Talk:Seagram

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why did the company fold? the article goes from: -Diversifying into the entertainment business in the 90s -Having Coca-Cola acquire their brand name from other companies. -Selling their entertainment arm to Vivendi, in the early 2000s

There are a few gaps, which need to be filled in. How did the company end up in bankruptcy? Or better yet, was it the responsibility of their entertainment diversification, which resulted in their inevitable demise?

Technically, Seagrams didn't fold. They "merged" with Vivendi, who then sold off the beverage divisions. It was Vivendi, then, who had financial issues under Jean Marie Messier, and which then had to sell off large portions of its holdings. This is outlined in the Vivendi article. This Seagram article could do with some touching up, though. ikes 17:54, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

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Unintelligible photo caption[edit]

This makes no sense to me, I can't even parse it: "Seagram's Escapes Mickey Beverage Bodies." Can someone fix this? Kendall-K1 (talk) 15:33, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Fixed it. Yes, that was a pretty strange caption. I'm surprised it stayed in the article so long before being improved. Trying to parse it, "Seagram's Escapes" is a brand of alcopop. Perhaps "Mickey Beverage" refers to an alcoholic beverage, since a "Mickey" is a beverage containing a psychoactive substance. Perhaps "Bodies" refers to the bottles shown in the advertisement or to the body of the truck? —BarrelProof (talk) 18:25, 14 September 2017 (UTC)