I still buy anchor steam beer even though sapporo owns it now . Fritz put hard work and a gamble into the brewery. Nothing wrong with that .
It’s something that’s been particularly noticeable in the UK. Small brands and even some large brands have lost their individual ownership often, in due course, ending up in the ownership of international companies. The most recent example is Costa Coffee - our largest coffee shop chain, dwarfing the number of Starbucks outlets - has just been sold to Coca Cola.