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Wait, Trader Joe was a real guy? 

Turns out Trader Joe was a real guy, and his shrewd instincts led him to create a counter-culture grocery empire. Click here to read the story at cnn.com. Discussion Questions: What is entrepreneuership? Who is Joe Coulombe? How does the story of Joe Coulombe represent an example of entrepreneurship? What does

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Marriott Sees Record Direct Bookings at Its Hotels

Take that, online travel agencies. The world’s largest hotelier not only drove more direct bookings but also saw strong growth in its loyalty program. Click here to read the story at skift.com. Discussion Questions: What is a brand? What is brand loyalty? What are five examples of hotel brands? Why

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TikTok gets some ‘peepsonality’ ahead of Easter

Just in time for Easter, Peeps has joined TikTok to bring some “peepsonality” to the platform. Click here to read the story at prweek.com. Discussion Questions: According to information from this story, when did Peeps officially join TikTok? Why do you think they waited until this February to launch a

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Vans Reunites With Crayola For Colorful Footwear and Apparel

Since their first collaboration a decade ago in 2010, Vans and Crayola are bringing the color back for a collection comprised of footwear, apparel, and accessories for the entire family. Click here to read the story at hypebeast.com. Discussion Questions: What is a brand? Is Vans a brand? Crayola? How would you describe the

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