Ten Brands that Dominated the World and Today no Longer Exist
These are 10 brands or products that dominated the world and no longer exist; at least in the minds of consumers.
- Remington typewriters: The famous typewriters ruled the world for a century. Its first version was in 1868 and many of us learned to type on one of these.
- Blockbuster Video Rental: The world’s largest movie rental and video games chain had in 2004 more than 9,000 stores and more than 60,000 employees. Due to poor strategic planning, bankruptcy was filed in 2010.
- Viceroy Cigarettes: Brand leader since 1936 and were the first to introduce the filter cork. Although the brand has been minimized, it is still consumed in Romania and the Middle East.
- Pan-American Airlines, Airline: Pan Am Airline was the most important international area of the United States since 1930. Due to serious difficulties in managing their costs and demand, especially from flaws in their security line and they went bankrupt in 1991.
- Sony Ericsson Phones: Considered the grand alliance of Sony Ericsson mobile market was one of top 5 brands of phones made in 2001 and sold more than 24 million devices in only the second quarter and for 2007 was 100 million units sold.
- MSN Messenger, IM: Created by Microsoft in 1999, they were the most popular instant messaging clients for over a decade and evolved into Windows Live Messenger. Was discontinued by the company in 2011, when it was completely replaced by the purchase of Skype.
- Concorde, Airplane: It was the first supersonic Concorde passenger plane. Built in 1969, and flew for 27 years, but its low profitability and a single accident occurred, precipitated exit from the market in 2003.
- Napster, Internet: They created the concept of sharing MP3 files under a system known as point to point. This system soon became the most popular way in the world to share music which caused the reaction of record who sued him for copyright. In 2002 he was declared bankrupt.
- General Motors cars: After being one of the most important for more than 100 years, and one of the largest companies in the world brands, their big mistake was the lack of attention to their own customers and the lack of investment in innovative products. General Motors is probably the largest bankruptcy in history in 2009.
- Kodak, Photography: Founded in 1889, the leader in design, production and marketing of photographic equipment company was formally declared bankrupt in 2010.