Different brands get their mystique from where they are distributed. Shasta, the drinks brand, was born as a regional water company on the West Coast. The brand started as Mount Shasta Mineral Springs Company; according to the Shasta Museum it was founded in Dec. 6, 1889. The company also operatedMORE HERE

Another regional dairy brand is disappearing. The Fort Collins, Colorado Poudre Valley Creamery dairy brands will no longer be on the shelves, according to reporter Pat Ferrier of the Fort Collins Coloradoan. Meadow Gold Dairy’s parent company bought the brand in 2000, but has discontinued it because of low demand,MORE HERE

What a waste! This once-great American grocery company is now a shadow of its former self. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company still lives on in the Northeast, thankfully. It’s really a group of grocery store brands, including Waldbaum’s, Food Emporium, Super Fresh, Pathmark and A&P. Yes, it’s stillMORE HERE

Since the advent of hormone free milk, new national brands of milk have been established. That’s great. And it proves there is a market for national brands. But there are some great milk brands that should have survived. Brands that would be PERFECT for marketing this new wave of milk.MORE HERE

BrandlandUSA reader and freelance writer Lee Gimpel informs us that the Abingdon, Virginia grocery chain Food City has brought back some regional grocery brands including Kern’s Bread, a regional brand from Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a smart strategy for regional grocery store chains. These chains are in desperate need of wellMORE HERE

We all have the one food, or one brand, we really want from our childhood that is no longer around. Reader Fred McClennan asks BrandlandUSA about boned chicken that was sold in a jar, and if we have any ideas what the brand was, and where to find it. Certainly,MORE HERE

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – While big brands have taken over most grocery shelves, there are some classics that still manage to make it on major grocery store shelves. Take the case of Serv-A-Gravy, a product of the Serv-Agen Corporation of Cherry Hill, N.J. Made right outside of Camden and Philadelphia, it’sMORE HERE

Way cool brand on the shelves at Albertson’s. It’s a 15 oz. can of ConAgra’s Ranch Style Brand Beans. The SKU has been on the shelves of American supermarkets since 1935. Here here for ConAgra, keeping an old friend on the shelves! The product is labeled Con Agra Foods Inc.,MORE HERE

The big question on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio program today was “Do they still make those lemon juice squeezers that are shaped like lemons?” It appeared that Seth Liebsohn, who is Bennett’s on air foil (and executive producer) could not find them. Apparently, they weren’t in most Washington,MORE HERE

What to do when you have a great, old brand with a great history and you need a new trick? Release a classic version of the product. That’s just what Golden Valley, Minn.-based General Mills just did with their Wheaties cereal brand. General Mills released a vintage version of theMORE HERE