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(24/7 Wall Street)   Ten brands that will disappear in 2015. Some spoilers: TV will suck more, things may no longer plump when cooked, time to sell those virtual turnips, DUH, and beware the wrath of fat girls in yoga pants   (247wallst.com ) divider line
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2014-07-14 12:22:49 PM  
There will be buy-outs and take overs, but I doubt all of the brand names will be dropped.

And we're that much closer to one entity running all businesses.
*sigh*
 
2014-07-14 12:26:45 PM  
A ten-item list on four pages?  Fark that noise.
 
2014-07-14 12:48:50 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-14 01:07:37 PM  
haven't half of these brand been disappearing for the last few years now?
 
2014-07-14 01:14:50 PM  

Chariset: A ten-item list on four pages?  Fark that noise.


At least the submitter linked to the beginning of the actual list, rather than to the first page of jibber-jabber.
 
2014-07-14 01:15:27 PM  

Chariset: A ten-item list on four pages?  Fark that noise.


Yeah... THERE is a business model that needs to disappear
 
2014-07-14 01:40:17 PM  
Russell Stover


I may have to eat an entire Whitman's Sampler in memoriam.
 
2014-07-14 01:43:10 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: At least the submitter linked to the beginning of the actual list, rather than to the first page of jibber-jabber.


Yeah but he also opened us up to the potential for a fat chicks in yoga pants thread that someone will  inevitably redeem into a hot chicks in yoga pants. So we have that going for us.
 
2014-07-14 01:46:32 PM  

lindalouwho: There will be buy-outs and take overs, but I doubt all of the brand names will be dropped.

And we're that much closer to one entity running all businesses.
*sigh*



i.ytimg.com
-- one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.
 
2014-07-14 01:52:08 PM  

ManateeGag: haven't half of these brand been disappearing for the last few years now?


Well, Best Buy was on the list for years.... The company is still there, but they're not on the list anymore.
 
2014-07-14 02:00:10 PM  

Chariset: A ten-item list on four pages?  Fark that noise.


At least subby linked directly to the list
 
2014-07-14 02:54:22 PM  
To be fair, 24/7 Wall Street does the top 10 list every year and and they're not exactly full of winners.

Of 2014's predictions, the only thing they've predicted right was Leap Wireless.

Of 2013's predictions, the only one they got right was Current TV.

Of 2012's predictions, the only one they got right was Saab and Sony Ericsson.

That's not really a great track record of success.
 
2014-07-14 03:10:33 PM  
BlackBerry needs to die, but it has been on the list for years (or a list like it). I think they still have one year left in the tank, despite the billions they lose ever other month.

List is a total fail without Sprint/T-Mobile. While T-Mobile may live on overseas, it will go away in the US, with Sprint, when the two merge.
 
2014-07-14 03:13:42 PM  
Lululemon is battling Gap's aggressive move into the yoga pants space

I'd battle aggressively to move into the gap in some yoga pants, if you know what I mean.
 
2014-07-14 03:14:06 PM  

lindalouwho: There will be buy-outs and take overs, but I doubt all of the brand names will be dropped.

And we're that much closer to one entity running all businesses.
*sigh*


Renraku will crush you beneath it's might
 
2014-07-14 03:20:08 PM  
There are companies on that list that I've never even heard of, so I'm guessing it won't affect me much when they take the big dirt nap.
 
2014-07-14 03:20:12 PM  

RexTalionis: To be fair, 24/7 Wall Street does the top 10 list every year and and they're not exactly full of winners.

Of 2014's predictions, the only thing they've predicted right was Leap Wireless.

Of 2013's predictions, the only one they got right was Current TV.

Of 2012's predictions, the only one they got right was Saab and Sony Ericsson.

That's not really a great track record of success.


4 for 30 makes you the starting Yankees shortstop
 
2014-07-14 03:20:32 PM  

jaytkay: Lululemon is battling Gap's aggressive move into the yoga pants space

I'd battle aggressively to move into the gap in some yoga pants, if you know what I mean.


Lay off the cupcakes and you'll find in a pair just fine.
 
2014-07-14 03:21:02 PM  

Magorn: lindalouwho: There will be buy-outs and take overs, but I doubt all of the brand names will be dropped.

And we're that much closer to one entity running all businesses.
*sigh*


[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
-- one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.


CHOAM?
 
2014-07-14 03:21:31 PM  
I don't get this article. The whole point of the segment on Hillshire Brands was that they were very popular brands and caused a bidding war. You don't buy up a popular brand just to get rid of it.
 
