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Yıldız Holding is a Turkish conglomerate primarily involved in food manufacturing across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company was founded in 1944 with the opening of its first biscuit factory under the Ülker brand. The company's current portfolio extends over 49 different products categories including biscuits, chocolate, confectionery, cooking oil, margarine, instant foods, frozen foods, bread, meat products. The company's popular brands include international premium chocolate brand Godiva and British multinational food manufacturer United Biscuits who produce McVitie's biscuits. Both brands, along with Ülker, are managed under the company's subsidiary Pladis, a leading global snacking company based in the UK.
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#195 /350
Total score
13.7 /100
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#1 13.5 /100 #208
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Agricultural products and commodities #70
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #137

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Istanbul, Turkey
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