Brands to Watch: Target for Missoni, Lady Gaga, Yelp & more


Brands to Watch

BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche hit Frankfurt Auto Show with luxury cars retooled for younger generation, while Maserati brings Jeep-based SUV to Frankfurt.

ConAgra sets deadline for Ralcorp.

Cracker Barrel‘s new CEO outlines her plan amidst shareholder battle.

Dr. Oz shakes apple juice industry to the core.

eBay hit by criminal probe over use of Craigslist information.

Heineken-sponsored private concert in Brooklyn by Kanye West released by Vevo.

Ikea dispels death of Billy (bookcase) rumors.

KFC Australia pulls campaign claiming free range chickens.

Lady Gaga releases second in series of “fashion films” on YouTube.[more]

Levi’s partners with Supreme for workwear-inspired capsule collection.

Loblaws launches Black Label line to join President’s Choice private label.

Microsoft unveils Windows 8.

Missoni for Target collection crashes, sells out in “many” stores.

P&G‘s ad budget expands to $10 billion.

Smith & Wollensky adopts customers’ names in month-long promotion.

Twitter pushes promoted tweets into non-followers’ timelines, releases new analytics tool.

UNICEF report finds parents buying high-status brands for kids to protect against bullying.

VF completes Timberland acquisition, installs new president.

Victoria Beckham unveils second “diffusion” line, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, at New York Fashion Week.

Yelp CEO says IPO and company still on track.

& Up to one-third of products in Russia are estimated to be counterfeit brands.