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The below web site is in the process of checking all things French and if proven will list the here.

http://www.boycottwatch.org/misc/france-04.htm


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Boycotting the French - Part 4 in a series

Who's boycotting what, and what's not really French, or is it?

Updated Sunday, March 30, 2003:

Summary: Many people in the US is starting to boycott French products, and the French Embassy has not said a word.

The following list of French boycotted companies has been compiled from various web sites and emails sent to Boycott Watch. It lists what we confirmed as being French as well as what is not French:

Legend: Web sites promoting French boycotts

Verified French product
Not a French Product
Unverified - May be of French origin, but we are looking for a corporate web site or printed material to verify the claim. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.
NewsMax.com.
Fox News - Bill O'reilly

Web sites against French boycotts

miquelon.org



Click Here to read our policy and how we determine which companies are French for purposes of this page.

French Product or Comapny Boycotted: Status Boycott Watch Comment

Air France The offical airline of France Web site

Air Liquide Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Airbus France is part of this European consortium established in 1970. Web site

Alcatel Website Web sitestates: Compagnie Financi?re Alcatel, Paris, France.

Allegra (allergy medication) Produced by the Strasbourg company Aventis Pharmaceuticals
Web Site

Aqualung (Including: Spirotechnique, Technisub, US Divers, and SeaQuest) Web site indicates that this is a California based company. We are looking into this.

AXA Advisors Based in Paris

Bank Of The West Confirmed to be owned by BNP Paribas, the largest publicly traded bank in France Web site

Beneteau (boats) confirmed.
Web site

*UPDATED*
BF Goodrich The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company joined the Michelin Group in 1990. Web site

BIC (Razors, Pens & Lighters) Based in France. Web site

Biotherm (cosmetics) Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information.

Black Bush Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France. This is made by the Bushmills subsidiary. Web site

Bollinger (champagne) All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Browning Firearms Based in Belgium, France. Web site

Car & Driver Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi M?dias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

Cartier Founded in France
Web site

Chanel A.K.A. Chanel Paris
Web site

Chivas Regal Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Christian Dior Company is based in France. Web site - Click on 'contact'

Club Med (vacations) "Legal informations" button on English web sitepops up a window stating: "Incorporated with limited liability in France..."

Culligan Owned by USFilter, which is owned by Vivendi Culligan web siteVivendi Web site

Dannon Yogert - Part of the DANONE Group The yogert sold in the US is made in the US.
Groupe DANONE Registered Head Office: 7 rue de t?h?ran 75008 Paris / France Web site

DKNY DKNY does not even have a retail store in France. The letters DKNY stand for Donna Karan New York Web site

Dom Perignon All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Durand Crystal Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information.

Elle Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi M?dias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

Evian - Part of the DANONE Group Groupe DANONE Registered Head Office: 7 rue de t?h?ran 75008 Paris / France Web site

Fina (and Total) French owned oil retailers Web site

Firestone Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Firestone was founded in Akron, Ohio. Bridgestone was created by Shojiro Ishibashi, a translation of his own name "Ishibashi" means "stone bridge" in Japanese. This company does business in Frane, but we can not say it is a French company based upon our research. Web site

First Hawaiian Bank Confirmed to be owned by BNP Paribas, the largest publicly traded bank in France Web site

French's Mustard Made in Rochester, NY and owned by a company in Luxembourg. This company has nothing to do with France. Web site

Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast Congress is now serving 'Freedom Fries' and 'Freedom Toast' in the cafeterias until further notice. (Per our washington contacts)

George Magazine Was owned by a Kennedy, but it is believed to be defunct. Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Givenchy Based in France Web site

Glenlivet Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Grey Goose Vodka The label says "Distilled and bottled in France." Web site

Guillemot Hercules Graphics and Thundermaster computer gaming equipmentWeb site

Hennessy Cognac is made in Cognac, France Web site

*UPDATED*
International Herald Tribune Now owned by the New York Times See: Washington Times article

*UPDATED*
Jacobs Creek Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Jameson (whiskey) Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Jerry Springer show Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Web site

Krups Confirmed. Part of T-fal. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange Web site

Lancome AKA Lancome Paris Web Site

Le Creuset (Cookware) Made in France. Web page

L'Oreal Headquarted in France - Became a haven for ex-Nazis after WW II.(Bitter Scent by Michael Bar-Zohar ISBN 0-525-94068-5) Web site

