Prominent Consumer Corporations




Listed below you will find some of the largest and most influential corporations in the United States. Take the time to review them and voice your concerns about creole recognition. These corporations could possibly influence others and help our cause. Included with the company names, websites are provided that could give you insight on each corporation.

Albertson’s, Inc.
250 Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83726
Phone: (208) 395-6200 Website:;
supermarkets. (Co. merged with American Stores Co. 06/24/99, making Albertson’s, Inc., the largest retail food and drug co. in the U.S.)


AOL Time Warner Inc.
75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
10009; (212) 484-8000; Website:; Stephen M. Case; world’s largest internet online service; magazine publishing (Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, People, DC Comics), TV and CATV (WB Network, HBO, Cinema), recordings, sports teams (Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks), retailing (Warner Bros. stores). (American Online and Time Warner completed the largest corporate merger in history 1/11/01, becoming the largest media company in the U.S.)

Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc.
1 Busch Pl., St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 577-2000; Website:;
August A Busch 3d; world’s largest brewer (Budweiser, Michelob, Budlight, Natural Light, Busch, O’Doul’s), aluminum can manuf. And recycling, theme parks.

Apple Computer, Inc.; 1 infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084;
Phone: (408) 996-1010; Website:; Steve Jobs;
manf. Of personal computers, software, peripherals.

32 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10013-2412; Phone (212) 387-5400; Website:; C. Michael Armstrong communications, global information management.

Bank Of America Corp.;
Bank Of America Corporate Center, Charlotte, NC 28255;
Phone: (704) 386-5000; Website;; Hugh L. McColl Jr; Largest U.S. bank.

BellSouth Corp.;
1155 Peachtree St.
NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Clendenin; telephone service in southern U.S.

Boeing Co.;
7755 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108; Phone: (206) 655-2121; Website:; Philip M. Condit;
leading manufacturer of commercial, jet aircraft.

Caterpillar Inc.;
100 N. E. Adams St., Peoria, IL 61629;
Phone: (309) 675-1000; Website:; Glen A. Barton; world’s largest producer of earth moving equip.

153 E. 53rd St. NY, NY 10043;
Phone: (212) 559-1000; Website; Michael Carpenter; diversified financial services.

Coca-Cola Co.;
1 Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: (404) 676-2121; Website:; Douglas N. Daft;world’s largest soft drink co. (Coca-cola, Sprite, Nestea), world’s largest dist. Of juice prods. (Minute Maid, Five Alive, Hi-C, Frutopia).

Compaq Computer Corp.,; 20555 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070; (281) 370-0670;
Website:; Michael D. Capellas; laptop and desktop computers. (Hewlett-Packard agreed, 9/3/01, to acquire Compaq Computer Corp. in a $25.00 billion stock deal.)

Continental Airlines, Inc.;
1600 Smith St. HQ511, Houston, TX
77002; (713) 324-5242; Website:; Gordon M. Bethune; air transportation.

Costco Wholesale Corp.
999 Lake Dr., Issaquah, WA 98027;
(425) 313-8100
Website:; James D. Sinegal; wholesale-membership warehouses.

Dell Computer Corp.; 1Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682; (512) 338-4400; Website:; Michael S. Dell; laptop and desktop computers.

Deltal Air Lines, Inc.; Hartsfield Atlanta Intl. Airport, Atlanta, GA 30320;
(404) 715-2600; Website:; Leo F. Mullin; air transportation.

Walt Disney Co. 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-7320; (818) 560-1000 Website:;
Michael D. Elsner; motion pictures, television (ESPN, ABC, A&E, Lifetime), radio stations, theme parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland) and resots, publishing, recordings, retailing (Disney Store).

Dow Jones & Co., Inc.; 200 Liberty St., NY, NY 10281; (212) 416-2000;Website:;Peter R. Kann; financial news service, publishing (Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Ottaway Newspapers).

Dun & Bradstreet Corp.; 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Murray Hill. NJ 07974; (908) 665-5000; Website:;
Allen Z. Loren.; business information, publishing (Moody’s, Yellow Pages” phone
Eastman Kodak Co.; 343 State St., Rochester, NY 14650-0205;
(716) 724-5492; Website:; D. Carp; world’s largest producer of photographic prods.

Exxon Mobil Corp.;
5959 Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039-2298; (972) 444-1000; Website:; Lee R. Raymond; world’s largest publicly owned ingrated oil co.; Exxon merged with Mobil 12/1/99.

Ford Moteor Co.; American Rd., Dearborn, Ml 48121; (313) 845-8540
Website: http://www,ford,com; Jacques Nassar; 2nd largest auto manufacturer, moror vehicle sales (Ford, Linclon-Mercury, Bolbo), rentals (Hertz).

General Electric Co.; 3135 Easton Tpke., Fairfield, Ct 06431; (203) 373-2211; Website:; Jeffrey immelt; electrical, electronic equip., radio and television broadcasting (NBC), aircragt engines, power generation, appliances.

