Sunday, April 2, 2017

Well-Known Companies Selling Different Things When They Started Out!

Tiffany Co
Tiffany Co is one of the world leaders when it comes to jewelry and silverware. When they started up in 1837, they sold stationary items.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

3M
3M was formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, and they’re probably known best for their “scotch tape.” Back in 1902, the company was originally selling corundum, a mineral used in grinding wheels.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Abercrombie Fitch
Known for their shirtless models standing outside of the shop, this once popular clothing store used to be a sporting goods store and outfitter.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Xerox
Xerox launched in 1906 and sold photographic paper and equipment under the name “The Haloid Company.” In fact, it wasn’t until 50 years later that they introduced the Xerox 914 copier.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Hasbro
This toy company is responsible for bringing us things like G.I. Joe and Mr. Potato Head. When they started up in 1923 under the name “Hassenfeld Brothers” they sold textile remnants.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

NASCAR
NASCAR started out selling bootleg liquor. A bunch of the early NASCAR drivers got paid by driving suped-up cars filled with homemade whiskey away from the police during prohibition.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Nintendo
Nintendo got things started as a playing card company in 1889. They eventually moved onto a hotel chain, a TV network, a food company, and a Taxi company before moving into the video game industry.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Marriott
This world famous hotel chain started off as a Root-beer stand. J. Willard and Alice Marriott sold ice cold A&W root beer from a stand during hot summers in Washington, D.C.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Samsung
In 1938, Samsung Sanghoe sold vegetables, dried fish, and their own brand of noodles in Beijing and Manchuria before becoming the tech giant they are today.
Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Taco Bell
Before Taco Bell made it big selling Mexican style fast food, Glen Bell started his company as a hot dog stand in 1946. After he found some success selling tacos, he decided to make them his main focus in 1962.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Colgate
When Colgate opened up in 1806, they sold candles, soap, and starch. After all, William Colgate was a candle maker by profession. In 1873 they started selling toothpaste in jars.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Flickr
Flickr is a popular photo sharing website that started out as a chat room for the video game “Game Neverending.”

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Nokia
Founded in 1865, this telecom titan started out as a pulp mill that made and sold paper.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Avon
Avon was started in 1886 as a company that sold books door to door. In an attempt to entice female customers, founder David H. McConnell would offer them perfume samples. Before long he found that the perfumes were rapidly becoming more popular than the books. After realizing this, he founded the California Perfume Company which eventually became Avon.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out

Wrigley’s
Founded in 1891 by William Wrigley Jr, this company sold soap and baking powder. To help with sales, he offered customers gum. It wasn’t long before the gum became the reason why people came by, so he decided to make it their premier item for sale.

Well-Known Companies That Were Selling Absolutely                 Different Things When They Started Out
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