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Re: Here is a little list of French companies

Please let me know what this has to do with genealogy?  Some Quarterman are French, my two kids...
 mickie leonard <mickieleonard@hotmail.com> wrote:

Here is a little list of French companies and their products should you choose to avoid for at least the next decade.

Air France 
Air Liquide 
Alcatel - Based in Paris France 
Allegra (Allergy Medication) - Produced by Aventis Pharmaceuticals based in Strasbourg, France 
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 & Lighters) - Started in 1945 by Marcel Bich. Originally based just outside of Paris. Began trading on the Paris Stock Exchange in 1972. 40.5% Publicly traded. Bich family still owns 33.5%. 
Biotherm (Cosmetics) 
Black Bush 
Bollinger (Champagne) 
Car & Driver Magazine 
Chivas Regal (Scotch) 
Christian Dior 
Club Med (Vacations) - Owned in part by Paris based CDC (Caisse des Dépôts 
et Consignations) 
igan (owned by Vivendi) 
Dannon (Yogurt & Dairy Foods) 
DKNY - LVMH acquired 100% of Gabrielle Studio Inc., the privately owned licenser of Donna Karan trademarks back in 2001. 
Dom Perignon 
Durand Crystal 
Elle Magazine 
Essilor Optical Products 
Fina Gas Stations 
Fina Oil - Billions invested in Iraqi Oil fields 
First Hawaiian Bank 
George Magazine 
Houghton Mifflin (books) 
International Herald Tribune - 181 ave Charles-de-Gaulle - F-92521 Neuilly - FRSource:World Business Council for Sustainable Development '00 [Domain Registration], [Corporate Profile] 
Jacobs Creek - Owned by Pernod Ricard since 1989 
Jameson (wiskey) 
Jerry Springer (talk show) 
Krups (coffee and cappaccino makers) 
Le Creuset (Cookware) 
L'Oreal (Health & Beauty Products) 
Louis Vuitton 
Marie Claire 
Martel Cognac 
Méphisto (Footwear & Apparel) 
Michelin (!
Tires & Auto Parts) - Their phone number is: (33) 1 45 66 15 53 in France 
Mikasa Crystal and Glass (purchased by ARC int'l in 2001) 
Moet (Champagne) 
Motel 6 - 33, Avenue du Maine- 75755 Paris Cedex 15 France 
Motown Records 
Mumms (Champagne) 
Nissan (Cars) - Majority owned by Renault 
Normany Butter 
Parents Magazine 
Peugeot (Automobiles) - Pronounced "Pooh Joe", must be French 
Pierre Cardin 
Playstation Magazine 
ProScan - Owned by Thomson Electronics, France 
Publicis Group (Including: Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising) 
RCA (televisions & electronics) - Owned by Thomson Electronics, France 
Red Magazine 
Red Roof Inns - Owned by the Accor group based 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 
a Software and Computer Games 
Smart & Final 
Sofitel (Hotels) - Owned by the Accor group based in France 
Sparkletts (Water) - Owned by Danone, based in France 
Spencer Gifts 
Sundance Channel 
Taylor Made (Golf) 
T-Fal (Kitchenware) 
The Glenlivet (Scotch 
Total Gas Stations 
UbiSoft (Computer Games) 
Uniroyal Tires - Owned by Michelin 
Universal Studios (Music, Movies & Theme Parks) - Universal Studios is owned by Vivendi-Universal, headquartered in Paris France 
Veritas Group 
Veuve Clicquot Champagne 
Vivendi - Vivendi Headquarters, Paris France 
Wild Turkey (bourbon) 
Woman's Day Magazine 
Yoplait - France-based Sodiaal owns a 50% stake of Yoplait 
Yves Saint Laurent 
Zodiac Inflatable Boats 

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