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e.l.f. Beauty Takes on Inflation With Pricing

In the face of rampant inflation, the CEO of omnichannel cosmetics firm e.l.f. Beauty says the company chose not to increase prices on roughly one-third of its least expensive entry-level items, while simultaneously raising them on higher cost merchandise. Click here to read the story at pymnts.com. Discussion Questions: What is pricing?

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Gatorade adds caffeine to its lineup with energy drink Fast Twitch

Gatorade is entering the energy drink category with a caffeinated spin-off called Fast Twitch. Click here to read the story at cnbc.com. Discussion Questions: What is competition? What is the difference between direct and indirect competition? Based on information from this news story, describe Gatorade’s new product. Who might represent

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Visit Florida Embraces Marketing More Than Just Beaches and Disney

Early estimates suggest Florida is having a remarkable tourism recovery.  Click here to read the story at skift.com. Discussion Questions: What is destination marketing? Why is tourism important to Florida? How did COVID-19 impact tourism? Why is destination marketing important to places like Florida where tourism is such an important

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Burger King offers free fries every week to loyalty members

Burger King debuted its loyalty program in February 2021 before expanding it nationwide last fall. Since then, the company has offered a wide array of perks to draw in customers, including low-priced burgers and a chance to win cryptocurrency. Rewards members can also upsize one drink, fries or hash browns for free per

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