Corporate Alliances

Stories about secret corporate alliances and loyalties.

Some of the most familiar businesses in the world have surprising owners — and some of those owners are rumored to have surprising loyalties.

Red bullet The CEO of Procter & Gamble donates a portion of the company's profits to the Church of Satan.

Red bullet Marlboro is owned by the Ku Klux Klan.

Red bullet The Mormons own the Coca-Cola Company.*

Red bullet Designer Liz Claiborne announced on a TV talk show that she donates a portion of her company's profits to the church of Satan.*

Red bullet Colonel Sanders left instructions requiring KFC to donate money to the Ku Klux Klan or feed the homeless for free.

Red bullet The number 666 appears in all product codes.

Red bullet Snapple is owned by the KKK.

Red bullet The company that produces crown-shaped air fresheners is owned by the KKK. Or the presence of those gewgaws signifies the car's owner is a gang member.

Red bullet Troop clothing is owned by the KKK, and the name stands for "To Rule Over Oppressed People."

Red bullet In accordance with a requirement of their original Royal Charter, the Hudson's Bay Company of Canada makes annual payments of elk and beaver pelts to the Queen of England.

Red bullet Coors financially supports Nazi groups or has ties to the KKK.

Red bullet Heinz marketed swastika-shaped pasta in Germany before and during World War II.

Red bullet Menthol cigarettes contain fiberglass, cause impotence, and are part of an insidious plot to do away with African-Americans.

Red bullet Timberland is owned by the Ku Klux Klan, a situation lamented in a poem by Maya Angelou.

Green bullet Cups and burger wrappings at In-N-Out Burger are marked with Bible citations.

Red bullet Fanta was invented by the Nazis.*

Red bullet Pact with the Devil to save a cancer-stricken child results in creation of the Hello Kitty brand.

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David Mikkelson founded in 1994, and under his guidance the company has pioneered a number of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone, the light bulb, beer pong, and a vaccine for a disease that has not yet been discovered. He is currently seeking political asylum in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.