Features by Sally Herships
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: Santa, Christmas
Christmas is coming up and needless to say, Santa Claus must be busy. He is, after all, really the world’s ultimate personal shopper. And since Marketplace is a business program, we couldn’t help but wonder what sort of enterprise Santa runs.
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: home, home ownership, homeowner, Housing
Home prices are up nationwide. The recent demand has been good for more than just realtors and lenders.
Posted In: food prices, holidays, turkey
The drought has already affected livestock feed prices. Holiday dinner shopping list prices may be next.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt
Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?
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.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy
On the day Sandy hit, reporter Sally Herships went out into the streets of Brooklyn for a last-minute look at consumers' last minute preparations.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York
A natural disaster like Sandy can be devastating whether you're wealthy or just getting by. But the rich could have an easier, faster recovery.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, marketing
Companies walk a fine line between compassion and commercialism when it comes to disasters.