Waterstone’s made news this week when it emerged that three apparently independent high street stores in Rye (‘The Rye Bookshop’), Southwold (‘Southwold Books’) and Harpenden (‘Harpenden Books’) were, in fact, owned by the chain book retailer. But it’s not the only brand to have been criticised for misleading the public.
While retail may not seem the place to pitch politics, sometimes brands recognise their power as a platform for change. In light of the current political uncertainty surrounding Trump’s presidency, beauty company, Illamasqua, have taken a stand against what they see to be a threat to their values and identity.
It was announced this week that the Nokia 3310 – perhaps the definitive mobile of our time, bar the iPhone – is being reissued. While it may seem surprising, it’s just the latest brand to capitalise on the nostalgic trend, with a stream of seemingly defunct names and products enjoying resurgence.
Innovative online grocer, Ocado, is currently testing both a ‘robot hand’ and a humaoid robot that could see it picking and packing products in its warehouses. We dig deeper….
Founded by Soap & Glory’s creator, beloved by British Vogue and dubbed ‘the Netflix of beauty’, Beauty Pie – a subscription service that unlocks make-up at factory prices – certainly has all the hallmarks of an innovative, successful brand. But it is too good to be true? Here’s our analysis.
Independent branded business valuation consultancy, Brand Finance, has revealed 2017’s 500 most valuable brands. From Dell to Delta and BBC to KFC, these are the companies that are making their mark on the world.
You are what you eat – or so the saying goes. But how true is this for beauty? In an age of Insta-selfies, Facebook gym check-ins and Veganuary, what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on it.
With a surge in interest for electric cars, brands are looking at ways to make the vehicles more convenient to run – enter the ‘charge & park’ concept.
When it comes to bioprinting, beauty brands are only just testing the waters. One brand, however, has been making waves – as well as making headlines…
CES 17, Vegas’ annual tech show, ramped driverless cars up a gear with breakout brands and some seriously cool concepts. Read on for our highlights.