The Coca-Cola Company KO
Sales: $46.54 billion (year ending Dec. 2011)
Acquisitions: Honest Tea
Mad River Traders
Coca-Cola bought the juice company Odwalla in 2000 and Mad River Traders — a natural soda, tea and juice maker — in 2001, as part of a move to expand its noncarbonated drinks business. The Atlanta-based icon swallowed Honest Tea in two gulps — a 40 percent stake in 2008 and outright control in 2011.