1979 Head and Shoulders

Head & Shoulders is a brand of anti-dandruff shampoo produced by Procter & Gamble.

Matt Elliott got Procter & Gamble researchers to start making a new anti-dandruff shampoo in 1950. Nearly a decade of research went into making a new formula, which introduced pyrithione zinc into the shampoo.  It was first introduced to the U.S. market in November 1961 as a blue-green shampoo formula.

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1976 Swan Matches

Swan Vestas is a brand name for the most popular brand of ‘strike-anywhere’ matches currently available in the UK, shorter than regular pocket matches they are particularly popular with smokers and have long used the tagline “the smoker’s match” although this has been replaced by the prefix “the original” on the current packaging.

Swan Vestas matches are manufactured under the House of Swan brand, which is also responsible for making other smoking accessories such as cigarette papers, flints and filter tips. The matches are manufactured by Swedish Match in Sweden using local, sustainably grown aspen.

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1976 Cadburys Chocolate Promo

Cadbury is a confectionery company owned by Kraft Foods and is the industry’s second-largest globally after Mars, Incorporated.  With its headquarters inUxbridge, London, United Kingdom, the company operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The company was known as Cadbury Schweppes plc from 1969–2008 until its demerger, in which its global confectionery business was separated from its US beverage unit (now called “Dr Pepper Snapple Group”).  It was also a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 from the index’s 1984 inception until its 2010 Kraft Foods takeover.

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1975 Birds Eye Beef Burgers

Birds Eye is an international brand of frozen foods owned by Pinnacle Foods in North America and by private equity group Permira in Europe.

Birds Eye is considered to be one of the founders of the modern frozen food industry and is credited with inventing a fast freezing process that preserves the quality of food.  Founded by General Foods, which in 1929 bought the rights to use a fast-freezing process patented by Clarence Birdseye.

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