December shores up 'mom and pop’ toy shops, for now

Dec 16, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun Toy Store in Cleveland.

More retailers promise last-minute Christmas delivery

Dec 15, 2014
... even after last year's debacle.

Santa Claus' estimated salary for 2014

Dec 8, 2014
Billions and billions of customers served.

What's with the addiction to subscription boxes?

Nov 21, 2014
Beauty sample site Birchbox is crediting with starting the trend. And now almost any American, and her finicky pet, could survive on these subscription boxes alone.

The Chinese New Year: A 2 week holiday everywhere?

Feb 6, 2014
When two weeks leads to two months of manufacturing delays.

Open for business on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 20, 2014
How businesses observe Martin Luther King Day has changed over time.

Why pecan pie potato chips spur grocery sales

Dec 3, 2013
Notice an abundance of peppermint and eggnog flavored foods at the grocery store this time of year? Here's why.

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The rise and fall of holiday traditions

Dec 2, 2013
Pink slips were falling like flurries of December snow, and amidst all this gloom bosses around country announced that there would be no holiday work party.

Why Thanksgivukkah = marketing gold!

Nov 28, 2013
The intersection of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah make for huge marketing opportunities.

How to make airports cool -- and profitable

Nov 28, 2013
Airports used to be dull, grey boxes we had to pass through to get from one place to another.