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Brand Footprint report, the new FMCG ranking is out

15/05/2019

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Brand Footprint report, the new FMCG ranking is out

Brand Footprint reveals 31 FMCG brands have been chosen by consumers over 1 billion times

Globally, Coca-Cola is the world’s most chosen consumer brand for the seventh year running and leads this exclusive ‘billionaire club’

Key facts

  • 17 global brands were chosen from the shelves over one billion times in 2018 and are part of a ‘billionaire club’ along with 14 local brands from China and India
  • Local brands saw an increase in the number of times they are chosen by consumers with its share rising to 64.8% versus global brands’ 35.2%
  • Coca-Cola remains the world’s most chosen brand—for the seventh year running
  • Colgate is the second most chosen brand globally and is the only brand picked by more than half of all global households—with 60,5% penetration globally
  • Vim was the fastest-growing Top 50 brand—with 10% growth in in consumers’ choice, seeing it rise seven places up the rankings and entering the billionaire club

According to the 2019 edition of Kantar’s Brand Footprint report, there are 17 global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands that are chosen by consumers more than one billion times a year, and 14 local FMCG brands that are in this exclusive ‘billionaire club’.

Global brands

The Brand Footprint rankings measure which brands are being bought by the most consumers the most often. At a global level, Coca-Cola is the world’s most chosen brand, picked from the shelves 5.9 bn times in a year. Colgate and Maggi both kept their podium positions, being also the world’s most chosen personal care and food brands. Colgate continues being the only brand chosen by more than half of the global population—being present in six out of 10 (60.5%) households globally, while Maggi continued its strong performance seeing how consumers choice raised up to 7% and cementing its spot as the 3rd most chosen brand in the world.

Vim was the fastest-growing Top 50 global brand—with 10% growth in consumers’ choice, seeing it rise seven places up the rankings and entering the ‘billionaire club’ in the 16th position of the global ranking. Ferrero’s Kinder also climbed seven steps up the rank winning 18.5 million households in one year.

Brooke Bond, Dettol and Doritos were the other brands which make up the Top 5 largest global penetration gains and in turn saw an increase in their 2018 global rank.

Local brands and global brands

The publication also shows that local brands grew in 2018, taking 64.8% of all brand consumer choices, versus global brands’ 35.2% share, a gain of 0.3% share which is a slowdown compared to the 0.5% gain in 2017. The biggest achievement for local brands was in the Health & Beauty category where they managed to raise by +0.7% the number of times consumers chose them.

Although local brands winning share continues, global manufacturers such as Unilever have shown how to win at a local level too by adapting their products to local markets’ needs with brands such as Wheel and Surf Excel, in the homecare sector, and Clinic Plus in the beauty & personal care sector.

Brand Footprint reveals that for global brands, it is imperative to win in their biggest market—of the Top 50 brands that grew in their number 1 market, 82% grew overall and, of those that didn’t grow in their number 1 market, 91% declined.

Table 1. The 17 billionaire brands in the global FMCG brands ranking revealed by the Brand Footprint report

Rank

Brand

Households buying
at least once (penetration)

Choices by consumer (frequency)

Purchase acts (consumer reach points m)

1

Coca-Cola

41.9%

12.3

5965

2

Colgate

60.5%

5.5

3872

3

Maggi

31.2%

7.5

2698

4

Lifebuoy

26.3%

7.5

2297

5

Lay’s

29.6%

6.6

2247

6

Pepsi

22.7%

7.6

2001

7

Nescafé

22.7%

7.5

1958

8

Dove

37.1%

4.3

1833

9

Sunsilk/Sedal/Seda

23.5%

6.7

1821

10

Indomie

4.7%

33.1

1782

11

Knorr

27.4%

5.5

1757

12

Lux

30.4%

4.1

1428

13

Sunlight

11.3%

10.3

1355

14

Downy

13.7%

8.3

1316

15

Nestlé

25.0%

4.5

1299

16

Vim

16.7%

5.4

1041

17

Sprite

24.8%

3.6

1037

Source: Kantar’s Brand Footprint report

Table 2. The 14 billionaire brands in the local FMCG brands ranking revealed by the Brand Footprint report

Brand

Country

Households buying
at least once (penetration)

Choices by consumer (frequency)

Purchase acts (consumer reach points - m)

Parle

India

74.4%

25.1

5314

Amul

India

18.8%

73.4

3968

Clinic Plus

India

82.4%

14.4

3377

Britannia

India

65.9%

17.0

3204

Aavin

India

4.6%

178.2

2317

Ghadi

India

46.1%

16.5

2180

Nandini

India

4.3%

168.1

2073

TaTa

India

71.7%

9.0

1908

Wheel

India

56.4%

8.9

1427

Yili

China

90.9%

7.5

1275

Milma

India

2.6%

163.0

1229

Vijaya

India

3.2%

121.9

1127

Surf Excel

India

54.0%

6.9

1059

Mengniu

China

88.1%

6.5

1053

Source: Kantar’s Brand Footprint report

Table 3. Global and local brands market share

 

2017

2018

 

Global brands

Local brands

Global brands

Local brands

 

Total FMCG

35.5%

64.5%

35.2%

64.8%

 

Food

28.0%

72.0%

27.7%

72.3%

 

Drinks

39.5%

60.5%

39.5%

60.5%

 

Dairy

19.8%

80.2%

19.4%

80.6%

 

Beauty and Personal Care

61.4%

38.6%

60.7%

39.3%

 

Homecare

47.4%

52.6%

47.3%

52.7%

 

Source: Kantar’s Brand Footprint report

Josep Montserrat, CEO Worldpanel Division, Kantar, explained: “Global FMCG brands have great opportunities to grow by considering local markets specificities and by adapting their offer to local consumers’ choices, preferences and purchasing behaviour. Those brands who can respond to challenge with agility will continue achieving growth.”


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NOTES TO EDITORS

Brand Footprint: the study
Kantar’s annual Brand Footprint study is based on research from 72% of the global population; a total of one billion households in 49 countries across five continents—covering 85% of the global GDP. As part of the study, Worldpanel tracks more than 21,400 brands across beverages, food, dairy, health and beauty and homecare, in the 12 months to November 2018.

Kantar’s annual Top 50 ranking of the world’s most-chosen FMCG brands reveals which brands are achieving global success, providing insights to help FMCG brands set global targets more accurately and improve their global business growth. It is set apart from other brand rankings by providing information on real consumer behaviour rather than attitude. Consumer Reach Points (CRPs) form the basis of the ranking. An innovative metric that measures how many households around the world are buying a brand (penetration) and how often (consumer choice), it provides a true representation of shopper choice.

Credits
The Brand Footprint publication is a Kantar initiative, and the ranking is created in collaboration with GfK in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa and Sweden, with IRI in the US, with Intage in Japan and with CTR in China.

Penetration: % of households buying the brand at least once

Consumer Reach Points (CRP) are Kantar’s measure to rank the most successful brands by the number of times they are chosen by consumers throughout the year.

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