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(Bloomberg)   Pan Am, Mister Donut, Woolworths, Blockbuster all found alive and well ... overseas   ( divider line
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2457 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Feb 2014 at 10:19 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-15 11:06:33 AM  
Mister Donut is awesome in Japan. Macha donuts ftw!
2014-02-15 11:25:50 AM  
There are Woolworths here in Germany too.  In fact they seem to be doing so well here that they are expanding here.
2014-02-15 11:59:14 AM  
Except there was some bastardization with Woolworth empire.  The Aussie arm is now about 20% owed by walmart related people and their competitor is too and one of the two has some of the ikea family playing too.  I can buy US Craftsman stuff at the local Costco and the Bunnigs.  Bunnings is also selling Ikea kit that is labeled differently as is K-mart who are all part of the Coles/Westfarmers group.

Why do I get the feeling that I don't have any real choice where I shop?
2014-02-15 12:27:41 PM  
You may not remember Bucky Beaver hawking a popular mid-century toothpaste called Ipana.

I certainly do remember Ipana toothpaste, whippersnapper.

/god I'm old :(
2014-02-15 02:40:49 PM  
International Multifoods basically killed off Mister Donut. Bought the company that did the franchising and turned it into a cash cow. When they'd milked it dry, they sold it to Dunkin who turned them all into Dunkin Donuts.

/parents were Mister Donut franchisees who got out just in time. Made enough to retire early on and did.
2014-02-15 04:02:28 PM  
2014-02-15 08:45:06 PM  
TFA: "The really good brands tend to grow and die and get resurrected more often than you think," said Rob Frankel, a Los Angeles-based marketing consultant.

Or ... buy a defunct but famous brand and use it to sell cheap crap to unwary consumers
2014-02-15 09:31:39 PM  
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2014-02-15 10:33:40 PM  
And stayout of Woolworth's.
2014-02-15 11:34:48 PM  
Don't forget Kenny Roger's Roasters, now owned by Malaysians.
2014-02-16 04:20:47 PM  
I'm currently living in Greensboro, NC, so I'm really getting a kick out of the idea of there being Woolworth's around.

/I think I remember seeing them in Australia when I was there, but I didn't quite connect the two in my head, since I hadn't lived in Greensboro yet.
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