Amazon.com WidgetsIt’s summer. You go to the beach. There is that SMELL. What smell is it? Coppertone smell? Hawaiian Tropic smell? Bain de Soliel? Got to have a smell. That got us thinking, just a day after we wrote about Sea & Ski. What are the TOP sunscreen brands ofMORE HERE

CHASKA, Minnesota – Great brands bring personality to commodities to products like soap. Perhaps the best example of such a brand is Mr. Bubble. If the packaging and marketing were not there, the product would not be interesting at all. But since the packaging and old advertising was so good,MORE HERE

LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS – Back in the early 20th century, there was one brand for women’s problems. It was Lydia Pinkham’s. The Midol of its time, it cured all sorts of ailments for women. Back then with medicines, they often cured MANY ailments. We knew nothing of the brand until weMORE HERE

I recently became aware that a longtime heritage brand, Colgate Shave Cream, manufactured by a heritage company has been discontinued. This leaves them with only the Mennen aftershave lines Afta and Skin Bracer. Colgate-Palmolive continues to produce tubes of Palmolive shave cream in several foreign markets.The traditional aerosol shave creams (notMORE HERE

Got an itch for Gold Bond? Jim Cramer does. CNBC Mad Money host Cramer likes the maker of Gold Bond powder, the ever-growing consumer products company Chattem, or CHTT. Chattem, founded in 1879 by Zeboim Cartter Patten, takes nearly dead brands or declining brands and rebuilds them. Chattem was mentionedMORE HERE