April 1, 1999
WD-40 Co. said it agreed to acquire the Lava brand of heavy-duty hand cleaners from Block Drug Co. for undisclosed terms. San Diego-based WD-40, which makes WD-40 and other brands of multipurpose lubricants, said the purchase will be financed with a credit facility from Union Bank of California. Jersey City, N.J.-based Block Drug's other brands include Sensodyne toothpaste, Polident denture cleanser and over-the-counter health-care products such as Beano. * Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
October 15, 1989 |
Moments after Marcella Gautier opens for business each morning, her regular customers begin arriving for their daily fix. The customers, blue-collar workers for the most part, quickly purchase a small amount of the fine, white powder they have come for. Many of them ingest it on the spot. "They tell me they need some of my powder to get them going in the morning," she said. If it sounds as if something illegal is going on here, no one in Midway would be misled.
January 17, 1989 |
Every so often, some titillating story makes the news about a publication rejecting an advertisement. Usually, that ad features a man or woman in some suggestive state of undress. A racy ad for the Holiday Spa Health Club chain that featured Cher flaunting her belly button was rejected by TV Guide last year. And provocative ads for Guess? blue jeans and Calvin Klein products are occasionally snubbed by magazines and newspapers.