The Fortune 500’s biggest food, beverage, and tobacco companies by John Kell @FortuneMagazine June 22, 2015, 1:59 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons The largest food and tobacco companies on the Fortune 500 have a big problem. Nearly all of the companies saw their ranking slip in 2014. Of the top 10 food, beverage and tobacco companies on the Fortune 500, nine out of 10 dropped in the rankings last year, with only chicken producer Tyson Foods TSN earning a higher spot (climbing ten spots to No. 83). And more broadly, of the 25 food, beverage and tobacco companies that are on the Fortune 500 list, only four were able to increase their ranking last year. Profits and earnings have broadly declined for many of the firms within those sectors. For the tobacco industry, the decline isn’t a surprise. Though the industry aims to prop up results with new products like e-cigarettes and by increasing prices for traditional cigarettes, people are smoking less. But for Big Food, executives are facing a newer challenge: consumers are increasingly skeptical of big brands that fill up grocery aisle shelves. Instead, smaller niche players are stealing market share. Consumers are also buying more fruits, vegetables and meats on the perimeter of grocery stores. That’s hurting the cereal, snack and soda makers that stock shelves with processed foods that are falling out of favor with more and more Americans. Still, Big Food is still top dog for now. Here is a look at Fortune’s 10 largest food, beverage and tobacco producers.