Sporting Brands

Tackle Box Maker Plano Selects New Agency Cactus

PLANO, Illinois – Plano Molding, the inventor of the original molded-plastic tackle and tool box, has

Igloo Coolers, Made in USA for 75 Years

Igloo is the original plastic cooler. So many of its products became synonymous with boating and summer that for generations, Igloo coolers were, and are, props in the American landscape. The Igloo dates from 1947.

Briefly: Nicklaus Burnishes Brand with St. Andrews

On July 12, The Royal Burgh of St. Andrews Community Council make Jack Nicklaus an Jack Nicklaus as

Topps Reinvents Historic Allen & Ginter Trading Card Brand

NEW YORK – A new set of Topps Allen & Ginter trading cards is out. The

Auto

China Promotes New MG Model In Europe

To see how China operates in the world, take a look at the return of the once-English MG automobile to

Candy & Snack Brands

Candy & Snack Brands

Hostess Brands Logo Has New Look, Same Heart

RC Tries Dollar Berry Brand Extension

Mars Seeks Entries for U.S. Chocolate History Research, Interpretation

Candy Corn by Brach’s, Once One of America’s Largest Candymakers

Hydrox Cookie Concern Over Oreo’s Monster Shelf Space

Razzles History: Novel Chew Invented by Brethren Chemist

Summer Quandary: Otter Pops or Fla-Vor-Ice?

History

Homer Formby Brand Needs Restoration After Minwax Shellacking

Minwax and parent Sherwin Williams have shuttered the beloved Homer Formby furniture refinishing brand. With the closing, a whole approach

Belcrest, New Jersey Maker of China, and the Nescafe Mug

This week, John Kelly of The Washington Post reminisced about the clear Nescafe globe mug, famous from 1970s commercials. Kelly

Chemex Coffee Maker Celebrates 80 Years, James Bond to Doris Day

CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Chemex drip coffee maker, that perfect symbol of 20th century product design, celebrates its 80th anniversary

What Happened to the Mongol, America’s Most Popular Pencil?

“Buy only the best pencils. The others are a snare, a delusion and utterly useless.” -Eberhard Faber II The book

A&P Centennial Stores Live On

The year 1959 was the 100th anniversary of A&P, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Eisenhower was president. America

Bab-o, New York Legacy of Babbitt’s Best Soap

QUINCY, Ill. – One of the best known, but forgotten, kitchen cleaners of the 20th century is Bab-O. Today, the

Decoupage Lessons from the Grooviest Paste, Mod Podge

ATLANTA – One of the happier trademarks in the U.S. is Mod Podge, the decoupage coating. Georgia entrepreneuse and interior

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The History of Artex, America’s Ultimate TV Table Brand

BROOKLYN – In the 1950s, when television watching began, people left the dining room, but still wanted to eat “properly”

Department Stores

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Department Stores

Bloomingdale’s Begins 150 Year Celebration Promotions Across Nation

Department Stores

Store Visit: JCPenney Tuned Up for Shopping

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Department Stores

U.S. Retail Shortages and Commie Command Economy Consumerism

Department Stores

New Belk House Brand Wonderly Echoes Long History of Private Labels

Department Stores

Saks Sets Fall Fashion Book with Sarah Paulson

Department Stores

Fieldcrest Brand Now Featured at JCPenney

Department Stores

Fall Fashion: Target Promotes Smaller Designers

Health, Beauty

Consumers Rarely See Red Crosses at Johnson & Johnson

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – There are perhaps no American brands that are more trusted than Johnson & Johnson. A key

Mr. Bubble Brand Renovation Cleans Up

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota – Care and attention to the important identity elements of a historic

Q-Tips Begin Centennial History Promotion

The humble Q-Tip, that cotton swab on a stick, celebrates 100 years in 2023. In

Colgate’s ‘By Mennen’ Brand Still Resonates

For generations, the Mennen brand, now part of Colgate-Palmolive, was synonymous with mens’ and babies’

Prid Salve

Prid Drawing Salve, An Old School Apothecary Remedy

There is a class of basic home remedies, still around, that one could have found

Fizrin: The 1950s Flu Fixer & Brand of the Day

Editor’s Note: Today, BrandlandUSA begins a new feature, our Brand of the Day, where we

Curad Strikes Brand Promo With Ironman

Northfield, Ill. – Curad and ActivICE, two Medline brands, will be the official medical supplier and

Clothing, Apparel

Dining & Restaurants

A Timeline of Top Southern Fried Chicken Brands on Popeyes 50 Year Anniversary

Briefly: Cracker Barrel Goes Hollywood; Piola Pizza Miami; Chi-Chi’s; Chicken Salad Chick

