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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:10 PM

These 10 Companies Control Enormous Number Of Consumer Brands [GRAPHIC] - HuffPo

It may be obvious that Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes are both made by Kellogg's, but did you know that Hot Pockets and L'Oreal share a parent company in Nestlé?

A ginormous number of brands are controlled by just 10 multinationals, according to this amazing infographic from French blog Convergence Alimentaire. Now we can see just how many products are owned by Kraft, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, P&G and Nestlé.

(Disclaimer: We are not sure how up-to-date the graphic is. For example, it has not been updated to reflect P&G's sale of Pringles to Kellogg's in February.




Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/27/consumer-brands-owned-ten-companies-graphic_n_1458812.html?ref=business


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Reply These 10 Companies Control Enormous Number Of Consumer Brands [GRAPHIC] - HuffPo (Original post)
WillyT Apr 2012 OP
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #1
benld74 Apr 2012 #2
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2012 #3
dickthegrouch Apr 2012 #4
freshwest Apr 2012 #5
calimary Apr 2012 #6
cyglet Apr 2012 #7
HiPointDem Apr 2012 #8
WillyT Apr 2012 #9
Quantess Apr 2012 #10
badtoworse Apr 2012 #11
Festivito Apr 2012 #12

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

1. capitalism uber alles

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. Buyouts rarely mention parent companies,,,,,

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:17 PM

3. Nestle and Kraft. yep.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:39 PM

4. That's only the consumer brands

i.e. food drink and medicine. IIRC Unilever owns a major hotel chain.
P&G and J&J own a lot more industrial chemical brands.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:19 PM

5. If that is the complete list of products there, they don't get my money now, anyway.

The ones I'm concerned with are the Koch and others who are snagging all the essentials: paper, timber, water, gas, etc. While we have cushions between them and us where I live, they're creating monopolies on all those things. I don't see much of really basic foodstuffs on the list that can't be obtained elsewhere.

OTOH, There was a list of corporations put out by Anonymous last year that really was chilling.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:42 PM

6. Impressive and infuriating!

I thought these were the folks who extolled the virtues of competition. And all they strive to do is minimize all competition, mainly by swallowing it up.

Man, that's what I call being a consumer...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:48 PM

7. They own everything

worth making money on. It's not just the 99% vs. 1% for people, it's the 99% vs. 1% for companies -- just a few multinationals own mostly everything.

Maybe that's why it's such a hard go at having your own business...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:48 PM

8. If you're not aware that the competitive market is a thing of the past for almost everything but

 

labor, you haven't been paying attention.

It's worse than this graph, and it's not only consumer products.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:13 PM

9. Morning Kick...

You can enlarge it for more legibility at the OP link.




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:52 PM

10. Behemoths!

Which of them is the most nefarious? Hard to say. Maybe Nestlè?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:47 PM

11. This is news? Where has everybody been?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:19 PM

12. We call this choice and competition. Look! It's neither. /nt

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