Benefit Cosmetics is out to ignite beauty buzz with a campaign centering on the emotions brows express. The engine of the campaign is the brand's so-called Brow Translator that uses facial recognition to detect and interpret brow shapes and angles with the purpose of spreading posts tagged #benefitbrows revealing the feelings they impart.
Garrett Brands, the owner of Garrett Popcorn Shops, will buy the Frango chocolate brand from Macy's for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced Monday. Frango was once the trademark premium chocolate brand of the Marshall Field's department store. Macy's said it will continue to sell Frango products at all its locations nationwide.
Drugstore chain Walgreens said its deal to buy smaller rival Rite Aid would now take six months longer to close and also reduced its offer price as it expects to divest more stores to gain regulatory approval. The companies said on Monday they agreed to reduce the offer price to $6.50-$7.00 per share, valuing Rite Aid at $6.84 billion-$7.37 billion.
Calling it "the largest partnership with a professional sports league in the brand's history," Jack Daniel's has signed a deal making it an official marketing partner of the NBA, WNBA, NBA Development League and USA Basketball. The alliance will have its first public showing during the NBA All-Star Game next month in New Orleans.
In a statement issued to his employees, Nike CEO Mark Parker spoke out against Trump's Muslim ban, explicitly announcing that he does not support the policy. "Nike stands together against bigotry and any form of discrimination," Parker writes. "Now more than ever, let's stand up for our values and remain open and inclusive as a brand and as a company."
Giveaway bottles of McDonald's trademark special sauce are being offered for sale online for thousands of dollars, including one listing for $10,000. To draw customers to McDonald's to buy new versions of its Big Mac, the chain is giving away 10,000 bottles of its trademark special sauce for people to use at home.
The Pixel phone, Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, is off to a promising start - but might have done even better had Google managed consumer demand as smartly as the device's sleek design. Although Google hasn't released sales figures, industry researchers say the Pixel has been a hot item since its October release.
Fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump's stance on the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. has been turning up on social media, where users are urging boycotts of American companies such as Ford, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Costco, Walmart and Starbucks. The hashtags #AdiosStarbucks, #AdiosMcDonalds and #AdiosProductosGringos are trending.
Ford is announcing two moves Monday to try to reinvent its image among consumers as a transportation solutions provider, not just an automaker. The automaker is ramping up its image makeover with a new TV ad airing immediately before Super Bowl LI next Sunday. It is also opening a new demonstration center for tourists and locals in New York City called FordHub.
The big story is that Apple has faced three consecutive quarters of overall year-on-year declines in revenue, which is expected to rebound this quarter if the iPhone - which accounts for two-thirds of Apple's revenue - and other Apple products had a big holiday season. The holiday quarter is Apple's biggest quarter.