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Industry champions
Company Industry
DuPont Chemicals
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
Tesco Food and Drug Stores
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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
General Electric 1
BMW 1
Procter & Gamble 1
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Most admired for innovation
Company Industry rank
Apple 2
Procter & Gamble 1
BMW 1
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The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE Global 500 and large companies with revenue in excess of $10 billion. More
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Most Admired*
Continental Airlines** Houston 9.14
United Parcel Service Atlanta 8.42
General Electric Fairfield 8.40
Procter & Gamble Cincinnati 8.39
Deere Moline 8.18
Berkshire Hathaway Omaha 8.07
Caterpillar Peoria 7.98
Anheuser-Busch St. Louis 7.97
FedEx Memphis 7.90
Exxon Mobil Irving 7.90
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 7.89
Cisco Systems San Jose 7.82
Chevron San Ramon 7.80
Costco Wholesale Issaquah 7.71
Target Minneapolis 7.69
Kroger Cincinnati 7.63
Safeway Pleasanton 7.55
IBM Armonk 7.50
Apple Cupertino 7.40
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 7.38
Devon Energy Oklahoma City 7.36
Bank of America Charlotte 7.35
AT&T San Antonio 7.32
Illinois Tool Works Glenview 7.31
J.C. Penney Plano 7.30
Textron Providence 7.29
United Technologies Hartford 7.27
Texas Instruments Dallas 7.26
Prudential Financial Newark 7.25
Northwestern Mutual Milwaukee 7.21
Best Buy Richfield 7.20
Lowe's Mooresville 7.20
Pepsi Bottling Group Somers 7.17
Microsoft Redmond 7.16
Motorola Schaumburg 7.16
Fluor Irving 7.14
Boeing Chicago 7.12
Staples Framingham 7.11
Raytheon Waltham 7.10
New York Life New York 7.04
Verizon Communications New York 7.04
General Mills Minneapolis 7.03
Intel Santa Clara 6.98
Honeywell International Morristown 6.96
Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick 6.95
ConocoPhillips Houston 6.94
Cummins Columbus 6.94
Macy's Cincinnati 6.93
Xerox Norwalk 6.92
DuPont Wilmington 6.91
Coca-Cola Atlanta 6.90
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Akron 6.89
General Dynamics Falls Church 6.88
Emerson Electric St. Louis 6.86
Lockheed Martin Bethesda 6.84
CVS/Caremark Woonsocket 6.83
Walgreen Deerfield 6.81
Colgate-Palmolive New York 6.81
J.P. Morgan Chase New York 6.79
Trane Piscataway 6.77
Sun Microsystems Santa Clara 6.71
Alcoa New York 6.69
Merck Whitehouse Station 6.68
Home Depot Atlanta 6.66
Hartford Financial Services Hartford 6.65
Travelers Cos. St. Paul 6.63
Marathon Oil Houston 6.60
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park 6.55
Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville 6.54
PepsiCo Purchase 6.50
Johnson Controls Milwaukee 6.50
Eli Lilly Indianapolis 6.49
Dow Chemical Midland 6.43
Ingersoll-Rand Montvale 6.37
Comcast Philadelphia 6.36
Kimberly-Clark Irving 6.34
Oracle Redwood City 6.32
American International Group New York 6.31
Gap San Francisco 6.28
Kohl's Menomonee Falls 6.27
Allstate Northbrook 6.27
MetLife New York 6.26
Applied Materials Santa Clara 6.22
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Boston 6.07
Amgen Thousand Oaks 6.04
Coca-Cola Enterprises Atlanta 5.88
General Motors Detroit 5.86
Delta Air Lines Atlanta 5.55
Citigroup New York 5.54
Lear Southfield 5.43
Contenders
Valero Energy San Antonio 6.46
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles 6.29
Eaton Cleveland 6.27
Supervalu Eden Prairie 6.25
Limited Brands Columbus 6.24
Nucor Charlotte 6.11
Kellogg Battle Creek 6.05
Office Depot Delray Beach 6.04
Wyeth Madison 5.96
United States Steel Pittsburgh 5.80
ConAgra Foods Omaha 5.68
Dell Round Rock 5.66
State Farm Insurance Bloomington 5.65
TJX Framingham 5.64
L-3 Communications New York 5.63
Anadarko Petroleum The Woodlands 5.63
Nationwide Columbus 5.51
Bristol-Myers Squibb New York 5.46
Pfizer New York 5.45
Tyco International Princeton 5.43
Circuit City Stores Richmond 5.41
Schering-Plough Kenilworth 5.27
Ford Motor Dearborn 5.25
U.S. Postal Service Washington 5.17
Lenovo Group Hong Kong 5.05
Northwest Airlines Eagan 4.89
AMR Fort Worth 4.76
Sara Lee Downers Grove 4.70
UAL Chicago 4.69
Dean Foods Dallas 4.53
Sprint Nextel Overland Park 4.12
Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates 3.90
Sanmina-SCI San Jose 3.68
Delphi Troy 3.57
Lyondell Chemical Houston 3.52
From the March 17, 2008 issue
* To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey.