The brands Packard Bell and Gateway will live on, even after their purchase by Taiwan’s Acer. On the tech site The Inquirer, Paul Hales reports that Gianfranco Lanci, the Italian who runs Acer, will keep the Packard Bell and Gateway brands, the former a relic of the early radio eraMORE HERE

O.K., so the headline is a bit misleading. But it’s true, sort of. On a recent trip to a Sarasota, Florida Wal-Mart, BrandlandUSA discovered AMC Pacers and AMC Gremlins hiding behind the pet-and-pool aisle. Of course, these Gremlins and Pacers were toys, but they did bring back memories of theMORE HERE

Target now sells the U.K.’s Boots-branded health and beauty products in their U.S. discount stores. CVS is now selling out of Boots No7 Restore & Renew Beauty Serum. Why is this of interest to BrandlandUSA, which is usually concerned with reviving dead brands? Because the success of the Boots productsMORE HERE

Give the Lady What She Wants. Are you listening, Macy’s? You heard a protest of 200 folks, telling you that they loved your store. While it might not seem like alot to you, the reality is that if 200 people would dress up on a Sunday afternoon in odd costumeMORE HERE

BrandlandUSA’s first polling contest is over. In our poll, we asked readers the simple question. “What department store do you miss most?” Our readers top pick for a store to bring back? F. W. Woolworth, America’s legendary five and dime. We assume it’s probably because we’ve been writing about theMORE HERE