Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Monday, November 13

Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Day 2017
Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Day 2017

Alibaba passes $25 billion in 11.11 Double 11 or “Singles Day” sales—a new record.

Amazon holiday pop-up stores are coming to select Whole Foods Market stores.

Apple releases “Open,” an ad promoting its inclusion and diversity: “At Apple, ‘open’ isn’t just a word. It’s our culture. One that embraces faiths, disabilities, races, ages, ideologies, personalities, and differences. Because humanity isn’t singular. It’s plural.”

Casper replaces Van Winkle’s magazine with pro-wellness Woolly.

Ford pioneers exoskeleton technology to reduce worker fatigue.

GE‘s new CEO expected to reveal turnaround plan on Monday.

Keurig and brands cutting ties with Fox News spark a backlash.

Moët Hennessy opens cross-brand Clos19 website in North America.

Qualcomm is planning to reject Broadcom‘s $103bn merger offer.

Stolichnaya vodka brand battle returns to European court.

Uber board paves way for SoftBank investment.

Volkswagen‘s Beetle is reportedly going electric.

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