6. Lantmännen Unibake
The Swedish company Lantmännen, which includes Unibake, is an international food and agriculture cooperative owned by around 27,000 Swedish farmers. Its bakery products division, Unibake, is one of Europe’s largest bakery groups. The German head office is based in Bremen and is responsible for all business activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
7. Melitta Europe
The second coffee company on the list has its largest roastery in Bremen, producing half a million packs of filter coffee a day. Bremen is also the location of the Minden-based company’s European central office. Apart from coffee, Melitta is mainly known for its paper filters – which is only fitting, as it was Melitta Bentz who invented the coffee filter in 1908.
Mondelez, formerly known as Kraft Foods, is based in the US and is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with more than 83,000 employees. The company’s products include Milka chocolate, Philadelphia cream cheese, dips and sauces (Miracle Whip). Its German head office is located in Bremen.
9. Royal Greenland Vertriebs GmbH
A company from Greenland is not something you come across every day. Royal Greenland, which operates international fishing fleets and fish processing plants, is Greenland’s largest company. Bremen is home to its sales and administration office for the German market. It’s no coincidence that the name is similar to that of Greenland Seafood (no. 4). Royal Greenland sold off that company in 2013, since when it has been operating under its new name.
10. Saturn Petcare
It is more than likely that our pets have already acquired a taste for Saturn Petcare. The Bremen company, part of Heristo AG based in Lower Saxony, is one of the world’s largest pet food producers and manufactures tasty treats for cats and dogs on behalf of well-known brands.