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The Bottom Line - Whatever happened to?

Updated Monday, 2nd March 2015

Evan Davis and his guests discuss what happened to some of the biggest brands that dominated the high street.

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question mark made of pins Creative commons image Icon Stefano Bertolotti | Flickr under Creative-Commons license Sock Shop, Golden Wonder and Lehman Brothers: big names that once dominated the high street, the supermarket shelves and the financial world. They faded from view, yet still exist today. What prompted their demise? How did they lose market share? Evan Davis and guests discuss the rise and fall of these iconic companies and explore whether they can ever reach the success of their golden years.


  • Vimal Ruia, Managing Director, Sock Shop
  • Paul Allen, CEO, Tayto
  • Tony Lomas, Chief Administrator, Lehman Brothers in the UK

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 5th March 2015. For further details, and to listen online where available, please visit the BBC website.

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