Jul 15, 2013 Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.
Jul 15, 2013 Cabela's, Benetton, and Mothercare are among national retailers that have tested the idea of tracking people with cellphone signals and video cameras as they shop stores, according to the New York Times.
Jun 25, 2013 LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
Jun 23, 2013 What to do when a negative customer service experience turns into a nightmare? LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus discusses how to assert your consumer rights to achieve satisfaction.
Jun 21, 2013 Retailers create one more excuse for a holiday sale.
Jun 21, 2013 Every once in a while we like to take a step back and look at the big picture. This week, the Sustainability desk did just that with "Consumed."
Jun 14, 2013 Can we afford the consumer economy? Yes, but there are costs. And not all of them have dollar signs attached. Let's talk about values.
Jun 14, 2013 Economists love to use the term "opportunity cost." In fact, you've probably heard it before. But what is it exactly? Senior producer and Whiteboard expert Paddy Hirsch explains.
Jun 13, 2013 Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in last month. Cars and discount stores did well in May, while department stores dragged.
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Jun 10, 2013 Most people remember the idea of the free market's "invisible hand," but it turns out, Adam Smith had a lot to say about consumers, too.