Sunday, May 18, 2008

Quick notes

It looks like Cannon may be replacing the (apparently) departing Martha Stewart line at Sears and Kmart. Martha's exit is not official yet, but it seems to be a done deal (the contract is up at the end of 2009). Cannon is a good brand name and while it may not have the cachet of the Martha Stewart name, it may be a better fit with the Sears/Kmart customer base.

Lionel has come chugging out of bankruptcy:
Lionel, which has been in business since 1900, sought bankruptcy protection in 2004 after a trade-secrets dispute with MTH Electric Trains.
As a baby boomer who loved my electric trains, I wish them well.

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