brand news

Brand News: SABMiller, Amazon, Nissan and more

Posted by Dale Buss on September 15, 2014 09:37 AM


AB InBev seeks financing to buy SABMiller, which in turn is pursuing Heineken.

Microsoft agrees to buy Minecraft parent for $2.5 billion. 

NFL faces new issue of Adrian Peterson's behavior as it searches for new CMO in midst of PR crisis.

Nissan plans reduction in battery production as EV hopes fade.

Jimmy Choo opens flagship store in midst of London Fashion Week, where Burberry puts a Springin its step for S/S '15 womenswear show and Anya Hindmarch partners Tony the Tiger on boxes of Kellogg's Frosties cereal.Continue reading...

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Brand News: Warby Parker, Barnes & Noble, Google and more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 25, 2014 09:49 AM


Warby Parker hits milestone of one million glasses sold—and distributed—with one-for-one model. 

Barnes & Noble plans split of retail, Nook businesses.

Google kicks off long-awaited developer's conference today as speculation builds about Play. 

GM plans to offer broad payout to accident victims in recall saga, report says.

KFC plans makeover of China restaurants.


Aereo sees Supreme Court rule against it, saying it violated copyright laws of broadcasters. 

Amazon runs into another hurdle for drone delivery program.

AT&T and DirecTV tout their deal to Congress.

American Express sponsors LGBT initiative. 

BMW mulls location of second North American factory.

Ford aims newly global Edge SUV at German premium brands in Europe.Continue reading...

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In the News: Barnes & Noble, BlackBerry, Shell and more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 9, 2013 09:16 AM

In the News

Barnes & Noble CEO resigns amid digital setbacks.

BlackBerry faces leadership questions at annual meeting today.

Shell picks refining chief to become its new CEO.

Alibaba sets sights on mobile.

Apple's App Store celebrates five-year anniversary with free apps.

Esurance expands US Open tennis sponsorship.

Ford finds that F-250 pickup is new favorite of auto thieves.

Hasbro buys 70 percent stake in mobile gaming company Backflip for $112 million.

Hostess Twinkies return aiming for more ubiquity.

Hulu attracts at least three takeover bids.

Infiniti nudges launch date of new Q50 sedan.Continue reading...

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In the News: American Airlines, Pfizer, GM and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 2, 2012 09:01 AM

In the News

American Airlines parent AMR plans to cut 13,000 jobs and pensions.

Apple's iPhone 5 may be coming in June.

Benetton family plans to take retailer private.

Deutsche Bank profit tumbles on European debt crisis.

Facebook sets stage for historic IPO as valuation game begins.

GM cancels half of upfront ad commitments in cost-cutting move.

Google responds to Microsoft criticism of privacy policies.Continue reading...

fashion therapy

The Limited Launches eloquii as Plus-Size Fashion Takes Off

Posted by Sheila Shayon on September 7, 2011 11:13 AM

There's a growing market for plus-size fashion among sophisticated fashionistas.

In response, The Limited is launching eloquii, a new line for fans of the Limited brand who want “a clothing line that celebrates your sense of style, respects your curves and offers uncompromising fit and quality.”

Launching Oct. 19 (according to its Twitter feed) and online-only (for now), eloquii is "fashion that loves you back," as seen in the promo above. Other retailers are stepping up, too — including Lane Bryant, the plus-size fashion retailer that puts the sexy in plus-size fashion.Continue reading...

digital moves

Retailers Go Digital to Enhance In-Store Experience

Posted by Barry Silverstein on August 26, 2010 05:30 PM

While digital technology has revolutionized how we use the Internet, television and cell phones, it is increasingly playing an important role in the way retailers attract customers to their stores.

Last month we reported on two interesting developments in Japan — DeBeers' 3D store windows and Minority Report-style two-way billboards being tested in Tokyo — but that's just the tip of the digital iceberg.

Retailers are incorporating a wide range of digital interactive technologies into the store experience, believing that consumers are looking for engaging experiences that resemble what they can achieve online. Some of these technologies, such as the virtual mirror (above) being tested by L'Oreal, are beginning to pay off the promise of virtual reality.Continue reading...

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