General Mills, Inc.; PO Box 1113, Minneapolis, MN 55440;
(763) 764-2311; Website: S.W.
Sanger: foods (Total, Wheaties, Cheerios, Chex, Hamburger Helper, Betty Crocker, Bisquick).

General Motors;
100 Renaissance Center, Detroit, ML 48243; (313)556-5000;Website:; John F. Smith Jr; world’s largest auto manuf. (Chevrolet, Pontiac Cadillac, Buick).

Georgia-Pacific Corp.;
133 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; (404) 521-5210; Website:; A.D. Correll; manuf. Of paper and wood prods.

Hewlett-Packard Co.; 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304 (650) 857-1501; Website:; Carly Florina; manuf. Computers, electronic prods and systems (Hewlett-Packard agreed to acquire Compaq Computer Company, 9/3/01, in a $25 billion stock deal.)

Hilton Hotels Corp.; 9336 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210;
(310) 278-4321; Website:; Stephen F. Bollenbach; hotels, casinos.

Intel Corp.; 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95052-8119;
(408) 765-8080; Website:; A.S. Grove; manuf. Integrated circuits (Pentium).

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM); New Orchard Rd., Armonk, NY 10504; (914) 499-1900: Website:; Louis V. Grestner Jr; world’s largest supplier of advanced information processing technology equip., services.

Johnson & Johnson: 1 Johnson & Johnson plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08933; (732) 524-0400; Website:; Dr. H. Fisk-Johnson; surgical dressings (Band-Aid), pharmaceuticals (Tylenol), toiletries (Neutrogena).

Kmart Corp.; 3100 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Mi 48084; (248) 643-1000; Website:; Charles C. Conaway; discount stores, home improvement centers (Builders Square).

Lockheed Martin Corp.;
6801 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817; (301) 897-6000; Website:; Vance Coffman; commercial and military aircraft, electronics, missiles.

Longs Drug Stores, Inc.; 141 N. Civil Dr., P.O. Box 5222 Walnut Creek, CA 94596;
(925) 937-1170; Website:; Robert M. Long; drug store chain.

Manpower Inc.; 5301 N. Ironwood Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53201; (414) 961-1000;
Jeffrey A. Joerres; second largest non-gov’t. employment services co. in the world.

Marriott International, Inc.; Marriot Drive, Washington, D.C. 20058; (301) 380-3000;
Website;; John
Willard Marriott Jr; hotels, retirement communities, food service dist.

Mattel, Inc.; 333 Continental Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245; (310) 252-2000; Website:; Robert A. Eckert; largest U.S. toymaker (Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, American Girls, Reader Rabbit).

Maytag Corp.; 403 W. Fourth St. N., Newton, 1A 50208; (515) 792-8000; Website:; Leonard A. Hadley; major appliance mfgr. (Magic Chef, Admiral, JennAir),

Hoover vacuum cleaners, floor care systems.

McKesson HBOC Corp.; ! Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104; (415) 983-8300;; John Hammergen; distributor of drugs and toiletries and provides software and services in U.S.; bottled water.

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.; World Financial Ctr., North Tower, NY, NY 10281-1332; (212) 449-1000; Website:; David H. Komansky; securities broker, financial services.

Metropolitan Life Ins. Dco.; 1 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10010; (212) 578-2211;
Website:; Robert H. Benmosche; insurance, financial services.

New York Times Co,; 229 W. 43d St., Ny, NY 10036; (212) 556-1234; Website:; A. O. Sulzberger Jr; newspapers (Boston Globe), radio and TV stations, magazines (Golf Digest).

Northwest Airlines Corp.; 2700 Lone Oak Pkwy., Eagan, MN 55121; (612)
726-2111; Website:; John H. Dasburg; air transportation.

Office Depot.; 2200 Old Germantown Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33445; (561) 278-4800; Website:; David I. Fuente; retail office supply stores.

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. (PG&E);77 Neale St., San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 973-7000; Website:; Robert D. Glynn Jr.; energy supplier.

J.C. Penney Co.; 6501 Legacy Dr., Plano, TX 75024; (972) 431-1000; Website:; Allen Duestrom; Dept. stores, catalog sales, drug stores (Eckerd, Fay’s insurance.

PepsiCo, Inc.; 700 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY10577; (914) 253-2000;
Website: http://www.pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew), fruit juice (Tropicana), snacks (Ruffles, Lay’s, Fritos, Doritos, Rold Gold).

Philip Morris Cos. Inc.; 120 Park Ave., NY, NY 10017; (212) 880-5000; Website:; Geoffrey C. Bible; cigarettes (largest U.S. tobcco company; Marlboro, Merit. Virginia Slims), beer (Miller, Molson, Red Dog), Kraft Foods products (Jell-O, Maxwell House Velveeta Cheese Prods., Post cereals, Lende’s Bagels, Tombstone Pizza, and Toblerone chocolate); Nabisco products (Oreo cookies, Ritz, Triscuit crackers, Mallomars).

