Archive for Social

It’s all things nice!

It has come to our attention that it’s been a looooooong time since we last posted a social entry to iBrothers. The fact that a worthy contender recently opened right in our backyard has provided us with an excellent opportunity to remedy this.

Decisions decisions … Should we go with the maple syrup cupcake, the choc mint cupcake, the red velvet cupcake or maybe just a biscotti and coffee today?

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How could something so sweet ever make you Angry?

What many people don’t know is that iBrothers have a history in dealing with licensed products. Essentially, you find a franchise such as Mickey Mouse or Batman for example, get your product and brand it with images from that franchise and pay the people who own the franchise (licensor) a royalty for each product you sell.

The better a license performs and the quantity of licensed products available often comes down to how big that brand is. It’s understandable why companies would see that selling Star Wars or Dora the Explorer branded balls, stationary, toys, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper etc. would attract people to purchase it over the exact same item without the branding. Licensees take the gamble that the branding itself offers the point of distinction in an often crowded market. Read more

Social – LaManna Direct

At iBrothers, we love a good coffee almost as much as we love our technology. There is something special about a good brew to accompany a tech shopping trip, catching up on news and RSS feeds, general web surfing or partaking in the social networking game of your choice. If the venue has a decent selection of food it’s even better.

As a new addition to our blog, we will be sharing with you our picks and discoveries of great venues serving food and coffee whom also share our passion about quality and consistency.

LaManna Direct is a new addition to Essendon Fields. Marketed as a new kind of supermarket, it offers pretty much what you would expect from a supermarket with a twist. As well as what most supermarkets offer, they also present a selection of cakes and meals made on the premises.

The business is family owned and run with most of the staff working there seemingly part of the family, or close friends of the family and you can see this translated in the friendly greetings from staff as you enter to the selection of food and produce.

Recently, LaManna have opened their café and of course, we are never far away from a new venue offering coffee in the area.
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