Publicly Traded Food and Beverage Companies

Food and Beverage Stocks Overview

Food and Beverage is one of the largest industries with over 180 publicly traded companies. Here is a little information on some of these sections to make your journey to find what you are looking for as easy as possible. A full list of publicly traded food and beverage can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page.

Brewing:  Budweiser, Coors Light, Corona, Guinness, Miller Lite and Sam Adams are just a few of the popular brands that are represented by the publicly traded companies in this section. Examples include:

Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A. (BUD)

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (BREW)

Diageo Plc. (DEO)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP)

Coffee: The mega coffee retail chain Starbucks heads the list but you will also find coffee roasters, dealers, wholesalers and distributors in this category. Examples of companies include:

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

Diversified Food: These companies are home to hundreds of easily recognized brands. There are numerous large and mid-cap companies in this category including:

Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG)

General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

J M Smucker Company (The) (SJM)

Kellogg Company (K)

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)

Donuts and Candy: Dunkin Brands Group, Hershey, Krispy Kreme and Tootsie Roll highlight some of the larger companies in this group of sugary delights.

Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN)

Hershey Company (The) (HSY)

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. (TR)


Fast Food: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)  is the largest company in this category but there are also a number of other well-known public fast food companies including Jack In The Box Inc. (JACK), Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (PLKI), Sonic Corp. (SONC), Wendy’s Company (WEN) and Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. There are also a number of small-cap fast food companies in this category.

Grocery Stores: There is a large selection of publicly traded grocery stores which includes mega-retailers, regional chains and natural and organic food stores such as Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM). Examples of companies in this category include:

Kroger Company (The) (KR)    

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Juices, Ice Teas and Energy Drinks: Many of the well-known juices, teas, natural sodas and energy drink brands are owned by major soft drink companies. Examples of other companies in this category include Jamba, Inc. (JMBA).

Meat: The companies in this section produce a variety of meats including beef, poultry, pork and turkey in addition to a number of packaged goods. Examples of companies in this category include:

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (PPC)

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN)

Pizza: The companies in this section collectively own tens of thousands of locations and are home to many of the most recognizable brands in the world of pizza. Examples of these companies include:

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ)

Papa John’s International, Inc. (PZZA)

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (FRSH)

Produce: In this section you have producers and distributors of produce in addition to diversified agribusiness companies also engaged in produce. Examples of companies include:

Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (FDP)

Restaurants: There are a number of publicly traded restaurants and we have divided these companies based on market capitalization:

Large and Mid-Cap Restaurants

Small-Cap Restaurants

Micro-Cap Restaurants

You are likely familiar with many of the restaurant brands in this section but there are many regional restaurants that you may not be aware. Examples of companies include:

Brinker International, Inc. (EAT)

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (BWLD)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY)

Denny’s Corporation (DENN)

Panera Bread Company (PNRA)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB)

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (TXRH)

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE)

Snack Foods: This section consists of cakes, chips, nuts, popcorn and pretzel manufacturers. Some of the larger companies include:

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF)

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (LNCE)

Soft Drinks: This section contains many well-known companies including Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Monster and Pepsi, all familiar names with some of the strongest brands in the entire food and beverage industry.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO)

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS)

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

Wine and Spirits: Brands represented by these companies include Jack Daniel’s, Tennessee Whiskey and Southern Comfort Examples of companies include:

Brown Forman Corporation (BF.A)

Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ)

Diageo Plc. (DEO)

Related Links:

List of Publicly Traded Companies

List of Consumer Goods Companies

Industry Links: Food and Beverage Stocks

Select the link to access a full list of companies in the selected category along with industry profiles, charts, comparative widgets and links to individual companies.

Large-Cap Food and Beverage

Mid-Cap Food and Beverage

Small-Cap Food and Beverage

Micro-Cap Food and Beverage


Brewing Companies


Juices, Iced Tea and Flavored Beverages

Soft Drinks

Water Distribution

Wine and Spirits  


Bread and Bakery


Diversified Food Companies

Donuts and Candy


Fast Food

Food Distributors

Gluten-Free Food

Grocery Stores



Natural and Organic Food






Snack Food


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