Below you’ll find a info graphic I’ve seen being shared around the social media sites showing the well known brands of the worlds largest consumer packaged foods and consumer products companies. Many of these companies are great dividend growth investment candidates so I wanted to share the picture with my readers. If you own shares in some of these companies you can rest assured knowing you are making profits every time someone is shopping across the globe at grocery stores, convenience stores and discount stores. If you walk into your local grocery store you will find that the brands represented here, owned by just a few companies, make up a majority of the products for sale. These are popular name brands with a strong foothold in the consumer market and you can bet they will be around for years to come making investors in these companies wealthier as time passes.
Coca-Cola (KO) has increased their dividend annually for the past 50 years. Selling brands such as Coke, Fanta, Minute Maid, VitaminWater and Monster has allowed them to prosper for a very long time.
PepsiCo (PEP) has increased their dividend annually for the past 40 years. Brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Tropicana, Doritos, Lays and Cheetos have been very profitable for owners of this company.
General Mills (GIS) sells brands such as Yoplait, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper and Cheerios. They have managed to increase their dividend payments to owners for 9 years in a row. You can read my recent GIS stock analysis if you are interested in this company.
Kellog’s (K) sells brands such as Crispex, Rice Crispies, Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts and Nutrigrain bars. These breakfast brands have allowed them to pay shareholders 8 years worth of annually increasing dividends.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has managed to grow their dividend annually for 50 years in a row. They have a strong line up of brands including Tylenol, Visine and Band Aid.
Procter & Gamble (PG) has grown their dividend for 56 years in a row. That is over half a century! They sell many well known brands including Pringles, Tide, Covergirl, Dawn, Head & Shoulders, Gillete, Tampax, Pampers, Bounty, Swiffer, Febreeze, Crest, Pepto and Duracell. I would bet that almost every time someone walks into a grocery store they are purchasing a P&G product.
There are also a couple foreign companies portrayed in the graphic that might be of interest to dividend growth investors. Nestle (NSRGY) has increased their dividend for 12 years in a row. Unilever (UN) or (UL) also pays a decent dividend. I’m less familiar with the foreign companies but they do offer some nice brand names.
Disclosure: I am long KO.