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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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Name changes don’t have to be drastic – you can just shorten it like FedEx did.

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We’ve all cursed the FedEx gods for destroying a package or failing to deliver it within the promised time frame. And FedEx is short and sweet, so it’s easy to incorporate it into your ranting and raving. But when the company was started Yale graduate Fred Smith in 1965 as an international delivery service, it was known by the much more formal name Federal Express. The company officially changed its name and branding to just FedEx in 1994, which is much more recognizable and probably fits better on the uniforms, envelopes, and planes.

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