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Amazon Will Sell A Kitchen Device That Makes Cheetos Dust

Consumers truly cannot get enough Cheetos – scientifically speaking. In 2020, 5.17 million U.S. consumers put away “eight or more bags” by themselves, via Statista. Click here to read the story at tastingtable.com. Discussion Questions: What is branding? How might Cheetos dust provide an example of branding? According to this story,

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J.C. Penney releases skincare adviser experience, AR try-on

J.C. Penney is turning to technology to help drive its revamped beauty strategy.  The department store in late 2020 announced it was planning a new beauty concept after previous partner Sephora teamed up with Kohl’s instead.  Click here to read the story at retaildive.com. Discussion Questions: What is distribution? How does distribution

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CFPB Study Outlines Need for “Buy Now, Pay Later” Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is gearing up to place the same type of stringent protections it places on credit card companies on the “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) industry, following the release of a recent study on the practice.  Click here to read the story at investopedia.com. Discussion Questions: What is BNPL?

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