Sara Lee Corp

Industry: Food Processing

Fortune Rank: 180

Sara Lee is a global manufacturer and marketer of brand name products in four industry segments: Sara Lee Foods, Beverage, Household Products and Intimates and Underwear. For the FY ended 7/2/05, revenues increased 1% to $19.25B. Net income from cont. ops. decreased 41% to $731M. Results reflect growth in all five lines of business: Meats, Bakery, Beverage, Household Products and Branded Apparel, offset by $350M in impairment charges.

Sara Lee Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of consumers' products throughout the world. Sara Lee has operations in 58 countries and markets products in nearly 200 nations. The Company is organized in to five business segments: Sara Lee Meats, Sara Lee Bakery, Beverage, Household Products and Brand Apparel. Its products and services include fresh and frozen baked goods, processed meats, coffee and tea, beverage systems, intimate apparel, underwear, sportswear, legwear and other apparel, and personal, household and shoe care products. On August 10, 2005, Sara Lee announced that it entered into an agreement with Tupperware Corporation for the of the Company's Direct Selling business.

Sara Lee Corp

Sara Lee Corp is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Sara Lee Corp was ranked number 180 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 180th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Sara Lee Corp achieved revenue of $12,881.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $364.00 million.

Sara Lee Corp' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 180th compared to 199th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $13,450 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-79 million (a change of $443 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Sara Lee Corp would be ranked 256th rather than 180th due to its profits of $364 in 2010.

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