Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Tuesday July 10


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Pillsbury, Hungry Jack and Funfetti sold by J.M. Smucker Company to private equity firm.

AT&T wants to make HBO more Netflix-like.

Grab ride-hailing app introduces GrabFresh grocery delivery service.

Hyatt joins Starbucks, McDonald’s and others eliminating single-use plastics and straws.

Lululemon will sell 7Mesh cycling apparel at its North American stores.

MillerCoors parts ways with CMO.

Nordstrom Local, its experience-focused non-shopping sub-brand, is expanding.

Snapchat may be partnering with Amazon.

Uber will add scooters following Lime stake—and is getting ready for its IPO.

YouTube invests $25 million to fight fake news as part of Google initiative.


Apple promotes Face ID on iPhone X in new “Memory” ad:

Applebee’s annual fundraiser (through Aug. 12) supports pediatric cancer patients:

Budweiser makes its World Cup light-up cups vibrate for deaf and blind fans:

Google promotes Project Fi wireless plans:

HPE aims to demystify AI with short film with The Atlantic:

IHOP drops the pretense that it’s rebranding to IHOB.

Kroger readies fashion brand (Dip) with Joe Mimran of Club Monaco and Loblaw’s Joe Fresh fame.

Microsoft “smallest and cheapest” ($399) Surface Go aims at Apple’s budget iPad 9.7.

Skechers promotes Camila Cabello collaboration:

Stitch Fix, its stock soaring, now caters to kids:

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