15 Companies Who Started Out Selling Way Different Stuff
Amazon is a juggernaut that provides damn near everything to everyone within 2 days. Video games, grout cleaner, vibrators, fruit snacks, mirrors, air conditioners, giant googly eyes, disposable diapers, ham-based snacks, it has a lot to offer and is why it is so difficult for consumers to let go. Now it has money than most countries. It's hard to believe that it originated as a website for people to buy books.
A lot of giant companies are now known for something quite different than the products they used to sell. A prominent name in the military industrial complex used to sell refrigerators. Super Mario was born out of a love motel (figuratively). An entire sport exists due to booze running during prohibition.
That name-branded thing you enjoy probably started out from someplace you'd never expect. Here's a list of some big name companies and corporations that started selling something completely different from their current speciality.