9 Companies that control most food in supermarkets
You probably go to the supermarket and just buy your favorite snacks and sweets not paying much attention to the brand and its history. And you may not be aware of all the surprising facts and secrets that rule food business. Do you know that there are such successful companies that they control most of food and beverage brands? And the truth is that majority of items that you can find in supermarkets belong to just a couple of companies. Let’s check them out!
1. Coca- Cola
Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands. Its products are everywhere and everyone has tasted them at least once in their lifetime. You could even say that any advertisements are just not needed as even small kids know Coca-Cola! But do you know that this company controls more than 500 brands such as Dasani, Sprite or Minute Maid? Well, around 1.9 billion drinks of coca cola are bought every single day so no doubt it’s so successful!
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PepsiCo is not less successful and still immensely popular everywhere. However, not everyone knows that this company controls such brands as Gatorade and Lays (Cheetos and Doritos are also included). And that’s not the end! Tropicana juices are also owned by PepsiCo which means that this company has a real meaning when it goes to selling orange juices in the U.S. Starbucks sold outside its premises also belong to PepsiCo! Is it everywhere?
Nestlé is another powerful company. You probably mostly associate it with Gerber which makes food for babies. But it also owns fizzy water Perrier, Hot Pockets pizza and a couple of bottled water. And the most surprising news - Nestlé also controls such beauty brands as L'Oreal and Maybelline. Next time you won’t associate them only with food.
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What company is able to earn as many as $25.9 billion just selling snacks? The answer is - Mondelez! If you like Oreos, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Wheat Thins, Sour Patch Kids, Nilla Wafers or Triscuits, then it means that you also love Mondelez as it’s just the same. They also own nearly every chocolate brand in Great Britain (including Cadbury).
Unilever -does this name ring a bell? It should because after all this successful company controls such brands as Vaseline, Lipton tea and Q-Tips. You also contribute to their success if you like such products as Dove soap or Axe body spray. Unilever is undoubtedly the biggest producer of ice cream in the world with brands such as Magnum and Klondike.
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Mars is known by everyone and has its lovers in the whole world. Nut if you can't go without Orbit gum, Twix or Snickers then you are still Mars lover as this company owns all of these brands. Well, there’s also something for your pets such as Pedigree and Whiskas which are also controlled by Mars. And about 900 veterinary hospitals in the USA belong to Mars as well.
7. General Mills
General Mills are best known for their 25 kinds of cereal with Cheerios as one of the most recognizable and having various different variants. The list goes on with Pillsbury, Totino's Pizza Rolls, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Betty Crocker and half of Yoplait yogurts. The most surprising fact is that they also control Parker Bros - producers of Monopoly! What a combination!
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8. Associated British Foods
Associated British Foods may be not known that much in the USA but still, it controls a couple of brands in every supermarket abroad. Twinings Tea, Ryvita Biscuits, Tabasco hot sauce, Skippy peanut butter - we bet you have seen them in some of your nearest grocery stores. For American customers, the most popular brand will be probably Fleischmann’s Yeast which is highly successful!
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think about Kellogg's? Perhaps just cornflakes. Well, the truth is that this company is much more powerful! They are responsible for making 30 other popular kinds of cereal and they control Eggo, Pop Tart, and Pringles as well. This is something that you probably don’t expect when you go to the supermarket and see various kinds of food but they are indeed sometimes just a big family.