consumers

In Chicago, pedestrians walk by a furniture store, where sales can help indicate broader economic trends.

Here's why we care about durable goods

May 26, 2015
Think of it as an optimism indicator.
Posted In: durable goods, consumers, consumable goods
Boeing

Cheaper fuel, cheaper flights. But not for you.

May 25, 2015
Continued low oil prices mean airlines are saving billions of dollars.
Posted In: airline industry, oil prices, consumers

How much are our feelings worth?

May 15, 2015
New consumer sentiment numbers come out tomorrow – and they’re not (all) free.
Posted In: data, consumer sentiment, consumers
Whole Foods is looking to appeal to millennials with a new line of stores.

Whole Foods tries to shed its 'Whole Paycheck' image

May 7, 2015
The company says it’ll start a new chain aimed at those darn millennials.
Posted In: Whole Foods, millennials, consumers, organic food
The U.S. Capitol.

Weekly Wrap: Comsumers, Congress and commodities

Dec 12, 2014
A discussion of highlights from the week's news.
Posted In: consumers, Congress, commodities

What kind of shopping mall is successful today?

Dec 16, 2013
Malls have become more nimble, offering specialized services and experiences you can't find online.
Posted In: shopping mall, consumers, Retail

Is the all-you-can-eat model ever a good idea?

May 9, 2012
Unlimited data plans, unlimited airline miles, all-you-can eat buffets -- looking at the logic (or lack of) behind companies that launch all-you-can-eat plans.
Posted In: unlimited, all-you-can-eat, AT&T, American Airlines, consumers

Economists say consumers will start spending

Nov 11, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is up today. The U.S. consumer - that beaten-down, bedraggled, hopeless character - seems to be getting a shot of opt...
Posted In: consumers, Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail

Apple launches Mac App store, but not without a glitch

Jan 6, 2011
Apple didn't have to attend the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to make headlines. The company simply took advantage of opportune ti...
Posted In: apple, apps, consumers, iPad, iPhone, mac

Green v. Green : Environment v. Sales

Oct 5, 2010
This final note today. A lesson in how going green can come with some corporate pitfalls. Frito Lay announced today it's getting rid of the plant...
Posted In: consumers, Environment, sales, Sun Chips