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Description: Consumer brands will be hoping for a strong holiday season as the economy continues to rebound from the pandemic. The good news: our annual Holiday Shopping Survey finds that, overall, seven in 10 U.S. shoppers are planning to spend as much or more than they did last year.

?Source: MediaPost.com

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/368874/blending-experiences-the-secret-to-a-great-holida.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=124410&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about expectations for this coming holiday shopping season?
  • How should firms look at the opportunities and challenges presented by this shopping period, in your opinion?

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Description: Even the best-run companies can succumb to a mass exodus of employees. It’s not an inevitability, though.

Source: INC.com

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Link: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-deczynski/quitting-contagion-retaining-employees-advice-great-resignation.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is meant by the term “quitting contagion”?
  • What are the key recommendations presented?
  • Do you think these actions would be effective?
  • What else would you suggest to management to mitigate the problem?

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Description: Retirees are coming out of retirement, and that’s a good sign for the labor market.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/retirees-are-unretiring-and-thats-good-for-the-labor-market.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening in the labor market and why, according to the report?
  • How would you explain what is happening?
  • How should managers deal with this environment?

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Description: TC Energy wants compensation for 13-year ‘regulatory roller coaster’

Source: FinancialPost.com/Bloomberg.com

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/oil-gas/keystone-pipeline-developers-seek-15-billion-from-u-s-for-cancellation?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2teRoaqvA1wy8lKcY2EdWCLmpe82Yu-wV_fqBnEejCptb7CXxrj-agzb4#Echobox=1637671778

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize what this story is all about.
  • What do you think is going to happen to the claim for compensation?
  • How do you think this story will affect investment in this industry?

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Description: An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.

Source: NYTimes.com – video report

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/climate/leather-seats-cars-rainforest.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the ethical and social responsibilities of players involved?
  • To what extent are consumers responsible for these decisions in Brazil?
  • How would you suggest the players deal with the issue?

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Description: Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/bill-gates-terrapower-builds-its-first-nuclear-reactor-in-a-coal-town.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the business implications for this new technology?
  • What sort of headwinds can the industry expect and how should they deal with them?
  • How should investors deal with this emerging technology?
  • How will it affect other energy producers and distributors?

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Description: Peloton said Tuesday it plans to sell an additional $1 billion of its Class A common shares, as the connected fitness equipment maker looks for ways to come up with cash amid slowing momentum for its products.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/16/peloton-files-to-sell-1-billion-in-stock-offering-shares-drop.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What explains the drop in stock value?
  • Why is the current effort to raise funds concerning to investors?
  • Is there a marketing solution?

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Description: In its biggest acquisition since Popeyes in 2017, Restaurant Brands International will add sandwich-focused QSR chain Firehouse Subs to its portfolio in a $1 billion cash deal.

Source: MediaPost.com

Date: Nov 15, 2021

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/368675/restaurant-brands-international-will-acquire-fireh.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=124315&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the brand and its position in the marketplace?
  • What changes would make for the acquisition in the future?

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Description: During the dot-com boom two decades ago, high-flying technology companies bought up naming rights to stadiums and arenas, giving the world PSINet Stadium and Enron Field.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/business/staples-center-crypto-arena.html?

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the brand related benefits gained by branding the sports center Crypto.com?
  • Do you think the benefits decline over time?
  • What are the possible drawbacks to this strategy, for the brand and for the center?

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Description: A new company backed by a former Bank of Canada governor wants to help Canadians co-own real estate through investments valued at just 2.5 per cent of a property’s value.

Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/new-stephen-poloz-backed-company-aims-to-make-home-ownership-more-attainable-1.1682721

Questions for discussion:

  • What is different about this business model?
  • What are the benefits of having Stephen Poloz involved?
  • Will the success or failure of this business have any influence in the housing market or traditional competitors such as banks?