1982 Quinnsworth (Darth Vader)

quinsworth busQuinnsworth was founded by Pat Quinn in 1966 and was sold to Powers Supermarkets Limited in the 1970s. During the 1970s, the slogan used was “Let’s get it all together at Quinnsworth”. Powers Supermarkets Limited was the parent company, but used Quinnsworth as its marketing name. The company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc. And run by supermarket executive Don Tidey. In Quinnsworth’s final years, Yellow Pack was replaced by Premium Choice as the own brand. Quinnsworth was remembered for its advertising campaigns featuring its marketing director Maurice Pratt (later became chief executive of Tesco Ireland), who would personally introduce new product promotions, ending each advert with the company slogan, “That’s Real Value”.

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1980 Wrigleys Spearmint Gum

The William Wrigley Jr. Company is a company headquartered in the Wrigley Building in Chicago, Illinois The company was founded on April 1, 1891, originally selling products such as soap and baking powder. In 1892, William Wrigley, Jr., the company’s founder, began packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder. The chewing gum eventually became more popular than the baking powder itself and Wrigley’s reoriented the company to produce the popular chewing gum.

The company currently sells its products in more than 180 countries and maintains 14 factories in various countries, including the United States, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, the Philippines, France, Kenya, Taiwan, China, India, Poland, and Russia.

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1980 Surf Detergent

Surf is the name of a brand of laundry detergent made by Unilever and sold in the India, Ireland, South Africa and many other countries. In the United States the Surf product line is owned by Sun Products. The brand Omo was used when it was introduced in Australia and New Zealand but in Australia, Surf as well as Omo are sold and they are both top- selling laundry detergents in Australia. Surf was introduced in 1959 after Rinso, formerly Lever’s best selling detergent brand, had declined in both sales and market share. Formulations of the detergent and the market segment targeted vary by region; in some countries Unilever also markets Persil detergent (but in others Persil is a Henkel brand).

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1980 Shreddies (Black Hole)

Shreddies is a breakfast cereal produced from shredded wheat, made from lattices of wholegrain wheat.

Shreddies has been made in the UK since 1953. It was produced under the Nabisco name until the brand in Canada was purchased in 1993 by Post Cereals whose parent company in 1995 became Kraft General Foods which sold Post to Ralcorp in 2008 and is now Post Foods Canada Corp., a unit of Post Holdings which was spun off from Ralcorp in 2012.

The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson for Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster,Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine, while the voices of the main robot characters are provided by Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens (both unbilled). The music for the movie was composed by John Barry.

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