All Good Things Must Come to a Land’s End, Fly Me to the Moon…Just Not On American Eagle and Food Fight!

Spinning into control…

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG/

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG/

Back in 2002, Sears (SHLD) was loving Land’s End (LE) so much that it plunked down $2 billion for the brand. But sadly for Sears, the love was not reciprocated. So on Friday,  Land’s End, the company, famed for it’s no-iron shirts and rugged, yet elegant khakis was spun off, once again as its own company, with shares left to drift off into the hands of eager shareholders. Sears, which also own K-Mart, has been looking for ways to get some value out of the company and to make its stores…well to make people actually want to go into them and shop. Apparently people love shopping at Land’s End more since their net income was $79 million, up 58% from the previous year.

Up up and away…

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Image courtesy of bplanet/

The results are in for the airlines and their rankings. If you want to know how they fared, just ask Wall Street. JetBlue’s (JBLU) stock went up today. That’s what happens when you come in at the number two spot. American Airlines (AAL) didn’t do as well  – no surprises there – and the Street sure let it know. They came it at a measly number 9, while its regional airline, American Eagle, was last. If you’ve flown American or American Eagle recently then you know that’s NO great shock. Just karma. As for the number one spot, well you can congratulate Virgin America. But don’t bother looking to Wall Street’s reaction on that one. Virgin America is a privately owned company.

Food fight!

Image courtesy of nongpimmy/

Image courtesy of nongpimmy/

If you’re anti-war (and who isn’t?), you might want to put aside your beliefs for this next one. Or join in on the tasty fun as Taco Bell whips out yet another attack on McDonald’s and its ever dependable breakfast menu. The breakfast wars continue to heat up and Taco Bell is eager to take a huge bite out of the $50 billion a year fast-food breakfast industry. With its Waffle Taco all set to go against McDonald’s perennial classic EggMcMuffin, Taco Bell has been digging deep into its arsenal, with its latest ad that tries to paint the Golden Arches as more old hat than old school.




2 responses to “All Good Things Must Come to a Land’s End, Fly Me to the Moon…Just Not On American Eagle and Food Fight!

  1. The Taco Bell commercials are cracking me up – they have gathered what has to be every Ronald McDonald in the country for the commercials! I had no idea there were that many; however, it hasn’t made me want to try the breakfast menu yet!

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