List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1869; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Caledonian BreweryAlcoholic beverage Caledonian Brewery is a Scottish brewery founded in 1869 in Shandon, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Caley, as it is known locally, is the only survivor of over 40 breweries that operated in Edinburgh ...more
Campbell Soup CompanyFood Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing Campbell Soup Company, also known as Campbell's, is an American producer of canned soups and related products. Campbell's products are sold in 120 countries around the world. It is headquartered ...more
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was a Class I railroad formed in 1869. Led by industrialist C. P. Huntington, it reached from Virginia's capital city of Richmond to the Ohio River by 1873, where ...more
Dunfermline Building SocietyFinancial Services The Dunfermline Building Society was a building society and later a trading division of Nationwide Building Society, based in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Before its 2009 merger with Nationwide, ...more
Eaton'sDepartment store, Retail The T. Eaton Co. Limited was once Canada's largest department store retailer. It was founded in 1869 in Toronto by Timothy Eaton, a Presbyterian Ulster Scot immigrant from what is now Northern ...more
Goldman SachsPrivate equity, Investment banking, Financial Services The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services ...more
GraybarElectrical Apparatus and Equipment Wiring Supplies, and Construction Materials Graybar is an American employee-owned corporation, based in Clayton, Missouri. It conducts a wholesale distribution business for electrical, communications and data networking products, and is a ...more
HeinzFood Manufacturing, Food processing, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing The H. J. Heinz Company, or Heinz, is an American food processing company with world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Henry Heinz in 1888. The H. J. Heinz Company ...more
Harleian Society The Harleian Society is a text publication society founded in 1869 for the publication of manuscripts of the heraldic visitations of the counties of England and Wales, and other unpublished ...more
Sainsbury'sRetail, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Sainsbury's is the equal second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a share of the UK supermarket sector of 16.9%. Founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury with a shop in ...more
The Jelly Belly Candy Company Jelly Belly Candy Company, formerly known as Herman Goelitz Candy Company and Goelitz Confectionery Company, manufacture Jelly Belly jelly beans and other candy. The company is based in ...more
Royal BAM GroupCivil Engineering, Construction Koninklijke BAM Groep is a major European construction-services business with headquarters in Bunnik, Netherlands.
Libby'sFood Manufacturing Libby's is a U.S.-based food company known for its canned food.
Mellon FinancialFinance, National Commercial Banks Mellon Financial Corporation was one of the world's largest money management firms. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it was in the business of institutional and high-net-worth individual asset ...more
Monmouthshire Building SocietyFinancial Services Monmouthshire Building Society, is a Welsh building society, which has its head office in Newport, South Wales. The Society provides a range of mortgage, savings and insurance products. A broad ...more
Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction, Engineering Sir Robert McAlpine is a private British company headquartered in Hertfordshire. It carries out engineering and construction for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, nuclear, ...more
Staropramen Brewery Staropramen Brewery is the second largest brewery in the Czech Republic, and is situated in the Smíchov district of Prague. It was founded in 1869 and the brand name Staropramen, ...more
Tooheys BreweryBrewing Tooheys is a brewery in the suburb of Lidcombe, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It produces beers and ciders under the Tooheys and Hahn trademarks, and is part of the Lion Nathan ...more
WabtecRail transport, Railroad Equipment Wabtec Corporation is an American company formed by the merger of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company and MotivePower Industries Corporation in 1999. It is headquartered in the Pittsburgh suburb ...more