“Cooling-off” periods for purchases made in high-pressure selling situations like door-to-door sales don’t help consumers, research shows.
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Customers who make purchases under pressure don't use the usual 10-day cooling-off period given under law, new research finds.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday start the frenzy of Christmas spending. Don't let them lure you in with their deals.
Is Black Friday still a thing?
While some pundits claim the much-hyped shopping day that follows our Thanksgiving feasts has lost its relevance, the reality is a lot more complicated, as four important facts show.
Viral marketing in the making.
John Lewis' Christmas ad is highly anticipated and guaranteed to get Britain spending.
Aldi has mastered the phantom product, even though customers know it’s not a brand in disguise.
More supermarkets are starting to stock "phantom brands"- private label products without any reference to the business' brand or logo.
Woolworths, along with other big grocery retailers, is backing away from smaller convenience stores.
Some of the bigger grocery retailers are moving away from convenience stores because of increased costs, difficulties reading the market and cannibalisation.
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The time may be ripe for a South African raid on the UK's discounted high street.
It looks cheap, but unit pricing gives the true picture.
It turns out unit pricing really is a handy tool to save money, so why are we still not using it?
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.
We want products that last, it's up to manufacturers to provide us with the information we need to buy them.
This has gotta be the deal of the century!
EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
You're no mug right? Think again. We all get fooled by anchoring, and probably use it ourselves as well.
Hitting the buffers.
When a High Street stalwart falls by the wayside, don't rush to mourn the slow death of town centre shopping.
A speck of gold from a mine in Liberia, Africa.
Shopping for a gold ring? New guidelines seek to be the rough equivalent of Fair Trade for small-scale gold mining.
Everyone has experienced it. Striding along in a purposeful hurry, your progress is thwarted by a slow-moving pedestrian, dawdling along the pavement. Perhaps they’re talking into their mobile phone, looking…
Poundland: now a staple of the British high street.
The unstoppable spread of budget stores is an emotive topic, but they can bring fresh life to town centres
‘Too much Call of Duty, not enough shopping’.
Is the shopping experience the next for a technological overhaul with virtual reality?
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.
Architects should experiment with cues that encourage potential thieves to make unconscious decisions not to steal.
Research suggests Asians are more driven to find bargains, whatever the cost.
Research shows that Asians are more inclined than Westerners to spend too long searching online for the best deals.
Santana Row, located in San Jose, California, is one of many Lifestyle Centers cropping up around the country. Parading themselves as a Main Street from a bygone era, these new retail centers hope to recreate what was lost in the rush to cover America with large malls from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Meet the indoor shopping mall's hipper, “New Urbanist” cousin.