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Researchers identify seasonal peaks for foodborne infections
Using a newly developed approach, researchers have identified seasonal peaks for foodborne infections that could be used to optimize the timing and location of food inspections. (2020-06-01)
New insights into vaping uptake among Māori and Pacific peoples
Māori and Pasifika who have not been able to quit smoking may need more support to move from smoking to vaping, researchers from the University of Otago and Māori public health collective Hāpai Te Hauora have found. (2020-05-24)
Scarcity reduces consumers' concerns about prices, even during a pandemic, research shows
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing Research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's quality. (2020-05-13)
New test could guarantee the perfect avocado
A technique for measuring the ripeness of avocados could reduce waste by up to 10% and help fulfil consumer demand for ready-to-eat fruit. (2020-05-05)
Study on firms' return policies offers guidance on pricing, returns, refunds
A new study examined the decisions around the pricing and return policies of a retailer with both stores and online sales to help explain why some firms opt to fully refund customers for their returns while others charge a fee for online returns. (2020-04-30)
Want to stop consumer hoarding in times of crisis?
Consumer stockpiling and hoarding took center stage in recent months as the COVID-19 virus has spread around the world, and with it, panic buying on the part of millions. (2020-04-02)
How customers search for hedonic versus utilitarian purchases
Consumers browse social media and product pages two weeks before final hedonic purchases, utilize third-party reviews up to two weeks before final utilitarian purchases, and use search engines, deals, and competitors' product pages closer to utilitarian purchases. (2020-03-27)
Just as tobacco advertising causes teen smoking, exposure to alcohol ads causes teens to drink
Exposure to alcohol advertising changes teens' attitudes about alcohol and can cause them to start drinking, finds a new analysis led by NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. (2020-02-24)
Increasing number of grocery stores in some areas could reduce food waste up to 9%
Food waste is a big problem in the United States. (2020-02-12)
Words matter when it comes to apparel for people living with disabilitie
Brands should consider the language they use when marketing products to this group of consumers, according to a new study from the University of Missouri. (2020-02-06)
More grocery stores means less food waste -- and a big carbon cut
One strategy for reducing food waste's environmental impact is as counterintuitive as it is straightforward: Open more grocery stores. (2020-02-03)
Demand for drone delivery in e-retail is high, ability to meet that demand low
Consumers want what they want, and they want it now. (2020-01-29)
Alcohol tax reform needed
La Trobe University researchers have found introducing a minimum unit price (MUP) of $1.30 per standard drink across Australia could dramatically reduce alcohol consumption. (2020-01-15)
How retailers can make more money in online auctions
To get more participants in online auctions and drive up the winning bid prices, two things matter: how long an auction is active and the day of the week it closes, finds researchers from the University Maryland, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University. (2020-01-13)
How successful are retailer-themed super saver events?
Retailer-Themed Super Saver Events (ReTSS) yield different outcomes than regular sales promotions. (2020-01-09)
Product distribution restraints are not equal research shows
Online shoppers may be pleasantly surprised to find the price of their chosen item has dropped once they've moved to the checkout phase of their purchase. (2020-01-09)
APS tip sheet: Modeling supermarket traffic jams
Modeling supermarket layouts could help reduce aisle congestion. (2019-12-18)
Financial Infidelity: Secret spending costs couples and companies
Boston College Assistant Professor of Marketing Hristina Nikolova and colleagues define financial infidelity as 'engaging in any financial behavior expected to be disapproved of by one's romantic partner and intentionally failing to disclose the behavior.' Nikolova and researchers from Indiana University, University College London, and University of Notre Dame constructed the first scale to identify and measure the central habits of financial infidelity and examined the effects of this consumer trait on individuals and companies, they report in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2019-12-11)
Concordia research shows that using green products leads to a warm glow in shoppers
A new paper out of Concordia's John Molson School of Business suggests that spending some of that money on green products might make consumers feel quite a bit better about their purchases. (2019-12-05)
Click, click, cook: Online grocery shopping leaves 'food deserts' behind
A Yale University analysis found that most people in 'food deserts' in 8 states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (2019-12-02)
Value chain collaboration in new product development yields innovativeness and performance
