From food to clothing, famous brands exist almost everywhere in the world. The thing is that no matter where you go, you can always find your favorite fast food restaurants, coffee shop, or sportswear easily. It might be interesting to see which brands have made their way across the globes. In case you want to know about famous brands that has expanded their names in the world, we have 10 for you. Let’s see if you find your most favorite famous brands in our list below.
Locations: 447 Factories in 194 countries
Nestle is a Swiss transnational food and drink company that has its headquarter in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. Nestle is the largest company food in the world, and it ranked number 64 on the Fortune Global 500 back in 2017. This company produces baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, dairy products, and many more. If you know that you are a Kit Kat lover, then you might want to thank to Nestle. And there is no doubt we always see products from Nestle in food section every time we go the mart or supermarket.
Founded: 8th May, 1886
Location: More than 900 plants worldwide
Everybody knows Coca-Cola, and this soft drink company started in the late 19th century patented by as patent medicine. The name comes from its original ingredients: coca leaves and kola nuts. The fascinating fact about the company is that very few people know the real formula of this world famous soft drink. Today, there are over 900 plants in more than 200 countries that produce billions of the beverage every day.
Founded: 28th August, 1898
Location: 200 Countries Worldwide
So Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink that is manufactured by PepsiCo.; which was known at first Pepsi-Cola. The company then change its name to just Pepsi in 1961. Pepsi has always been a success since the very beginning, and it has been selling its products in more than 200 countries worldwide. But no matter how successful it had been, there was a bankruptcy in 1931 which was the result from World War I.
Caleb Bradham, the founder of the company later sold it to Roy C. Megargel. He was also not successful, and Charles Guth who was the President of Loft, Inc bought the company. Guth later had chemists of his company reformulated the Pepsi-Cola syrup formula. The interesting thing is that Coca-Cola Company was offered to the opportunity to purchase Pepsi-Cola company for 3 times. Sadly, every offer was always declined.
Founded: 6th June, 1903
Locations: 75 worldword
Ford, aka Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker with headquarter in Dearborn, Michigan. This company was founded by Henry Ford, and it sells automobiles and commercial vehicles. Ford went public in 1956, but was close to bankruptcy at the beginning of the 21st century. From cars to trucks and buses, Ford Company produces them all; and with standard quality as well. That is probably why this company still stands till today.
Founded: 20th March, 1930
Locations: More than 20,000 locations
Kentucky Fried Chicken aka KFC, is an American fast food restaurant that specializes in fried chicken. As you can see on the logo, that is Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of the fingers lickin’ good fried chicken. The original product of KFC is the pressured fried chicken pieces that seasoned with Sander’s recipe of 11 herb and spices. You can find KFC in more than 123 countries worldwide, and the taste of the chicken is somehow mesmerizing.
Founded: 15th May, 1940
Location: More than 36,900
Founded by the McDonald brothers, Richard and Maurice, McDonald’s is the first fast food company that requires customers to pick up their own food. Compared to most fast food stores and restaurants, service-to-the-table was provided. For McDonald’s consumers, the customers have to stand in line and wait to pick up the freshly made hamburgers; and that was the most unique thing back then.
This fast food company was just a hamburger stand until Ray Croc found them in 1955. He then joined the company as a franchise agent which later proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. Nowadays, McDonald serves in more than 120 countries worldwide with more than 31, 230 franchised locations.
Founded: 25th January, 1964
Locations: More than 700
When it comes to sports equipment and accessories, you can never forget Nike. Nike is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, and manufacture sports products worldwide. The headquarter of this company is near Beaverton, Oregon. Being the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, Nike brand is valued at $29.6 billion last year.
Nike’s first products were track running shoes, and then they started to expand their productions to more. That includes shoes, jerseys, shorts, cleats, baselayers, and more. Products from Nike can used in a variety of sports of both indoor and outdoor, and that is why this brand is one among the most famous in the world.
Current Location: More than 28,218
Tall, Grande, or Verti? If you are a fan of Starbucks, you definitely know which size you prefer the most. So this American coffee company was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1971. The founders are Jerry Baldwin, Zev Seigl, and Gordon Bowker; whose jobs had nothing related to this industry at all. Three of them were inspired to sell high quality coffee beans by Alfred Peet who was a coffee roasting entrepreneur.
The first Starbucks location outside North America was in Tokyo, Japan back in 1996. That was when the locations of this famous coffee shops began to distribute itself to different parts and continents of the world. That is why no matter where you go, you will at least see that green mermaid logo.
Founded: 4th April, 1975
Area Served: Worldwide
Microsoft Corporation, aka MS is an American multinational technology company. This company develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. If you are using Microsoft Office in your computer, you are one of this company’s million customers. By revenue, Microsoft is the largest software maker in the world. This worldwide company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen back in 1975, and it has makes its way in global market since then.
Founded: 1st April, 1976
Locations: More than 500 retail stores worldwide
No matter how famous Windows can be, there is always a loyal band of Apple and Macintosh users whose devotion is to the Apple brand. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The famous products that Apple sells worldwide are iPhone, iPad, iPod, and MacBook computers.
The company was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne; and the name is based on Job’s favorite fruit. Despite the fact that Apple’s computers cost more than most PCs and have a more limited range of software, its great appeal always makes it so tempting. The first Apple PC was established in 1976, followed by iMac in 1997, iPod in 2003, and iPhone in 2007. Today, Apple has more than 500 retail stores worldwide.