<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Business Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business <![CDATA[The Best Bottled Water Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bottled-water-brands/werner-brandes
List of the best bottled water brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, safe and reliable brands for bottled water. This list answers the question, ‘What are the best bottled water brands?’ Top bottled water brands are available online and in traditional brick and mortar stores, allowing consumers to select the best options for their homes and to select the highest quality bottled water brands, giving them the crucial input on what bottled water products are safe and best. The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all major bottled water brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy.

When you are dieting or trying to remain healthy, water is the best substance that you can put in your body. It is a lot better for you than the best sodas or even the best diet sodas. Having good bottled water with you at all times will ensure that you stay hydrated and do not snack unnecessarily. 

Many parents have a favorite brand of bottled water and this list includes all the most well-known, recognizable, finest, safest bottled water brands available on the market today. Each claims to offer the most trusted bottled water on the market, but this is what most people recommend, based on voting for the top bottled water brands available today.

What is your favorite of the bottled spring water brands? Mineral water brands? Maybe you weren't even aware of some of these bottled water company names.
The Best Bottled Water Brands, food/drink, business, health, companies, foods, drinks,


Smart Water



San Pellegrino

Voss Artesian Water

Poland Spring

Pure Life Purified Water

Aquafina Purified Drinking Water

Fiji Water

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<![CDATA[The Best Cosmetic Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-cosmetics-brands/makeup-tips
The top cosmetic brands make beauty products like mascara, lipstick, lotion, perfume and nail polish ranging from the most expensive, exclusive cosmetic brands to the best affordable cosmetic brands. Some brands are better than others but these best makeup brands stand above and beyond the rest while making you look like a million bucks without spending that much.

Makeup lovers everywhere are voting for their top favorite cosmetics brands right here. Like all things, sometimes just because something is more expensive does not mean that the quality is better, and some of the best cosmetics brands are not the most expensive makeup brands. This goes for cosmetics, but is also true that sometimes paying less is not worth getting an inferior product. Because of all of this, it's often a good idea to perform some trial and error with the products to decide which you think is the greatest cosmetic brand. Some lines may not work for you, even if they are the most popular.

Company A may sell absolutely killer nail polish, but their foundation just doesn't cut it. Company B has mineral foundation you cannot live without, but their lipstick leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one cosmetics brand for everything. Mix and match your eye shadows, mascaras and blush to find a combination perfect for you.

We've all made regretful cosmetics purchases, but with this user ranked list of cosmetics brands, should you run into a dud, you can vote down the cosmetics products that aren'€™t worth the money and time so other makeup users don'€™t run into the same cosmetics problems. If you don't see your favorite cosmetics brand or the brand you consider to be the best makeup brand, make sure to add it to the list so other cosmetics users can discover your favorite makeup brands.

See Also: The Best Lip Balms
The Best Cosmetic Brands,

Benefit Cosmetics


Christian Dior S.A.


MAC Cosmetics


Urban Decay

NARS Cosmetics


Bobbi Brown

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<![CDATA[15 Truly Bizarre Facts About Lululemon]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-lululemon-facts/alexandra-plesa
Remember those simpler times when all you had to do to get ready for a workout was to put on a worn-out T-shirt and some old sweats? Well, no more. Thanks to companies like Lululemon, now members of the #fitspo lifestyle want to be Instagram-ready when they exercise.

There’s no shame in wanting to feel stylish, and Lululemon sure knows how to take advantage of our desire to look our best while holding downward-facing dog. The company managed to build a cult-like customer following by targeting young, self-sufficient women and giving them the opportunity to not only feel comfortable while working out, but also be able to go out to dinner right after their yoga class. Despite its effective marketing strategy and impressive earnings, though, Lululemon is often seen as one of the most bizarre companies out there. And for good reason.

For instance, did you know that the company is called Lululemon because its founder believed Japanese people wouldn't be able to pronounce it? We kid you not. Or that it once claimed its pants were made with seaweed, which it turns out was a lie? Yikes! Don’t worry, there’s more. We’ve gathered a hefty list of facts about the cult-like yoga brand to try and figure out why so many people call Lululemon weird.  Read on.

15 Truly Bizarre Facts About Lululemon,

Oh, and he likes to make fun of Japanese people.

According to the company’s official website, the name Lululemon was chosen from a list of multiple potential names. Wilson, however, once said that he picked this name because he thinks Japanese people can't say the letter 'L' and it’s funny to watch them try. He eventually denied making these claims, but you know how it is - once it's on the Internet, it's out there forever.

Lululemon employees are spying on you.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Lulu also trains its workers to eavesdrop, placing the clothes-folding tables on the sales floor near the fitting rooms rather than in a back room so that workers can overhear complaints.” Make sure you don't spill any secrets next time you go shopping for activewear.
He also claimed that birth control pills led to high divorce rates.
In a fascinating blog post published on the company’s website, Wilson wrote: “In the early 1970′s, “the pill” came into being. (…) Women’s lives changed immediately. Men’s lives didn’t change however and they continued to search for a stay-at-home wife like their mothers. Men did not know how to relate to the new female. Thus came the era of divorces.”

