Which Company Owns Which Company?


By: John Miller

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Globalization and conglomerations make for weirdly interwoven corporation combinations. Do you know which company owns which famous brand or corporate entity?

It makes a best-selling ketchup, as well as a famous macaroni-and-cheese dinner. It is _____.

In 2015, Kraft Heinz combined some famous food brands, from Kraft macaroni and cheese to Heinz ketchup. It has 13 brands that reap at least $500 million in revenue per year.


Which company owns famous candy brands like Kit Kat and Rolo?

Nestle operates some of the most famous food brands across the globe. From Gerber baby food to Kit Kat, Nestle fills millions of stomachs every day.


Fanta, Vitamin Water and Dasani are all owned by which company?

Coca-Cola is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world. It owns many brands, from Dasani to Fresca and a whole lot more.


Hulu, NBC and Universal are all owned by one big company. Which company is it?

Comcast Corporation is one of the biggest media companies on Earth. It provides TV, cable and Internet services to countless people, and in the process, it makes tens of billions of dollars each year.


Which company owns Walmart?

If you're judging by revenue, Walmart is the world's biggest company. And it is owned by Walmart, which controls other major entities, such as Sam's Club.


Which big car company owns Cadillac?

Cadillac is a luxury car brand from GM. It's not a new thing -- GM bought Cadillac way back in 1909.


General Mills and Kellogg's are two huge food companies that sell a lot of which product?

General Mills and Kellogg's are two giant cereal makers. From Cocoa Puffs to Frosted Flakes -- and dozens more -- they crank out cereal-related products and ship them all over the world.


Yum! Brands operates huge swaths of which industry?

Yum! is a major seller of fast food. It owns brands like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, among others. It is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.


Which giant company sells everything from IAMS dog food to Duracell batteries?

Proctor & Gamble sells cleaning and hygiene products galore, to the tune of more than $80 billion per year. Before it offloaded Pringles, it was also a major maker of snack foods.


M&Ms and Snickers are both owned by _____.

Mars is a candy conglomerate for the ages. It owns brands like Snickers, M&M, Dove, Milky Way and many other world-famous products.


Which company owns soft drink brands like Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and 7-Up?

Pepsi Co. isn't just one of the world's biggest purveyors of beverages, like Mountain Dew and 7-Up. It sells many processed foods, too.


Anheuser-Busch InBev sells which product?

In 2008, a huge beverage conglomerate named InBev bought American beer giant Anheuser-Busch, creating Anheuser-Busch InBev, which sells Bud, Corona and many other well-known adult beverages.


Oreo, Triscuit, and Velveeta are all owned by which company?

Kraft Foods Group is a mega-foods company that proffers a vast array of processed foods, from Velveeta to Jell-O. Need cookies or frozen pizza? Just call Kraft!


True or false, is PepsiCo larger than Coca-Cola?

The soda wars will always rage, but as PepsiCo and Coca-Cola add and drop various assets, they sometimes swap positions in terms of size. As of 2017, PepsiCo is bigger than Coke, but not by much.


Which company sells the always-popular line of Doritos corn chips?

When it comes to processed foods, PepsiCo knows what you like. It sells Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and of course a wide selection of beverages with which to wash them down.


Acura is a luxury car brand that's owned by which corporate giant?

Honda is probably better known for its Honda-branded models, like the Civic and Accord. But it fares well with Acura models targeted towards wealthier consumers, too.


The same company that makes Skippy Peanut Butter also makes Vaseline. Which company is it?

Unilever is one of the biggest consumer products makers in the world. By some estimates, 2 billion people use one of Unilever's products every single day. Just don't confuse the Vaseline for peanut butter.


A company named Darden owns major portions of which industry?

Darden Restaurants owns many casual dining restaurants across America. LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden are two of its most popular brands.


Until 2014, Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, also owned which major brand?

Darden Restaurants offloaded Red Lobster in 2014. It sold the famous seafood restaurant to a private equity firm named Golden Gate Capital.


The same company that makes Ben & Jerry's ice cream also makes Slim-Fast diet products. Which company is it?

Unilever is responsible for making and shipping a vast array of consumer products. It ships its goods, including Slim-Fast and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, to nearly 200 countries.


Which company makes Glad trash bags and Hidden Valley salad dressings?

Clorox makes Formula 409, and of course, various other cleaning products. It also conjures KC Masterpiece sauces and Scoop Away cat litter. What could possibly go wrong?


Which of the following is NOT a brand owned by Associated British Foods?

Associated British Foods is a sprawling foods company that makes a lot of money on food oils and syrups. But no, it does not own car maker Aston Martin.


Kraft Food Group does NOT sell which product?

Kraft makes pizzas, sugary drinks and processed foods by the ton. No Huggies diapers, though.


Which company is the owner of Cheez-It, Eggo and Pop Tarts?

Kellogg's really, really wants you to eat snack foods and sugary cereals. They may not be the healthiest foods, but if you like sugar and salt, you'll have plenty to choose from.


Proctor & Gamble is NOT responsible for which brand?

Proctor & Gamble focuses its business mostly on many types of cleaning and hygiene products, not electronics. If you need shampoo or dishwashing detergent, P&G has you covered.


Ford owns which of the following car brands?

For decades, Ford invested in many other car brands, but in recent years, the American icon stripped away everything but Lincoln. It hasn't hurt profits -- Ford is back on track after years of less-than-stellar earnings.


You can get your Dunkin Donuts and Folgers coffee from the same company, which is _____.

J.M. Smucker Company is yet another gigantic food conglomerate. It is famous in large part due to its Smucker's line of jams and jellies.


Danone is an enormous company that makes much of its revenue through which product?

Danone is in charge of the Dannon yogurt brand. It makes Activa and Oikos yogurt, as well as many bottled waters, from Evian to Bonafont.


Mondelez International is the parent company of which major food company?

Mondelez International is the parent company of Kraft Heinz, and it sells snack type foods all over the place. Enjoy Toblerone, Chips Ahoy! or Cadbury? You can thank Mondelez International.


This company makes Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, two of the world's best-selling liquors. Which company is it?

Diageo is a major distiller in the spirits market. In addition to Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, it also owns Bailey's and Guinness, the famous Irish stout beer.


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