Showing posts with label Holiday Inn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Inn. Show all posts

Jun 22, 2012

Seven Un-American Brands

Firestone tires was bought out in 1988 by Bridgestone, a Japanese rubber conglomerate based in Tokyo.

soap was bought in 2004 by by Henkel KGaA, of Germany.

Shell Oil
Company is the US-based affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell from Netherlands.

Church's Chicken
was sold in 2004 Arcapita of Bahrain (it removed bacon from its menu due to Sharia law).

Holiday Inn
is now owned by British InterContinental Hotels Group PLC.

The Chrysler building in New York is now owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.

is now owned by Belgian company InBev.

Also, GM, Walmart, Symantec, Kodak (what's left of it), and McDonald's now get the majority of sales outside of the US.
In fact, 53.6% of total sales from all the S&P companies were made outside of the US.

Jul 13, 2010

Six Brands That You Thought Were All American

Some common names in the US have non-American owners.

Henkel KGaA, Germany, owns Dial Soap

Arcapita, Bahrain, owns Church's Fried Chicken - (that's why they took bacon off the menu)

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, UK, owns Holiday Inn

Abu Dhabi Investment Council, UAE, owns the Chrysler building in NY

Seven & I Holdings, Japan, owns Denny’s and 7Eleven

Willis Group Holdings, UK, owns the former Sears Tower in Chicago, now officially called Willis Tower

InBev, Belgium, owns Budweiser.