NEW YORK – Colgate Palmolive is taking a smart path with some of its older brands, namely Speed Stick and Irish Spring. In recent weeks the company has updated advertising for the products, and included them in coupon supplements mailed with the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Colgate can illMORE HERE

Occasionally it is fun to look at a disappeared brand that was prominent on shelves. Such was the pain pill Vanquish. It is still made by Bayer, and competes with Excedrin, Anacin and Goody’s as an aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine constructed pain reliever. It’s quite a competitive and genericized categoryMORE HERE

In the 1970s and 1980s, the little rounded atomizers of Neo-Synephrine were ubiquitous in medicine cabinets, a bulbous white bottle with a colored top, in either blue or green. Perhaps this is just a false memory, though it really does not matter, that my first grade teacher, tended to haveMORE HERE

The suntan lotion brand Sea & Ski has returned to the market, sort of. To many, the special scent of Sea  & Ski reminds them of wonderful summers, and its absence from the market has saddened many BrandlandUSA readers, who have read about it on the History of Sea &MORE HERE

Some have asked BrandlandUSA to help them find the poultice Antiphlogistine. Hard to spell, and even harder to find. It was apparently one of those genius products that really worked, and still might have a market today if you could find it. In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was oneMORE HERE

LONDON – Funny how a small, old brand can captivate a current audience. Such is the appeal of Mason Pearson brushes. In many cases, brands such as Mason Pearson just disappear, with the company shutting down production and at best, farming out production to Asia, and at worst, shutting itMORE HERE

Rise Shaving Cream, once a household name, has returned to the shelves as a discount brand. The brand, once a product of Carter-Wallace, is now made by Rise International Group of Lodi, New Jersey. Rise also sells Pears in the U.S. market. Pears is one of the world’s oldest brands,MORE HERE

Rexall is back. Not as a store, as seen in the old Joe Garagiola live ad on The Today Show, but as a store brand for Dollar General. Last March, the retail chain Dollar General said that it would be the exclusive retailer of a newly created line of Rexall-brandMORE HERE

The original conditioner, Tame, is back on the shelves as a house brand at Dollar Tree. On the back, it has “Distributed by Dollar Tree” so you know its an exclusive. The use of Tame as a store brand is part of a recent trend of retailers licensing old lower-tierMORE HERE