Posted by Alicia Ciccone on March 21, 2013 09:22 AM
Adobe confirms its CTO Kevin Lynch has left the company for a job at Apple.
Chipotle is risking its brand by venturing into the public debate about gay rights, LGBT community says #ThanksChipotle.
NBC to NYT: Jimmy Fallon is expected to succeed Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show" by fall 2014 as NBC struggles with weak ratings.
Aeropostale targets millenials with new in-store #tech.
Aldi and Whole Foods to boycott genetically modified salmon.
Apple's plan for augmented reality amidst another lawsuit on patent infringement.
Barclays announces massive bonuses on UK budget day.
BlackBerry denies report that BB10 failed UK government security test.
Global airline profits are flying high.
Harvard researchers have linked sugary drinks to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 28, 2012 09:02 AM
CNN seen naming Jeff Zucker, former head of NBCUniversal, as its chief.
Groupon sees board meet on new CEO.
LinkedIn wants to solve world's skills gap.
Aldi stretches brand promise for hunger challenge.
Angry Birds sparks export boom from Finland.
Apple continues shakeup over iOS 6 maps app mishap as brand hit with patent suit over headphones.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 31, 2012 01:32 PM
Disney acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, plans to restart Star Wars franchise.
Apple sees executive refuse to apologize for mapping flaw, so he and retail chief are to depart as design head Jony Ive takes on bigger role and Apple shares slip post-shakeup.BP returns to profitability and raises dividend.
BP returns to profitability and raises dividend.
Activision goes big for CoD: Black Ops 2.
Aldi revamps as German consumers reject austerity.
Bayer acquires Schiff for $1.2 billion.
Burger King boosts marketing and makes demographic inroads.
Ford profits reflect North American gains and European woes.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 30, 2011 12:30 PM
Wal-Mart (the company) and Walmart (the brand) keep performing, despite a recent slowing in same-store sales.
According to brandchannel parent Interbrand’s newly released 2011 Best Retail Brands ranking, Walmart is the top U.S. retail brand for the third year running. This despite slipping 8% since Interbrand's last report and increasingly aggressive competition by rivals (such as Germany's Aldi) on its home turf.
Still, if the mega-retailer can’t win the Supreme Court’s apparent favor and it is decided that a 10-year-old sex discrimination case can go forward, it wouldn’t be the first time the chain has taken the arrows for the rest of Corporate America.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 30, 2011 09:00 AM
ABC finds that Dancing With the Stars rates — ahead of President Obama’s Libya speech.
Aldi thrives in opening urban locations in the U.S.
Amazon beats rivals into the cloud.
Apple’s iPad could one day be charged by the human heart.
AT&T sees 4G issues, girds for T-Mobile deal scrutiny.
BP is making death settlements in the Gulf oil spill beginning at $8 million per person.Continue reading...
Posted by Barry Silverstein on March 28, 2011 04:00 PM
"Private Label vs. Brands: An Inseparable Combination" is a new report from Rabobank, a Dutch international financial services provider, indicating that store brands, also known as private label products, could see their global market share double to 50% by 2025.
For years, it has been an accepted fact of life in the brand world that store brands have their place on store shelves, right next to the brand name products with which they compete.
During recessionary times, store brands typically gain in market share. Last year, for example, some 84% of U.S. shoppers bought store brands and 93% of those who purchased store brands said they would keep buying them even after the economy recovers. In the U.S., almost one in four products sold in supermarkets are store brands, according to Consumer Reports.
Even more significant, consumers are beginning to not only accept but to trust store brands.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 21, 2011 09:00 AM
Academy Awards aims to capture TV/Twitter audience.
Adidas invites fans to name matchball at London 2012 Olympics.
Aldi takes a bite out of the Big Apple.
Apple may bring out new Macbook Pro line this week.
BBC scraps BBC America newscast, looks to expand US distribution for BBC World News channel.
BMW to unveil new model.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 28, 2010 09:00 AM
Amazon introduces Kindle for the Web, may be launching app store for Android.
AOL buys video syndicator 5min and reportedly in talks to buy TechCrunch blog.
Aston Martin named UK's coolest brand in a poll.
Cadbury Dairy Milk bars drops "glass and a half" slogan following EU complaint.
CBS rises as DVR time-shifted viewing gooses Nielsen ratings.
Coca-Cola sues Germany's Aldi over orange juice packaging, and wins approval to buy largest bottler vendor.
Endo is buying rival generic drugmaker Qualitest for $1.2 billion.
Google remains world's most desired employer according to HR survey.Continue reading...