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(Buzzfeed)   Nineteen brands you feel really good about buying because they're made by small companies which are, in reality, shills for giant corporations   ( divider line
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2013-03-29 09:24:25 AM  
Amusing? I might've gone with Interesting (but just barely).
2013-03-29 11:16:43 AM  
I buy small business and local as much as possible but Blue Moon is a great summer beer and I don't care who makes it.

/I know your beer preference is better because it's made a quart at a time in some guy's basement
2013-03-29 11:37:27 AM  
Fark: actually owned by Buzz Feed.
2013-03-29 11:46:17 AM  
Meh. I actually knew about most of those. The ones I didn't I've never heard of anyway.
2013-03-29 12:49:54 PM  

Ben & Jerry's ice cream is owned by the Man
2013-03-29 02:13:19 PM  
Nobody feels good about Marmite.
2013-03-29 02:41:54 PM  
Brown Cow is also made by one of the big companys as well.
2013-03-29 03:46:24 PM  
I wouldn't care if See's Candies were made by a conglomerate of BP, Philip Morris, Enron, and the government of North Korea. That stuff is farking awesome.
2013-03-29 06:18:26 PM  

Jekylman: I wouldn't care if See's Candies were made by a conglomerate of BP, Philip Morris, Enron, and the government of North Korea. That stuff is farking awesome.


I can't say I would have guessed any of these brands were not owned by large corporations.  Ben & Jerry's maybe since I don't recall reading of its acquisition.
2013-03-29 06:28:33 PM  
Yes, big corps own pretty much everything.

//Waiting for some of the local breweries to start selling their brands to InBev et. al.
2013-03-29 09:48:08 PM  
I look at it like this. If it's a nationally distributed brand like those in TFA, it's most likely owned by a big company somewhere along the way. There's exceptions of course, but not a whole lot of them.
2013-03-29 11:13:54 PM  
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2013-03-30 03:31:02 AM  
too bad they made the huge chart at the end too small to see. the only real votes we have is dollar votes. don't buy from companies that are scumbags and they will go out of business.
2013-03-30 11:07:51 AM  
IMO there's a big difference between a brand that was established with good principles, achieved success, and later got acquired (Ben & Jerry's, Odwalla) versus a brand created out of thin air by a mega-corporation's marketing department purely to create the image of something non-corporate.

Once a brand gets acquired, its fate can be very different too. It can be the same company, operated at arm's length, and simply benefiting from national distribution and marketing. Or it can be borged, until all that is left is the brand name.
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