According to the 2018 edition of Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint report, there are 17 FMCG brands that are chosen by consumers more than one billion times a year globally. The Brand Footprint rankings measure which brands are being bought by the most consumers the most often.
There are 17 FMCG brands that are chosen by consumers more than one billion times a year globally. The Brand Footprint rankings measure which brands are being bought by the most consumers the most often. Coca-Cola is the world’s most chosen brand, picked from the shelves 5.8 bn times in a year. Colgate and Maggi both achieve podium positions, being also the world’s most chosen personal care and food brands. Colgate is the only brand chosen by more than half of the global population—with 62% penetration globally. Maggi is the fastest-growing Top 50 brand with a global presence—with 14% growth in Consumer Reach Points (CRPs), which has helped the brand to rise one position to become third in the ranking this year.
Six out of the 17 brands chosen more than one billion times in a year are owned by Unilever, which leads the manufacturers ranking with 36 bn CRPs per year. Unilever’s portfolio includes Lifebuoy in 4th position and Sunsilk and Knorr among the Top 10. Dove, Lux and Sunlight are also Unilever’s brands in the billionaire club. Two Pepsico brands, Lay’s and Pepsi, jointly with Nescafé and Indomie – Indofood’s very successful brand in Asia and Africa – made the remaining positions in the Top 10. Nestlé, P&G’s Downy, Palmolive and Sprite are the other brands that join this year the exclusive club of global brands chosen by consumers more than one billion times annually.