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A Guide to Companies, their Owners, and the Politics behind them.
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A Guide to Companies, their Owners, and the Politics behind them.

How much do we really know about the brands we buy in the supermarkets? Are we aware that the jar of Patak’s curry sauce, the packet of Jordan’s cereal, the Maille Dijon mustard and the box of Silver Spoon Sugar in our shopping basket are all owned by one company: Associated British Foods plc? Do we know that many of the fashion and cosmetic brands we’ve grown up with and take for granted — Clairol, Max Factor, Rimmel, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Lacoste — belong to one conglomerate, JAB Holding Company Sarl, owned by one family? Would you be surprised to find out that this same company also owns numerous other leisure brands we see every day: Coffee (LavAzza, Van Houtte, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Green Mountain), snacks (Pret a Manger, Krispy Kreme), drinks (7UP, Snapple, Schweppes) and many others?

This website aims to show who really owns the products and services we use every day, and where their profits and taxes really end up. It also reveals the intimate, sometimes incestuous relationships between these companies and the politicians whose decisions shape our lives and society. Our aim is to be the go-to site for citizens, the media, or anyone who wants to shine a spotlight on the way that corporations and governments work together for their mutual benefit.