He then goes on about how women started smoking to appear successful and how “(…) Lululemon was formed because female education levels, breast cancer, yoga/athletics and the desire to dress feminine came together all at one time.” The company has since removed Wilson as an author, but if you read the comments you’ll see that the first ones are addressed directly to him. 

Lululemon once printed "Who is John Galt?" bags.
In 2011, Lululemon faced controversy after printing shopping bags with the slogan “Who is John Galt?” That’s the opening line of Atlas Shrugged, a novel by Ayn Rand that promotes the idea of individuals living for their self-interest and dismisses altruism. Not surprisingly, a lot of customers were offended. 
A lot of people believe Lululemon employees act like they’re in a cult.
Plenty of folks believe working at Lululemon is like being in a cult. When a former employee published an essay about her time with the company, these beliefs intensified. “We were positive. We were healthy. We were enthusiastic. While retail employees at American Apparel or Forever 21 might spend their half-hour breaks eating pizza or smoking in the alley, my co-workers and I did sit-ups and headstands, read the self-help books in the employee library, and talked sh*t about gluten,” she wrote for Salon.

Another employee, however, told Cosmopolitan that she doesn’t necessarily agree with the cult comparisons: “Sometimes they hire people who all have that athlete mentality, who are into working out, fitness, eating healthy. It's a lifestyle, so they usually hire people who have a lot in common. (…) We go to a lot of the same places and do a lot of the same things, so I guess I can see why some people would call it a cult."   

Lululemon’s ideal customer is named Ocean.
From the same Salon essay, we find out about Ocean, Lululemon’s ideal customer. Here's how she's described: “She does yoga every day, makes $100,000 a year, and dates a triathlete named Mountain.” Glamorous. 
Wilson blamed women’s bodies for the sheerness of Lululemon pants.
Remember the sheer pants debacle? In 2013, Lululemon started to get complaints that its new line of yoga pants were too sheer. In an interview for Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” program, Wilson said that “some women’s bodies just don’t actually work [for the Lululemon pants],” adding that “it’s more really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, how much they use it.” He later apologized for his remarks, but the harm was already done. 
Wilson once said making plus-size clothes is too expensive.
According to Huffington Post, the Lululemon founder once said that it takes 30 percent more fabric to create plus-size clothes. That means the company would have to charge a higher price for them and Wilson thinks that would offend the plus-size community. “It’s a money loser, for sure,” he added. Lovely. 
Lululemon’s former CEO seemed to be pro child-labor.
Chip Wilson, Lululemon’s founder and former CEO, once said he thinks children in third-world countries should be allowed to work in factories because it’s a way for them to earn wages. According to Canada's The Tyee, the statement was made at a conference back in 2005. Wilson argued that “even in Canada there is a place for 12- and 13-year-old street youths to find work in local factories as an alternative to collecting handouts.” 
Lululemon once claimed its clothes were made with seaweed.
They’re not. Lululemon claimed their VistaSea line used fabric that “releases marine amino acids, minerals and vitamins into the skin upon contact with moisture.” No evidence of seaweed was found in the clothing, so Lululemon had to remove all tags and other product notices that contained those "unsubstantiated" claims.

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<![CDATA[Companies with the Worst Reputations]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/companies-with-the-worst-reputations
These are the companies with the worst reputations, as voted on by the Ranker community. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of hated companies known, not for getting it right, but for getting it wrong. Some of these are brands we love to hate because their products are questionable, and some are hated because they do loathsome things... but they have one thing in common: you don't think good things when you see them.

These are companies with the worst reputations across many different industries including financial, tech, and retail. They come from the US, the UK, and beyond. These are all brands with bad reputations because of the way they treat their workers, harm the environment or provide bad customer service. You probably would not want to work for these companies. Vote on the companies with the worst reputations and leave a not in the comments explaining why you feel that way.

What companies have the worst reputations? There are some pretty big companies on this list that don't have great reps. Throughout history, which kinds of companies and industries have the worst reputations has evolved. Once it might have been tobacco companies, in other times, oil companies, and today fast food chains and those evil cable companies. Regardless of what these companies sell and do, they are known for not treating their customers well, and generally being just the worst.

Companies with the Worst Reputations,

American International Group

Bank of America Corporation




Exxon Mobil


JPMorgan Chase



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<![CDATA[Companies with the Worst Customer Service]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/companies-with-the-worst-customer-service
Companies with the worst customer service, as voted on by consumers. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of companies that can't seem to get customer service right. Next time you're faced with a customer service fail, don't just get mad. Get even, by getting that company up on this list so everyone can see how bad their service really is.

What companies have the worst customer service? What businesses have bad customer service? Thanks to the votes of the community at large, you can easily see which companies have terrible customer service, and can add your own votes as well! These customer service rankings will help you avoid companies that don't treat their customers well.

From ATT to Time Warner, which companies have you had bad customer service experience with?

