Chances are very, VERY high that next food or beverage you buy in a grocery store will have been purchased from one of just 10 companies. No, that’s not a conspiracy theory. It’s a fact. An unbelievable fact, but a fact nonetheless.
These 10 companies own hundreds of common brands and have revenues that add up to more than a billion dollars A DAY.
They include Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez. All of which will at some point be acquired by Amazon, I am sure.
Here are just some examples of the brands these companies own. See how many surprise you.
Nestlé: Gerber, Perrier, DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, California Pizza Kitchen, Stouffer’s, Butterfinger, Kit Kat
PepsiCo: Quaker, Cheetos, Tropicana, Aquafina, Ocean Spray, 7UP, Dorito’s, Cheetos
Coca-Cola: Dasani, Honest Tea, Fanta, Barq’s, Smart Water, Perrier, Powerade
Unilever: Axe, Lipton, Hellmann’s, Skippy, SlimFast, Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike
Danone: Dannon, Activa, Yocrunch, Oikos, Evian, Stonyfield
General Mills: Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Haagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker
Kellogg’s: Eggo, Pringles, Cheez-It, Keebler, Pop Tarts, Town House, Fudge Shoppe
Mars: Uncle Ben’s, Starburst, Orbit, Life Savers, Skittles, Altoids, Combos
Associated British Foods: Ovaltine, Spice Islands, Mazola, Blue Dragon, Silver Spoon, Billington’s, Durkee
Mondelez: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Trident, Honey Maid, Velveeta, Ritz, Cadbury
And if you want to see which companies and brands score when it comes to their agricultural sourcing policies, click here.