First reviews can set products up for success or failure

The first review a product gets online can sway how many reviews it gets for the next few years as well as the tone of those reviews, researchers report.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

retail internet consumers society-and-culture

How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~7 min

retail business internet money consumers society-and-culture online-shopping

How artificial intelligence may be making you buy things

Retailers are increasingly using AI to try to predict and encourage what customers purchase.

bbcnews
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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How will COVID-19 change holiday shopping?

The 2020 holiday shopping season will be like none before. Here's what that means for retailers, shoppers, and the bottom line.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

retail covid-19 consumers society-and-culture health-and-medicine

When stuff is scarce, people don’t judge quality by price

When items are scarce, as many items are during the pandemic, people quit using price as a main measure of their quality, new reserch shows.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

retail money consumers society-and-culture

Panic buying in the wake of COVID-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

Most consumers in South Africa aren't able to fill up a trolley of groceries for their daily needs, let alone join the panic buying induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Lappeman, Head of Projects, UCT Liberty Institute of Strategic Marketing, University of Cape Town • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~7 min

 retail  covid-19  inequality  consumer-behaviour  informal-sector  panic-buying

Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 28, 2020 ~4 min

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Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn 'bags for life' sold, research finds

Households bought 54 "reusable" bags on average last year, research says, prompting calls for a ban.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~4 min

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Menthol cigarette restrictions could hike cost, cut use

"Targeting the tobacco retail environment is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in tobacco control."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~3 min

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How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
April 26, 2019 ~5 min

retail business internet money consumers society-and-culture online-shopping

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