From Vileda to Jacuzzi: brands that are used as common words

Vileda is used to describe kitchen wipes of any brand in Hungary, Fairy is a common name for washing-up liquid in Spain, while Maggi is frequently referred to as a bouillon cube in Nigeria. Some consumers’ brands not only became household names but also are used as synonymous with products.

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Can rail workers’ strikes change French commuting habits?

“A strike. Think of carpooling”, suggest electronic signs along the highway to France’s city Lyon. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene

While France’s state-owned railway company’s SNCF workers are on the major strike, French are transforming their commuting habits and showing more support to government’s plans to reform the company.

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The most chosen brands in different countries

Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart/Flickr

Warburtons bread is the most loved shopping brand in the UK, Coca-Cola ranked number one in the US, bakery brand Dr.Oetker leads Germany’s ranking, while Maggi products are the most popular in Malaysia.  

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