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Devon Ashby
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List Rules These are companies you think will go out of business, not the ones you're just wanting to.

It's become a tradition to post annual predictions for which popular brands will cease to exist within the coming year. Failing brands are never in short supply, and some companies fail because they're just so popular that their competitors decide to buy them out and dismantle them. Other corporations are going out of business because of digital encroachment, losing traction due to shifting trends and expectations, and a few have made dire PR or management mistakes that just can't be corrected. Which popular brands are most likely to fail before 2015 ends? Hopefully none of your favorites... but you never can tell.
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1,312 655
BlackBerry Limited is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
BlackBerry Limited Telecommunications equipment, Telecommunications, Wireless

2
1,125 655
RadioShack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
RadioShack Retail, Radio, Television

3
834 718
Juicy Couture is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Juicy Couture Fashion, Clothing

4
916 882
Abercrombie & Fitch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Abercrombie & Fitch Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail

5
933 937
AĆ©ropostale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
AĆ©ropostale Clothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores

6
749 744
Lululemon Athletica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

7
615 682
Zynga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

8
727 827
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

9
599 690
Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Eastman Kodak Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film^! Paper^! Plate^! and Chemical Manufacturing

10
672 789
Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Quiznos Restaurant, Fast food restaurant

11
673 830
Hollister Co. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Hollister Co. Retail

12
622 783
Long John Silver's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Long John Silver's Restaurant, Fast food

13
500 699
Sears Holdings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Sears Holdings Department store, Retail

14
453 651
Nook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

List of Companies That Hire Felons

15
403 603
Friendly's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

16
567 864
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Hooters Restaurant

17
398 669
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Ruby Tuesday Restaurant

18
219 371
ranker.com is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
the-littlest-viking added ranker.com

19
391 680
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Mitsubishi Group Petroleum industry, Fossil fuel, Automotive industry

20
377 670
Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Office Depot Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

21
401 725
W.N.B.A. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

Brands that Remind You of Childhood

22
378 717
J. C. Penney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
J. C. Penney Department store, Retail, Ecommerce

23
4 8
Albertsons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
robbycars added Albertsons Supermarket, Retail

24
357 725
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Red Lobster Restaurant

25
346 710
Toys
Toys R Us Retail

26
358 747
DIRECTV is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
DIRECTV Media, Telecommunications, Cable and Other Pay Television Services

27
310 650
Hillshire Farm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

28
283 605
Staples Inc. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Staples Inc. Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

29
260 562
Olympus Corporation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Olympus Corporation Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies, Electronics industry

30
288 649
Russell Stover Candies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?

31
263 614
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Volvo Cars Automotive industry

32
312 746
Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Companies Do You Predict Will Close In 2015?
Barnes & Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby