1993 Holsten Pils Jeff Goldblum

goldbloomIn the late 19th Century Holsten Brauerei first began trading in the UK when they purchased a brewery in WandsworthLondon. Holsten Pils was first imported into the UK in 1952 thus creating the premium packaged lager market. In 1979 the first of many award winning TV ad campaigns was launched featuring actorDonald Pleasence. In the mid-1980s Holsten became the UK’s number one selling premium packaged lager. Up until 1999, Holsten UK operated as a joint venture between Holsten Brauerei and S & N., but in that year the joint venture was dissolved and Holsten UK took over responsibility for the on-trade, followed in 2000 by the off-trade.

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1990 Duracell

100px-Duracell_AA_cropDuracell manufactures alkaline batteries in many common sizes, such as AAAAACD, and 9V. Lesser-used sizes such as AAAA (primarily for pagerspenlights, and blood glucosemeters) and J size batteries (for hospital devices and photographic strobe flash units) are also manufactured along with a range of “button” batteries using zinc-air, silver-oxide and lithium chemistries, used in calculatorswatcheshearing aids, and other small (mostly medical related) devices. Duracell entered into a brand licensing agreement with flash memorymanufacturer Dane-Elec in 2008 for a line of products including memory cardshard drives and USB flash drives with the Duracell brand mark and in the brand’s trademark “copper top” coloring.

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1990 Fiat Uno

The Fiat Uno was a supermini car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. The Uno was launched in 1983 and built in its homeland until 1995, with production still taking place in other countries for some years, with the final Uno built in Brazil in 2013.

With approximately 8,800,000 built, it’s the eighth most produced automobile platform in history, after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T, Lada Riva, 1965-70 GM B platform, 1981–97 GM J platform, 1961-64 GM B platform, and 1977-90 GM B platform.

The Uno name was reintroduced in 2010 in South America for the Fiat Panda based car built in Brazil.

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1995 Thompson Holidays

The company (originally named Thomson Tour Operations (TTO), and renamed in 1997) was founded as part of the Thomson Travel Group in 1965 following the acquisition of four tour operators, Skytours, Riviera, Gaytours and Luxitours and the airline Britannia Airways by Roy Thomson.

Intense competition continued between the four acquired operators which allowed the rival Clarksons Travel Group to become the lead player in the new and rapidly expanding UK package holiday market, while Thomson initially lacked any effective strategy to fight back. But in 1971, following the appointment of Brian Llewellyn as TTO’s 7th Managing Director, a whole new Board of Directors was created, with the travel trade veteran Norman Corkhill as company chairman. A clear strategy was now implemented, as part of which the businesses were re-branded and re-launched under a single name as “Thomson Holidays”.

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1995 Renault Laguna

Renault__Laguna_GreenThe Renault Laguna is a large family car produced by the French manufacturer Renault. The first Laguna was launched in 1993, the second generation was launched in 2000, and the third generation was made available for sale in October 2007.

The regular production Renault passenger models are unrelated to the concept car of the same name, the Laguna, a two-seat roadster shown by the automaker during the European 1990 auto show circuit.   The name was also previously used from 1973 to 1976 by Chevrolet for a top-of-the-line Chevelle model, the Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna.

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1991 Rice Krispies

rice krispiesRice Krispies (known as Rice Bubbles in Australia and New Zealand) is a breakfast cereal that was created by Clayton Rindlisbacher for the Kellogg company, and later marketed by Kellogg’s in 1927 and released to the public in 1928. Rice Krispies are made of crisped rice (rice and sugar paste that is formed into rice shapes or “berries”, cooked, dried and toasted), and expand forming very thin and hollowed out walls that are crunchy and crisp. When the cereal is subjected to a change in heat, the walls tend to collapse, creating the famous “Snap, crackle and pop” sounds.

Rice Krispies cereal is widely known and popular with a long advertising history, with the elfin cartoon characters Snap, Crackle, and Pop touting the brand. In 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded a short song for a Rice Krispies television advertisement.

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