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Three Emeryville businesses listed among Top-10 largest Bay Area food and beverage makers

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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.


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


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

By Tessa Love

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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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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