Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Tuesday May 29


Pret A Manger London

Pret A Manger was sold to JAB Holdings (a privately-held German conglomerate that also owns Keurig, Peet’s Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread), in a deal worth £1.5bn according to the Financial Times.

Apple is reportedly developing a new device family.

Disney surprised by box office for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Google ramps up return to China with Xioami‘s help.

Hyundai connects cars and brands via Xevo in-car payments.

Sesame Street sues Melissa McCarthy puppet movie directed by Jim Henson’s son.

Spam and other Hormel brands recalled on metal shard fears.

Starbucks U.S. closes this afternoon for racial bias training.

Time Inc. to rebrand as TI Media in the UK.

UPS taps Xerox vet as new CMO.

Wesfarmers sells Homebase chain to Hilco Capital for £1.


Capital One updated logo to support the Washington Capitals ahead of the Stanley Cup NHL Finals on Monday.

Diesel finds a way to keep meetings to 15 minutes:

KFC‘s Stranger Things deal heralds product placement‘s return.

Nexcare shows tough love to parents with stunt babysitter:

Speedo celebrates “Water Babies” of all ages:

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