It’s not just about being eco-conscious and frugal: second-hand clothes shoppers are also more stylish.
Retailers have a range of strategies to encourage us to spend more - but they can help us to make healthier choices too.
The audio version of an in-depth article on how the future of shopping was shaped by its past.
Thousands of young people became pet owners during the pandemic - retailers should let them bring their furry friends to stores.
The pandemic changed the way we shop – with many ‘new’ initiatives actually reinventing old ways of doing things.
February 14 brings great expectations.
It’s not just about finding bargains.
A big part of coming to terms with consumption and climate change involves acknowledging the inordinate consumption and climate impact of the wealthy.
It’s hypocritical for retailers to make carbon pledges with one hand and continue pushing consumerism with the other.
How to protect your future self from post-purchase regret.
The Chinese manufacturing boom has been followed by a rapid growth in retail..
Researchers are looking into the potential technological threats to data safety and privacy from the smart supermarkets of the future.
An economic approach to emancipation.
A recent survey finds that the pandemic made it harder for many US households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
People feel less embarassed asking a robot for help, than a human.
Have you ever bought an item and then just not gotten around to using it because the time never felt right? New studies suggest an explanation for what researchers call nonconsumption.
How the big brands made it.
Thanks to a bid from a private equity firm backed by former Tesco boss Terry Leahy, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain is in play.
Well known retailers are too often stifled by risk averse corporate culture.
This doesn’t have to be the end for empty retail space.