The year 1959 was the 100th anniversary of A&P, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Eisenhower was president. America was atop the world, as was A&P, which at that time was the largest grocery chain in the world. The company, never looking back except to evoke its own greatness,MORE HERE

NEW YORK – Trusted Media Brands, the parent company of the original 2.0 content company Reader’s Digest, has acquired Jukin Media, the streaming and user video content company with aggregation sites that include FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and WeatherSpy. Other than Reader’s Digest, Trusted Media owns theMORE HERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Newport Beach, Calif.-based candy maker LeafBrands, seller of the sandwich cookie Hydrox, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to step in to investigate alleged anti-competitive pressure from competitor Mondelez International, maker of Oreo cookies. Leaf Brands, through the firm MoginRubin LLP, has asked the FTC toMORE HERE

CHICAGO – Occasionally, the family of Nabisco brands allows one of its step-children to appear without the familiar Nabisco red shield on the front. This is the recent case with the Mondelez International (NSDQ: MDLZ) product, the Triscuit cracker. Current packaging for the cracker looks much more like a startupMORE HERE

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Stop, Drop and Roll. Wonder Bread and Old Spice are at it again for an another Dodge ad parody from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” which marks its official 15th anniversary this week from Sony. Dodge, a unit global automaker Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), isMORE HERE

DANBURY, Conn. – The inspirational magazine Guideposts, since 1945 a wholesome, positive staple on American coffee tables and doctor office waiting rooms, has a new logo and look, with a stylized G. To go with this new look, the August/September edition offers an multimedia operation to go with a printMORE HERE

ST. LOUIS – The Netflix drama Outer Banks has cleverly reintroduced the teen mystery format to a new audience. The show, which has started a second season, also has introduced a real Southern aesthetic to television. Peppered are mentions of brands, from Grady White boats to the Save A LotMORE HERE