Top 100 Food Companies: Profiles 1-25

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The 2008 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.

1. Tyson Foods Inc.
2210 W. Oaklawn Drive, Springdale, AR 72762-6999
Phone: 479-290-4000; Fax: 479-290-4061; Web site:

Executives: Chairman: John Tyson; Pres./CEO: Richard Bond; SVP-Intl. Ops.: Mike Baker; SVP-Commodity Trading & Risk Management: Jean Mrha Beach; Group VP-Research & Development, Logistics & Tech Services: Hal Carper; SVP & CIO: Gary Cooper; Group VP & International Pres.: Rick Greubel Jr.; SVP, Controller & CAO: Craig Hart; VP, Assoc. General Counsel & Secretary: R. Read Hudson; Group VP-Ops: Donnie King; SVP-Human Resources: Ken Kimbro; EVP & CFO: Dennis Leatherby; Group VP-Food Service: Bernard Leonard; Sr. Group VP-Fresh Meats: James Lochner; SVP-External Relations: Archie Shaffer III; Group VP-Consumer Prods: Donnie Smith; EVP & General Counsel: David Van Bebber; SVP-Renewable Products: Jeff Webster; VP-Investor Relations & Asst. Secretary: Ruth Ann Wisener

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Chicken, Beef, Pork, Prepared Foods, Other
Brands: Any'tizers, Bonici, Cavanaugh, Chairman’s Reserve, Cobb, Colonial, Corn King, Delightful Farms, Deli Slices, Doskocil, Golden Trophy, Hot Wings, IBP, Jefferson Meats, Joseph Copperfield's & Sons, Lady Aster, Mexican Original,Mr. Nuccio, Our American Favorite, Pizza Topper, Pizzano, Reuben, Russer, Solo Serves, Star Ranch Angus Beef, Star Ranch Natural Angus Beef, TastyBird,Tenderpressed, Thorn Apple Valley, Trimmed & Ready, Tyson, Weaver, Wilson, Wilson Foodservice, Wright, Wunderbar

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

2. PepsiCo Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577-1444
Phone: 914-253-2000; Fax: 914-253-2070; Web site:

Executives: Chairman, CEO: Indra Nooyi; SVP & Chief Procurement Officer: Mitch Adamek; SVP & Global Chief Information Officer/PBSG: Robert Dixon; CFO: Richard Goodman; Chief Scientific Officer: Mehmood Khan; SVP-Govt. Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary: Larry Thompson; CEO- PepsiCo Americas Foods: John Compton; Pres/CEO- Frito-Lay North America: Albert Carey; Pres.-Quaker Foods and Snacks North America : Mark Schiller; President-PepsiCo Sales: Tom Greco; CEO-PepsiCo Americas Beverages: Massimo d’Amore; Pres-Pepsi-Cola North America: Hugh Johnston; Pres-Gatorade: Todd Magazine; Pres-Latin America Beverages: Luis Montoya; Pres-PepsiCo Foodservice: Chris Furman; Pres-Tropicana: Neil Campbell; CEO-PepsiCo International, Vice Chairman-PepsiCo: Michael White; Pres-PepsiCo Asia Pacific: Tim Minges; Pres-PepsiCo Europe: Zein Abdalla; Pres-PepsiCo SAMEA Region: Saad Abdul-Latif; Pres-PepsiCo UK: Salman Amin

Subsidiaries, Divisions: PepsiCo Americas Beverages, PepsiCo International (incs. Former Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Foods, Tropicana, Gatorade)

Brands: Aquafina, Aunt Jemima, Chee-tos, Diet Pepsi, Dole, Doritos, Frappuccino Coffee Drink, Flat Earth, 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, cereal, snacks, miscellaneous

3. Kraft Foods Inc.
Three Lakes Drive, Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: 847-646-2000; Fax: 847-646-6005; Web site:

Executives: Chairman, CEO: Irene Rosenfeld; EVP-Operations & Business Services: David Brearton; EVP and CFO: Timothy McLevish; EVP-Corporate & Legal Affairs and General Counsel: Marc Firestone; EVP-Global Human Resources: Karen May; EVP & Pres.-Kraft Intl.: Sanjay Khosla; EVP & Pres.-North America: Richard Searer; EVP-Research, Development & Quality: Jean Spence; EVP-Strategy: Michael Osanloo; EVP & CMO: Mary Beth West

Subsidiaries, Divisions: North America (segments: Beverages, Cheese & Foodservice, Convenient Meals, Grocery, Snacks & Cereals), International (European Union, Developing Markets)

Kraft North America

North America Beverages
Maxwell House, General Foods International, Starbucks (under license), Yuban, Sanka, Nabob, Gevalia, and Seattle’s Best (under license) coffees; Tassimo hot beverage system; Capri Sun (under license), Kool-Aid, and Crystal Light aseptic juice drinks; Kool-Aid, Tang, Crystal Light, and Country Time powdered beverages; and Tazo teas (under license).

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