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November 16, 2012


Starbucks has added to its tea portfolio by snapping up the Teavana brand, which sells high-end loose leaf teas in 300 shopping malls across the US. Read more: http://bit.ly/Wfwd6z Twinkie maker Hostess to close. Read more: http://on.wsj.com/WbaQyn

Agencies

November 16, 2012


A deal to buy the business is in place and the process is thought to be at the due diligence stage. Read more: http://bit.ly/SS3HC4

Account Moves

November 16, 2012


Kingfisher has handed MEC its consolidated £45 million media planning and buying business for its B&Q, TradePoint and Screwfix brands. Read more: http://bit.ly/T5SIaT JD Williams, the catalogue retailer, has appointed McCann Manchester to handle strategic and creative work for …

Reviews

November 16, 2012


Innocent, the smoothies manufacturer and serial advertising account reviewer, has put its £6 million creative business up for pitch. Read more: http://bit.ly/TO8p55 Superdrug, the UK's second-largest health and beauty retailer, is reviewing its £5 million advertising account.…

THORN Launch Brings Technology Innovation to the Fight against Child Sexual Exploitation

November 15, 2012


LOS ANGELES, Nov 15, 2012 – The DNA Foundation today announced a new name and refined mission for its organization. DNA will now be known as THORN: Digital Defenders of Children. The foundation will focus on the role technology plays in crimes involving the sexual exploitation of child…