Black Friday sales are expected to continue their upward trend thanks to savvy retailers and consumers who can't resist a bargain.
Moonshot. Enough reward points to take a longer trip?
It's a collosal business. But who gets the most out of 'rewards'? And what if we all used ours at once?
Is Black Friday already a relic?
'Christmas creep' is pushing the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier. Has Black Friday – its traditional start – lost its luster?
Why do companies devote so much energy to ingenuity that causes harm?
Discretionary pricing… for scientists and surveyors.
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If the government wants to tackle wealth inequality, then it has the tools at its disposal to help people pay a fair amount for everyday goods.
Best for business.
Having a Queen is a distinct business advantage, particularly due to reverence for the monarchy in new and emerging markets like China.
A scene from the past.
Britain’s night-time economy appears to be in a state of decline if recent headlines are anything to go by. Nearly half of the UK’s clubs have closed their doors in the past decade and pubs are closing…
What lessons are there in the beer industry?
The beer industry is a fascinating microcosm of the larger landscape of today’s business environment. Students can examine a range of questions facing businesses, through the beer industry.
Poundland sold well over a billion items last year.
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Discount stores thrive on their ability to attract the shoppers who want to shop there – not just the ones who need to.
El Celler’s Joan Roca (center) is now number one, but do consumers really need to know that?
Even when a hotel or restaurant ranking accurately reflects quality, consumers may be better off not knowing.
Not the aisle for happiness.
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A lifestyle based on aggressive consumption stresses the Earth's resources and, beyond a certain point of comfort, does not actually foster human fulfillment or happiness.
Is this why supermarkets offering fewer, cheaper products do well?
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Does anyone really know the proper price of anything in supermarkets anymore?
It’s personal: why shouldn’t consumers reclaim the rich data trail they create?
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The competition review could help shed light on whether Australian companies are willing to share the data they hold on us as consumers.
What’s in your basket?
It is important not to see the Consumer Price Index as some kind of cultural mirror.
Do online shop staff do online shopping while at work in their online shopping warehouse?
On Friday we witnessed images reminiscent of the London Riots from a few years ago. People with a crazed look in their eyes descended on shopping malls to plunder their contents. They fought with others…
Black in the UK. Signs of change.
The US has been accused of inflicting their commercialised version of Halloween on us, and now we have the horror of the Black Friday “celebrations” in our calendar as well. In the US, this is the day…
The draft report of the Competition Policy Review elevates consumer choice above all other considerations.
Are we consumers or are we citizens? Clearly most of us are both. In a capitalist economy people get much of what they need through competitive markets. Yet we also live within a society and have reasonable…
Consumers are more likely to choose locally sourced products when shopping, and define “local” as foods from their region…
Consumers are still falling for online marketing schemes according to a new Penn State University study. The study found…
We need to look past the colours, pictures and cleverly crafted claims.
If you’re confused by food labels, you’re not alone. But don’t hold your breath for an at-a-glance food labelling system that tells you how much salt, fat and sugar each product contains. Australia’s proposed…