Briefly: Guinness Set to Open Taproom in Chicago

Briefs: IHOP Canada, Whataburger Academy Apparel, Schlotsky’s Expansion

Detroit in History and Commerce by Rogers & Thorpe 1891

New Italian Owner for Manitowoc Ice, Garland Stove and Frymaster

Sarasota’s Old Heidelberg Castle Remembered

Food Creates and Sustains The Brand at Department Stores

Gas, Oil, Energy

Gas, Oil & Energy

Mobil 1 Supports Roadside Route 66 Preservation

Gas, Oil & Energy

Briefly: NACCO Rocks New Look for Corporate, Coal, Mining & Mitigation Units

Gas, Oil & Energy

BP Finally Brings Back Amoco

Gas, Oil & Energy

Texaco Still A Strong Brand

Gas, Oil & Energy

Gulf Stops Keep Going in America

Gas, Oil & Energy

Top Insecticide and Fungicide Brands

Gas, Oil & Energy

Tidewater Motor Oil, Washed Up at Cracker Barrel

Retail Brands

Retailing

Crate & Barrel Makes Historic 60 Years

Retailing

Bed Bath & Beyond Disaster for Brands, Customers

Retailing

Retail Success: Surprise the Customer, Don’t Bore with Planograms

Retailing

Saks Sets Fall Fashion Book with Sarah Paulson

Retailing

Briefly: Hibbett and Purpose-Built in California, Brooklyn Bedding

Retailing

Pac Sun Leverages Brand Promotions This Season | Brand Scout

Retailing

Historic New York Butcher Schaller & Weber Refreshes Look

Soap & Cleaning

Soap

New Owners of Joy See Themselves Moving from Sink to Dishwasher

Soap

She’s No Longer Soaking in It: Palmolive Liquid Loses the Madge Manicure Hand

Soap

Updating the Century Old Ajax: Q&A With Richard Palmer, Little Big Brands

Soap

Ajax Leverages Venerable Brand for New EU Product

Soap

Bab-o, New York Legacy of Babbitt’s Best Soap

Soap

Bon Ami Redesign Gives Chick Some Details

Soap

Bar Keeper’s Friend, Historic Cleaner Since 1882

Soap

P&G’s Chipso Detergent, Swept Up in Tide

Soap

Parsons the Classic American Ammonia

Soap

On the Shelves: From Ivory to Cigarette Machines to Krispy Kreme Candles

Grocery Shelf Brands

Grocery

A New Post Seizes Cereal Aisle Territory

Grocery

Briefly: Hormel Repacks Its Consumer Brand Unit

Grocery

Sleepytime and Celestial Seasonings Celebrate Half a Century

Grocery

Mrs. Dash, the Now Unmarried Spice Girl, Missed by Consumers

Grocery

Seabrook Farms: America’s Greatest Creamed Spinach

Grocery

Florida’s Coral Reef Brand Sweetens Orange Juice Competition

Grocery

Hoboken Farms Has Marinara at Center of Growing Food Company

Airline Brands

Airlines

Vintage Pan Am Ads Online; Historic Gala Weekend in November Unveils Worldport Diorama

Airlines

Seaplane Service Begins Again in Tailwind Manhattan-Boston Route

Airlines

Southwest Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Stars, 13 Stripes

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Airlines

Eastern Airlines Flies Again

Airlines

Eerily Prescient United Ad from 1989 That Gives Recovery Route Map

Airlines

Lockheed Martin and the Last StarLifter, The Hanoi Taxi

Airlines

Delta Has Plenty of Time, Reason and Ideas to Save the WorldPort

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend. A time to celebrate America. And what brand epitomizes the spirit of this country better than Birdwells. Made in Orange County, California since 1961, they are perfection. They started with Carrie Birdwell Mann, who transformed her house into a sewing room and store, launching Birdwell BeachMORE HERE

CHICAGO – This month, the retailer Crate & Barrel marks 60 years. Gordon and Carole Segal founded Crate & Barrel on Dec. 7, 1962 on Wells Street in Chicago. As the story is told, it was a year after returning from their honeymoon. He was 23. They were eager to sell the modernMORE HERE

To see how China operates in the world, take a look at the return of the once-English MG automobile to Europe. The MG brand, now under Chinese ownership, dates from 1924. The initials are said to stand for Morris Garages. Entrepreneur William Morris was the Henry Ford of England; TheMORE HERE

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The toy marketer Basic Fun, a master licensee for Tonka, along with Hasbro Inc., the toy and licensing company, are kicking off a 75th anniversary celebration for Tonka trucks. The campaign calls on families to put down their screens and take a “Playcation” together with favoriteMORE HERE

SPRING, Texas – The oil brand Mobil 1 will sponsor and launch the Keep Route 66 Kickin’ campaign and website. The campaign will to help to preserve one of America’s most famous roads, Route 66, by promoting stories, memories and the actual businesses along the route. The move to elevateMORE HERE