Louis Vuitton The company origin is unknown to us at this time, but they do have an office in France. Web site

Mack Trucks Owned by AB Volvo, Sweden, not Renault Web site

Marie Claire Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Martel Cognac Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Maybelline Owned by L'Or?al USA - Headquarted in France - Became a haven for ex-Nazis after WW II.(Bitter Scent by Michael Bar-Zohar ISBN 0-525-94068-5) Web site

M?phisto (shoes and clothes) 1965: MEPHISTO is established in Sarrebourg, France. Web site

Michelin (tires and auto parts) Web site lists country code '33' with the phone number, meaning France Web site

Mikasa Crystal and Glass Mikasa?s corporate headquarters are located in Secaucus, New Jersey. Mikasa was acquired by Arc International in 2001, but we do now know anything about Arc International. We see no proof of a France connection at this time. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Moet (champagne) All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

MP3.com See Vivendi

Motel 6 - owned by Accor Hotels. owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

Mumms (Champagne) All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Normany Butter Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Nissan (Cars) Renault has an equity stake in Nissan Web site

Parents Magazine Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Perrier This is one of the original French bottled water brands. Read the label.

Pierre Cardin Some US designers used French names in the past to get attention. One designer was located in the city of Paris, New York so people would think it was in Paris and New York. We want to verify this one. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Peugeot (automobiles) Cars made in France Web site

Playstation Magazine Owned by Ziff Davis Media Inc. which is based in New York City.

ProScan - Owned by Thomson Electronics, France ProScan - reported to be owned by Thomson Electronics, France. We see them as an independant company in Cincinnati,. Ohio. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Publicis Group (Including: Saatchi & Saatchi) Confirmed Web site

Red Roof Inns owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

RCA Owned by Thomson Electronics, France Web site

Red Magazine Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Red Roof Inns owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

Renault Cars made in France

Road & Track Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi M?dias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

Rolling Stone Magazine See Vivendi

Roquefort Cheese Confirmed Web site

Rowenta (Toasters, Irons, Coffee makers, etc) Founded in Germany Web site

Royal Canadian Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Seagram's Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Sierra Entertinment (Software and Computer Games) See Vivendi

Smart & Final A California based grocery chain. Web site

Sofitel owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

Sparkletts (water) Web site Owned by Groupe DANONE Registered Head Office: 7 rue de t?h?ran 75008 Paris / France Web site

Spencer Gifts Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Sundance Channel A venture between Robert Redford, Showtime Networks Inc., and Universal Studios (Vivendi). This company has some ties to French ownership (Vivendi), but we can not say this is totally a French company. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

T-fal / Tefal (cookware) Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange Web site

Taylor Made Golf Clubs Based in Etobicoke, Ontario Canada, not France. Web site

Technicolor Owned by Thomson Electronics, France Web site

Total (and Fina) French owned oil retailers Web site

UbiSoft (ubi.com) Confirmed. Web site

Uniroyal (tires) Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Universal Studios See Vivendi

USFilter See Vivendi Web site

Varilix Lenses (Essilor Optical) Verified Web site

Veritas Group Note 1: Not related to VERITAS Software Corporation

Note2: We are trying to figure out who or what "Veritas Group" is.
Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Vittel Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Vivendi and its subsidiary Universal Studios (music, movies and amusement parks) Includes A&M Records, MP3.com, Motown, Sierra Entertainment, Canal Satellite, Rolling Stone magazine, the Sci-Fi channel and moreWeb site

Volvo Offices are in Sweeden, not France Web site

Wild Turkey (bourbon) Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Woman's Day Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi M?dias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

www.madeinfrance.net Web site sells foods made in France.

Yoplait yogurt Owned by General Mills, Inc. P.O. Box 1113
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Yves Rocher feminine beauty products Made in France
Web site

Yves Saint Laurent Some US designers used French names in the past to get attention. One designer was located in the city of Paris, New York so people would think it was in Paris and New York. We want to verify this one. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

*UPDATED*
Zig Zag (papers) Reported to be made in France, but their contact page list several countries, none of which are France. Per our determination standards, if the corporate offices are not in France, we cannot call Zig Zag a French company.

Zodiac Inflatable Boats Confirmed Web site

Please tell us about interesting Boycott France items so we can include them in our list.

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