Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday August 1

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Apple slips to No. 3 (after Samsung and Huawei) in global smartphone race—the first time it has been there for seven years—and sees growth in subscription services.

Facebook and Instagram add self-monitoring screen time tools as Facebook shuts down thousands of apps and detects meddling aimed at U.S. mid-term elections.

Allbirds introduces renewable sugar cane flip-flops.

Brandless raises $240M from Softbank.

Domino’s debuts vegan pizza as Dunkinintroduces GF treat.

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams launches social app.

Kroger launches Ship direct-to-consumer e-commerce service.

Levi Strauss, Lyft and Yelp lead Open to All diversity coalition.

Nissan plans to make Rear Door Alert a standard feature.

PepsiCo goes “all in” on recycling, CEO Indra Nooyi announces.

Tesla looks to build its first factory in China.


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