Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, February 21


Apple - Fast Company Most Innovative Companies 2018

Apple leads Fast Company‘s 2018 Most Innovative Companies list.

Amazon Basic Care line offers over-the-counter health products.

Coty sees ROI from investing in P2P beauty brand Younique.

Google consolidates its Wallet and Android Pay branding.

J.M. Smucker relaunches Folgers as a premium brand.

Lulu Guinness unveils ‘see now, buy now’ collection in London.

LVMH and Kering expand on joint model charter by launching platform for models’ physical and mental well-being.

The Priceline Group rebrands to Booking Holdings Inc.

Taco Bell overtakes Burger King as the 4th largest U.S. chain according to Technomic.

Tesla now leads luxury auto sales across Europe (but not Germany).


British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush welcomed The Queen of England in a surprise visit to her first London Fashion Week show.

Chipotle tests quinoa as McDonald’s brings back Szechuan sauce:

IKEA promotes clean energy switch in the UK.

Infiniti CMO explains “Beyond Your Numbers” global campaign.

Lancôme promotes its NGO partnership with Care to provide literacy skills young women:

Uniqlo reveals collaboration with fashion designer Tomas Maier:

Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency, the Petro:

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