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What happened to Glossier

If you step into a Sephora store a week from today, you’ll be greeted by a display plastered in a familiar shade of millennial pink.  Click here to read the story at Discussion Questions:

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KFC is launching wraps to attract younger consumers

During McDonald’s Q4 earnings call earlier this week, executives noted that the chain is gaining market share in chicken. KFC may have an answer for that, today announcing the launch of its Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps. They’ll be available nationwide beginning Feb. 6. Click here to read the story at

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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 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 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 Discussion Questions: What is pricing?

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