2014-07-14 03:23:06 PM  

ManateeGag: haven't half of these brand been disappearing for the last few years now?


Yeah, they mention that they aren't all that good, and then say stuff like 'Well, RIM didn't disappear, but they DID change their name to Blackberry, Inc, so THERE!'. Doesn't seem like they do all that well, but some asshole submits it every year and the mods green it, so we click, and someone makes money.

Nice little racket they got going there...
 
2014-07-14 03:23:17 PM  
Is Russel Brand on the list?
 
2014-07-14 03:26:05 PM  
Yeah, I would be more impressed if  http://247wallst.com/ ended up on the list, considering their stellar record of prediction.
 
2014-07-14 03:28:37 PM  

skinink: Is Russel Brand on the list?


One can hope.
 
2014-07-14 03:32:32 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Magorn: lindalouwho: There will be buy-outs and take overs, but I doubt all of the brand names will be dropped.

And we're that much closer to one entity running all businesses.
*sigh*


[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
-- one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.

CHOAM?


The money speech in the movie Network.
 
2014-07-14 03:35:06 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 03:38:31 PM  
Saab isn't gone
http://www.saabgroup.com/en/Air/Gripen-Fighter-System/
making cars is just a side job for them
 
2014-07-14 03:40:42 PM  

Rehfeld: Saab isn't gone
http://www.saabgroup.com/en/Air/Gripen-Fighter-System/
making cars is just a side job for them


Perhaps so, but the article for Ten Brands that will disappear in 2012 clearly is referencing the motor company and not the aeronautics manufacturer.
 
2014-07-14 03:47:25 PM  
sell those digital turnips

Somebody plays Animal Crossing.
 
2014-07-14 03:54:18 PM  
In TFA but off-topic, US Airways merged with American Airlines.

US Americans Air now has a hub in SC.
 
2014-07-14 04:09:47 PM  

bingethinker: There are companies on that list that I've never even heard of, so I'm guessing it won't affect me much when they take the big dirt nap.


Companies, as in plural?  Which companies haven't you heard of?  They're all household names.

1. Lululemon
2. DirecTV
3. Hillshire Brands
4. Zynga
5. Alaska Air
6. Russell Stover
7. Shutterfly
8. Time Warner Cable
9. Blackberry
10. Aeropostale
 
2014-07-14 04:19:54 PM  

suburbanguy: Companies, as in plural? Which companies haven't you heard of? They're all household names.


Zynga and Shutterfly are unknown to me.

Hillshire Brands I know only because its a local company that often gets mentioned in the business section of the newspaper. I have no idea what they sell.
 
2014-07-14 04:26:36 PM  

jaytkay: Hillshire Brands I know only because its a local company that often gets mentioned in the business section of the newspaper. I have no idea what they sell.


You've never seen this?

www.momspective.com glutenfreelyfrugal.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-14 04:31:07 PM  

RexTalionis: You've never seen this?


I buy meat from the butcher dept at the store, the pre-packaged section is terra incognita to me.
 
2014-07-14 04:31:17 PM  

jaytkay: Zynga


Farmville
 
2014-07-14 04:40:43 PM  
Between the losses of Hillshire Farms and Lululemon, it's like the market is shorting meat.

// tip your veal
// try the waitress
 
2014-07-14 04:46:12 PM  

jaytkay: RexTalionis: You've never seen this?

I buy meat from the butcher dept at the store, the pre-packaged section is terra incognita to me.


lamiki.com


Dude. Come on.

I've never purchased a Hillshire product either. that doesn't mean i dont know they exist.

I've also never played Farmville, bought yoga pants, or drove a 93, but that doesn't mean i am ignorant of the existence of Zynga, Lululemon, or Saab.
 
2014-07-14 04:49:26 PM  
5. Alaska Air

WAT. No more of this chick?
img004.lazygirls.info
img004.lazygirls.info
 
2014-07-14 04:50:28 PM  

suburbanguy: bingethinker: There are companies on that list that I've never even heard of, so I'm guessing it won't affect me much when they take the big dirt nap.

Companies, as in plural?  Which companies haven't you heard of?  They're all household names.

1. Lululemon
2. DirecTV
3. Hillshire Brands
4. Zynga
5. Alaska Air
6. Russell Stover
7. Shutterfly
8. Time Warner Cable
9. Blackberry
10. Aeropostale


I thought the list was going to be a little more obscure than that. I didn't have any trouble recognizing those companies.
 
2014-07-14 04:53:52 PM  

Sybarite: Russell Stover


I may have to eat an entire Whitman's Sampler in memoriam.


