Compulsive spending is on the rise, here's what you need to know.
Materialism has an ugly face but it is here to stay. Rather than focusing efforts to diminish it we should utilise materialism to benefit wider society.
If your New Year's resolutions include improving your diet, it's worth thinking about eating healthier for the planet.
Water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste: fast fashion comes at a huge cost to the environment.
If you find help messages from factory and delivery workers in your presents this season, how should you respond?
Six questions to ask yourself before you buy that last minute Christmas present.
Despite the delight of not having to work for several days or even weeks, holidays come with pressures.
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.
The idea of pop-up shops has been around for ages, but now even established high-street retailers are being forced to buy in.
Rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it's much easier to understand and work with innate human flaws.
Loblaw is playing defence against Amazon, the boogeyman of retailing. But if Canadian grocers went on the offensive, they'd be able to deliver much more than food to Canadian homes.
With the retail industry struggling, the need to lure people into spending has never been greater.
They engage with your senses and subconscious.
Will the rest of the world catch up with a trend which encourages gift buying for yourself?
Johannesburg's central business district is developing into a major cross border shopping hub, servicing the broader sub-Saharan region and has a potential to grow even further.
The way children make choices about candy on Halloween tells us a lot about human psychology.
The company has made the world flat (packed).
The NSW government is set to mandate a 3 year minimum expiry period for gift cards, but it isn't clear that this will solve the problem of unredeemed cards.
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.