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Will your favorite brand names vanish by 2012?

Will your favorite brand names vanish by 2012?

What’s your favorite brand name?

Annually, once-popular companies seem to fall by the wayside, as business analysts and customers scratch their heads in wonders. Occasionally, economists and market watchers predict these demises. Often, however, household names simply vanish.

24/7 Wall St. publishes perennial lists of brand names they expect to disappear. The calculations are based on company disclosures, falling sales figures, rising  costs, bankruptcy filings, market share reductions and other related factors.

Last year, they correctly predicted the disappearance of T-Mobile and Blockbuster.

What are their top 10 predictions for 2012?

Look at the list of familiar businesses that are expected to evaporate by next year, according to the 24/7 forecasters.

  1. Sears
  2. Sony Pictures
  3. American Apparel
  4. Nokia
  5. Saab
  6. A and W All-American Foods Restaurants
  7. Soap Opera Digest
  8. Sony Ericsson
  9. MySpace
  10. Kellogg’s Corn Pops
Do you agree with these predictions? Why or why not?

Which of these brand names would you be saddest to lose?

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