NASHVILLE – Workwear Outfitters, formerly known as VF Workwear, is now part of Redwood Capital Investments LLC. Workwear Outfitters is a supplier of work apparel and footwear employing more than 5,800 people in facilities spanning the globe. Brands under the Workwear Outfitters umbrella include Red Kap (c. 1923), Bulwark (1990), andMORE HERE

Chestnut Hill, Tenn. – If one wants to see the perfect template for promoting a consumer product brand, steal a few ideas from Bush Brothers & Company, makers of Bush’s Best beans. The brand, founded in 1908, is still family owned, with offices and plant in East Tennessee. The brandMORE HERE

The whole natural food movement has strong roots in religious circles, not only with Kosher food and Mennonite dairies, and natural foods and the Jesus movement of the 70s, but in a new generation of foods and consumer products made on Biblical principles and sold with a religious theme. OneMORE HERE

The venerable prep brand Duck Head is for sale. Duck Head became a private label brand sold at Tennessee-based Goody’s Family Clothing. The bankruptcy of the company has put the brand up for sale, according to Gabe Fried, principal of Needham Heights, Mass-based Streambank LLC. Wrote Fried on Linked in:MORE HERE

CHATTANOOGA – 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. ChattemMORE HERE