Leading food and beverage companies in Canada by revenue 2017

Kraft Heinz Canada ULC was the leading food and beverage company in Canada in 2017, with a revenue of approximately 13.46 billion Canadian dollars. In 2015, Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Company merged to become the Kraft Heinz Company. Saputo Inc. came in second place in the Canadian food and beverage market, with revenue amounting to around 11.65 billion Canadian dollars.

Revenue streams

Kraft Heinz produces and markets a vast number of food and beverage brands worldwide. Their most lucrative product category in 2017 was condiments and sauces, which brought in net sales of around 6.4 billion U.S. dollars. Whilst Kraft Heinz operates factories globally, the majority are in the U.S. where the company is headquartered.

Saputo Inc.

Kraft Heinz’s biggest competitor in Canada, Saputo Inc, is a Canadian company which produces, markets and distributes dairy products. Saputo Inc. was the second most successful dairy food processor in North America in 2017, with annual sales reaching approximately 8.27 billion U.S. dollars. When it comes to the Canadian cheese market, however, Saputo Inc. comes out on top, holding a 25.7 percent share of the whole market.

Leading food and beverage companies in Canada in 2017, by revenue

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Release date

September 2018



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Supplementary notes

* Kraft and Heinz merged in 2015, so the number for Kraft Heinz Canada reflects the newly-merged company.
** Total figure for McCain Foods Limited calculated from companies four and seven in the top 100 list provided by the source.
Figures have been rounded.

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