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Top 20 Most Popular Food Brands In Europe

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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The recent Kantar Brand Footprint report showcased the most-chosen grocery brands across Europe, based on their Consumer Reach Points (CRP), penetration, and frequency.

Building on from that, in this article, we explore the top 20 food brands in Europe, as outlined by Kantar's Brand Footprint data for 2022.

The Top 20 Food Brands In Europe: Kantar

Brand CRP (M) Pen 2022 Frequency 2022
1 Kinder 790.0 50.2 7.6
2 Knorr 660.0 55.4 5.8
3 Dr. Oetker 646.0 46.0 6.8
4 Milka 556.0 46.2 5.8
5 Haribo 534.0 42.5 6.1
6 Heinz 495.0 39.3 6.1
7 Maggi 445.0 40.8 5.3
8 Barilla 424.0 36.8 5.6
9 Lay's 402.0 32.3 6.0
10 Mulino Bianco 397.0 11.9 16.2
11 Herta 347.0 20.7 8.1
12 Bonduelle 332.0 34.6 4.7
13 Nutella 312.0 34.1 4.4
14 Lindt 295.0 34.1 4.2
15 Mc Vitie's 288.0 15.8 8.8
16 Hovis 264.0 8.9 14.3
17 Pringles 257.0 29.4 4.2
18 Walkers 257.0 10.4 12.0
19 Mc Cain 256.0 23.3 5.3
20 Cadbury's Dairy Milk 247.0 10.7 11.2

1. Kinder

Taking the top spot with an impressive CRP of 790 million, is Ferrero-owned confectionery brand Kinder.

2. Knorr

A trusted name in the world of seasonings, soups, and condiments, Knorr claims second position with a CRP of 660 million.

3. Dr. Oetker

Renowned for its baking products, pizza, and dessert mixes, Dr. Oetker secures the third spot with a CRP of 646 million.


4. Milka

Famous for its creamy Swiss chocolate, Milka, with a CRP of 556 million, takes fourth position.

5. Haribo

Confectionery brand Haribo ranks fifth with a CRP of 534 million.

6. Heinz

Known for its iconic ketchup, condiments, and canned soups, Heinz takes sixth position with a CRP of 495 million.

7. Maggi

Maggi claims the seventh spot with a CRP of 445 million. The Nestlé-owned brand offers a wide range of sauces, seasoning mixes, and instant soups.


8. Barilla

Italian pasta giant Barilla secures eighth position with a CRP of 424 million.

9. Lay's

Renowned for its potato chips and snacks, Lay's ranks ninth with a CRP of 402 million.

10. Mulino Bianco

Italian biscuit, cookie and baked goods manufacturer Mulino Bianco takes tenth position with a CRP of 397 million

11. Herta

Herta claims eleventh position with a CRP of 347 million. Herta is known for its meat products, including sausages and deli meats.


12. Bonduelle

A leading brand in canned and frozen vegetables, Bonduelle secures twelfth position with a CRP of 332 million.

13. Nutella

Kinder stablemate Nutella takes thirteenth position with a CRP of 312 million, with its iconic hazelnut chocolate spread a breakfast favourite.

14. Lindt

Lindt ranks fourteenth with a CRP of 295 million. The Swiss chocolatier is renowned for its premium chocolate truffles and bars.

15. Mc Vitie's

Known for its biscuits, cookies, and cakes, Mc Vitie's claims fifteenth spot with a CRP of 288 million.


16. Hovis

The leading bread brand on the list, Hovis secures sixteenth position with a CRP of 264 million.

17. Pringles

Snack brand Pringles ranks seventeenth with a CRP of 257 million. The potato chips brand forms part of the recently-formed Kellanova stable, spun out of The Kellogg Company.

18. Walkers

Crisp brand Walkers takes eighteenth position with a CRP of 257 million. The UK and Ireland brand is the local equivalent of Lay's.

19. McCain

McCain, which specialises in frozen potato products, claims nineteenth spot with a CRP of 256 million.

20. Cadbury's Dairy Milk

A longstanding family favourite, Cadbury's Dairy Milk rounds out the top twenty with a CRP of 247 million.

About The Methodology

The Brand Footprint rankings reveal the brands that are winning at that ‘moment of truth’, indicating the number of times that they are chosen by shoppers. Independent of revenue, it exposes the decisions that consumers are making at the point of sale. The consumer reach points (CRPs) of each brand are calculated by multiplying three metrics: the household population, penetration, and consumer choice. CRPs are Kantar’s measure of ranking the most successful brands by the number of times that they are chosen by consumers throughout the year.

Note that all CRP figures shown measure millions of consumer reach points – i.e. a CRP of 150 would indicate 150 million consumer reach points.

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