» more from Business


Nestlé NES-FIRanking: 1
Sales: $83.05 billion (year ending Dec. 2011)
Acquisitions: Mediterranean Foods*
Sweet Leaf Tea
Pria Grain Essential

The Swiss-based giant is a master at acquisitions, evident in its wide variety of products that are household names around the world: chocolate, coffee, water, cereals, yogurt, infant formula, dog food and, of course, organics. It bought PowerBar in 2000, Pria in 2006, Mediterranean in 2008 and Sweet Leaf in 2011.

(* via Israeli subsidiary Osem Group)

Photo: Gianluca Colla | Bloomberg | Getty Images