Companies with the Worst Customer Service,

Abercrombie & Fitch

Bank of America Corporation




Gold's Gym

Microsoft Corporation


Time Warner Cable


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<![CDATA[The Best High-End Restaurant Chains]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-high-end-restaurant-chains/restaurant-chains

This is a list of the best high end restaurant chains. While you may usually choose inexpensive restaurants for your normal lunches and dinners out, every once in a while, it’s nice to treat yourself and your family to a fancy meal. If you’re celebrating a birthday or promotion, a top-grade restaurant is the best way to commemorate. When you’re trying to impress an important client, a high-end chain restaurant is a good way to illustrate how important their business is to you. Maybe you just want to treat yourself after a long, stressful week with a well-made cocktail and steak dinner. No matter the reason, first-class restaurants are the perfect method to show off and enjoy yourself.


The fine dining chain restaurants on this list make high-quality food in an atmosphere that’s sure to impress potential business partners, family members, and friends. Restaurants like Ruth’s Chris Steak House and The Melting Pot offer ambiance perfect for a romantic dinner, whether you’re on a first date or celebrating a 20th anniversary.


If you’ve been wondering, “What are the best high end chain restaurants?” this list has the top choices. The restaurants on this list are known for their upscale feel, top notch food, and amazing cocktails for any type of meal.

The Best High-End Restaurant Chains,


McCormick & Schmick's

Morton's The Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse

P. F. Chang's China Bistro

The Melting Pot

Bonefish Grill

Capital Grille Holdings Inc

Houston's Restaurants, Inc

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america
The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. His restaurant, KFC, is now one of the largest in the world. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out lists of the Best Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.
The Top Restaurant Chains in America,


Dairy Queen



Red Lobster

Red Robin


Taco Bell


Five Guys Burgers and Fries

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<![CDATA[The Best Logos in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/ranking-the-best-logos-in-the-world
The best logos in the world rank among some of the most iconic images, so it's no wonder they've found their way to a list of the greatest logos on the world. These national and international corporate companies have leveraged their company logos in their marketing and many are now considered companies with the best branding. The best logos of all time range rather widely in design aesthetics - from simple, linear creations to geometric shapes and gradients. Some are text-heavy and incorporate company names, while others rely on a simple representation with a single shape.

The common thread: many of these company logos are instantly recognizable even without the name of the company being present. The Twitter bird, the McDonald's arches, and the Target bullseye are known across the country and around the world for their company and brand associations, making them part of the greatest logos in the world list.

What companies have the best logos in the world? What makes a great company logo? Vote for the top logos in the world and help decide. This list of amazing company logos is a cross-section of the best logos on the planet, but if you don't see your favorite company logo on the list of the greatest company logos, make sure to add it so others can decide it's as recognizable as you think it is.
The Best Logos in the World,




Nike, Inc.

Warner Bros. Entertainment


World Wildlife Fund


Mickey Mouse


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<![CDATA[The Best Hotel Chains]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hotel-chains/ranker-travel
The best hotel chains are those most popular and favorite hotel brands around regardless of price and star quality. These top hotel brands are visited by millions each year with locations across the United States and abroad. When you're traveling, where do you like to stay? Vote for your favorite hotel brands below!

In terms of the best luxury hotel brands, top names like the Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont, InterContinental and Westin come to mind. Other high-end favorites such as the Crowne Plaza, Hilton, the Hyatt and Sheraton Hotels are other favorites of those looking for top of the line accommodations on the road.

For frugal travelers, there are many great budget hotel chains too. Brands like Best Western, Motel 6, Choice Hotels and Residence Inn all provide the basics you'd expect in a hotel room without all the bells and whistles, not to mention steep prices, that come with luxury hotels.

So whether you're an occasional traveler on a budget who can settle for a simple Extended Stay America, a middle of the road traveler who likes the classic Holiday Inn or one who will only settle for the best, like offered at the Omni, these best hotel chains surely have something to offer a bit of everyone.
The Best Hotel Chains,

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Hilton Hotels & Resorts



JW Marriott Hotels

Marriott International

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Residence Inn by Marriott LLC

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

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<![CDATA[The Top Beer Companies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-beer-brands/bottoms-up
List of beer companies and famous beer breweries around the world, ranked by connoisseurs and casual fans. Forget liquors and wines -- beer is the treat of people who really enjoy alcohol. Whether you're enjoying a dark and soothing stout or a bright and hoppy IPA, drinking beer is truly the best way to relax.

Beer is made with a variety of hops, barley, wheat and, of course, water -- with the occasional infusion of different herbs, spices, and even chocolate to change the flavor. Common beer types are IPAs, ambers, lagers, wheat beers, pale ales, stouts, and red ales. No two beers are alike, and no two beer drinkers will ever be able to agree about which flavor is best and why. All of the companies on this list manufacture at least one type of great beer and several make many types of beers. So what do you think of our list?
The Top Beer Companies,

Dogfish Head Brewery


Guinness, Harp Lager
New Belgium Brewing Company
Fat Tire
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Stone Brewing Co.

Chimay Brewery

Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams
Blue Moon Brewing Company

Founders Brewing Company

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