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Coke products might look a little different next year

Over the past year, Coca-Cola has experimented with bizarre, limited-time flavors and immersive online experiences. Now, it’s setting its sights on adding more varieties of cans, bottles and value packs to offer cash-strapped consumers more options — even if that ultimately means paying more for less.  Click here to read the story at cnn.com. Discussion

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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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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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Restoration Hardware dives into hotel business 

RH, previously Restoration Hardware, joined the hotel industry this week. Click here to read the story at foxbusiness.com. Discussion Questions: What type of business is Restoration Hardware? What is a brand? What is brand extension? How might Restoration Hardware opening a hotel represent an example of brand extension? What is positioning? Based

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