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post #16 of 23
Nielsen for consumer market information.


CHEP for pallets
post #17 of 23
Newport and Thorlabs control basically the entire scientific optics/photonics industry. They've both been buying up all the smaller companies.
post #18 of 23
The Woodbridge Company (Thomson) and Reed Elsevier (Lexis) for legal/business data maybe
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

How about InBev?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InBev_brands
We're lucky to have hundreds of indies here in the states, though.

i had no idea one company owned all of those brands.
post #20 of 23
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The Woodbridge Company (Thomson) and Reed Elsevier (Lexis) for legal/business data maybe

True^^^..Westlaw and Lexis are the frontrunners.
Bloomberg is starting to take away some market share...
post #21 of 23
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i had no idea one company owned all of those brands.

I'm sure it's in the link, but all of their really big acquisitions have been within the last decade I believe.

Another big one for data:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acxiom
post #22 of 23
luxury goods, consumer electronics
post #23 of 23

Big media companies in the US.

 

General Mills makes half of the stuff in your kitchen.
 

I've been reading a lot on this site - http://www.company-histories.com

 

You'd be amazed at how some of these companies got started.

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