10 small brands with corporate owners
These aren't the tiny, homegrown products you might think. Each belongs to a giant entity, and each is carefully groomed for maximum profit.
Thanks for an eye-opening article. Looks like I will be boycotting Kashi and reading Tom's of Maine product ingredients more closely now!
I'm glad you are in favor of free enterprise. But doesn't that mean an entrepreneur who develops a brand, a product or a system is free to sell his or her creation to who ever he wants? That's not called crushing free enterprise, it is free enterprise. Only liberals tell other people what to do with and how to spend their money. If it ain't your money, butt out!
articles like this come around every once in a while in several places. some people read them and decide whether or not to buy certain products. But the truth is, most people just go with what the label says - if it says all natural or organic or whole grain whatever, they just think they are getting something better without actually reading the labels. There are a dozen flavors of potato chips on the shelf. Ever look at the ingredients list of sour cream and onion or BBQ? There might be 25 chemical ingredients on that list to make the chips taste the way they do.
and it doesn't stop there. the chicken sandwich at chick-fil-a has over 100 ingredients. why put that stuff into your body?
Bad analogy. It wasn't the sling-shot or David that defeated Goliath, it was the mighty hand of the God of our fathers that defeated that mighty army and He is not for sale. David took his work very serious, he was a sheep herder and he probably knew his flock by name and he was not about to let lions or bears or wolfs take any of them. He practiced on these wild beast with that sling-shot and he had had enough time too to get to know the God of Abraham. "Guide my hand Heavenly father, guide my hand", He did. And what got David involved in the first place wasn't silver or gold, that dorky giant was bad-mouthing David's God, the God he knew so well, like a friend.
What about SoBe? Originally South Beach Beverages after the success of the new SoBe lineup was courted and nearly ruined by Coca-Cola Co's removal of cane sugar and replacing it with High-Fructose corn syrup in the drinks, but the brand prevailed by switching most, if not all, lines back to Cane sugar sweetener.
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