About oil filter brands...
As with so many things, the big get bigger. I think there are four oil filter makers that operate in the U.S. as well as world wide.
...Parker Hannifin makes Baldwin, Hastings
...Mann+Hummel makes WIX (and NAPA), Purolator, Bosch, & Mann
...First Brands makes Fram and LuberFiner (for diesels) (as well as Trico, Anco, Raybestos, Centric and other car parts)
...Champion Laboratories makes Champ and 30+ private label brands...ACDelco, Amsoil, CarQuest, O'Reilly Microgard, Royal Purple, SuperTech, STP, and others
Every filter maker makes multiple quality and price levels of their filters. WIX has at least 3 quality levels of oil filters. I try for the best if I don't get OEM. I avoid the cheapo types that sell to Iffy-Lube places at a wholesale price of a buck or two each and that are found in stores as the low price leader.
There are good filter makers elsewhere. I used HiFloFiltro motorcycle oil filters from Thailand with very good results. One of their products is the K&N motorcyle oil filters (not K&N car oil filters). HiFlo also has the TÜV certification for German motorcycle filters, a good mark.