The journey from starting a company to becoming a famous brand is a roller coaster ride. To reach the set level of being a famous brand where customers identify products just by seeing the brand logo or hearing the tagline takes companies blood, sweat, and tear. Some companies change their product name while others modify their products, in addition, to be in the race of best products. The first products always hold a special place for any company and are worth a keepsake. Let’s have a look at the first products of the famous brands.
The prominent toothpaste brand Colgate started as the “Colgate antiseptic dental powder” in the jar which reads as “to cleanse and whiten the teeth”.
Colgate started as a starch, soap and candle business in 1806 under William Colgate. They once quoted as “we couldn’t improve the product so we improved the tube” and this is how Colgate tubes came into action.
Refreshing soft drinks are the best possible way to beat the heat of summers and the unhidden truth about soft drinks is Coca-Cola is one of the best soft drinks.
Coca-Cola was initially sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains.
Coca-Cola is always known for its quirky bottles and its extraordinary secret formula. The company has undergone several changes in its bottle, from changing the shape of the bottle to changing from glass bottles to tin cans. Coca-Cola has never disappointed its customers in providing unique and exhilarating Coca-Cola.
3. Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce, the brand is known for most luxurious, quality, and exquisite cars grew from the electrical and mechanical business established by Henry Royce in 1884.
Rolls Royce Ltd, founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce manufactured its first car, the Silver Ghost in 1906. In 1998, Rolls Royce was purchased by BMW.
4. Cadbury Chocolate
In 1824, John Cadbury opened grocer’s shop where he sold Cocoa and drinking chocolate. The first bar of famous milk chocolate bar was made in 1897 when Cadbury had a surplus amount of Cocoa butter left from making the Cocoa essence. This was used to make milk chocolate bars.
Cadbury actually had pale mauve with red script wrapping until 1920, then the famous signature of Cadbury, purple and gold wrapping was originated.
The mega company that sells millions of products across 75 countries, here is Amazon for you.
Amazon started off as an online bookstore in 1994. Jeff Bezos, the pioneer of Amazon, initially named his online bookstore as magical name “Cadabra” on July 5. The company was renamed as “Relentless” in September. Then the company finally went official as Amazon.com on July 16, 1995.
The famous Amazon logo which points arrow from A to Z depicting a smiley and all the products from A to Z.
6. Channel No.5
The most famed perfume brand, Channel No.5 is the ultimate symbol of luxurious simplicity and this perfume is more than a fragrance. Channel No.5 has always come up with most modern, fresh and vibrant scents.
Channel No.5 is the first perfume launched by Gabrielle Coco Channel. It was launched on the fifth day of the fifth month of 1921. The 5 in Channel No.5 is used as 5 was the lucky charm for Gabrielle.
Nokia, a mobile telephone company is hardly unheard off. This famous mobile company with its highly captivating tagline “connecting people” has revolutionized the world of communication in a real sense.
Nokia was born as a paper mill in south-west Finland in 1865. Nokia phones are also known as unbreakable phones because they came up with the ideology “make or break”. These phones are most resistant to breaking and damaging. Its first ever mobile phone is Nokia 1101 and became an instant hit.