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How Panda Express won over customers with a made-up dish

Panda Express’ orange chicken, the quintessential American Chinese invention that helped bolster a nationwide craze for Chinese takeout, turns 35 on Friday.  The ubiquitous restaurant offering, while deceptively simple, marries a host of Chinese regional flavors with American ingredients. Click here to read the story at nbcnews.com. Discussion Questions: What

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Panda Express Brings Back Beyond Orange Chicken

In the summer of 2021, popular Chinese-American chain Panda Express partnered with alternative meat producer Beyond Meat for a plant-based version of its popular Original Orange Chicken. Click here to read the story at thestreet.com. Discussion Questions: Why would Panda Express want to offer a plant-based version of its orange chicken menu item? What is a

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U.S. Army Aims New Marketing Campaign at Aspiring Leaders

The U.S. Army launched a new marketing campaign calling on high-performing, goal-oriented youth from all backgrounds to consider Army Officership, a specialized path of service for aspiring leaders. Click here to read the story at prnewswire.com. Discussion Questions: What is a marketing campaign? What is a target market? Why does

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Americans want coffee that tastes like candy

With more people preparing coffee at home because of the pandemic, the market for fun-flavored creamers and beans — Almond Joy! S’Mores! Strawberry cheesecake! — is exploding as we bring our Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks taste buds to the living room. Click here to read the story at axios.com. Discussion

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Old Navy Made Clothing Sizes for Everyone. It Backfired.

Old Navy set out to make clothes shopping more inclusive for women of all body types. It ended up with too many extra-small and extra-large items and too few of the rest, a mismatch that frustrated customers and contributed to falling sales and a management shake-up. Click here to read

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