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Beverage Spectrum Mentions Hendricks

07/04/2004

Ultra premium gin on the rise.

Other signs come from the gin sector. As rum and vodka sales have enjoyed prolonged expansion, the gin portion of the white spirits market has been fairly flat. For the 52 weeks ending May 16, 2004, gin store sales were unchanged at $133 million, according to IRI.

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Theme Restaurant of the Month: El Vez

07/01/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) developed the concept, logo and advertising for Stephen Starr's El Vez.

It's one thing to name your new Mexican restaurant after a weird, not particularly convincing Mexican Elvis impersonator who looks a bit like Prince, but is nothing sacred to restaurateur Stephen Starr? The cad has slapped an image of Charo's face on all the bar stools! He has also put a revolving, gilded low-rider motorcycle above the bar, covered the booths in red and gold velvet, and hung hundreds of happy little Day of the Dead skulls in boxes above the booths at his new Philadelphia hot spot.

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Adweek

06/28/2004

Philadelphia's Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) is the pioneer of the advertising/fashion combo.

Are ad-agency boutiques giving up the ghost and turning into fashion boutiques?

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Pack to the Future - Jansport

06/01/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) and JanSport have collaborated on the release of one-of-a-kind packs.

Brand consultancy Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) and JanSport have collaborated on the release of one-of-a-kind Super Break backpacks to celebrate JanSport's 25th anniversary. Artists from Quaker City Mercantile's clothing lines, G-Mart and Sailor Jerry, along with the design talents of Print Liberation, Fabric Horse, Beth Graves, Gerik Forston, Elsa B. Shadley and Pam Paparone, have created limited-edition Super Break backpacks "fusing combinations of hardware and materials with visions that blend fashion, art and architecture," according to Quaker City Mercantile. Super Break, in case you're still schlepping a Land's End tote, is the original JanSport daypack, created in 1979 by co-founder Jan Lewis, and it remains the top-selling pack.

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Jansport Super Break Anniversary

06/01/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) auctions custom designed Super Break bags for Jansport's 25th anniversary.

Just in time for the new school year, Jansport - makers of the iconic Super Break book bags - has joined with local brand consultant boutique Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) to issue a series of 40 artist-designed book bags in honor for Jansport's 25th anniversary.

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) spins out oddball Jansport backpacks

05/21/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) commissions artists to design one-of-a-kind packs for Jansport to stand out.

Quaker City Mercantile, a Philadelphia advertising agency, is helping launch some one-of-a-kind promotional backpacks for Jansport Inc.

The backpacks, created by artists commissioned by Quaker City Mercantile, include styles adorned with red crushed velvet, fur, sequins, yarn, artificial turf and even Band-Aids.

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