November 16, 2012

Iris London's joint chief executive Tom Poynter is leaving the agency at the end of the year. Ian Millner, the global chief executive, will continue to lead Iris after Poynter's departure. Read more:


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: Twinkie maker Hostess to close. Read more:


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:

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: JD Williams, the catalogue retailer, has appointed McCann Manchester to handle strategic and creative work for …


November 16, 2012

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