Russell Stover is some pretty horrible candy, especially considering See's exists.
 
2014-07-14 04:58:31 PM  

RexTalionis: To be fair, 24/7 Wall Street does the top 10 list every year and and they're not exactly full of winners.

Of 2014's predictions, the only thing they've predicted right was Leap Wireless.

Of 2013's predictions, the only one they got right was Current TV.

Of 2012's predictions, the only one they got right was Saab and Sony Ericsson.

That's not really a great track record of success.


Yeah, they say that the predicted 49 companies over 5 years and only 24 still exist giving the impression of 50% success rate.  But they didn't say which ones failed in the year predicted.
 
2014-07-14 05:00:11 PM  
FTA: "There has been speculation that Delta might buy Alaska Air for its West Coast routes. The rumors have pushed Alaska Air shares higher.

Alaska Air is particularly strong in the busiest West Coast markets, especially in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Seattle. It has also begun to challenge carriers in East Coast markets, including several cities in Florida. Revenue and net income have risen steadily over the past five years. And Alaska Air often ranks highest in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers."


This is kind of hilarious. The Alaska brand will disappear in 2015 because they have been doing so well. If they are eating the larger carriers' lunch, it doesn't really make sense that they would join one of them and give up what bhas made them so profitable in the first place.

That said, I'd personally love to see them get bought out by Virgin America, because I love Virgin's service and Alaska's great coverage of the West Coast. I can get from Seattle to anywhere on the west coast cheaply and at about any time of the day I want.
 
2014-07-14 05:00:33 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: 5. Alaska Air

WAT. No more of this chick?
[img004.lazygirls.info image 349x640]
[img004.lazygirls.info image 640x536]


Not sure if serious...

Alaska Air != Era Alaska.  Actually, Era Alaska is now actually Ravn Alaska...
 
2014-07-14 05:07:34 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: 5. Alaska Air

WAT. No more of this chick?
[img004.lazygirls.info image 349x640]
[img004.lazygirls.info image 640x536]


There has been talk about Alaska Air merging with a national carrier for a couple decades now.  When I was at their Sea-Tac HQ a decade ago, one of the guys there told me about how a delegation from Alaska went and checked out American Air's system in order to gauge the complexity of integration.  Their response: oh hell no.

Since then, Alaska has added numerous flights to cities in the Midwest and back east.  They've also turned L.A. into a major hub for flights to Mexico.  It is getting harder to label them as a regional carrier.


/MVP Gold member with them for several years
//hate other domestic airlines with a passion
 
2014-07-14 05:10:45 PM  

suburbanguy: Companies, as in plural?  Which companies haven't you heard of?  They're all household names.

1. Lululemon
2. DirecTV
3. Hillshire Brands
4. Zynga
5. Alaska Air
6. Russell Stover
7. Shutterfly
8. Time Warner Cable
9. Blackberry
10. Aeropostale


Never heard of #1 honestly.
 
2014-07-14 05:20:04 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: suburbanguy: Companies, as in plural?  Which companies haven't you heard of?  They're all household names.

1. Lululemon
2. DirecTV
3. Hillshire Brands
4. Zynga
5. Alaska Air
6. Russell Stover
7. Shutterfly
8. Time Warner Cable
9. Blackberry
10. Aeropostale

Never heard of #1 honestly.


Lolwut?

www.thefrisky.com
 
2014-07-14 05:26:07 PM  

bingethinker: There are companies on that list that I've never even heard of, so I'm guessing it won't affect me much when they take the big dirt nap.


The big sleep and the long goodbye, to most of them.
 
2014-07-14 05:28:52 PM  
Lululemon is allowed to go away so long as there is another company absorb their marketshare.

This cannot be allowed to disappear.

i216.photobucket.com

i216.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-14 05:29:48 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: suburbanguy: Companies, as in plural?  Which companies haven't you heard of?  They're all household names.

1. Lululemon
2. DirecTV
3. Hillshire Brands
4. Zynga
5. Alaska Air
6. Russell Stover
7. Shutterfly
8. Time Warner Cable
9. Blackberry
10. Aeropostale

Never heard of #1 honestly.


Yeah, I hadn't heard of them until their stock was constantly showing up as a biggest loser (on a stock news aggregate site) in the last 6 months or so.  Was surprised they were behind the yoga pants thing.  Maybe its because I live in flyover country.
 
2014-07-14 05:34:01 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 845x683]


haha that's pretty spot on. Lululemon yoga pants have become the welloff-stay-at-home-mom uniform in Dallas. NTTAWWT :)
 
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