Stories of the week shaping the future of consumer experiences (CX).
Spark Network -  Have a great Thanksgiving weekend? I know we did. Ate too much food, saw family and friends from near and far... We are all pretty lucky.

In addition, Charlie discovered snow for the first time... Not a huge fan but, its growing on him. Skiing by next year? We hope so.

As always, reach out with questions / comments on the content below. Would love to catch up over a coffee or HH.

Have a great week!

- Carter
Publications Close to Home
Fast Five: Black Friday Live from the Mall of America | Podcast
In this weeks episode, sponsored by Trigo, the gang talks all things Black Friday from the Mall of America, including Lululemon, the death of The Gap, b8ta, and the biggest surprise, the 'cold room' at Canada Goose.
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New Video “Fast Five: Shop, sweat, eat, relax at Lululemons New Store”
In this weeks episode, sponsored by Trigo and video recorded in front of a live audience at Third Haus, the gang talks Tik Tok, Krogers In-Store Farm, Lululemons new store, Coty and Kylie, Levis CEO predicting no sizes in 10 years and does a new segment, what did we miss?
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Research & Insights
They See You When You’re Shopping - The New York Times

How Sephora, Gucci, Kiehl’s and more track about 20 million online shoppers every day. (Spoiler: with cartoons.)

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Amazon’s New York City warehouse is reportedly a dangerous place to work - The Verge

The JFK8 warehouse has reported a high OSHA injury rate

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Brands & Retailers Opens Its Largest Offline Store to Date, and in Western China
Advancing its vision of a truly boundaryless retail experience for its customers,, China’s largest retailer by revenue is launching “JD E-SPACE,” a custom-built, 50,000-square-meter modern shopping destination in Chongqing,

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CBD seltzer brand pays Venmo users for their Instagram promotions
Recess is trying an unconventional campaign that sidesteps marketing regulations on Facebook-owned platforms.

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Social & Technology
Why Pinterest’s commerce strategy is focusing on small businesses
Pinterest has a new page that showcases select small businesses. It’s another example of the social media platform trying to prove to brands that it’s a worthy alternative to Facebook and Google.

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JC Penney rings in holiday proposal season with AR ad driving virtual try-ons
The mobile campaign with Verizon Media includes immersive, full-screen spots, a "wedding personality" quiz and ad sponsorship on HuffPost Life.

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