Nestlé owns 30% of L'Oréal, the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company, whose brands include Garnier, Maybelline, and Lancôme. Nestlé owned 100% of Alcon in 1978. In 2002 Nestlé sold 23.2% of its Alcon shares on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2008 Nestlé sold 24.8% of existing Alcon shares to the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
The Hershey Company, known until April 2005 as the Hershey Foods Corporation and commonly called Hershey's, is an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hershey's Chocolate World.
The company is one of the three largest food companies in South Korea, and was established in 1956 as Tongyang Confectionery Corp. Orion has manufacturing facilities in Seoul, Cheonan Chungcheongnam-do and cities in China, Russia, Vietnam, and the United States.
Arcor opened its first office in the United States in Miami in 1993. It is part of Arcor Group (Grupo Arcor), a vertically integrated company that makes processed foods, packaging materials and cartons for all its retail products and owns a large agricultural division. Corporate headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina.