Brand News: LEGO, Tesla, Walmart and more



Crumbs Bake Shop closes its doors.

Greenpeace criticizes LEGO tie-in with Shell with LEGO-animated short film.

Samsung warns of slumping profits on weaker demand as it looks beyond hardware.

Tesla sued in China for trademark infringement.

Walmart embraces smaller store formats. 


ADM buys Wild Flavors.

Abuelo’s refreshes menu and look for 25th anniversary.

Air New Zealand pulls in-flight safety video featuring scantily clad models.

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley media mogul conference kicks off.

Alibaba sees red flags raised by deals by founder Jack Ma.[more]

American Apparel disputes loan default.

Apple may use robots to make iPhone 6 with Foxconn.

AT&T will be first US carrier to offer smartwatch by LG.

Cadbury creates personalized videos for fans.

Comcast boosts mobile ad prowess.

Disney announces startups for accelerator program.

Facebook pushes video content with new Recommendations feature.

GM beefs up investments in Latin America and resists recalling trucks over brake-line problem.

Hallmark Movie Channel unveils new logo in preparation for rebranding.

Intel and other companies form consortium for “Internet of things.”

ISIS decides to change name to avoid terrorism connotations.

J.Crew now offers size 000 for women.

KFC fails to make the cut for Consumer Reports’ cleanest fast-food restaurants list.

Kia Motors Australia increases online personalization.

Nike reviews Manchester United deal over valuation.

P&G, Cincinnati Reds partner on grassroots effort.

Palace skate brand goes global.

Sour Patch KidsSnapchat effort is a first for Mondelez.

Target bolsters digital team and celebrates Cartwheel anniversary with crowdsourced deals.

United Airlines outsources more than 630 union jobs at airports.

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