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Anatomy of a Food Giant

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Touch the Soil News #686 (feature photo CC SA 2.0) Our forefathers could probably not imagine how the competitive world has produced food giants that challenge the imagination. However, no matter how large they are, the thinking of big food companies is to always look to get bigger – even if it means absorbing (acquiring) whatever is around them. There are a number of big food companies that cut a large swath such as Nestle ($91 billion in annual sales), Coca Cola ($49 billion in annual sales) and PepsiCo ($66 billion in annual sales). In terms of the company that operates in the most countries, PepsiCo takes the 1st place…

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Do You Know the World’s Largest Meat Company?

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Touch the Soil News #472 Most of us have eaten meat from the world’s largest meat packing company, but don’t even know its name. The company JBS S.A. is the world’s largest meat packing conglomerate headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We don’t recognize JBS S.A. because it owns the U.S. brands of Swift and Company and Pilgrim’s Pride. JBS S.A., owns one of the hallmarks of American food companies – Swift. JBS S.A. has operations across the U.S. in the Midwest, the South and the West. JBS S.A. just announced plans for a major global restructure the ultimately will change the name to JBS Foods International with headquarters in Ireland.…

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