Guess Which Companies Own These 14 Products You Use Everyday

From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, your life revolves around products. These products are household names, but you probably don’t know which companies make them. Now that you’ve done the business quiz and checked your results, here’s some more company and brand trivia that will probably blow your mind. 

1. Probably the first thing you use after waking up. Which company is behind this toothpaste?

Pepsodent toothpaste was originally introduced in the USA in 1915 by the Pepsodent Company of Chicago. The original formula for the paste contained pepsin, a digestive agent designed to break down and digest food deposits on the teeth, hence the brand and company name. Pepsodent is today a Unilever brand in all markets except the United States and Canada where it’s owned by the company Church & Dwight.

2.Now that you’ve brushed your teeth, time for a refreshing shower. Which company makes these popular lime soaps?

Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India’s Swadeshi movement when the Founder Ardeshir (Adi) Godrej, lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur failed with a few businesses, before he struck gold with the locks business that you know today. The company today is a $4 billion conglomoerate that’s into FMCG, industrial poducts and real estate.


3. And this for the silky smooth hair. Which company is responsible for your good hair day?

The L’Oréal Group is a French cosmetics and beauty company, headquartered in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine.[2] It is the world’s largest cosmetics company, and has a registered office in Paris.Apart from the epinomous L’oreal range of products, the company also owns popular brands like Garnier, lancome and bought Body Shop in 2006.


4. You’re all fresh & ready to go. Time for a cuppa. Which company owns this legendary tea brand?

Taj Mahal is a popular sub- brand of tea under Brooke Bond owned by  by Unilever, formerly an independent manufacturer in the United Kingdom, known for its PG Tips brand and its Brooke Bond tea cards. The hindustan univelver group is owne dby The international company unilever and has over 500+ FMCG products its fold. It’s said that two out of every three indians own a HUL product at any given day.

5. Surely the tea could go well with a Bourbon or two. Which company is responsible for this chocolatatey goodness?

Britannia Industries Limited is a 130 years old, Indian food-products corporation based in KolkataIndia. It sells its Britannia and Tiger brands of biscuit throughout India. Bourbon is its other famous offering.

6. You dress up in your Friday Dressing best to make an impression at work. Which company has brought Allen Solly to you?

Launched in 1744 in Nottingham England, Allen Solly was licenced in India under Coats Vayella, which was acquired by the then Madura Garments. Madura Garments today is Madura fashion & lifestyle, a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group. Their other brands include, Van Heusen, Louis Philippe and Peter England 

7. Time to set off to work but ugh, gotta fix this nasty cold. What company has been helping with your cold since your childhood?

Procter & Gamble Co., also known as P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, founded by William Procter and James Gamble, both from the United Kingdom. Its products include pet foods, cleaning agents, andpersonal care products. 

8. Things are getting stressful at work. Time for a snack break.  Which company has brought this crispy munchie?

In India, Kurkure is owned by the Lay’s umbrella ( of the potato chips fame) which is owned by American-based Pepsico. Pepsi is the second largest FMCG company in the world, and also owns the brands Mountain Dew, Quaker Oats, Gatorade,  and Tropicana amongst others.

9. Are you one of those who can’t start or function without a whiff of these? Which company makes these lung-influencers?

ITC is an Indian company into a diversified business of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Hotels, Paperboards & Packaging, Agri Business & Information Technology. Established in 1910 as the Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited, the company was renamed as the Indian Tobacco Company Limited in 1970. Among its other popular brands are Ashirwad Atta, Sunfeast, Fiama Di Wills and Wills Lifetsyle.

10. And finally it’s end of a work day! Time for some celebration. Which company you want to thank for bringing Old Monk into your life?


Mohan Meakin is a large group of companies started with Asia’s first brewery incorporated in 1855 (but established much earlier) by Edward Dyerat Kasauli in the Himalayan Mountains in India under the name Dyer Breweries. It was later taken over an Indian named NN Mohan and after his death his soon took over the company and the manufacturing activities of the company were diversified into other fields including breakfast cereals, fruit juices and mineral water under the leadership of Brigadier (Dr.) Kapil Mohan V.S.M link title. Today, Mohan Meakin’s principal brands are Old Monk Rum and Golden Eagle Beer. Old Monk is the largest selling rum in India and 3rd largest in the world.

11. Oops, hit that calf on the chair and got a cut. ( had a peg too many?) Worry not. Just dab a bit of this magic potion on the bruise. Which company has been killing 99.9% germs?

 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB is an English multinational company that makes popular hygiene and health care products. It was formed in 1999 by the merger of the UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and the Netherlands-based Benckiser NV.

The CEO of the company is an Indian.

RB’s other famous product includes Durex, apart from Air Wick, Strepsils, Lyzol and Vanish.


12. Bruise is sorted. But damn those pesky mosquitos. Which company makes these monster-killers and life savers?

Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India’s Swadeshi movement when the Founder Ardeshir (Adi) Godrej, lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur failed with a few businesses, before he struck gold with the locks business that you know today. The company today is a $4 billion conglomoerate that’s into FMCG, industrial poducts and real estate.

13. Your go to comfort & nothing-else-in-the-kitchen food since childhood. Nothing ever tasted better. Or was made quicker. Could soon be extinct. Which company makes (and has been under fire) for this legendary product?

Nestlé is a Swiss International food and beverage company. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues, and ranked #72 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2014.  Nestlé’s products include baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks.  Nestle has recently been under fire for its popular noodles brand Maggi tested positive for a beyond-permissible amounts of lead and the company suffered a $130bn loss when it was mandated to pull off the product off the shelves and damage the existing stock.

14. It’s been a long day. Some pampering wouldn’t hurt would it? Which company is responsible for ensuring you have this coconut heaven at hand all the time.

 You’re not likely to recall the name Marico when thinking of big companies, but Marico, an Indian company established in 1987, is counted in ETtop 500 companies in India. Its other popular offerings include the brands Safola, The Kaya skincare clinics,  Nihar, Livon, and set wet


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