How stores are adapting to 2020 holiday shopping

Here's what to expect from Black Friday through the rest of the 2020 holiday shopping season, according to marketing professor Ayalla Ruvio.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

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More income inequality means fewer items in grocery stores

As income inequality increases, the variety of foods on grocery store shelves declines, researchers report.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Pandemic gun buyers face higher suicide risk

About 70% of those who bought a firearm during the COVID-19 pandemic reported having suicidal thoughts throughout their lives, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Is that mulch really cypress? Maybe some of it

People buy cypress mulch for rot resistance and other qualities, but new research finds that the label on the bag may be a lie.

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Warning labels can keep people from buying sugary drinks

Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages keep people from buying them. Is it time for the US to pass laws requiring them?

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~6 min

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Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 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

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Your wash cycle pollutes the land and the ocean

Thanks in part to our taste for "fast fashion" made from synthetic microfibers, our washing machines aren't just polluting the ocean, but the land, too.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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‘Natural’ product bias may apply to COVID vaccine

New research examining when consumers go for "natural" products may be relevant to public receptions of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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