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Can Smith Brothers Make A Comeback?

The Chicago-based Smith Brothers cough drop brand has slipped out of the market share wars, ending up in dollar stores in a market where Mondelez' Halls, and Ricola rule. New owners have other ideas. Said Steve Silk, 60, new CEO of Smith Brothers in late 2011. "We're going to advertise and promote and develop products for this brand that will make it worthy of national distribution and capable of moving product across the country."

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