Oxfam have released infographics displaying the 10 corporations that control the majority of food and beverages that we consume, with some revelations that may shock you
Danone: Danone is a French multinational food-products corporation based in Paris. It has four business lines: Fresh Dairy products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Danone is best known for yogurts like Activa, Yocrunch, and Oikos in many Western countries. The company also sells medical nutrition products and bottled water. In 2015, Danone was estimated to have made up to $24.9 billion in revenue.
Mondelez: Mondelez International is an American multinational confectionery, food and beverage company based in East Hanover, New Jersey. The company’s brands include Oreo, Trident gum, and Sour Patch Kids. By the end of 2015, Mondelez had estimated revenue of $29.6 billion.
Mars: Mars is an American multinational manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products. The company is best known for its chocolate brands, such as M&M. It also owns Uncle Ben’s rice, Starburst, and Orbit gum. In 2015, it made a total sale of $33 billion. According to Forbes, Mars is the 6th largest privately held company in the United States.
Coca-Cola: The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. Of course, it is a multinational soda beverage company, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The latest is that Coca-Cola is now moving beyond soda. It now owns beverage brands including Dasani, Fuze, and Honest Tea. In 2015, Coca-Cola made revenues of $44.3 billion.
Unilever: Unilever is a British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. Unilever’s diverse list of brands includes Axe body spray, Lipton tea, Magnum ice cream, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise. The company made $59.1 billion in revenue in 2015.
PepsiCo: PepsiCo Incorporated is an American multinational food, snack and soda beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York. PepsiCo also owns brands such as Quaker Oatmeal, Cheetos, and Tropicana. The company has interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages and other products. It is estimated the PepsiCo made revenue of $63 billion in 2015.
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