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JCPenney teams up with Backstreet Boys for Facebook Live holiday event

JCPenney is integrating some 1990s nostalgia into an upcoming livestream promotion. Click here to read the story at chainstoreage.com. Discussion Questions: What is seasonal marketing? Why are the holidays important to retailers like JCPenney? What is consumer engagement? What is social media marketing? How might social media marketing help to

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Kohl’s brings holiday promotion to TikTok, metaverse

Kohl’s Corp. is unveiling an omnichannel holiday marketing campaign that includes leading-edge social media and metaverse components. Click here to read the story at chainstoreage.com. Discussion Questions: What is promotion? What are the different forms of promotion? What are sweepstakes? Describe the Kohl’s sweepstakes promotion referenced in this news story.

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Hollister tackles cart abandonment with new payment solution

Hollister introduced Share2Pay, a payment solution that lets customers send their shopping carts to other people via SMS text, per the Wall Street Journal. Click here to read the story at insiderintelligence.com. Discussion Questions: What is consumer behavior? Why is it important for businesses and brands to understand consumer behavior? What

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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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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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See inside Facebook’s first ever physical retail location

Facebook is getting into physical retail for the first time, next month opening its own Meta location to offer its VR headsets and glasses directly to potential buyers as it tries to stoke interest in products vital to its metaverse ambitions. Click here to read the story at business insider.com. Discussion Questions: What is retail?

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