaneous


3. PepsiCo Inc.

700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577-1444
Phone: 914- 253-2000; Fax: 914-253-2070; www.pepsico.com

Executives: Chairman/CEO: Steven S. Reinemund; Pres./CFO: Indra K. Nooyi; Pres./CEO-Frito-Lay North America: Al Carey; SVP-Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary: Larry D. Thompson; SVP and Controller: Peter A. Bridgman; Pres.-PepsiCo Sales: Thomas Greco; SVP-Finance: Matthew M. McKenna; SVP-Human Resources: Margaret D. Moore; SVP and Treasurer: Lionel L. Nowell, III

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Frito-Lay North America, PepsiCo Beverages North America, PepsiCo International, Quaker Foods North America

Brands: Aquafina, Aunt Jemima, Chee-tos, Diet Pepsi, Dole, Doritos, Frappuccino Coffee Drink, Fritos, Funyuns, Gamesa, Gatorade, Grandma's Cookies, Lay's, Lipton Brisk, Lipton Iced Tea, Lites, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Mug, Near East, Nobby Nuts, O'Grady's, Parkers, Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Pepsi One, Propel, Quaker, Rice-A-Roni, Rold Gold, Ruffles, Sierra Mist, Slice, Smartfoods, Smith's, SoBe South Beach, Storm, SunChips, Tostitos, Tropicana, Tropicana Pure Premium, Tropicana Season's Best, Walkers

Major Product Areas: Beverages, bakery, miscellaneous


4. Nestle (U.S. & Canada)

Avenue Nestlé 55, CH-1800 Vevey, Switzerland
800 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: 818-549-6000; www.nestle.com

25 Sheppard Avenue West, North York, Ontario M2N 6S8
Phone: 800-387-4636; www.nestle.com

Executives: Chairman & CEO: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe; EVP-U.S., Canada, Latin America & Caribbean: Paul Bulcke; Chairman & CEO-Nestle USA Inc.: Joe Weller; Pres. & CEO-Nestle Brands Co. (USA): Brad Alford; Pres. & CEO-Nestle Prepared Foods Co.: Stephen Cunliffe; Pres. & CEO-Nestle Purina PetCare Co.: Patrick McGinnis; Pres. & CEO-Nestle Canada: Petraea Heynike; CFO-Nestle Canada: Bill Broughton

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