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The rise and fall of Pan Am

In 1970 alone, Pan Am carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. But after decades of financial turbulence, Pan Am went bust.
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The rise and fall of Sega

Sega is the Japanese video game company behind Sonic the Hedgehog. In the ’90s, it grew to immense fame by challenging Nintendo’s dominance in the West. Sega has fallen out of popularity due to some self-inflicted wounds, but still produces games for other consoles. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
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The rise and fall of the iPod

The iPod changed the way we listen to music and helped grow Apple into one of the biggest companies in the world. But the iPod went from being Apple’s hit product to being basically nonexistent. The iPod Classic, Nano, and Shuffle have all been discontinued. Apple did refresh the iPod […]
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The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s largest fast-food chain

Subway has the most locations of any fast-food chain on the planet, with more than 42,000 restaurants in over 100 countries. Its franchising model helped it expand rapidly, but it has negatively impacted franchise owners. In recent years, Subway has closed thousands of stores and the fast-food chain seems to […]
The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s largest fast-food chain
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The rise and fall of the American mall

American malls were created in the rise of suburbia in order to create spaces for Americans to gather and form communities. Starting with the opening of the Southland Mall in 1956, malls have been a vaulted piece of Americana for decades. But with so many malls being built in close […]
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The rise and fall of J.Crew

J. Crew was arguably the most popular clothing brand in the US in the 2000s. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2020 in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But sales were declining before the pandemic ever hit, proving the pandemic acted only as a catalyst. This is the […]
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The rise and fall — and rise again — of Abercrombie & Fitch

Founded as a store for outdoor gear, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. pivoted into fashion apparel during the 1900s. Under former CEO Mike Jeffries, the brand was modernised and became popular with teens in the 1990s and early 2000s. Controversies and lawsuits soured public opinion, and the company’s sales declined. In […]
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The rise and fall of Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson is the most well-known American motorcycle brand in the world, but that status may be preventing the company’s future growth. Its core customers helped the company reach new heights in 2006. But today, Harley is facing challenges reaching new customers. Without new riders, the company might slowly erode. Visit […]
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The rise and fall of Pan Am

Pan Am was once the largest international airline in the United States. In 1970 alone, it carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. Pam Am still holds cult status for its iconic aviation style. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Following is a transcript of the […]
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10 companies that bounced back after bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows companies to reorganise in order to become profitable again. Companies like Hostess, Marvel, Converse, and GM have declared bankruptcy and bounced back stronger than ever. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Declaring bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily signal the end of a company. With the right restructuring […]
10 companies that bounced back after bankruptcy