Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Thursday April 5th

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Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, maker of Rachael Ray’s Nutrish pet food, is sold to The J.M. Smucker Company for $1.9B.

Apple will give $100B more back to shareholders.

Dolce&Gabbana rejects takeover offers.

Facebook says most users’ data likely compromised.

Google employees protest Pentagon project.

Le Duff America closes sale of Timothy’s and Mmmuffins.

NBCU pitches CFlight unified metric to brands.

Nike acknowledges need for more diverse leadership.

YouTube shooter was indeed upset over monetization changes.

& GM will stop production of the Chevrolet Sonic while Ford plans to end U.S. sales of Fiesta and Taurus as Detroit abandons smaller passenger cars, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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Albertsons Plated meal kit

Albertsons announces Plated meal kits.

Coca-Cola UK launches “We Do” campaign.

Goose Island introduces new beers and campaign.

Sonic Drive-In is heading to the grocery store as mobile tour promotes new Slingers.

Tommy John debuts women’s underwear line with ad directed by Elizabeth Banks:

Tostitos commercial (2009) starring royal-to-be Meghan Markle surfaces:


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