STOCK IDEAS: Hidden Brand Names (Booze and Cigarettes)

For fast browsing, hit Ctrl + F and search by brand. If you don’t see what you’re looking for,  just google the brand you’re interested in along with “owner”. Below you will see the Company name, Ticker/Symbol in parenthesis, and Brands they own. If it’s not already linked up, check out the company’s “Investor Relations” page for more info. This is by no means a complete list. The point is to get you to start looking for ideas anywhere you can and learning to dig up useful information.

 

AB InBev (BUD)
Budweiser, Corona*, Modelo*,Stella Artois, Beck’s, Hoegaarden, Bass, Franziskaner, Michelob, Natty Light, O’Douls, Rolling Rock, Shock Top…

Boston Beer Company (SAM)
Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, Truly Spiked & Sparkling…

Brown-Forman (BF-A, BF-B)
Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve, Herradurra, El Jimador, Finlandia, Chambord, Corbel, Early Times…

Constellation Brands (STZ)
Robert Mondavi, Wild Horse, Clos du Bois, Franciscan Estates, Modelo*, Corona*, Black Velvet, Pacifico, Casa Noble, Svedka, High West, Ballast Point, Funky Buddha,  Kim Crawford, Meiomi…

Craft Brew Alliance (BREW)
Kona Brewing, Omission Brewing, Widmer Brothers, Red Hook, Cisco Brewers, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Wynwood Brewing, Square Mile Cider Co…

Diageo (DEO)
Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Johnny Walker, Baileys, Ciroc, Tanqueray, Guinness, Ketel One, Don Julio, J&B, Lagavulin…

LVMH (LVMUY) –  Foreign ADR. Trades in France
Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, Hennessy, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Glenmorangie, Cape Mentelle, Château Cheval Blanc, Château d’Yquem, Krug, Mercier, Cloudy Bay, Bodega Numanthia, Newton Vineyard, Ruinart, Terrazas de los Andes, Veuve Clicquot, Wenjun…
Note: LVMH stands for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy and they own about a billion other luxury brands. Here we just listed alcohol, so you definitely want to check out their complete line up.

Molson Coors Brewing (TAP)
Coors, Miller, Blue Moon, Keystone, Mickey’s, Crispin, Jelen, Cobra, Leinenkugel’s, Madjack, Magnum, Milwaukee’s Best, Molson, Nikšićko, Old Style Pilsner, Olde English 800, Ostravar, Ožujsko, Red Dog, Rickards, Saint Archer, Smith and Forge, Sparks, Standard Lager, Steel Reserve…

Campari Group (DVDCF)
Skyy, Wild Turkey, Frangelico, Campari, Aperol, Grand Marnier, Appleton Estate, Russell’s Reserve, Glen Grant, Forty Creek, Red Label Wine, Espolon, Cabo Wabo (previously owned by Sammy Hagar**)

Altria (MO)
Phillip Morris (seen below), Nat Sherman, Nu Mark,  Copenhagen, Skoal, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Middleton’s, Prince Albert, Carter Hall, Gold & Mild, Black & Mild…

Phillip Morris (PM)
Marlboro, Parliament, L&M, Longbeach, ST Dupont Paris, U Mild, Philip Morris, Red and White, Basic, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Merit, Morven Gold, Skjold, Virginia Slims, IQOS, Delicados, Benson & Hedges, Solaris,…

British American Tobacco (BTI)
Camel, American Spirit, Lucky Strike, Newport, Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall, Vype, Vuse, Glo, Ten Motives, Grizzly, Kodiak, Epok, Granite…

 

*In 2013, AmBev (BUD) bought Grupo Modelo in Mexico which makes Modelo, Corona, and Pacifico. Problem is, the US realized this was going to make the company too damn big and cause a monopoly.  In order to get the transaction to close without breaching US anti-trust/monopoly laws BUD paid $20.3 billion for Grupo Modelo, and sold the RIGHTS to US distribution to Constellation (STZ) for $4.75 billion. So BUD can’t export those beers to the US to sell on their own, but STZ can import them from Mexico for distribution. Either way, BUD has STZ pimping their beer out for them, which is pretty badass.

