A recent San Francisco Business Times article listed the top-10 Food & Beverage makers by revenue in the Bay Area. Three of these companies are Emeryville businesses and headquartered here in our city.
It’s probably not a surprise that Peet’s and Clif Bar made the cut, but a less well-known Emeryville Business called f’real foods who’s product portfolio includes milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccino was listed at #9. The combined sales of these companies account for over a billion annually and employee over 2,500 Bay Area residents. Peet’s and Clif Bar were also listed in the top-10 in number of employees.
#1: PEET’S COFFEE
Top Local Executive(s): Dave Burwick, President/CEO
Companywide Sales 2015: $650 million
Bay Area Employees: 2,242
Year Founded: 1966
#3: CLIF BAR & CO.
Top Local Executive(s): Kevin Clearly, CEO
Companywide Sales 2015: $508 million
Bay Area Employees: 350
Year Founded: 1992
#9: F’REAL FOODS LLC
Top Local Executive(s): Dinsh Guzdar, President; Jens Voges, COO; Allison Lewin, VP Marketing
Companywide Sales 2015: $100 million
Bay Area Employees: 60
Year Founded: 1997
The Bay Area’s 10 biggest food and beverage makers, ranked by revenue
From coffee roasters to organic macaroni manufacturers to chocolate makers, the Bay Area is chock-full of independent food and beverage manufacturers.
Here’s a look at the top 10, ranked by 2015 companywide sales, taken from our annual List of the largest Bay Area food and beverage manufacturers.
Peet’s Coffee took the cake with $650 million in companywide sales, up from No. 3 last year with $540 million in sales. Peet’s employs 2,242 people in the Bay Area and has a presence in eight states outside of California. Its headquarters are in Emeryville.
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