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Last post Fri, May 4 2012 8:59 by bankrupt. 10 replies.
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  • Thu, May 3 2012 16:12

    Cereal killer

     

             Selling the family silver.

     

    More central heating for Private Equity and possibly the last straw for Northants Police.

    At least "Shredded Wheat" had nothing taken away much further than Switzerland. 

  • Thu, May 3 2012 19:37 In reply to

    • old mcdonald
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    Re: Cereal killer

    Apart from a few farms, is there anything left in Britain that is British owned? Seriously, can anybody tell me if there are still some "household name" companies that are British owned?

    www.oldmcdonaldsolives.com
  • Thu, May 3 2012 20:04 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

    JCB ? But I'm really struggling to think of another.
    http://www.holidaycambriancoast.co.uk/

  • Thu, May 3 2012 21:09 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

     No, sadly this country is poo.

    As a nation who are expert at screwing their farmers, we do seem to excel in retail - Tesco for example is a "household name" all accross Asia and eastern Europe.In the same vane, Diageo, SAB Miller and Scottish & Newcastle drinks groups are british. Also many tobacco brands. 

    So supplier screwers, booze and fags then. 

    Not for print please.
  • Thu, May 3 2012 21:27 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

     Dyson?

     

    "Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, but pigs treat us as equals." (Sir Winston Churchill)
  • Thu, May 3 2012 21:43 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

    TeslaCoils:
    Tesco for example is a "household name"

    owned by Walmart ? or at least part of the Walmart group.

    http://www.holidaycambriancoast.co.uk/

  • Thu, May 3 2012 22:29 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

    Asda is Walmart.
  • Thu, May 3 2012 22:47 In reply to

    • markw
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    Re: Cereal killer

    W&W, do you have insider knowledge ? When is this takeover going to happen ?

    What is British owned ?  BP, for example of a multinational company, is traded on many global stockmarkets and it's shares owned by individuals and pension funds across the world. In this global economy it's almost impossible for a company to reach household-name status and stay in the confines of one nation. You would need to look at co-operatives and private companies like John Lewis, The Co-Op and Duchy Originals (or is it Organics) and these may well have overseas financial backing.

  • Fri, May 4 2012 0:18 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

    Eddie Stobarts Lakeland Limited Booths Supermarkets
  • Fri, May 4 2012 4:02 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

    devilsadvocate:
    Asda is Walmart.

    Yes you're quite right it's asda not tesco. I got the two mixed up sorry Embarrassed

    http://www.holidaycambriancoast.co.uk/

  • Fri, May 4 2012 8:59 In reply to

    Re: Cereal killer

     

    RBS is almost entirely British.

    In fact, both RBS and HBOS are fairly recent acquisitions.

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