Brand News: Amazon and 7-Eleven Drones, ABInBev Brexit Pinch and More



Amazon gets green light to test UK drone delivery as 7-Eleven tests food, coffee (and Slurpee) By drone.

Anheuser-Busch InBev raises offer for SABMiller after British pound drops in value post-Brexit.

Apple reportedly rehires Apple Watch exec to oversee “Project Titan” self-driving electric car as cheaper iPhone catches on, allaying growth fears.

Coca-Cola‘s head of content leaves to start his own company.

Daimler‘s mytaxi to merge with Hailo to take on Uber.

Donna Karan‘s new owner looks for brand growth through category expansion and licensing.

Dove teams up with former gymnast Shawn Johnson for #MyBeautyMySay Times Square billboard.

Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in entire 2017 line.

Google warns about artificial intelligence’s dark side in blog post.

IKEA releases teaser trailer for new catalog:

Microsoft leverages the power of the cloud for Office 365.

Nike CEO Mark Parker’s pay almost triples.

Porsche to create more than 1,400 jobs for electric car manufacturing.

Scotiabank introduces new retail formats in Canada.

Shopify enhances recently-acquired Kit bot.

Staples tests using bots and machine learning to turn Easy Button into Alexa-like intelligent assistant.

Tesco invests in health and wellness store format.

Under Armour is still hungry as quarterly revenue rises 28 percent and fiscal year revenue 24 percent—but second quarter revenue falls 57 percent.

Verizon, ready to ingest Yahoo, reports slowing phone growth.

Victoria’s Secret promotes Victoria Sport athleisure collection.

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