TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay today announced the appointment of retail veteran Liz Rodbell as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2023. Rodbell previously served as President of Hudson’s Bay from 2013 – 2017, being appointed to the top position for her strategic oversight and impact on the overallMORE HERE

TORONTO – There’s a niche airline that gives free drinks, flies planes with propellers and only goes on a few select routes. Best yet, it puts its flight attendants in pillbox hats. It’s Porter Airlines of Canada. Kind of like a regional Virgin Atlantic, but it has a serious, moreMORE HERE

LONDON – The Brand Licensing blog of Adam Bass of London reports that his company, Golden Goose, is licensing the imagery and icons of the London Fire Brigade. This is fascinating, as there are so many municipal fire, police and rescue companies that have long histories, and not just inMORE HERE

We found a great thread on defunct or forgotten hockey brands on the website It is a good exercise to go looking to fan boards to find brands that are underutilized and authentic. Message boards always have fans that are more ardent, and thus tend to know the soulMORE HERE

Canadian writer Mark Shainblum, an Ottawa, Ontario journalist and editor, is best known as a science fiction and comic book writer. He sends us his his top favorite missing Canadian brands. The cartoonist was quite stunned to hear that Crosley Radios is back, and found our site that way. HereMORE HERE