Wendy’s loses in burger wars

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Description: Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Nov 08, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/08/investing/wendys-earnings-burgers-mcdonalds-burger-king/index.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Wendy’s competitive performance? Why is Wendy’s losing the burger wars? What can management do to better compete?

Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box.

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Description: Honey Nut is America’s best-selling breakfast cereal, and by a comfortable margin. Roughly 151 million boxes and other containers of various sizes were sold over the past year, well ahead of the second best-selling breakfast cereal, Frosted Flakes, according to IRI, a Chicago based market research firm. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 11, 2017 Link:… Read more »

Chinese-Owned Factory in Ohio Fights Off Unionization Plan

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Description: A Chinese glassmaker beat back a unionization bid at a plant in Ohio on Thursday, winning a key victory in an important test of the way Chinese companies handle employee relations as they increase their holdings in the United States. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/business/union-ohio-plant-china.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the… Read more »

‘We absolutely have a problem’: Canada’s tech sector gender gap

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Description: Canadian technology companies may be breaking new ground as innovators, but a landmark study published on Wednesday finds the sector is behind the times when it comes to finding a place for women in senior roles. Source: GlobeandMail.com Date: Oct 20, 2017 Link: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/technology/we-absolutely-have-a-problem-canadas-tech-sector-gender-gap/article36789423/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& Questions for discussion: Summarize the findings presented in this report?… Read more »

Under Armour is in serious trouble

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Description: The other shoe has dropped for struggling sneaker company Under Armour. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/31/investing/under-armour-earnings-stock/index.html Questions for discussion: What is happening to Under Armour? Why do you think this is happening? What can management do?

‘Fight the Man’ Ski Resort Leads Crowdfunding to Snub Vail

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Description: A tiny Canadian ski resort forged by Scandinavian miners chasing an 1890s gold rush has become the unlikely recipient of a record equity crowdfunding raise, tapping into powder hounds’ quest to fend off a wave of consolidation led by Vail Resorts Inc. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 01, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-01/-fight-the-man-ski-resort-leads-crowdfunding-to-snub-vail Questions for discussion: How is… Read more »

Watch CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo Discuss The Company’s Powerful Response to Opioid Epidemic

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Description: Pharmacy chain has the tools to begin formulating solutions to America’s crisis. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2gNw5gW Questions for discussion: What are the issues pharma stakeholders are dealing with, with respect to the opioid epidemic? What are the management implemications for CVS and other distributors in the pharma… Read more »

FedEx Has Gotten a Few Upgrades to Take On E-Commerce

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Description: We peeked into FedEx Ground hub in New Jersey. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2y7Iz5B Questions for discussion: How has technology helped FedEx serve customers better? Do you think Amazon would benefit by a greater degree of collaboration with just one delivery system?

Want to buy the world a Coke? Sales pop in U.S. and Asia

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Description: Coca-Cola’s push to focus less on high-calorie drinks seems to be paying off. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/25/investing/coca-cola-coke-earnings/index.html Questions for discussion: Why have Coke sales grown? From a marketing point of view, how can managers nurture this trend?

Nature’s Mix removes cancer claim from granola label after Marketplace investigation into ‘superfoods’

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Description: Nature’s Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a “superfood” and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa “prevents cancer” has removed the claim after a Marketplaceinvestigation. Source: CBC.ca Date: Oct 20, 2017 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/natures-mix-label-1.4365399 Questions for discussion: How do you think consumer decision-making will be affected by this report?… Read more »