Here's a quick question: Is Cadbury a parent company or a subsidiary?
If you said parent company, go get your notebook and pen as you make notes from this article, or you can just bookmark it! This article will brush up your knowledge on which parent companies own most brands (and WHICH brands) all over the world, especially India.
It was founded in 1866as an Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. It owns more than 2000 brands and is present in 191 countries. Here are some famous brands owned by Nestle:
Nestle Everyday (milk powder)
Entire range of Nescafe Coffees (Gold, Classic, Sunrise, etc)
Entire range of Maggie products (2-minute noodles, masalas, Oats, Sauces, etc)
Chocolates and Confectionary like - Munch, Kitkat, Milkibar, Polo, Bar One, Eclairs.
Nestle also owns a stake in Loreal since 1974, but the stake has since reduced to an amount that doesn't give it much power. (Only 23%)
Procter & Gamble (P&G)
P&G was founded in Ohio, US in 1837. It owns the following brands in India:
Head & Shoulders
Yes, both Tide and Ariel are owned by the same company!
Hindustan Unilever Limited:
HUL is India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company, with a heritage of 80 years of commercial existence in India. Here are most of the brands that it owns:
Lipton Green Tea
Fair & Lovely
Brooke Bond range of teas - Red Label, Rose Tea buds, Taza and Taj
As you can see, HUL owns both Rin and Surf Excel. It owns Clinic plus, Tresemme and Sunsilk! It owns Rexona, Pears, Dove, Lux and Lifebuoy.
PepsiCo was founded in 1898, and is currently head quartered at Purchase, New York.
PepsiCo India’s expansive beverage portfolio includes:
Iconic refreshment beverages: Pepsi, 7UP, Nimbooz, Mirinda, Mountain Dew,
Low-calorie options: Diet Pepsi
Hydrating and nutritional beverages: Aquafina (drinking water), Gatorade (isotonic sports drink)
Fruit juices: Tropicana100%
Juice-based drinks: Tropicana Nectars, Tropicana Twister, Slice
Local brands: Lehar Evervess Soda, Dukes Lemonade, Mangola
PepsiCo’s food division, Frito-Lay, is the leader in the branded salty snack market. Frito-Lay’s core products are:
Lay's potato chips
Kurkure Desi Beats
Cheetos extruded snacks (including Cheetos Whoosh made of whole grain and vegetables)
Other products include Quaker Oats and some Low fat and roasted snack options.
Marico is an Indian FMCG company which majorly concentrates on Health and Beauty Products. It is relatively new as compared to the above, but it's growing fast. Here are the brands it owns: