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Food For Thought: Only 10 Companies Own The World’s Most Popular Food Brands

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It’s incredible to find out that the world’s most popular food brands are manufactured by only 10 companies.

So, just what are the food brands that we are talking about? Well, to name a few, there’s Coca-Cola, Milky Way, Cheetos, Ovaltine, and so on.

People often don’t realize that one food company produces an array of products.

People often don't realize that one food company produces an array of products.

Source: Angel.co

In other words, they’re the most recognizable products in food stores all over the world.

Giant Food Company No. 1: Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods)

Giant Food Company No. 1: Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods)

The 10 companies that have cornered our grocery aisles are Mondelez, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo, Mars, Danone, Associated British Foods, and Kellogg’s.

Giant Food Company No. 2: General Mills

Giant Food Company No. 2: General Mills

Source: Benzinga

This information makes us think of a popular Spider-Man quote. Remember that Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said, “Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.”

Giant Food Company No. 3: Coca-Cola

Giant Food Company No. 3: Coca-Cola

Indeed, a feature on The Huffington Post had pointed out: “With their global operations, many of these companies’ policies — including advertising, food ingredients, environmental impact, and labor practices — have a significant impact on millions of lives.”

Giant Food Company No. 4: Nestlé

Giant Food Company No. 4: Nestlé

Source: LinkedIn

At times, these food brands have encountered some issues related to “their environmental impact” and “the quality of life of workers in their supply chain.”

Giant Food Company No. 5: Unilever

Giant Food Company No. 5: Unilever

Over the years, these companies have endeavored to practice social awareness and corporate responsibility.

Giant Food Company No. 6: PepsiCo

Giant Food Company No. 6: PepsiCo

Source: PepsiCo

After all, they probably realized that success is not purely about profit. It also involves giving back to the community that has made your operations possible.

Giant Food Company No. 7: Mars

Giant Food Company No. 7: Mars

Source: UK Asian

It goes without saying that these companies have cornered the international market.

Giant Food Company No. 8: Danone

Giant Food Company No. 8: Danone

There’s practically no escaping them when you go out and shop for food.

Giant Food Company No. 9: Associated British Foods

Giant Food Company No. 9: Associated British Foods

The idea of those 10 giant companies having so much power of the world’s food supply is a little bit scary.

Giant Food Company No. 10: Kellogg’s

Giant Food Company No. 10: Kellogg's

That said, the infographic below shows you just how how many products these giant companies manufacture and sell. (Just click this link for a bigger image.) With just one glance, you get a better idea of just how much they put out in the market.

The Big 10: They are what we eat!

The Big 10: They are what we eat!

Source: Good Food

Isn’t it mind-boggling that so much food products are churned out by just a few companies?

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