Ranking of the most valuable food brands worldwide 2019

With a brand value of almost 20 billion U.S. dollars, Nestlé was by far the most valuable food brand in the world in 2019. Yili, a Chinese dairy brand, was valued at about seven and a half billion U.S. dollars, putting the brand in third place.

Danone S.A.

Danone was considered the second most valuable food brand in 2019, with a brand value exceeding eight billion U.S. dollars. That year, the French multinational Danone S.A. generated an estimated 25 billion U.S. dollars in net sales, a slight increase compared to the previous year. About 40 percent of those net sales were earned in the United States, China and France, making these countries Danone’s key markets.

Most valuable beer brands worldwide

The world’s most valuable beer brand in 2019 was Budweiser, which was worth about 15 billion U.S. dollars. Budweiser is an American-style lager with an alcohol content of five percent, created by Anheuser-Busch. Heineken and Bud Light were the second and third most valuable brands respectively that year.

Most valuable food brands worldwide in 2019, based on brand value

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December 2019



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Brand Finance defines brand as the “Trademark and associated IP including the word mark and trademark iconography".
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