The companies that control everything you buy

Do you always look at the labels?

When you pick something up in the supermarket or at your local corner shop to you pay any attention to the company that the items come from?

You might be surprised to find out the parent companies that actually own the brands your buying.

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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.

These companies own brands including Tropicana, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Pringles and M&Ms.

One that might surprise you is that Associated British Foods owns one of the UK's favourite discount fashion retailers - Primark.

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