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    A Look at Groupon’s Marketing Strategy

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    Groupon Stock Continues Steep Decline

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    What Could Groupon Achieve with Joey Levin on Board?

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    Will Groupon’s Stock Keep Rising in 2017?

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    Why Groupon Stock Fell in December 2016

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    How Does LivingSocial Fit into Groupon’s Strategy?

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    Why Has Comcast’s Atairos Invested in Groupon?

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    Groupon: Upcoming Player in the Food Delivery Services Market

    In August 2015, Groupon launched Groupon to Go in Chicago, offering food-delivery deals that allow customers to save up to 10% on every order.

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    September 2015 FOMC Minutes Highlighted Economic Growth

    The US economy rose by 3.9% in 2Q15, according to the third estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on September 25.

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    Groupon Enters the Food Delivery Services Market

    Groupon plans to partner with non-delivery restaurants to gain a competitive edge in the growing food delivery market.

    By Matilda James
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    Consumer

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