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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy

Most of the time when you go grocery shopping, you are overwhelmed with the hundreds, if not thousands, of choices you can make. The stores are usually split up into specific sections like produce, dairy, frozen foods, etc. Maybe you are one of those people who has a routine and know exactly what you want from the grocery store, while other people might like to browse down each and every aisle till they find what looks good to them. Either way, there is an interesting secret that most people don’t even choose to realize when they go grocery shopping. Who makes all of these foods? Don’t worry, I am here to give you the break down, but you might be shocked to learn that a vast majority of the foods in most common grocery stores come from the same top 10 food companies.

Here is a general breakdown of a majority of the food in grocery stores. Keep in mind these are typically drinks, processed foods, and candy.

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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I’ll break down each individual company below.

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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Unilever – They create some good condiments like Hellmanns, Skippy, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and Lipton Teas.

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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Kelloggs – They are not just a cereal company, because they make cookies, chips, and breakfast bars too.

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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Nestle – One of the largest of the group, Nestle has candy bars, frozen foods, coffee, and baby food too.

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy
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More info: Behind The Brands

It’s eye-opening to see that these 10 large food companies run a majority of grocery stores. It’s been going on for a few decades as these large corporations start buying out the little ones creating unstoppable food juggernauts. Although most of the names mentioned above are common names, did you realize everything they actually manufacture? I know for me, it was a learning experience about what food goes into grocery stores.

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