When most of the major brands in an industry go to one owner, it should be of major worry to any industry. When brands are owned in the U.S., it is an oligarchy. When owned outside of the U.S., it becomes a cartel. Part of the discussion of the legality
If you were at a kids pool in the 1960s (or my wife on Lyford Cay, Bahamas in about 1970, photo at right), you would likely see toddlers swimming about with little bubble floats on their backs. In some cases they were plain styrofoam, but in many cases they were
First used in 1904, Cat’s Paw is one of the great American brands. The cat, according to Hal Morgan’s book Symbols of America, was designed by Lucian Bernhard for the Cat’s Paw Company of Baltimore. Bernhard is a famed German graphic designer who is best known for the font Bernhard,
Editor’s Note: Recently Instacart no longer shows the product as available RICHMOND – C.F. Sauer, the spice and sauce company, owns one of the great forgotten mayonnaise brands, Mrs. Filbert’s. In the South, mayonnaise is important. Food snobs do not like it, but that is so wrong, because different degrees
Cousins to Vienna Sausages, but darker? Try some Prairie Belt Smoked Sausage! In case you didn’t know or can’t read, the serving suggestion on the front shows that the sausages are best eaten on a plate, stacked. Thank you for that. The sausage was distributed by Castleberry’s Food Company from
Today, the sporting shoe industry is dominated by shoe companies that just make shoes. Shoes for boating, running, cross training, golf, football and the like are all in the domain of sportswear brands. But during the early 20th century, a key element to sporty shoes was the rubber that was
A BrandlandUSA reader asked about the history of America’s Number One Heel. The heel brand was O’Sullivan; it was the invention of Humphrey O’Sullivan, of Lowell, Mass., in 1896. O’Sullivan attached pieces of rubber to his shoes to ease leg fatigue. From then on, consumers have sought tech solutions to
Pizza Hut opened its first store in 1996 in Bangalore. It is a localized version of the traditional Pizza Hut menu, with a wide variety of pizzas which customized to the Indian palate. Pizza styles include Tandoori Paneer, Veg Kebab Surprise, and Chicken Tikka Supreme.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Courtsmith, the sports uniform brand founded by Courtney “Court” Smith, has won a $300,000 investment from ICA, a non-profit that supports investments in companies to “close the racial and gender wealth gaps” with a vision of creating an economy that works for all. Smith began by selling
Northfield, Ill. – Curad and ActivICE, two Medline brands, will be the official medical supplier and official topical relief partner for the Ironman U.S. Series. The Ironman is said to be the largest mass participation event company in the world with their single day events. Through the partnership, Curad will have
When you think about a distinctive brand, you probably have a few popular and well-known companies that come to mind such as Nike, Coca-Cola, or McDonald’s. As a small business owner, you might not have the same resources and funds as the larger businesses when it comes to branding, which
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Lanham Act, the federal statute that established modern U.S. trademark law. On Tuesday, July 27, the USPTO will present an exciting virtual program commemorating the Lanham Act and how the Truman-era law has benefited the country.
NORWICH, Vt. –– King Arthur Baking Company is launching four new pancake mixes, a Gluten-free Confetti Cake mix, and an organic masa harina. The company said that these new products are the result of market research and insights from the past year, when millions took up home backing as they were
WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Geographic continues to go beyond its legacy mandate of encouraging travel, geography education and an interest in the living patterns and live systems of the world. Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic, will moderate a forum on COVID-19 this Thursday, July 22, 2021. Co-hosted by the