Mar 24, 2014 To tip or not to tip? Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message.
Lindsay Foster Thomas
Mar 7, 2014 Earlier this year, Billboard reported the first drop in digital music sales since the iTunes store made its debut in 2003. CD sales continued their steady decline and overall album sales experienced an 8.4% drop.
Mar 7, 2014 In the grocery business, supermarkets are the underdog
Feb 28, 2014 Grocery chains look at the lack of neighborhood competition as a bad thing.
Nov 15, 2013 Costco, Nordstrom and BJ's Wholesale Club will stay closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Sep 12, 2013 Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the Fresh and Easy chain from Tesco. Today's earnings report from Kroger affords a glimpse into the way these markets make money.
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 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.