People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it's hard to keep that information in mind.
Why did most fans shun the prequel series, but embrace the recent spate of 'Star Wars' films? A recent study offers some clues.
Retailers are banking on some of our behavioural and emotional traits to get us to sign up to subscription boxes.
The current trend is to dispense with meat and even any animal products. What does science say about these new diets?
Marketing has moved from a focus on the product itself to the consumer, who they are and finally, how they think.
Young people are taking to bins to protest food waste.
Online grocery shopping is a potential growth area for Canadian grocery chains. Yet Canadians are proving to be lukewarm about buying groceries online, preferring to shop in stores.
The decision by the bureau's founding director to step down this month offers Republicans and the Trump administration a chance to finally gut the bureau they've long despised.
New stores based on the business of personal shoppers for Chinese clients are capitalising on the country's emerging middle class.
The government needs to learn from the mistakes in the US in sharing our credit history information to third parties.
Republican efforts to kill a rule designed to make it easier for people to sue banks are a reminder of why it's so important to have a government agency that protects consumers.
It might seem ridiculously early, but you may wish to heed the benefits of starting your Christmas shopping early.
The rapid penetration of internet technologies in Africa provides hope for e-commerce's continued growth. Potential online stores need to understand what draws or pushes customers away.
Weather has an impact on the sales of certain products, and new research shows that timely adjustments in price and advertising can make it possible for firms to increase profits.
Companies are exploiting a knowledge gap with consumers and fears of the supposed health hazards of certain ingredients with so-called absence labels.
Inequality actually restricts people from earning more, educating themselves and becoming entrepreneurs.
People may initially assume the worst when they encounter for-profit companies with social missions. What can these social ventures with good intentions do to gain people’s support?
Shifting to plug-in cars wouldn't be enough to max out global oil consumption by 2040. But it could help make that happen if cities pitch in and ride-sharing doesn't crowd out public transportation.
A recent ban on charges for paying by credit or debit card could open the door to legal action for surplus fees paid in the past.
The economics of the money-back guarantee can work in retailers' favour, in certain circumstances.