JCPenney One of 10 Brands Predicted to Die in Next Year

Volvo, WNBA, Martha Stewart Living, Nook also named

As new brands are brought to life in the evolution of various verticals, others will inevitably give up the ghost. While obsolesence related to industrial shifts is the No. 1 killer of outdated concepts or companies, other factors may guide the executioner's hand, including failure to innovate, cash flow issues and heavy competition.