19 Brands You Didn’t Know Were Owned By Giant Corporations

1. Blue Moon beer

Owned by: MillerCoors Brewing

2. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day

Owned by: SC Johnson

3. Kashi

Owned by: Kellogg’s (officially known as The Kellogg Company)

4. Stacys Pita Chips

Owned by: Frito-Lay

6. Odwalla

Owned by: Coca-Cola

7. Stonyfield Farms yogurt

Owned by: Groupe Danone, a.k.a. Dannon (80% ownership)

8. See’s Candies

Owned by: Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett’s company)

9. Burt’s Bees

Owned by: Clorox

10. Altoids

Owned by: Wrigley, which was bought by Mars, Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway.

11. Goose Island beer

Owned by: Anheuser-Busch InBev

12. Toblerone

Owned by: Mondelēz, which is made up of the cookie/candy/gum division of Kraft and Cadbury after they merged.

13. Tom’s of Maine

Owned by: Colgate-Palmolive

14. Pepperidge Farm

Owned by: Campbell Soup Company

15. Marmite

Owned by: Unilever

16. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Owned by: Unilever

17. The Art of Shaving

Owned by: Proctor and Gamble

18. Bear Naked granola

Owned by: The Kellogg Company

19. Orangina

Owned by: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which was previously part of Cadbury Schweppes, which sold to Kraft, then Kraft split off the beverage division so Dr Pepper Snapple was separate again (and still owns Orangina). Phew!

Wanna see more? Here’s a handy (and depressing) map:


Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that Toblerone was currently owned by Kraft Foods. Toblerone is owned by Mondelēz International, which was previously owned by Kraft and owns former Kraft brands. A previous version misstated complete spellings of several brand names. (3/29/13)

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