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Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart And Publix Make Fortune’s ‘Most Admired’ List

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Fortune says “there’s a new AAA standard in corporate America: the one-two three punch of Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon.”

For the fourth time, Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies Top 50 All-Stars is led by a trio of tech giants under 40 years old. They preside over a class of blue chips and even younger tech stalwarts, such as Facebook (No. 14), Salesforce (No. 34) and Netflix, which makes a return to the top 50 at an impressive No. 19. They also are joined by newcomers Visa and Publix, which make debuts at Nos. 47 and 49.

Those in the food industry making the top 50 include:

3. Amazon

6. Starbucks

12. Costco

15. Coca-Cola

15. Johnson & Johnson

21. Procter & Gamble

24. Whole Foods Market

27. CVS Health

37. Exxon Mobil

38. Nestle

39. Target

41. Unilever

42. Walmart

44. PepsiCo

49. Publix

See the full top 50 list here, or view all 340 companies across 54 industries here.

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Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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