Forgotten Giant: General Foods

Forgotten Giant: General Foods

For decades America’s largest food company, General Foods was one of the most highly regarded marketing companies in the world.  Formed in the roaring twenties by consolidating companies that led the way in convenience foods, GF became an industry giant. ...
The Biggest Companies in the World

The Biggest Companies in the World

Fifty-seven years ago, meatpacking giant Swift was the 15th largest public company in the world.  Today that 15th spot is held by American health insurer UnitedHealth.  Apple sits in the 12th position formerly held by Texaco, now part of Chevron. ...
Big Companies Hiring (and Laying Off) Employees

Big Companies Hiring (and Laying Off) Employees

This week we present another of our animated charts based on Fortune magazine’s annual lists of the 500 largest US public companies (based on revenues).  This time, our focus is on the largest employers among these big companies, from 1994 through 2019.  You can...
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