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SemiHemiDemiDumb t1_j1l1koo wrote

The same company that makes Dove body/face wash also makes Ben and Jerry's. They also make Axe/Lynx body spray and Hellman's mayo.

So many multi-national conglomerates make many products in many fields.


lewphone t1_j1l2g0t wrote

It's not like they make the products in the same factory.


twobit211 t1_j1lahg0 wrote

they do at the mondelez hemorrhoid ointment/sour cream/correct fluid plant


SemiHemiDemiDumb t1_j1l2sn2 wrote

Yeah, that was part of my point but I see I didn't make that clear.


CoolguyTylenol t1_j1lovpm wrote

Didn't really need to be made clear


KKlouDDN9ne t1_j1mdtdz wrote

It's reddit... It definitely needed to be made clear


MuKaN7 t1_j1mh0a0 wrote

Even within brands, some hold significant autonomy. Ben and Jerry's is a good example of this.


249ba36000029bbe9749 t1_j1lsquq wrote

This infographic shows the consolidation of products (current as of middle of 2021):

Edit: updated with more current graphic. Thanks to /u/SemiHemiDemiDumb for the heads up.


SemiHemiDemiDumb t1_j1lvpxr wrote

That's an old image and has some inaccuracies or misleading aspects. Notable from Pepsi: Gatorade should be under the Quaker brand, Ocean Spray is a farmer cooperative that has an exclusivity deal with Pepsi, in the US 7up is owned and bottled by the Kuerig Dr Pepper company.

For Nestle: the Wonka branch has been sold to Ferrara Candy Company, Nestle also sold their North American water operations to another company but maintains it outside of North America.

The infographic completely misses Kraft Heinz the 3rd largest food and beverage company in the US and 5th largest in the world.


Chewyninja69 t1_j1nvys7 wrote

I work in one of the largest grocery chains in the United States and I didn’t know that Gatorade is….checks non-existent notes…a Quaker brand??

Suffice to say, I’m very surprised.

Edit: and Ocean Spray has an exclusivity deal with Pepsi?


RsnCondition t1_j1l2ist wrote

So many indie companies get bought out to eventually. Multivitamin I used to use ended up getting bought out by nestle.


quazywabbit t1_j1lzfq3 wrote

You mean small businesses and this is pretty standard,


Delanynder11 t1_j1m9sbw wrote

The Dove and Axe comparison here (both owned by Unilever) reminds me of something I was irritated about in a marketing class in college. Dove had just started the 'Campaign for Real Beauty' showing women of natural body shapes and sizes and I brought up How shallow and dishonest this fascade from Unilever was when on a different commercial break the same company under the Axe brand had deeply misogynistic commercials of skinny models throwing themselves like cheap floozies at average men who wore the Axe brand of shitty mens fragrance. Theres no core values when you sell out your own corporate slogans for a profit.


gsdhyrdghhtedhjjj t1_j1nrqpd wrote

>deeply misogynistic commercials of skinny models throwing themselves like cheap floozies

That is considered misogynistic with college kids now?


pixartist t1_j1qgvq2 wrote

What beautiful woman liking ugly men is misogynistic?


IntellegentIdiot t1_j1my29d wrote

Unilever make a lot of things. They're a merger of former British company Lever Brothers and Dutch company Margarine Unie


fffyhhiurfgghh t1_j1nq7th wrote

Clorox doesn’t make it they keep the pofit of the smaller company they own. Which is hidden valley food company or whatever it’s called. There aren’t bleach wipes being made next to ranch in any plant Clorox has. Companies buy other companies to improve stock price or sometimes for banal reasons. If you’re unprofitable then you buy other profitable businesses who’s owners don’t wanna work 18hr days. Then your own business becomes more profitable on paper.