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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)
Consumers want food labelling details spoon-fed
A new study found consumers want information on bioengineered foods -- they just want it spoon-fed to them. (2019-06-04)
Food insecurity in Nunavut increased after Nutrition North Canada introduced
Food insecurity, meaning inadequate or insecure access to food because of a lack of money, has worsened in Nunavut communities since the introduction of the federal government's Nutrition North Canada program in 2011, found research published in CMAJ. (2019-05-21)
Bad marketing encourages consumers to opt for lower quality products
A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT Berlin together with Yalcin Akcay from Melbourne Business School. (2019-05-21)
Philadelphia beverage tax associated with higher prices, reduced sales
A few US cities have instituted beverage taxes on sweetened drinks to generate revenue and to reduce consumption of these drinks because of their association with obesity and poor health. (2019-05-14)
Philadelphia's sweetened drink sales drop 38% after beverage tax
One year after Philadelphia passed its beverage tax, sales of sugary and artificially sweetened beverages dropped by 38% in chain food retailers, according to Penn Medicine researchers who conducted one of the largest studies examining the impacts of a beverage tax. (2019-05-14)
Poor, crowded cities lack access to opioid reversal drug, Rutgers study finds
People living in the most populous, low-income areas in New Jersey with the highest risk for opioid overdoses have less access to the potentially life-saving opioid reversal drug naloxone, Rutgers researchers find. (2019-04-30)
Massachusetts General study finds women pay more for over-the-counter moisturizers
A study from dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital finds significant, gender-based price discrepancies in facial moisturizing products at three top online retailers - Amazon, Target, and Walmart. (2019-04-29)
Biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping after 3 years in the environment
Researchers from the University of Plymouth's International Marine Litter Research Unit examined the degradation of five plastic bag materials widely available from high street retailers in the UK. (2019-04-28)
Study finds differences in storefront tobacco advertising by product type
In response to US restrictions on where tobacco companies are allowed to advertise their products, the industry now dedicates nearly all of its $9 billion advertising budget to activities occurring in retail settings. (2019-04-24)
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)
Tweeting while viewing doesn't diminish TV advertising's reach and often leads to shopping
People watching 'social shows' like 'Dancing with the Stars' or 'The Bachelor' on television and simultaneously sharing their views on Twitter are more likely to be committed to the program and shop online, according to new research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (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)
Do cold temperatures result in heat-of-the-moment purchases?
In 2005, the New York Times reported that high end retailer Bergdorf Goodman kept its stores chilled to 68.3 degrees, whereas Old Navy's was kept at a balmy 80.3. (2019-02-07)
Seafood mislabelling persistent throughout supply chain, study finds
Researchers examined 203 samples from 12 key targeted species collected from various importers, processing plants and retailers in Ontario. (2019-02-07)
Fair treatment by supermarkets key to suppliers' performance
Small suppliers who believe they are fairly treated by big supermarkets will put more resources into their relationship with buyers and perform better, according to academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2019-02-07)
Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug
A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years. (2019-02-04)
Research into outdoor and protective clothing seeks to shake off fluorochemicals
Rain-repelling fluorochemicals used in waterproof clothing can and should be phased out as unnecessary and environmentally harmful, textile researchers argue. (2019-01-29)
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)
Sustainable choices on palm oil must be easier for consumers, says new study
Consumer goods companies and retailers need to be upfront about where palm oil in their products comes from to relieve consumers of the burden of making sustainable choices. (2019-01-03)
Plain packaging sparked tobacco price rises, new study finds
The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling. (2018-12-17)
Retail outlets using telehealth pose significant privacy, policy concerns for health care
As insurers, medical groups, vendors and supply chains expand services with acquisitions/mergers, and Walmart, Amazon and other retail outlets deliver health care services, including telehealth, UC Davis School of Medicine physicians say more needs to be done to protect patient privacy, anticipate the capabilities of artificial intelligence and other rapidly advancing technologies, and leverage the significant advantages these outlets have over current health care organizations re access to data to improve health care delivery. (2018-12-03)
High risk alternative tobacco products disproportionately sold in low-income communities
Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products. (2018-12-03)
Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits
Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their wallets, said Yuqian Xu, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois. (2018-11-29)
Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales
Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. (2018-11-27)
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