 

**Hagar first sold off 80% of Cabo Wabo back in 2008 for $80 million, he sold his remaining 20% for $11 million in 2010. Sammy f*cking Hagar… 

STOCK IDEAS: Hidden Brand Names (Foods)

For fast browsing, hit Ctrl + F and search by brand. If you don’t see what you’re looking for,  just google the brand you’re interested in along with “owner”. Below you will see the Company name, Ticker/Symbol in parenthesis, and Brands they own. If it’s not already linked up, check out the company’s “Investor Relations” page for more info. This is by no means a complete list. The point is to get you to start looking for ideas anywhere you can and learning to dig up useful information.

 

Kraft Heinz (KHC)
Kraft, Heinz, A1 Steak Sauce, Classico, Bagel Bites, Capri Sun, Cool Whip, Crystal Light, Corn Nuts, Grey Poupon, HP sauce, Jell-0, Lea & Perrins, Lunchables, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia (the cream cheese, dumbass), Planters, Shake and Bake, Stove Top, TGI Friday’s (frozen), Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Velveeta…

General Mills (GIS)
Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Häagen-Dazs, Cascadian Farms, Fiber One, Lärabar, Old El-Paso, Pilsbury (fridge and frozen foods), Annie’s, Hamburger Helper, Bugles, Totino’s, Progresso, Fruit by the Foot, Green Giant, Yoplait, Gold Medal Flour, Blue Buffalo (pet food)…

PepsiCo (PEP)
Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Lays, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7-Up, Doritos, Quaker Oats, Cheetos, Lipton (co-owned with Unilever), Ruffles, Tostitos, Aquafina, Brisk, Sierra Mist, Starbucks (Ready to Drink), Kevita, Naked, Sabra, Life Wtr (maybe they left out letters in the name because they’re dehydrated?…stupid), Propel, Stacy’s, SmartFood Delight, Pure Leaf…

Mondelez International (MDLZ)
Cadbury, Chips-Ahoy!, Cheese Nips, Chiclets, Dentyne, Fig Newton, Halls, Nabisco, Nilla Wafers, Nutter Butters, Oreos, Premium Saltines, Ritz Crackers, Sour Patch Kids, Tang, Toblerone, Teddy Grahams, Trident, Triscuit, Wheat Thins…

JM Smuckers (SJM)
Smuckers, Jif, Folgers, Pilsbury (baking and frosting), Crisco, Five Roses, truRoots, Dunkin’ Donuts (home), Eagle Brand, Knott’s Berry Farm, Cafe Bustelo, Kava, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Kibbles n’ Bits, Pup-peroni, Snausages…

Conagra Brands (CAG)
Gardein, Slim Jim, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Earth Balance, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, Reddi Whip, Birds Eye, Vlasic, Boom Chicka Pop, Hunt’s, Frontera, Udi’s, Pam, EVOL, Aunt Jemima, Banquet, Peter Pan, Act II, Bertolli, RO*TEL, Hungry-Man, Blue Bonnet, Kid Cuisine, Chef Boyardee. Swiss Miss, La Choy, Log Cabin, Manwich, Mrs. Butterworth’s…

Hormel (HRL)
Hormel, Wholly Guacamole, Columbus, Applegate, Spam, Jennie-O, Lloyd’s Barbecue, Chi-Chi’s, Herdez, Don Miguel, Embasa, Justin’s, Evolve, La Victoria, Muscle Milk, Old Smokehouse, Skippy, Stagg Chili, Valley Fresh…

Nestle (NSRGY)
Carnation, Ovaltine, Nesquick, Nescafe, Nespresso, Taster’s Choice, Sweet Leaf Tea, San Pellegrino, Ozarka, Cheerios, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Shredded Wheat, La Lechera, California Pizza Kitchen (Frozen), DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine, Stoufer’s, Tombstone, Dreyer’s, Drumstick, Skinny Cow, Gerber…

Hershey (HSY)
Hershey, Reese’s, Kit Kat, York, Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers, Pay Day, Rolo, Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, Milk Duds, Zero, Bubble Yum, Good & Plenty, Whoppers, Take 5, Heath, Mounds, 5th Avenue, Almond Joy…

Unilever (UL)
Lipton, Knorr, Hellman’s Best, Ben and Jerry’s, Marmite, PG Tips, Klondike, Breyers,  Popsicle. From the makers of Dove, Noxema, Axe, Q-Tips, Pot Noodle, Magnum, Brut,Vaseline…