- PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP), the world's second-largest food and beverage company, claimed the No.784 spot on the IBTimes 1000 list by expanding aggressively in emerging markets and catering to consumers' demand for healthier food and beverages.
- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) isn't just one of the most successful fast food chains -- it's trying to save the world.
- Pity Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) at your own peril. The world's fastest growing video game maker suffers from the sort of unenviable problems most companies pray for. Its 37 percent growth rate over the last three years, with 2011 revenue topping $4.8 billion, earned it No. 185 on IBT 1000, a proprietary list created by the International Business Times of the top 1,000 fastest growing companies in the world.
- War's shadow looms over the Strait of Hormuz, and for one company in Qatar, the disruption of shipping traffic of the Strait could very well mean the end of its business.
- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR), the maker of Keurig single-serve brewers and capsules, claimed the No. 45 spot on the IBTimes 1000 list by catering to consumers' needs while operating on a high-margin business model.
- Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is continuing its global expansion with a deal that will transform Seattle's skyline. The online retailer has agreed to purchase three development parcels in the city and plans a trio of 1 million square foot office towers.
Netflix Seeks to Spur Growth in Sales, Streaming Video After 2011 Blunders as Rivals Like Verizon EnterThe challenge for the Los Gatos, Calif.-based entertainment provider is to stand out as others such as Hulu and Amazon with its Prime service and Redbox try to gain an edge in the streaming business.
- Hyundai said Tuesday that it was proud to rank highest among automotive brands in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Consumer Retention Study, attributing the honor to an expanding model lineup and better perceptions of Hyundai's quality and appeal across the board in recent years.
- As energy prices rise, high profits and revenue margins are expected by oil and natural gas companies throughout the world, but astronomical revenues -- in the realm of millions to billions in three years -- would make anyone sit a little straighter and pay attention.