The global trade of counterfeit and pirated products costs countries like Canada billions a year. Governments and industries must come together to protect Canadians.
Companies seen as big polluters suffer little in terms of reputation and sales when they are found making misleading claims about protecting the environment.
Subsidies are often a policy go-to for governments wanting to encourage more climate-friendly behaviours. But they should be used with caution.
The rich history of UK consumer culture has been captured in the composition of the ‘basket of goods’ used to measure inflation.
The sneaky strategy of reducing pack sizes shows the strength of consumers’ cognitive bias towards focusing on price, no matter what.
The introduction of these technologies in Ghana has created an enabling platform for consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for goods and services
Studies show that when people can ride in a car without having to operate it, they increase their car use. That could increase traffic and pollution, unless government puts a price on car travel.
We’ve seen panic buying, the rise of the “homebody economy” and a strong shift towards contactless shopping. So what now?
As continued panic buying will only perpetuate any fuel shortages, it’s important to think about what can be done to curb it.
We still don’t know whether ecolabels are significantly better for the environment than alternatives.
School banking programs like Dollarmites are being banned in some state schools due to the idea children are vulnerable to marketing tactics. But our research shows this isn’t always the case.
Another local lockdown, another outbreak of shoppers stockpiling. Fortunately supply chains are now prepared.
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.
Millennials and Gen Z overwhelmingly support the movement, and consumer brands are well aware of their growing spending power.
Research suggests the coronavirus pandemic’s greatest impact is due to people changing their behaviour voluntarily. So we may be overestimating the costs of government restrictions.
Melbourne’s return to stage 3 restrictions has precipitated another round of grocery stockpiling. But supermarket shelves won’t be empty as long as last time.
What motivates people to panic buy and stockpile goods like toilet paper? The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the chance to find out.
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.
To curb opportunistic shoplifting, supermarkets want you to know you are being watched. But they’re also hoping for self-reflection.