Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday April 17


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Starbucks CEO meets arrested black men to apologize amid protests, calls now-removed store manager’s actions ‘reprehensible’ in GMA interview.

Volkswagen will refresh logo for electric car era as China loosens foreign ownership rules in boon to VW and others.

Fitbit is evolving into digital health platform.

Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed to be Trump lawyer client.

Netflix earnings shows it can raise prices and gain customers.

Nike VP of diversity exits in wake of executive shake-up.

Pininfarina relaunches as electric car brand.

Tesla‘s Musk apologizes as Tesla 3 production halted.

Virgin America disappears on April 25.

Volkswagen will refresh logo for electric car era.

Walmart will relaunch website for personalization features.


Anheuser-Busch’s new CEO promotes new sustainability effort:

Hennessy continues “Wild Rabbit” campaign:

Nokia vows to shore up cyber-protection.

Warsteiner deliberately made a bad ad.

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