6 Brands That Might Not Make It Through 2015?

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It that time year again for brands that might not make it for another year? Below are the 2013 and 2014 threads and mostly some of those brands are still around today.

Six brands that could disappear in 2013 | Digital Radio Central
10 brands might not make it till 2014 | Digital Radio Central

6 brands that may not make it through 2015 - Yahoo Finance

So supposedly these are the six brands that may not make it through 2015?

Abercrombie & Fitch
American Apparel
Radio Shack
Malaysia Airlines
Martha Stewart Living
Sears
 
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kingchuck69

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Of all the brands that were "slated to disappear" in 2014, only Leap Wireless was the one that didn't survive; it was bought out by AT&T.

These "brands that won't survive 20XX" lists are a joke. I remember one year, they chose SiriusXM and, well, they're still around.

HOWEVER. I do agree that RadioShack is on shaky ground.

Here's a list of disestablishments in 2014:
Category:2014 disestablishments in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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Stick a fork in the Shack, but also, have you been to Staples lately? The day before Christmas I needed a connector to join 2 Ethernet cables, they wanted $14, and the place was nearly empty too. Went to the Shack and got one for $8.50, probably $3 on Amazon, but I needed it for the wife's home office that day. Staples has the most paltry selection of electronics, I don't think they're long for this world.
 

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Staples use to be pretty good. They did close a bunch of stores earlier this year. I'm surprised they are not on this list.
 
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Many repeats mean the list doesn't reveal any big or speculative surprises. While I don't know how Sears holdings and the Shack stay afloat I'll bet they'll be on the list for 2016. Clothing brands come and go all the time. Retail is all about niche marketing and competitive pricing.
 

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There has been one Staples shut down by me, but it was also in a dead shopping center where nobody hardly shops at. There is a Albertans and Safeway across the street from each other, so I guess the Safeway store will probably close sometime next year? Even though, I see more cars at the Safeway store then the Albertsons store, plus I don't care for Albertsons they over price on stuff. Plus I can save a lot more money at Fry's, WalMart and WinCo.
 

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Safeway is shutting down a few places around here, and getting their ass handed to them by Kroger.
When I lived in California, I used to love shopping at the Safeway owned Vons.

Isn't King Soopers owned by Safeway?

I hate Albertson's. I would love for them to go into the tank.
 
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King Soopers is run by Kroger. Safeway is now run by the same people that run Albertsons. At least in Colorado.


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semipenguin

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I like King Soopers :)

There's one near my mom's house. I always make her take me there when I spend a few days there.

Plus, she has one of those reward cards from there.
 

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When I use to live in Houston, the major grocery stores were Randall's and Krogers. Then Safeway came in and bought all the Randall stores, but Randall's is still around in Texas. I wonder how the quality of Randall's will be when Albertsons takes over.
 

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When I use to live in Houston, the major grocery stores were Randall's and Krogers. Then Safeway came in and bought all the Randall stores, but Randall's is still around in Texas. I wonder how the quality of Randall's will be when Albertsons takes over.
Get in your car & go out there!

H.E.B. seems more popular.
 

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Get in your car & go out there!

H.E.B. seems more popular.
I want to go back and visit Houston soon, but I use to live there in the early 90's and Randalls and Krogers were huge. I heard of H.E.B. Pantry Foods, but they were pretty small back then. H.E.B. might be bigger and probably more popular now, but unfortunately I won't be visiting Houston anytime soon in the next several years.
 
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If you come to Houston I'll buy you a beer, Wolf.

Kroger is the shit. Mrs. Bag loves the hoity-toity Kroger, but I'm all about the ghetto Kroger by our house.
Kroger is from Ohio and the shiz.
When I lived in Cincinnati we had Kroghetto near campus, and KroGucci in the swanky neighborhood. Sometimes it was worth the drive.
 
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We've got a Kroghetto not far from here but they want to replace it with a brand new one (with a gas station no less).


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