Posted In: deprivation, scarcity, marketing
A new study from New York University says the groups of consumers who feel the most deprived are also those most swayed by their emotions.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Christmas
Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, meaning procrastinators get an extra day at the beginning of next week to finish up their shopping. And because Thanksgiving was as early as it could be this year, it's an extra-long holiday season for retailers.
Posted In: fashion, CGI, Ikea, Black Friday
The Swedish furniture maker Ikea increasingly relies on CGI -- computer-generated imagery -- to "make" the items in its catalog. It's enough to raise the question of whether computer graphics could ever replace people in the fashion photography business.