brand-as-business bit:  Phil Rosenthal‘s analysis of Eastman Kodak’s failure in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune is quite insightful — particularly in its juxtaposition of Kodak and R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., the commercial printing company that’s been shedding its legacy and reinventing itself.  Most telling is the quote from Donnelley’s CEO and President Thomas J. Quinlan: […]

Last week I attended the Natural Products Expo West, the “world’s largest natural and organic products tradeshow.”  Nearly 60,000 people attended the show to get a taste (figuratively and literally) of the latest and greatest in natural products, including snack foods, supplements, pet products, beverages, eco-friendly home products, and more from over 3,000 exhibits. […]