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Old 11-29-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012

Some come as a surprise to me, some don't. Just potentially interesting trivia IMO...

Sony Pictures
A&W
Saab
American Apparel
Sears
Sony Ericsson
Kellogg's Corn Pops
MySpace
Soap Opera Digest
Nokia

Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012 - 24/7 Wall St.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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gonna miss the A&W foot long coney dogs.........
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Saab would be a shame, love those quirky cars, even if they do eat oil and turbos..........
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Awww man..... not A&W!

I need teenburgers on a regular basis
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Screw the foot longs and root beer, what about my Craftman tools ? Guess a lifetime guarantee just ain't gonna be what it used to be !
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Everyone on this thread knows that the link is speculation on brands that might disappear in the opinion of the author, right?
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Screw the foot longs and root beer, what about my Craftman tools ? Guess a lifetime guarantee just ain't gonna be what it used to be !
I heard they're keeping the K-Mart name and phasing out Sears, presumably some/all Sears stores will become K-Marts. Sounds backwards to me, K-Mart is a less favorable brand than Sears IMO, but evidently I'm part of a minority.

And I am sorry to see A&W go to, it was considered the best root beer when I was growing up a hundred or so years ago.
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I still get A&W Root Beer (diet these days). Guess I will have to go with store generic or Dad's.
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Screw the foot longs and root beer, what about my Craftman tools ? Guess a lifetime guarantee just ain't gonna be what it used to be !
FYI, Craftsman tools are no longer exclusive to Sears; they're now available at my local Ace Hardware store (along with K-mart and Orchard Supply Hardware stores).
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I still get A&W Root Beer (diet these days). Guess I will have to go with store generic or Dad's.
According to the article, the author believes that A&W beverages will continue. I hope so; taste-wise, diet A&W root beer and diet Dr. Pepper are the only two diet soft-drinks that I like.
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I still get A&W Root Beer (diet these days). Guess I will have to go with store generic or Dad's.
Diet A&W is our drink of choice. The others have caffeine or don't taste as good. It's amazing how few diet drinks are available. Most fast food places only have diet cola.
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A&Ws aren't around much anymore, but they should take a page from the playbooks of Sonic, Dairy Queen, and What-a-burger. In Texas, at least, nearly every small town has one of those three...

A&W was one of the stops on our circuit back in the day, along with two drive-ins - one with carhops, one with telephones - that long ago closed.
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I'd bet that Sears will survive at least through 2012.
No idea about the others.
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I know more people who work for Sears than people who shop there. I don't know anyone who shops at K-mart. Surprised either of them is still hanging on.
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Saab would be a shame, love those quirky cars, even if they do eat oil and turbos..........

I don't see the attraction but don't worry. Saab got sold to a Chinese Auto maker. Just make sure that you don't slip on the Rice when getting in.
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Diet A&W is our drink of choice. The others have caffeine or don't taste as good. It's amazing how few diet drinks are available. Most fast food places only have diet cola.
I thought A&W was the best [diet] root beer, until I found Stewart's....but then I found IBC Diet Root Beer. I think IBC is infinitely better than all of the others.
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I think IBC is infinitely better than all of the others.
Infinitely? I will have to try that.
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Good news for you then,

A&W Canada is completely separate from the states brand, and should be sticking around for a long while.

Also, the A&W income fund pays out a nice (7.1%) dividend.
A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund: TSE:AW.UN quotes & news - Google Finance
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I don't see the attraction but don't worry. Saab got sold to a Chinese Auto maker. Just make sure that you don't slip on the Rice when getting in.
Heck, I have two Hondas in my driveway now, I like rice...... One of my college buddies had an old 900S turbo, that things really screamed.......
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