Cosmetic Giants

This may not be of any value or importance to you but I am always interested in the buying and selling of corporate America. Ten years ago I was surprised to find out that TJ Maxx and Marshalls were owned by the same company the Marmaxx Group. I thought they were competing against each other. And again I am surprised to find out that L'Oreal owns Soft Sheen-Carson to name a few:

Estee Lauder owns:-  Aramis; Aveda; Clinique; Bobbi Brown; M.A.C; Origins; Tom Ford; Smashbox; La Mer; Bumble+Bumble; American Beauty; Ojon; Donna Karan Cosmetics; Michael Kors Beauty; Tommy Hilfiger Fragrances and Good Skin.

L'Oreal owns:-  Maybelline New York; Garnier; Lancôme; Shu Umura; Kiehl's; Soft Sheen-Carson; Redken; Matrix; Kerastase; Giorgio Armani; The Body Shop; Ralph Lauren; Dermablend; La-Roche-Posay & Yves St. Lauren.

Proctor & Gamble owns:- Dolce Gabana; Cover Girl; Max Factor; Olay; Camay; Pantene; Clairol; Herbal Essences; Fredric Fekkai; Noxzema and more.

To think that I refused to buy Fredric Fekkai expensive products because Pantene is so much cheaper. "They have a lot of nerve charging those prices, I'm not going to increase their bottom line". . . not knowing they were still getting my hard earned bucks.  Again, you may not give two shits about any of this, but I know you're curious. Did you know about these cosmetic giants?

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  1. Yes, I knew. The lesson learned here is that no matter whom you buy from, they're going to get paid!

  2. Ha! I often wonder if CVS and Walgreens are affiliated! When one goes up the other goes up across the street. I understand competition but it's still so interesting that you'll never see one with that the other directly across the street!

    1. You are so correct. .I'm also curious about that.


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