These 10 companies control everything you buy

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Oxfam

Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world.

These companies – Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez – each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.

In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes – and for customers to realize who controls the brands they’re buying – Oxfam created a mind-boggling infographic that shows how interconnected consumer brands really are.

Here’s a further breakdown of the companies that own the brands and products we use every day:


Kellogg’s

2016 revenue: $13 billion

Forget Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes – Kellogg’s also owns noncereal brands including Eggo, Pringles, and Cheez-It.


Associated British Foods

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2016 revenue: $16.8 billion

This British company owns brands such as Dorset Cereals and Twinings tea, as well as the retailer Primark.


General Mills

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Facebook/Häagen-Dazs

2016 revenue: $16.6 billion

General Mills is best known for cereals like Cheerios and Chex, but it also owns brands like Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Haagen-Dazs, and Betty Crocker.


Danone

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2016 revenue: $23.7 billion

Best known for yogurts like Activa, Yocrunch, and Oikos, Danone also sells medical nutrition products and bottled water.


Mondelez

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Xinwei Zeng

2016 revenue: $25.9 billion

This snack-centric company’s brands include Oreo, Trident gum, and Sour Patch Kids.


Mars

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Dominic Rooney on Flickr

2016 revenue: $35 billion

Mars is best known for its chocolate brands, such as M&M, but it also owns Uncle Ben’s rice, Starburst, and Orbit gum.


Coca-Cola

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Dasani

2016 revenue: $41.9 billion

Coca-Cola is moving beyond soda, with beverage brands including Dasani, Fuze, and Honest Tea.


Unilever

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Flickr/kapowaz

2016 revenue: $48.3 billion

Unilever’s diverse list of brands includes Axe body spray, Lipton tea, Magnum ice cream, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise.


PepsiCo

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2016 revenue: $62.8 billion

In addition to Pepsi and other sodas, PepsiCo also owns brands such as Quaker Oatmeal, Cheetos, and Tropicana.


Nestlé

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Erik Charlton/Flickr

2016 revenue: $90.2 billion

Brands you may not have known that Nestlé owns include Gerber baby food, Perrier, DiGiorno, and Hot Pockets – plus, of course, candy brands including Butterfinger and KitKat.