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It’s hard to figure out exactly what Chinese shoppers want. It’s hard to figure out exactly what Chinese shoppers want. _chrisUK

Tesco’s ‘secret weapon’ no use in China

Compared to westerners, Asian consumers are variety seekers. Their frequent store-hopping has presented western supermarkets with a difficult conundrum. Follow the same strategy that worked well with loyal…
Sustainable living: it’s more difficult than just hugging trees. Sustainable living: it’s more difficult than just hugging trees. William Conran/PA

Recession could be the right time to help us change for the better

In the financial crisis and long global recession, millions have been forced to change their lifestyles to get by. When jobs, homes or businesses have been lost, many have had to change habits, hobbies…
Tax protests outside a Starbucks in London. But do people really care enough to make a difference? Tax protests outside a Starbucks in London. But do people really care enough to make a difference? Steve Parsons/PA

Consumers won’t boycott Apple or Google over tax … yet

The tax arrangements of major brands such as Google, Apple and Amazon have prompted a fierce debate over questions of organisational ethics, social justice and international co-operation. But as a consumer…
It’s not easy being green (though it is easy to talk about it). It’s not easy being green (though it is easy to talk about it). Anthony Agius

Green hypocrites? Behaviour change in a consumerist society

Many Australians are happy to declare their interest in sustainability, to reducing their environmental impact. But how many of them are prepared to reduce the amount they actually consume? We recently…

Research Briefs (5)

Crisp, new notes encourage saving

We’re more likely to spend worn bills than crisp, new notes according to a joint study from The University of Winnipe and…