How Restaurants & Retail Are the Same, Yet Different

by Broad Street | Published 10/04/2016 | Licensing Best Practices, Retailing, The Restaurant Business

A third Twitter “war” with Nation’s Restaurant News Senior Editor Jonathan Maze arising from a previous post asking if restaurants are just restaurants and not brands stretching across channels prompted me to sharpen my argument about restaurants at retail. In what ways are restaurants & retail food products the same? And in what ways are […]

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Five Myths About Brand Acquisition Licensing

by Broad Street | Published 07/28/2016 | Brand Acquisition for Manufacturers, Licensing

Robinson Home Products is a manufacturer of kitchen tools (formerly Known as Robinson Knife Co.). When they were looking for a brand name that would cut through the clutter of food prep products, celebrity chefs, and could even speak to consumers who don’t necessarily know Rachel Ray from Ray Charles, their solution? Licensing The Culinary […]

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Titanic Change in the U.S. Grocery Space

by Broad Street | Published 07/26/2016 | Acquisitions, Grocery Stores

With the US government signing off on the merger of Royal Dutch Ahold and Belgium’s Delhaize Group, the supermarket space in America is in for some changes. Worldwide the two companies own 6,000 stores, of which 2,000 are in the United States. Sales top $44bn here, with Ahold’s banners Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop and […]

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Tony Roma’s Ribs on “Good Morning America”

by Broad Street | Published 07/25/2016 | Licensing

Broad Street Licensing Group client Tony Roma’s Famous Ribs was recently on Good Morning America during the July 4th weekend sponsoring a cook-off. There’s no way that made-from-scratch ribs can match the convenience of the retail variety. New, more-convenient packaging was introduced by the licensee, and its taking the grocery world by storm. Thanks to […]

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