AXW Weekly Update

June 29, 2018 | Vol. LX

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Influencer team performs random acts of kindness for Peace Tea

The Coca-Cola tea brand wants to inspire Generation Z to do random acts of kindness and raise money for charity. (Read More)

 

Budweiser’s Iconic ‘Whassup’ Campaign Is Back—With a Burger King Cameo

Bringing back “Whassup,” something Burger King pitched to Budweiser, has a purpose: promoting a new sandwich, The American Brewhouse King. The release is timed to the Fourth of July, a holiday famously celebrated with burgers and beers. (Read More)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Venmo is officially launching its physical debit card

Pay for stuff with your Venmo balance anywhere that Mastercard is accepted. The company has been testing a physical Visa card for months, but for the official release, it looks like Venmo has switched to MasterCard and a vertical design. Users can now “get in line” for the Venmo debit card, and when it’s ready to ship, they’ll be able to choose from a selection of colors. (Read More)

 

America’s largest supermarket chain is launching a fully driverless delivery service

Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-company started by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car team, to launch a fully driverless delivery service, the two companies announced Thursday. (Read More)

 

BUSINESS

Party City to open Toy City stores in wake of Toys R Us demise

Party City said Monday it will open about 50 Toy City pop-up stores this year as Toys R Us finishes closing its last stores this week following its September bankruptcy. (Read More)

 

Mattel is partnering with Tynker to bring Barbie-themed coding lessons to young kids

As of today, six free coding experiences are now available as is a new STEM-themed doll — Robotics Engineer Barbie. The lessons are geared towards beginners, kindergarten-aged and older, and aim to teach logic, problem-solving and the basics of coding. (Read More)

 

Amazon to acquire PillPack as their latest push in the healthcare industry

Amazon has just recently purchased an online pharmacy startup called PillPack whose business is built around customers taking multiple daily prescriptions and offers medications in presorted dose packaging, coordinates refills, and handles shipments. (Read More)