Why can’t I find the brand I am looking for?
The website for Past Brands began in early 2023. Only one person has been writing our articles so far. If you are interested in helping, please contact us. We realize that there need to be thousands of brands covered.
Why can’t I find any brands that fit in the NAICS code I am searching?
There may not yet be any articles written for brands in that NAICS code. Again, the website for Past Brands began in early 2023. Only one person has been writing our articles so far. If you are interested in helping, please contact us. We realize that there need to be thousands of brands covered.
Why do popular brands disappear?
Some brand names are acquired by new owners. They may be merged with existing brands or discontinued because they tend to compete with products or services of the new owner. Other brands fail because they lose customers to competition.
Do brands for certain industries tend to cluster geographically?
Yes, they sometimes do. For example, automobile manufacturing once clustered around Detroit, where raw materials could easily be shipped inland via the Great Lakes. However, after the middle of the Twentieth Century, with the rise of Asian and European brands, car-making became more spread out. Our “View on Map” capability in conjunction with “Years of Operation” Search slider can reveal a lot.
How do I see all of the articles you have published on brands in a given industry?
Search the 6-digit NAICS code for beer (or any other desired industry code). You can learn the code either from the one listed on a specific article on beer, or type in “beer” on the NAICS website. That link is provided on our Home Page. Once you know the number, clear the search page on our site and enter only that number the the NAICS box. All beer articles will appear in the search results. Of course, you can also search our site simply by typing any key word into the simple search box at the top.