Puma & White Castle Collab for Restaurant’s 100th B...
Dining - Fashion

Puma’s latest collab may leave you feeling hungry. The sportswear brand has joined forces with White Castle — home of the famous Original Slider — to celebrate a major milestone: the restaurant...

Footwear News
June 16, 2021

NFL Signs First-Ever Spirits Deal with Diageo
Beverages - Sports

It will include all of Diageo’s spirits portfolio, although the company plans to focus primarily on the Smirnoff, Crown Royal and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum brands at the start. Its Guinness beer is ...

CNBC
June 16, 2021

Best Buy Enters Outdoor Market; Adds Grills, Ovens, Heaters, E...
Electronics - Fashion - Retail

Best Buy is betting on Americans continuing to invest in their homes — and that includes their backyards — and gearing up for trips now that restrictions have been mostly lifted. The chain said o...

StarTribune
June 16, 2021

Twitch Taps Chipotle as Exclusive Livestream Gaming Partner
Dining - Esports - Gaming - Streaming

Chipotle Mexican Grill and livestream gaming platform Twitch have entered a partnership naming Chipotle the exclusive limited-service restaurant of /twitchgaming, a new channel on the platform, the br...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 16, 2021

Discovery Lands Multiple Licensing Deals for Shark Week
Fashion - Streaming - Television - Toys

As Shark Week lurks around the corner, merchandising partners are looking to take a big bite of this Discovery program’s hype with releases of apparel, accessories, toys, food, and more. Veteran pa...

The Toy Book
June 16, 2021

Coke Lost $4 Billion in Market Value After Ronaldo Gesture
Beverages

Cristiano Ronaldo’s gesture for people to drink water instead of Coke at a Euro 2020 press conference may have cost the soda company $4 billion in market value. https://twitter.com/goal/status/1405...

USA Today
June 16, 2021

Five Below Q1 Tops Expectations; On Track to Open 170-180 Stor...
Retail

Five Below got off to a strong start in fiscal 2021, with sales and earnings that topped analysts’ expectations. The tween and teen value retailer opened 67 net new stores during the quarter, for a...

Chain Store Age
June 16, 2021

Whole Foods Teams Up with The Weather Channel for Rain-Related...
Retail

The Rainy-Day Redo campaign provides Whole Foods an opportunity to potentially boost shopper engagement and collect customer data as the grocer looks to rebound from ​lackluster physical store sales...

Grocery Dive
June 16, 2021

TikTok Takes Over for YouTube as Major VidCon Sponsor
Attractions - Influencers - Online - Tech

TikTok has signed on to become the major sponsor of VidCon 2021, taking over from YouTube, which has been the headline supporter of the event since 2013. Indeed, with TikTok as the major sponsor, the ...

SoicalMediaToday
June 16, 2021

Adidas Adds Leak-Proof Activewear to Help Those Who Menstruate
Fashion - Retail

Today, we are unveiling our latest product innovation designed to keep more menstruators in sport: the new TechFit Period Proof tights, featuring an absorbent layer to help protect against leaks when ...

Adidas
June 16, 2021

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY | Ferrara
CPG - Partnerships - Streaming - Theatrical

Warner Bros. Pictures teamed with Ferrara on a candy promotion celebrating the release of SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY. The partnership consisted of Ferrara launching several limited-edition candies pro...

The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here
Influencers - Online - Retail

Compared to some other brands, Big Oil has made relatively small forays into the world of Instagram marketing—but if history is any indication, they’re just getting started. Cherrie Lynn Almonte ...

Gizmodo
June 16, 2021

Lincoln to Release First EV in 2022, Electrify Entire Lineup b...
Automotive - Tech

Details about the automaker's first BEV are scant, although we know it's being unveiled as part of the Lincoln brand's 100th anniversary. There are plenty more coming, too, as the luxury marque foreca...

The Drive
June 16, 2021

Lego & Adidas’ New Collection Includes a Buildable ...
Fashion - Toys

Lego and Adidas have another collaboration on the way, which includes two new versions of the classic Superstar shoe. For the latest project, the popular toy company reimagined the shell-toe silhouet...

Footwear News
June 16, 2021

Spotify Just Launched Its Clubhouse Rival Greenroom
Influencers - Online

Spotify on Wednesday launched Greenroom, its new live audio app with similar features to Clubhouse, on both iOS and Android. Greenroom’s debut comes after Spotify acquired sports-focused live audio...

The Wrap
June 16, 2021

TikTok Launches #CreativityForGood Campaign
Influencers - Non-Profit - Online - Tech

With the annual Cannes Lions advertising awards coming up, TikTok is looking to get involved - but unfortunately, TikTok videos, at present, don't fit into the existing Cannes categories. In light of...

SocialMediaToday
June 16, 2021

Verizon Introduces a Children’s Money Management App
Finance - Tech

Verizon Family Money includes a spending card and savings account and is free for 30 days. Verizon is touting a new initiative it says is meant to help improve kids' financial literacy, helping them ...

CNET
June 16, 2021

Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Invest in Digital Expansion
Fashion - Retail

In the retail battle for digital growth and reimagination, department stores are turning up the volume. New investments in digital expansion by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks show that large forma...

Footwear News
June 16, 2021

Stater Bros. to Launch Online Grocery Platform Under its Own B...
Online - Retail

Stater Bros. is casting its relationship with Mercatus as a way for the grocer to connect with people through its online channels and tap the equity it has built with customers over more than 80 years...

Grocery Dive
June 16, 2021

Uber Gets in the Car Rental Space
Automotive - Online - Tech

The car rental program, called Uber Rent, will offer in-app bookings from brands like Avis and Hertz, according to Uber. Prices will be set by the rental companies, Uber said, and it will take a cut o...

