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Nov 05, 2020, 00:00 ET LINE and Rakuten lead the way as top two risers in BrandZ Japan's Top 50 Most Valuable Brands 2021

Toyota has retained its place as the most valuable brand in Japan, increasing its hold on the key cars category in the second BrandZTM Top 50 Most...


Oct 27, 2020, 10:00 ET Canada's leading brands show grace under pressure in BrandZ™ Top 40 Most Valuable Canadian Brands 2020

RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and TD Bank have retained the top spots in the second annual BrandZTM Top 40 Most Valuable Canadian Brands ranking –...


Oct 22, 2020, 05:00 ET High-scoring LaLiga enters the BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Spanish Brands ranking as the highest newcomer

LaLiga has entered this year's BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Spanish Brands ranking as the highest newcomer at no.12 with a brand value of $1.57...


Oct 15, 2020, 02:00 ET Extraordinary performance in an extraordinary year: China's most valuable brands grow 12% in value to $996 billion

In a year of exceptional pressure on growth, the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands gained 12% in value, in the 10th edition of the ranking ...


Oct 06, 2020, 03:30 ET Telco giants STC and Etisalat ranked no. 1 and no. 2 in the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable Emirati and Saudi Brands ranking worth $50 billion

Identifying the most valuable brands in the region, the inaugural BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Emirati and Saudi Brands 2020 ranking was released...


Sep 28, 2020, 19:01 ET Fastest growing brands Ocado, Deliveroo and Just Eat reflect massive growth in home delivery during the pandemic, according to the BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands ranking

Top five most valuable UK brands: Vodafone, HSBC, Shell, BP and BT Value of Top UK brands falls 15% (£26bn) since 2017 - a significantly lower rate...


Sep 18, 2020, 08:00 ET Innovation fuels growth for retail and telecom sectors in BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands despite challenging times

Retail and telecom brands have outperformed most other categories and seen their brand value increase in the 2020 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian ...


Jun 30, 2020, 00:01 ET BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking Reveals Growing Power and Influence of Technology

The world's most valuable brands have seen their total brand value increase by 5.9% despite the economic, social and personal impacts of COVID-19,...


Apr 30, 2020, 00:00 ET BrandZ™ Retail Ranking Shines Spotlight on Brands Most Resilient to Impacts of Coronavirus

The third annual BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands Ranking, unveiled today by WPP and Kantar, reveals that the value of the world's...


Feb 28, 2020, 11:00 ET Investment in Digital Transformation pays off as Latin American Retailers Grow 38% in BrandZ™ 2020 Most Valuable LatAm Brands Report

With an overall brand value increase of 38%, the Latin American retail sector has outperformed all other categories in the 2020 BrandZTM Top 50 Most...


Nov 20, 2019, 05:00 ET Retail Rules in the BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Dutch Brands Ranking 2020

Retail is the fastest rising and best represented category in the BrandZTM Top 30 Most Valuable Dutch Brands ranking, with seven brands delivering a...


Nov 14, 2019, 20:00 ET Totaling $3.81 Trillion in Value, the BrandZ™ Top 100 US Brands Are Worth More Than the GDP of Germany, the Fourth Largest Economy in the World

The ability to offer consumers something they can't get anywhere else has enabled US brands to grow their value far ahead of brands in other markets, ...


Nov 06, 2019, 19:00 ET Toyota Tops Leaderboard as Automakers Rule Inaugural BrandZ™ Top 50 Most Valuable Japanese Brands Ranking

With a brand value of US$29.0 billion, Toyota races into first place in the newly launched BrandZTM Top 50 Most Valuable Japanese Brands ranking by...


Oct 30, 2019, 12:00 ET Banks Lead First BrandZ™ Top 40 Most Valuable Canadian Brands Ranking

RBC and TD Bank take the top spots in the first BrandZTM Top 40 Most Valuable Canadian Brands ranking – a new study by WPP and Kantar tracking the...


Sep 25, 2019, 11:00 ET Brand-building for Longevity and Future Growth Becomes Major Focus for Top Brands in BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Ranking

India's most valuable brands, many of which have built their businesses through disruption, are now looking to capitalise on their achievements and...


Sep 10, 2019, 19:01 ET Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are the UK's Fastest Growing Brands in the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands Ranking

Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are growing in value faster than any other UK brands, according to the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK...


Sep 05, 2019, 05:45 ET Resilient Brands Defy Macroeconomic Challenges to Achieve Overall Value of $37.14 Billion in 2019 BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands

The combined value of the brands in the BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking, released today by WPP and Kantar and now in its...


Aug 28, 2019, 22:00 ET Trust, Innovation and Experiences are Powering Growth

Innovation and brand experience have proven to be critical factors driving performance according to the latest BrandZ™ Top 40 Most Valuable...


Aug 22, 2019, 10:30 ET BrandZ™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands Increase 4% in Overall Brand Value to $84 Billion as Technology-enabled Categories Deliver Strongly

Bank Central Asia (BCA) has claimed the number one spot for the fifth year running in the BrandZ™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands ranking...


Jun 11, 2019, 00:01 ET Accelerated Growth Sees Amazon Crowned 2019's BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand

With little sign of a slowdown in growth, Amazon has become the world's most valuable brand, according to the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable...


May 13, 2019, 19:15 ET Humanization of Technology Drives $339 Billion Brand Value Growth in Second BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands Ranking

Innovative use of technology such as artificial intelligence and data analytics has helped e-commerce deliver numerous human benefits, fuelling a 33% ...


May 06, 2019, 01:00 ET China's Most Valuable Brands Grow a Record 30% to $889.7 Billion in 2019 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands Ranking - With Alibaba the New Number One

Alibaba has been crowned the most valuable brand in China for the first time in the annual BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking,...


Mar 26, 2019, 08:15 ET Zara Leads BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Spanish Brands as Apparel and Retail Sectors Face Challenging Climate

In a ranking dominated by apparel brands, Zara has retained the top spot as the most valuable Spanish brand with a value of $24.8 billion in the...


Mar 20, 2019, 04:45 ET BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Italian Brands Grow 14% in Total Value

"Made in Italy" brand value continues to grow year-on-year, due to the strong international market presence of well-known Italian brands. According...


Jan 31, 2019, 11:15 ET Technology and Engineering Dominate BrandZ™'s Most Valuable German Brands Ranking as SAP Becomes Germany's First $50 Billion Brand

Despite being the most valuable BrandZ ranking in Europe, Germany's Top 50 still needs to work harder to create emotional bonds with consumers...