The Man Behind The Brand - On The Can by Doug Gelbert
Approx. 4,690 words.
Published on November 30, 2010.
Open a copy of the Information Please Almanac and turn to the chapter on famous people. 4000 names and you won't know hardly any. But what about names everyone knows? Pillsbury, Maytag, Kellogg. Nowhere to be found. How many names are more famous than Howard Johnson or Oscar Mayer? But who were these folks? Let’s look at the men behind the names we see when we pull cans out of our pantry.