Brand News: Macy’s, Nissan, Chobani and More

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Macy's New York store

IN THE NEWS:

Macy’s banks on digital to reverse sliding sales as Kohl’s also posts revenue decline.

Nissan takes 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi and reports improved financial results as it comes to the rescue of scandal-plagued fellow automaker to form broad strategic alliance.

Chobani will open second standalone cafe in Target‘s upcoming NYC store.

BMW plans to launch electric self-driving car in 2021.

Apple releases another Taylor Swift ad to promote Beats 1 Radio:

IN OTHER BRAND NEWS:

Activision Blizzard and Warner Bros. could benefit from Disney folding Infinity game.

Audi sees new models driving sales gains as VW emissions scandal threatens brand.

Airbus seeks higher profile in drone industry.

Axel Springer sets lofty goals in US via digital media push.

GMC introduces slimmer, shorter version of Acadia crossover.

Google bans ads for payday loans.

Herman Miller opens NYC flagship as it refreshes its brand.

Hyperloop One tests founder Elon Musk’s fast-transit dream.

Hyundai‘s Genesis luxury brand slates plug-in hybrid and fuel cell options.

Olive Garden and owner Darden face labor protests today.

Stephen Curry becomes first-ever unanimous choice as NBA MVP.

Tesla could take chunk of German luxury makers’ market with mainstream Model 3.

Tiffany leaves anti-counterfeiting group, following Michael Kors and Gucci, in Alibaba protest.

Verizon strike becomes increasingly bitter on East Coast.

Walmart tests free two-day shipping—critical in its fight against Amazon.

Whole Foods Markets moves closer to opening first 365 store, in LA.

Williams-Sonoma introduces Fortum & Mason to the US.

CAMPAIGNS:

Calvin Klein criticized for upskirt photo of model.

Calvin Klein upskirt photo Danish model 2016 ad protest

Honda preps for IndyCar season with Mario Andretti.

Pizza Hut celebrates 100 countries with #PizzaHut100 deliveries:

Purina enlists sports stars for National Pet Month:

Skinny Cow offers “For Him” promotion to engage female fans.

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