Procter & Gambie Co.; 1 Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202; (513) 983-1100; Website;; Alan Lafley; soaps and detergents (Ivory, Cheer, Tide, Mr. Clean Head and Shoulders, Noxzema, Oil of olay, Old Spice); pharmaceuticals

(Pepto-Bismol, Vicks cough medicines); foods Foods (Folger’s coffee, Pringles); paper prods. (Charmin toilet tissues, Bounty towels, Tampax tampons, Pampers & Luvs disposable diapers); Cover Girl and Max Factor cosmetics, Crisco shortening.

Reader’s Digest Assn., Inc.; Reaser’s Digest Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570; (914) 238-1000; Website:; Thomas Ryder; direct-mail marketer of magazines, books, music and video prods.

Revlon, Inc.; 625 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022; (212) 527-4000; Website:; Ronald O. Perelman; cosmetics, beauty aids, skin care.

Rite Aid Corp.; 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011-2404; (717) 761-2633; Website:; Robert G. Miller; discount drug stores.

RJ Reynolds Tobacco; 401 N. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27102; (336) 741-5000; Website:; Andrew J. Schindler; 2d-largest U.S. producer of cigarettes (Winston, Salem, Camel).

Safeway Inc.; 5918 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94588-3229; (925) 467-3000; Website:; Steven A. Burd; supermarkets.

Sara Lee Corp.; 3 First National Plaza, Chicago, IL 60602; (312) 726-2600; Website:; John H. Bryan Jr; baked goods, fresh and processed meats (Ball Park, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farms, Kahn’s), hosiery, intimate apparel and knitwear (Hanes, L’eggs, Playtedx, Champion), Coach leather goods.

Sears, Roebuck and Co,; 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179; (847) 286-7385; Website:; Alan J. Lacey; 2nd largest U.S. retailer, department, specialty stores.

Sherwin-Williams Co.; 101 Prospect Ave. NW, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 566-2000; Website:;
Christopher M. Connor; largest North jAmerican paint and varnish producer (Dutch Boy, Pratt & Lambert, Minwax).

Sprint Corp.; P.O. Box 11315, Kansas City, MO 64112; (913) 624-3000; Website:; William T. Esrey; long-distance and local telecommunications.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.; 1State Farm Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61701; (309) 766-2311; Website:; Edward B. Rust Jr; major insurance co.

Sun Microsystems. Inc.; 2550 Garcia Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043; (650) 960-1300; Website:; Scott G. McNearly; supplier of network-based distributed computer systems (Java programming language).

Sysco Corp.; 1390 Enclave pkwy, TX 77077-2099; (281) 584-1390; Website:; Charles H. Cotros; leading U.S. food distributor.

Target Corp.; 777 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402; (612) 370-6948; Website:; Robert j. Ulrich; department, specialty stores (Target, Marshall Field’s, Dayton’s, Hudson’s, Mervyn’s California).

Texaco Inc.; 2000 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10650; (914) 253-4000; Website:; Peter I. Bijur; integrated international oil co. (Texaco and Chevron announced, 9/7/01, that their proposed merger had received FTC approval; the merger would create the 2d-largest U.S. oil company.)

Texas Instruments Inc. 12500 Tl Blvd., P.O. Box 660199, Dallas, TX 75266-0199; (972) 995-3773; Website:; T. J. Engibous; electronics.

Transamerica Corp.; 1150 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 742-2111; Website:; Ron F. Wagley; insurance, financial services.

Tyson Foods, Inc.; P.O. Box 2020, Springdale, AR 72765; (501) 290-4000; Website:; John Tyson; fresh and processed poultry and seafood prods. (Holly Farms, Weaver, Louis Kemp).

United Parcel Service of America, Inc.; 55 Glenlake Pkwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30328; (404) 828-6000; Website:; James Kelly; courier services, truck rentals.

Verizon Communications; 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; (212) 395-2121; Website:; Charles R. Lee, Ivan Seidenberg; largest U.S. wireline and wireless provider; world’s lgst. Provider of print and on-line directory info. (co. formed from merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, 6/30/00).

Walgreen Co.; 200 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015; (847) 940-2500; Website:; L. Daniel Jomdt; nation’s largest drugstore chain.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Box 116, Bentonville, AR 72716; (501) 273-4000; Website:; S. Robson Walton; world’s largest retailer; discount stores, wholesale clubs.

Wells Fargo & Co.; 420 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94163; (800) 411-4932; Website:; Dick Kovacevich; bank holding co.

Wendy’s Intl., Inc., 4288 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., OH 43017: (614) 764-3100;

John T. Schuessier; quick-service restaurants.

Weyerhaeuser Co.; Tacoma, WA 68477; (253) 924-2345; Website:; George H. Weyer haeuser; world’s largest private owner of softwood timber, distrib. Paper and wood prods.

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.; 5050 Edgewood Ct., Jacksonville, FL 32254; (904) 783-5000; Website:; AL Rowland; supermarkets.

Xerox Corp.; PO Box 1600, Stamford, CT 06904; (203) 968-3000; Website:; Paul Allaire; copiers, printers, document publishing equip.

Yahoo! Inc.; 701 First Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94089; (408) 349-3300; Website: Terry Semel; global internet media company.


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