Shoppers like to touch products – and this can also make them spend more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in digital localism — consumers using online local sites to buy and supply goods. Do platforms born during COVID-19 have a chance of survival?
As online retailers like Boohoo and ASOS mop up some of the biggest high street brands, shops are increasingly under threat.
Experts weigh in on whether they will sit and eat at a restaurant.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become more than a safety regulation for those working in retail — it's a sign of respect and an acknowledgement that they're people too.
With limits on family time this Christmas, are we going to supplement Christmas spirit with presents?
Christmas markets are big business in UK cities – but not this year.
COVID-19 has closed high streets and disrupted sales, and retailers have been looking for ways forward beyond traditional discount events.
In October, the Hudson's Bay Company announced that it would be closing its flagship location in downtown Winnipeg. This closure is reflective of the changing nature of downtown neighbourhoods.
New research suggests people who are experiencing physical pain are willing to spend more money than they otherwise would.
Could spending money on goods and produced in the UK help bolster the crumbling economy?
Woolworths' A$780 millon investment in new automated distribution centres is a sign of how much COVID-19 has changed the way we shop. It points what's to come in the retail sector.
Retailers must focus on training customer-facing teams to succeed post-coronavirus.
There are strong psychological drivers underpinning the impulse to splurge hard-earned money online. There are also some simple ways to stop.
What if lingering in a shop or restaurant is the last thing on your mind? COVID-19 is rewriting the rules of retail.
Should I wear a mask and gloves in the grocery story? Sanitize my food? A food virologist takes on the top questions people are asking as they shop for food amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The overwhelming majority of us say we care about animal welfare. But when it comes to shopping, our actions often take a different turn.
Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
The recent seizures of counterfeit testing kits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the counterfeiters have begun to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.
Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.