LINCOLN, Nebraska – Made in America? Bright colors? Simple to repair? Low tech? In this time of economic challenge, is there a market for a cheap, good looking scooter? Not some overly done number, but a stylish ….. Cushman? Yes, there is a market. Cushman Scooters are a different sortMORE HERE

For generations, white sweet shoe peg corn was a staple of the Delmarva and East Coast. And one of the great brands was Mitchell’s Whole Kernel Fancy White Sweet Corn, made by Hanover Foods of Hanover, Pennsylvania. We found a can on the shelves, but we didn’t know if itMORE HERE

BEVERLY HILLS – Hilton Hotels Corp. announced Wednesday, Jan. 21 that it would move its headquarters from Beverly Hills to the Washington D.C. area, either the Maryland or Virginia suburbs. As a former Virginian who would love to see Hilton in the Commonwealth, I still think it is a horribleMORE HERE

We were curious about Old Dutch Cleanser; it was one of the most recognizable trademarks of the early 20th century consumer product era. Old Dutch, along with Comet and Bon Ami, was one of the big brands of pumice-based kitchen cleaners; its railcars were even featured on Tyco and LionelMORE HERE

We pulled some favorite branding stories from across the web. Thought it might make some good reference. And we just stuck a DePinna ad to promote our old story on prep brands that are no longer around, like DePinna, but have some residual brand value. BBC Report on Dead Brands,MORE HERE

  What happens when brand families are dispersed? Would 3M keep Scotch tape, but sell off Scotchguard? Would Johnson & Johnson keep Johnson’s baby oil, but rid itself of Johnson’s No More Tears? Would United Technologies keep Carrier home heating & air, but spin off Carrier commercial division? Not likely,MORE HERE