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Companies You Didn't Know Were Owned by Amazon

The company has its hands in pretty much everything
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2019 1:17 PM CDT
Updated Jul 14, 2019 12:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon.com—but what you may not know is that some of the things you're buying on Amazon are made by companies that are also owned by Amazon. Of course there are the obvious ones—Amazon Kindle and Amazon Echo, for example—but it also owns "a complex web of businesses and subsidiaries," many of which may surprise you. That's according to BuzzFeed, which offers up a list of every single business it could determine to be owned by Amazon, including dozens of products, brands, and services that don't use the Amazon name. A small sampling follows—we didn't include the acquisitions that made big headlines, like when Amazon purchased Zappos, Audible, or Whole Foods. Here are some of the lesser-known ones:

  1. Society New York: This is just one of more than 80 private-label brands owned by Amazon, and one of a dozen women's clothing brands the company owns. See its wares here. In related news, Amazon owns seven denim brands.

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