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Heinz and Kraft Create New Top 20 Food Company

The announcement today that Kraft foods and Heinz will be merging to form one of the largest food companies in the world, had us digging into The Global 5000 database to take a look at where they will rank and how the industry stacks up. Looking at the broad 'food'...

Top 100 Oil Companies

Throughout The Global 5000 database, there are a couple of key demographic attributes we track and use to further our research and use to research new companies.  Those are major industry sector and country where the firm is headquartered. Another use of these data...

The Global 5000 Database Updates – Dec 2014

At the end of December 2014, we closed the year with 4,506 active records in the database. The total revenue now represented by The Global 5000 companies exceeds $53 trillion - an amazing concentration of size and buying power in one marketing database. During the...

Big Oil and Growth Rates

****** AN UPDATED ARTICLE ON THE OIL & GAS SEGMENT IS POSTED HERE  **************   There is a lot of discussion currently about the price of oil continuing to drop and staying low for a while. To get a sense of market and key players, we decided to look at...

Where are The Global 5000 Companies?

When constructing a sales or marketing plan and assigning territories or determining resources by geography, it is necessary to understand where those target markets are. In the table below, we took a count of the HQ location of all the Global 5000 companies.  Here...

Satisfied with Fortune 1000 – or looking globally?

Every year, among the various lists published by Fortune magazine is the Fortune 500 and a supplementary list of the next 500.  Collectively they are called the Fortune 1000 and have become such a brand that many companies have focused their attention on this group of...

New Companies Added to The Global 5000 – July 2014

We are continually researching publications, web sites and various government data to discover the largest companies in the world. At times, there could be a new public listing or a spin-off from an existing firm or a low profile private company that just became more...

Global 5000 Companies — Searching for Top Line Growth

As we have been updating Global 5000 company revenue numbers for 2013, we are struck but the tail off in growth between 2012 and 2013. These big firms were reporting strong growth in the couple of years leading up to the recession, clipping along at 13% and then 7%....