of food and restaurant industry
The overall food industry has been rapidly growing and has been soaking up a greater portion of people's spending, especially casual dining businesses. Fast-food chains like McDonald's have proven resiliency in with its impressive sales streak, rewarding investors with hefty dividends.
It is an American fast food company, founded in 1940, California. McDonald’s is the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries across 37,855 outlets as of 2018. According to two reports published in 2018, McDonald’s is the world’s second-largest private employer with 1.7 million employees behind Walmart.
This is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue, with US$514.405 billion, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2019. It is also the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees.
Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1971. As of early 2019, the company operates over 30,000 locations worldwide. They reported $6.2 billion in revenue in 2019, with their operating income rising by 10.5% from the previous year.
Often stylized as Mondelēz, is an American multinational confectionery, food, holding and beverage company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company has an annual revenue of about $26 billion and operates in approximately 160 countries. Its market capitalization was valued at over US$58.8 billion in October 2018.
Carrefour is a French multinational corporation specialized in retail. The Carrefour group was the first in Europe to open a hypermarket, a large supermarket, and a department store under the same roof. Their fourth-quarter sales came to 21.74 billion euros in 2019, which posted solid and profitable growth.
Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO)
This is an American multinational corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company’s stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA and the S&P 500 and S&P 100 indexes. In 2018, Coca-Cola’s brand value inched up to $57.3 billion, and it was the only non-tech brand in the top seven.