You’d be surprised to learn that most of the hundreds of products we buy and eat everyday are made by these 10 companies.
Different products might carry different brands and labels, but all of it really comes down to 10 companies that make everything we eat and use. They are: Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez, and they make billions in revenue each year.
Aside from their signature soda, Pepsi, PepsiCo makes Mountain Dew, Lay’s, Gatorade, Tropicana beverages, Doritos, Quaker foods and snacks, Cheetos, Aquafina bottled water and much more. In 2016, they made $62.8 billion in revenue.
Nestle must be one of the world’s most iconic food companies, because their name is on everything. Their brands include Nescafe, KitKat, Maggie and Nido. In 2016, they made $90.2 billion in revenue.
You might know Coca-Cola for their sodas, but they also own brands like Dasani, Fuze, and Honest Tea. In 2016, they made $41.9 billion in revenue.
All the yummy things we love are made by General Mills. Their brands include Cheerios, Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Haagen-Dazs, and Betty Crocker. In 2016, they made $16.6 billion in revenue.
Yeah, we know Kellogg’s cereals for being grrrrreat!, but so are Eggo, Pringles, and Cheez-It, all owned by the company. In 2016, they made $13 billion in revenue.
Well, they might be more known to make deodorants and shampoos, but Unilever als makes Lipton tea, Magnum ice cream, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise. In 2016, they made $48.3 billion in revenue.
Mars is best known for, well, Mars, but they also own brands like M&M, Uncle Ben’s rice, Starburst, and Orbit gum. In 2016, they made $35 billion in revenue.
You might know Danone for their yogurts, like Activa, Yocrunch, and Oikos, but they also own medical nutrition and bottled water brands. In 2016, they made $23.7 billion in revenue.
Associated British Foods
Yes, they make cereal (Dorset Cereals), as well as brands such as Twinings tea and the retailer Primark. In 2016, they made $16.8 billion in revenue.
Mondelez is a child’s heaven, they own popular candy brands like Oreo, Trident gum, Cadbury and Sour Patch Kids. In 2016, they made $25.9 billion in revenue.