Consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing

Consumer goods are any products bought to be used directly by consumers, rather than being bought by manufacturers to be used in the production of other goods. Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) are usually high-volume, low-cost products that are sold quickly and in large quantities, such as toiletries, cosmetics, cleaning products, food and drink. Roles in the industry cover every stage of the product lifecycle, from researching and developing new ideas to marketing the final product.

GSK holds on to pole position this year, while L’Oréal overtakes Unilever to take the second spot. There has also been movement lower down in the top ten, with Nestlé, Diageo and Mars all swapping places and Reckitt (appearing in the survey as RB) just making it into the list.

sector winner
GSK

GSK

Science, R&D, Food industry +9

1
L'Oréal

L'Oréal

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +3

2
1
Unilever

Unilever

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +3

3
1
Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +5

4
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +8

5
Mondelez International

Mondelez International

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +3

6
Nestlé UK & Ireland

Nestlé UK & Ireland

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +3

7
1
Diageo Plc

Diageo Plc

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +4

8
1
Mars

Mars

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +3

9
2
RB

RB

Retail, Business & Commercial Services +16

10
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