14. Kagome (Brand Value: $1.1 billion)
Kagome is known as a major processor of fruit and vegetables in Japan. The company’s favorite ingredient, as can be seen from its logo, is tomato. And it claims to be the biggest supplier of tomato ketchup and tomato juice in Japan.
One of Kagome’s most popular drink products is sparkling tomato juice, which is basically carbonated tomato juice. It may seem simple but Kagome claims to have the best ingredients to produce this fine juice.
Kagome began cultivating tomatoes in 1899. More than one century later, it became the leading fruits and vegetables producer in Japan, especially tomato. In fact, the manufacturer of one of the world’s most expensive beer, Asahi, has been partnering with Kagome. Together, they are developing low alcohol fruit and vegetable drinks.
Today, Kagome’s brand value has reached $1.1 billion. This is huge considering their products are sold only in Japan and some regions of Asia and North America.