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About Cargill, Incorporated

The "C" in the ABCD of leading commodity traders Archer-Daniels-Midland, Bunge, and Louis Dreyfus, agri-giant Cargill is the largest private corporation in the US. It has four business units: Animal Nutrition & Protein (customized farm services and products); Food Ingredients and Applications (food and beverage ingredients, and meat and poultry products); Origination and Processing (commodity origination, processing, marketing and distribution); and Industrial & Financial Services (physical products and risk management). Cargill's customers include food, beverage, industrial, pharmaceutical, and personal care product makers, as well as farmers and food service providers. The company has operations in around 70 countries and generates one-third of sales in North America. 


Across its four businesses, Cargill offers a plethora of diversified operations and products, including grain, cotton, sugar, petroleum, and financial trading; food processing; futures brokering; health and pharmaceutical products; animal feed and crop protection; and industrial products such as biofuels, oils and lubricants, starches, salt, and fertilizer for crop and livestock farmers. Indeed, Cargill is one of the leading grain producers in the US, and its Excel unit (part of Cargill Meat Solutions) is a top US meatpacker. Cargill is also a major US supplier to McDonald's, providing the burger behemoth with eggs, oils, sauces, and beef products.

Geographic Reach

Minnesota-based Cargill has operations in around 70 countries and serves customers in around 125. North America is the company's largest market, accounting for more than one-third of sales. The Asia/Pacific region accounts for about 30% of sales, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa nearly a fifth. Latin America accounts for more than 10%.

Sales and Marketing

Cargill serves markets such as Food and Beverage, Animal Nutrition, Foodservice, BioIndustrial, Agricultural, Meat & Poultry, Industrial, Price Risk Management, Beauty & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, and Transportation and Logistics

Financial Performance

In 2018 Cargill's revenue grew 5% to $114.7 billion while its net income grew 9% to $3.1 billion. Earnings growth was driven by gains in three of Cargill's four businesses, particularly Animal Nutrition & Protein, which benefited from higher export demand for US beef and a general expansion in value-added egg products. 


Cargill is diversifying its products portfolio and reaching new geographic markets through investment in acquisitions, joint ventures, and new and existing facilities. In 2018 its investment program totaled $3.7 billion, which included the acquisition of a Colombian poultry farm, the formation of UK-based Avara Foods (a JV with Faccenda), and the opening of a major processing plant in the Philippines. In the US it expanded its cooked meat and eggs facilities. In the Food Ingredients business, Cargill launched new products such as a low saturated fat canola oil, EverSweet, a zero-calorie sweetener, and SimPure starches. Cargill also modernized several plants in its Origination & Processing business and began constructing a biodiesel facility in Kansas. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cargill makes numerous acquisitions each year. In 2017 Cargill's acquisition program focused on its animal nutrition business and included Pollos El Bucanero, a Colombian poultry farm; US feed additive company Diamond V; Integral Animal Nutrition, a Brazilian beef cattle feed producer; premium petfood producer Pro-Pet; and the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative.

Cargill, Incorporated

15407 McGinty Rd W
Wayzata, MN 55391-2399
Phone: 1 (952) 742-7575

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Head of Business Operations and Supply Chain: Ruth Kimmelshue
Chairman and CEO: David W. MacLennan
EVP and CFO: Marcel H. M. Smits
Employees (This Location): 2,000
Employees (All Locations): 155,000

Major Office Locations

Wayzata, MN

Other Locations

Guntersville, AL
Montgomery, AL
Alix, AR
Forrest City, AR
Gentry, AR
Rogers, AR
Russellville, AR
Springdale, AR
Umpire, AR
West Memphis, AR
Casa Grande, AZ
Sierra Vista, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Commerce, CA
Fresno, CA
Fullerton, CA
Lynwood, CA
Manteca, CA
Newark, CA
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Sanger, CA
Stockton, CA
Aurora, CO
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Cheyenne Wells, CO
Denver, CO
Eckley, CO
Englewood, CO
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