It may seem that familiar players always dominate the consumer products industry...

The 20 largest consumer goods companies by market cap in 2000
Food and beverage Tobacco Personal and household Alcohol
The Coca-Cola Company 151.11
The Procter & Gamble Company 102.27
Altria Group, Inc. 97.84
Nestlé S.A. 91.98
Pepsico, Inc. 71.52
Unilever N.V. 62.79
L'Oréal S.A. 57.98
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC 41.22 Anheuser Busch merged with InBev
The Gillette Company, Inc. 38.05 Acquired
Kimberly-Clark Corporation 38.04
Diageo plc 38.02
Colgate-Palmolive Company 37.08
Danone 21.24
Sara Lee 20.48 Split and acquired
Heineken N.V. 19.08
Kao Corporation 18.01
Heinz 16.49 Privatized
British American Tobacco p.l.c. 16.48
Japan Tobacco Inc. 15.5
Campbell Soup Company 14.55
Philip Morris International Inc. 141.93
The Kraft Heinz Company 106.29
Reynolds American Inc. 79.90
Mondelez International, Inc. 68.46
Kweichow Moutai Co., Ltd. 60.45
Reckitt Benckiser Group 59.51
Henkel AG & Co. 48.07
ITC Limited 43.12
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