Businesses looking for a cutting edge in new products find greater innovativeness and better performance of both product and company overall when working with other firms in the same value chain. (2019-11-01)
Study: To encourage healthy eating, focus on mobile produce and farmers markets
A UBuffalo Ph.D. student conducted a literature review of studies on new mobile produce markets, farmers markets and grocery stores, and how each affected a key outcome: Increasing produce consumption in under-resourced neighborhoods. (2019-10-30)
A tale of two cities: Impact of reducing teens' access to flavored tobacco products
Restricting youth access to flavored tobacco products holds the promise of reducing their overall tobacco use, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier. (2019-10-24)
Closures affect 1 in 8 pharmacies in the US
Despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015, one in eight pharmacies, or 9,654, had closed during this period. (2019-10-21)
Consumer confidence in package delivery services vital for online retailers
New research published in an upcoming edition of the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that an online retailer's delivery strategy is imperative to that retailer's success and can be a determinant factor as to whether consumers purchase again. (2019-10-14)
Promotional games at retail stores increase consumer spending
Surprisingly, even when the discount won from a promotional game is smaller than a traditional discount -- say only 10% versus 20% -- researchers still saw the same phenomenon. (2019-10-03)
Tobacco giants still marketing cigarettes despite plain packaging legislation
The study from Bath's Tobacco Control Research Group suggests governments implementing legislation for plain packaging for cigarettes need to close loopholes. (2019-09-24)
Complexity of plastics make it impossible to know which are dangerous
A recent study found that 3 out of 4 plastic consumer products contain harmful chemicals. (2019-09-17)
Shoppers more likely to pay for upgrades when extra cost is an 'add-on,' study finds
Shoppers are up to one-third more likely to shell out for the premium option when the extra cost is expressed as an add-on, as opposed to a higher overall price, according to new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business. (2019-09-11)
Do those retail apps increase customer engagement and sales in all channels?
Researchers from Texas A&M University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science (Editor's note: The source of this research is INFORMS), which shows that retailers' branded mobile apps are very effective in increasing customer engagement, increasing sales on multiple levels, not just on the retailer's website, but also in its stores. (2019-09-03)
Study shows gun shops can aid in preventing suicides
Firearm retailers throughout Washington are willing to learn about suicide prevention but are reluctant to talk to customers about mental health issues, according to a new study by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington. (2019-08-08)
Link between intimate partner homicide and firearms dealters in urban settings
The forthcoming Rutgers-Camden study, to be published in the journal Preventative Medicine, is the first to investigate the connection between firearms dealers and intimate partner homicide at the county level, and one of only a handful ever to examine how access to legal guns through federally licensed firearm dealers in the community is linked to gun violence. (2019-08-05)
A first bad apple spoils the bunch
People are more likely to judge the performance of a group based on member's that are labelled as first or number one than they are on any other member, according to new research led by Cass Business School academic Dr Janina Steinmetz. (2019-07-30)
To get customers to buy more in the future, help them buy a gift
A new study finds that retailers can leverage gift purchases as an effective relationship-building marketing instrument to engage customers with the brand and drive future purchases. (2019-07-30)
Backed in black: How to get people to buy more produce
Researchers may have figured out the secret to get people to buy more fresh produce: dress veggies up in black. (2019-07-16)
Small shops, heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco
'Our findings suggest that certain types of stores -- tobacco shops, convenience stores and those with a lot of tobacco advertising -- are more likely to sell tobacco to a young person without checking his or her ID.' (2019-06-24)
Rebirth of the Japanese black tea market: challenges for entrepreneurial green tea farmers
We investigated the history of Japanese black tea, its decline, the manufacturing technology and the components of tea. (2019-06-18)
From surfer shorts to surgical drapes
Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society. (2019-06-17)
Somebody's watching you: The surveillance of self-driving cars
Picture the future. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and tell the car where you want to go. (2019-06-07)
Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults
Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. (2019-06-05)
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