We reveal the companies that found their way onto this year's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report, developed in collaboration with IBISWorld, as well as some of those that didn't make this year's list.
Many of the new arrivals made their way on to the list through acquisition or restructuring, while others were added as a result of their reclassification by IBISWorld.
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand entered the list this year at #19 after Frito-Lay Australia Holdings sold its operations to the newly incorporated company PepsiCo ANZ Holdings last year.
Tassal Group entered the list at #47 along with Huon Aquaculture Group at #61 and Select Harvests at #86 due to their reclassification by IBISWorld based on a review of their principal activities.
Saputo Dairy Australia debuted at #34 this year following its Murray Goulburn and Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) acquisitions.
Samuel Smith & Son joined the list at #72 on revenue estimates and organic growth, MPD Dairy Products was added to the IBISWorld database and joined the list at #91, and Vesco Foods joined the list at #99 thanks to rising revenue.
In addition to Murray Goulburn and WCB, list drop-offs included Mars, due to last year’s acquisition by Wrigley Australia (#13), and Burra Foods due to its acquisition by Australian Nature Investments.
The companies whose revenue didn’t meet the threshold this year included last year’s #94, Tully Sugar, last year’s #100, Milne AgriGroup, and Cerebos Foods, which did not make list this year, despite being #74 in 2017.
Editorial by Food & Drink Business. All data sourced from IBISWorld.