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.

Weekly Wrap: Comsumers, Congress and commodities

Dec 12, 2014
A discussion of highlights from the week's news.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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