Now, let’s get back to our list of the most interesting facts about brands!
11. Now that’s how you lead, people.
Starbucks spends big bucks on its employees’ health insurance.
12. Starbucks cares for you even if nobody else does.
Starbucks intentially makes its tables round so individual visitors do not feel as lonely.
13. Talk about a jack of all trades.
Samsung has business spread to construction and defence.
14. But that’s not the only thing Samsung has made.
Apple ships various components from a bevy of manufacturers, including its biggest rival, Samsung. However, of late, Apple has been trying to make its own components so as to not depend on other companies.
15. There’s a reason people say corporates have no soul.
Similar strategies are also used by other brands such as Nike, H&M, Burberry and Urban Outfitters, enraging environmental activists around the world and inspiring conversations about sustainable fashion.
16. There’s a story behind Facebook’s theme colours.
Due to his red-green colourblindness, Mark Zuckerberg picked the colour blue for his website, Facebook.
17. Pepsi is named after an enzyme found in our stomachs.
Pepsin is an enzyme found in our stomachs which helps break down food proteins. Pepsi got its name because it was originally made to cure dyspepsia.
18. Maruti was run by Sanjay Gandhi
Just like in post world war I Germany, most Indians after independence could not afford cars. It was proposed by Indira Gandhi’s cabinet in 1971 to make a similar “people’s car” for middle-class Indians. Maruti was founded by Sanjay Gandhi and he became the managing director despite having no prior experience. The company did not make any vehicles during Gandhi’s lifetime, and later merged with Japenese company Suzuki to become the Maruti Suzuki it is today.
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19. Talk about being literal!
Virgin got its name because its founders were exactly that: virgins!
20. It’s older than you think.
Dabur was formed in 1884 mainly to produce and dispense Ayurvedic medicines. Today, Dabur has become an integral part of Indian culture with a variety of products used by millions of Indians. Dabur is hence a brand running successfully for 60 years before independence.
21. It’s called coke for a reason.
The very first Coca-Cola products contained cocaine — but only around 9 milligrams per glass. The drug was touted at the time as a substitute for alcohol and was said to cure opium addiction. But cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola in 1903.
With that, we come to a close to our list of interesting facts about brands. If you think we missed something out, comment below to let us know!