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Power to the people: How everyday acts of defiance can shape and change markets
Subtle, hidden and everyday acts of resistance and defiance by people with limited resources could have an impact on markets in societies where state and religion is all-powerful. (2019-04-15)
People turn to consumerism to confront problems, grief and feelings
People are increasingly turning to commercial settings as outlets for their emotions, confronting problems, grief and feelings. (2019-04-11)
Evidence: Inspirational augmented reality apps can improve brand attitude
More companies are using augmented reality marketing (ARM) to interact with customers. (2019-04-09)
New study exonerates refined grains
A study published this week in Advances in Nutrition, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the American Society of Nutrition, boldly substantiates that refined grains have gotten a bad rap. (2019-04-08)
Visualization strategies may backfire on consumers pursuing health goals
Using visualization as motivation is a common technique for achieving goals, but consumers who are pursuing health goals such as eating healthy or losing weight should use caution when using perspective-based visualizations. (2019-04-04)
Does live tweeting while watching TV distract from the ads?
Researchers from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at Goizueta Business School at Emory University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science which reveals that advertisers can see a boost in online shopping when television viewers multitask and engage in social media activity while watching certain programs. (2019-04-02)
Study identifies potential fix for hospital star rating program
Allowing for more quality measures in the federal government's Quality Star Rating program would create a fairer and more equitable model for assessing the level of quality at US acute-care hospitals, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. (2019-04-02)
Consumers view nutrition and health claims differently than regulators
Consumers may not consciously differentiate nutrition and health claims on foods in the way that regulatory experts do, new research published in the journal Nutrients reports. (2019-03-28)
Facebook is free, but should it count toward GDP anyway?
A new study by MIT researchers puts a dollar value on all those free digital goods people use, and builds the case that online activity can and should become part of GDP some day. (2019-03-26)
New type of mobile tracking link shoppers' physical movements, buying choices
A new study used a targeting strategy that tracks where, when, and for how long consumers are in a shopping mall to determine how shoppers' physical movements affect their economic choices. (2019-03-25)
Tepper School research identifies new e-reader pricing strategy
New research by Marketing Professor Hui Li suggests a dynamic pricing strategy that also allows tech companies to capture customers at their most profitable. (2019-03-25)
How the 'good feeling' can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate
More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers view positively. (2019-03-22)
How measurable is online advertising?
Researchers from Northwestern University and Facebook in March published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science that sheds light on whether common approaches for online advertising measurement are as reliable and accurate as the 'gold standard' of large-scale, randomized experiments. (2019-03-21)
New research shows people with PAD could have an omega-3 deficiency
New research published in the March 18 edition of Lipids showed that people who have peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a lower Omega-3 Index compared to those who don't have the disease. (2019-03-21)
Turn off a light, save a life, says new UW-Madison study
We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. (2019-03-20)
Study reveals how motivation affects nutrition and diet
New research led by the University of East Anglia suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily. (2019-03-15)
Daylight savings sees 'sleepy consumers' with a wider variety in their shopping carts
A recent study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that sleepier consumers reach for more variety at their local stores to help them stay awake, including those impacted by loss of sleep due to daylight saving time. (2019-03-11)
Surprise billing debate continues to transfix state and federal policy makers
This briefing paper seeks to bring needed clarity to the feverish, ongoing surprise billing debate underway on the state and federal level. (2019-03-06)
Sensory tests suggest 'liking' wines made with native grapes a learned response
Consumer preference or aversion to wines made from native grapes -- such as Concord, Niagara and Catawba, which are grown in North America -- may depend on early exposure to the fruits' sweet, ultra ''grapey'' taste and aroma, according to researchers who conducted sensory tests with wine drinkers in Pennsylvania and California. (2019-03-06)
Trade war results in substantial losses for US and other countries
Because of import tariffs through November 2018, US importers and consumers experienced $12.3 billion in added tax costs and $6.9 billion from reduced imports that otherwise would have been purchased at a lower price without the tariffs. (2019-03-04)
Should patients be considered consumers?
No, and doing so can undermine efforts to promote patient-centered health care, write three Hastings Center scholars in the March issue of Health Affairs. (2019-03-04)
Electronic 'word of mouth' useful in detecting, predicting fashion trends
According to new research from the University of Missouri, social media hashtags could be the tool fashion designers use to forecast trends in the industry to better connect with consumers. (2019-02-26)
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. (2019-02-21)
New weapon to combat counterfeit goods: use your smartphone to check for fake merchandise
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have invented a chemical fingerprint that, when used with a phone app, reveals whether a product is genuine or a fake. (2019-02-21)
Survey: Misunderstanding food date labels linked with higher food discards
A new survey examining US consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards, increased waste and food safety risks. (2019-02-19)
Happy as a pig in muck?
Photos play an important role when it comes to how agricultural products are seen by consumers. (2019-02-15)
Oldest Americans most focused on reducing food waste
The vast majority of Americans are paying attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest Michigan State University (MSU) Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. (2019-02-14)
Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food
A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the US by infecting millions of acres of orchards with an incurable bacterium called citrus greening disease. (2019-02-13)
Time-shift TV does not reduce amount of live TV, ads consumers watch
A new study looked at whether time-shift television, a technology that allows people to watch TV shows they missed without presetting devices to record content, has affected how people watch TV. (2019-02-07)
Walnut consumers tend to have lower prevalence of depression symptoms, says new study
A new epidemiological study suggests consuming walnuts may be associated with a lower prevalence and frequency of depression symptoms among American adults. (2019-02-07)
When the insurance company monitors your driving in real time does it help?
A new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science finds that the auto insurance industry's Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) approach, which uses on-board technology to report drivers' real time driving behavior, benefits both the motorist and the insurer. (2019-02-06)
Research: Religion affects consumer choices on specialty foods
People with strong religious beliefs are more likely to buy fat-free, sugar-free or gluten-free foods than natural or organic foods, according to new research that could influence the marketing of those specialty food products. (2019-02-04)
New study shows how vegans, vegetarians and omnivores feel about eating insects
Many non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores are open to including insects in their diet. (2019-01-30)
The hidden treasure of digital piracy? Can boost bottom line for manufacturers, retailers
Research analysis finds that a moderate level of piracy can have a positive impact on the bottom line for both the manufacturer and the retailer -- and not at the expense of consumers. (2019-01-28)
Putting understudied terrorists under a microscope
According to new research, the terrorist attacks we don't see on the news -- cyberattacks by far-left extremists -- are causing more widespread destruction than we know. (2019-01-25)
Computer analysis shows that popular music lyrics become angrier and sadder over time
A scientific analysis of the sentiment of popular music lyrics from the 1950s to 2016 showed that the expression of anger and sadness in popular music has increased gradually over time, while the expression of joy has declined. (2019-01-24)
On its own, Trump admin's price disclosure policy unlikely to help curb drug prices
The Trump administration's proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-01-22)
Price disclosure legislation unlikely to lower drug costs
The Trump administration's proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a study publishing Jan. (2019-01-22)
Molecules of GM food can accumulate in human digestive tract and enter cells of body
An international group of toxicologists, which includes scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), continues to study the potential risks of genetically modified (GM) products. (2019-01-17)
Health risks through fumigated containers
Products transported by sea in containers are often fumigated with biocides as protection against pests. (2019-01-16)
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