Coca-Cola, Colgate Top World’s Most-Purchased FMCG Brands

Coca-Cola and Colgate are the world’s “most chosen” fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s 2018 Brand Footprint report.

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Kantar researches how many households around the world are buying brands (penetration) and how often (consumer choice), to derive “consumer reach points” (CRPs). This year’s study was based on analysis of more than 18,000 food, beverage, homecare and beauty/personal care brands across 1 billion households in 43 countries (73% of the world’s population) during the 12 months ending November 2017.

Just 17 FMCG brands were chosen more than 1 billion times during the study period.

Coca-Cola, which was purchased 5.8 billion times (5.8 billion CRPs), retained its #1 ranking for the sixth consecutive year. The brand had 41.3% penetration, and an average-per-consumer purchasing frequency of 12.7.

Second-place Colgate had 3.9 billion CRPs, with lower per-consumer frequency (5.7), but higher penetration: 62%. That makes Colgate the only brand chosen by more than half of the global population.

Maggi, Nestlé S.A.’s international seasonings, instant soups and noodles brand, ranks third, with 24.9 CRPs, and is the fastest-growing Top 50 brand, with 14% CRP growth.

The other 15 brands with 1 billion or greater CRPs are, in order, Lifebuoy (23.8 billion), Lay’s (20.7), Pepsi (19.7), Nescafé (19.6), Indomie (18.2), Sunsilk/Sedal/Seda (18), Knorr (17.5), Dove (17.5), Lux (15.3), Nestlé (14.4), Sunlight (13.2), Downy (12.9), Palmolive (11.1) and Sprite (10.4).

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