CNN
June 16, 2021

American Express Launches Business Checking Accounts
Finance

American Express moved deeper into the banking space with the launch of a business checking account that leverages the automated lending technology of Kabbage, a fintech purchased by American Express ...

Payments Dive
June 16, 2021

Priceless Picasso Painting on Exhibit in a Supermarket Near th...
Attractions - Retail

A Picasso painting is on display in an unlikely place -- a supermarket. The supermarket in Essonne, France, is hosting works from the National Museum of Modern Art in an effort to provide more people ...

ABC News
June 16, 2021

IRONMAN | The Vitamin Shoppe
Attractions - Live Entertainment - Partnerships - Retail

IRONMAN partnered with The Vitamin Shoppe to make Vitamin Shoppe an official partner of the IRONMAN U.S. Series.  The IRONMAN U.S. Series of fitness races teamed with The Vitamin Shoppe to mak...

IRONMAN | Vitamin Shoppe
June 16, 2021

Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Rick And Morty
Beverages - Dining - Streaming - Television

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub! Wendy's and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are back at it again, annoucing year two of a wide-ranging partnership tied to the Emmy Award-winning hit series' fifth season, premierin...

QSR Magazine
June 15, 2021

Volkswagen Targets Pinterest Auto Shoppers with Virtual Test D...
Automotive - Online

Volkswagen is taking a virtual approach toward marketing its new ID.4 SUV, the car brand's first all-electric addition to an increasingly carbon-conscious industry. The number of auto brands offering ...

MarketingDive
June 15, 2021

Target’s New Store Model Unveiled
Retail

A key item on Target’s 2021 to-do list: Ramping up our investment in the easy, inspiring Target shopping experience our guests expect. It all starts in our stores, and in 2021, we’re giving about ...

Target
June 15, 2021

Apple Leading Push For Digital Driver’s Licenses
Tech

If you've ever scanned a digital boarding pass directly from your phone at airport security, you can imagine how doing the same with your driver's license would make life a little easier. Beginning in...

Wired
June 15, 2021

Walgreens & Uber Team for Same-Day Delivery
Retail - Tech

Walgreens and Uber are expanding their partnership to offer same-day delivery. Starting Tuesday, US customers can order the retailers' products -- including health and wellness, household essentials a...

CNET
June 15, 2021

CVS Adds New Perks to Its Rewards Program
Retail

CVS announced significant changes in its loyalty plan by improving its already successful ExtraCare program with added benefits and more frequent rewards. In the U.S. market, nearly 1 in 4 people are ...

Forbes
June 15, 2021

FedEx Partners with Nuro on Autonomous Delivery
Automotive - Tech

FedEx is expanding its robotics testing to include one of the bigger names in autonomous delivery. The company has struck a multi-year deal with Nuro to test its self-driving delivery vehicles, includ...

Engadget
June 15, 2021

Amazon Opens First Full-Size, Cashierless Grocery Store
Retail - Tech

Got social anxiety after more than a year of quarantining at home? Well, those who live in Seattle will soon be able to pick up all their groceries without interacting with anyone. Amazon announced on...

PYMNTS
June 15, 2021

Nestle Launches Vegan KitKat
CPG

KitKat V is certified vegan, and made from 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance. The milk in the original KitKat is replaced with a...

Nestle
June 15, 2021

Girl Scouts Have 15 Million Unsold Cookie Boxes
CPG - Non-Profit

The 109-year-old organization says the coronavirus — not thinner demand for Thin Mints — is the main culprit. As the pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many troops nixed their tradition...

USA Today
June 15, 2021

Verizon Inks Multi-Year Partnership with Esports Org Team Liqu...
Electronics - Esports

North American esports organisation Team Liquid has signed a multi-year partnership with wireless network operator Verizon. The partnership will see the operator’s logo appear on Team Liquid’s je...

Esports Insider
June 15, 2021

From McDonald’s to Chipotle, Restaurants are Doubling Down o...
Dining

Fast food and fast casual chains are betting on the staying power of drive-thrus — even as the pandemic subsides. Particularly in the early stages of the pandemic, restaurants struggled as indoor di...

Modern Retail
June 15, 2021

Amazon Will Overtake Walmart as the Largest U.S. Retailer in 2...
Online - Retail

Amazon’s U.S. retail business is the “fastest growing at scale,” according to the company’s analysts. Between 2014 and 2020, Amazon’s U.S. gross merchandise volume, or GMV — a closely watc...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

Chobani Leans into Demand for Healthier Foods with No-Sugar Yo...
CPG - Health & Beauty - Retail

The company said Chobani Zero Sugar, shipping to retailers this month, is the first nationally distributed product in the U.S. yogurt aisle that has no trace of sugar. Each serving has 60 calories, us...

FoodDive
June 14, 2021

Jack in the Box & Jason Derulo Launch Virtual Popup
Dining - Household - Online

Jack in the Box has teamed up with pop star and TikTok sensation Jason Derulo to launch a virtual popup in Los Angeles, offering menu items inspired by the Milli Meals that Derulo makes in celebration...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 14, 2021

Starbucks Files for Stadium Naming Rights
Beverages - Branding - Dining - Sports

In a June 2 application, the coffee chain sought approval to use its name in "providing stadium and training facilities for sports and entertainment activities" and "promoting business, sports and ent...

Reuters
June 14, 2021

Hudson’s Bay Partners with Forever 21
Fashion - Retail

Forever 21 is popping up in an unexpected place — department stores in Canada. Hudson's Bay announced a partnership with Forever 21, where the fast-fashion retailer will have full-line collections a...

RetailDive
June 14, 2021

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