Many Americans are snacking more, but looking for bargains in the snack aisle

Feb 9, 2024
Snacks account for more than a quarter of food and beverage spending. Returning to the office may be boosting sales.
Snacks account for more than a quarter of U.S. food and beverage spending, but PepsiCo is dealing with a bit of a sales crunch.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Holiday season discounts bring shoppers but not always profits

Dec 28, 2018
For many people, the end of the holiday season means dragging a Christmas tree out to the curb. For stores, it means throwing out advertisements for doorbusters and holiday deals — as well as dragging Christmas trees to the curb. The final two months of the year are retailers’ busiest, but all of those deals […]

Unclaimed Baggage Center turns one person’s lost stuff into another’s bargain buy

Nov 26, 2018
Some unique finds: A Christmas sweater with two neck holes, antlers, a taxidermied frog.
Shoppers at the Unclaimed Baggage Center shortly after doors opened at 8am. 
Gigi Douban/Marketplace