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List of French owned companies.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rugger03, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. rugger03

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    "...Commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better
    instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat
    us with justice." --Thomas Jefferson (1797)

    FRENCH PRODUCT LIST (Please forward this list)

    Air Liquide, Alcatel, Allegra (allergy medication), Aqualung
    (including: Spirotechnique, Technisub, US Divers, and SeaQuest),
    AXA Advisors Bank of the West (owned by BNP Paribas), Beneteau
    (boats), BF Goodrich (owned by Michelin), BIC (razors, pens and
    lighters), Biotherm (cosmetics), Black Bush, Bollinger (champagne),
    Car & Driver Magazine, Cartier, Chanel, Cheese labeled "Product of
    France", Chivas Regal (scotch), Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix,
    Club Med (vacations), Culligan (owned by Vivendi), Daniel Cremieux,
    Dannon (yogurt and dairy foods), DKNY, Dom Perignon, Durand
    Crystal, Elle Magazine, Essilor Optical Products, Evian bottled
    water, Fina gas stations and Fina Oil (billions invested in Iraqi
    oil fields), First Hawaiian Bank, George Magazine, Givenchy,
    Glenlivet (scotch), Hachette Filipacchi New Media, Hennessy,
    Houghton Mifflin (books), Jacobs Creek (owned by Pernod Ricard
    since 1989), Jameson (whiskey), Jerry Springer (talk show) Krups
    (coffee and cappuccino makers), Lancome, Le Creuset (cookware),
    L'Oreal (health and beauty products), Louis Vuitton, Magellan
    Navigational Equipment, Marie Claire, Martel Cognac, Maybelline,
    Méphisto (shoes and clothes), Michelin (tires and auto parts),
    Mikasa (crystal and glass), Moet (champagne), Motel 6, Motown
    Records, MP3.com, Mumms (champagne), Nissan (cars; majority owned
    by Renault), Nivea, Normany Butter, Ondeo/Nalco Water Treatement,
    Parents Magazine, Peugeot (automobiles), Perrier Sparkling Water,
    Pierre Cardin, Playstation Magazine, ProScan (owned by Thomson
    Electronics, France), Publicis Group (including Saatchi & Saatchi
    Advertising), RCA (televisions and electronics; owned by Thomson
    Electronics), Red Magazine, Red Roof Inns (owned by Accor group in
    France), Renault (automobiles), Road & Track Magazine, Roquefort
    cheese (all Roquefort cheese is made in France), Rowenta (toasters,
    irons, coffee makers, etc,), Royal Canadian, Salomon (skis),
    Seagram's Gin, Sierra Software and Computer Games, Sitram Cookware,
    Smart & Final, Sofitel (hotels, owned by Accor), Sparkletts (water,
    owned by Danone), Spencer Gifts, Sundance Channel, Taylor Made
    (golf), Technicolor, T-Fal (kitchenware), Total gas stations,
    UbiSoft (computer games), Uniroyal, Universal Studios (music,
    movies and amusement parks; owned by Vivendi-Universal), USFilter,
    Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Vittel, VIVENDI-SEAGRAM, Wild Turkey
    (bourbon), Wine and Champagne labeled "Product of France", Woman's
    Day Magazine, Yoplait (The French company Sodiaal owns a 50 percent
    stake), Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Rocher, Zodiac Inflatable Boats
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    There are only 2 on there I might not be able to boycott. BFGoodrich, and Allegra. I have allergies, and allegra is my perscribed med, and I have had BFG tires on my truck since 1991. I just bought a set of 35" BFG MT's too, but they are used so that doesn't count.

    Next time I go to the doctor for my allergies I will ask him to change me back to ClaritinD 24hr like I used to be on. Looks like my next set of tires though will have to be the Goodyear MTR instead of the BFG's though.
     
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    Car and Driver? Jerry Springer(figures), WTF...George Magazine? Isn't that the magazine that John Kennedy Jr started?
    Hmm...I guess I guess I won't be seen drinking a bottle of Dom Perignon while floating in my Zodiac Inflatable boat on my way to Club Med after all! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif And I was so looking forward to it! I will do my best not to use any of the others listed as well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    , Peugeot (automobiles),

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    DAMMIT!!! And to think I was looking at one for a commuter. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif Fags.
     
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    Sierra Software

    that hurts, i have been plying there nascar games for years
     
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    BF Goodrich (owned by Michelin),

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    not really sure where boycotting these companies would do any good.... most have locations based in the US and detrimental effects would be felt here as well. Besides, it's not all the people of France that are against the war I'm sure...it's all politics just like it is here. Interesting list though. Many of those names surprise me. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  8. kennyw

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    The French economy has about a 1% margin right now so any mass boycott should show some effects. Politics go hand in hand with the economy sometimes.
     
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    I don't feel it is fair to boycoot a company because of what there polititions do. If a company comes out right and says how they feel and you don't agree with it then fine boycott them.. I refuse to buy a dixie chicks album ever again for what they said.. But that is just my .02
     

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