consumer behavior


Macy's flagship store in New York.

"What's a department store, Dad?"

Aug 14, 2015
The street-side retailers lost their cultural dominance; now they're losing sales.
Posted In: shopping, consumer behavior, consumers, department stores

Your groceries are still shrinking

Aug 7, 2015
It's not an optical illusion. We're paying more for less.
Posted In: groceries, shrinking, consumer behavior

For many, rebates are worth jumping through some hoops

Feb 9, 2015
Customers often use a rebate to justify buying something they want anyway.
Posted In: rebates, shopping, consumer behavior
A sign inviting job applications is posted in the window of a Domino's Pizza in Albany, California.

Consumer confidence on the rise at year's end

Dec 30, 2014
“People expect the economy to improve, and their personal finances to improve."
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer behavior, unemployement
2014 Dodge Ram

With gas prices down, we're buying more SUVs

Nov 4, 2014
Car buyers are impulsive, but not necessarily 'dumb.'
Posted In: crude oil, gas prices, consumer spending, consumer behavior
Alex Martinez, 18, celebrates being the first person with new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the Puerta del Sol Apple Store in Madrid, Spain. Overall retail sales this month weren't strong, but still did better than expected.

Retail's new normal

Oct 15, 2014
September retail sales take a slight dip from August.
Posted In: retail sales, consumer spending, consumer behavior
American consumers

Do consumers have to shop to save the economy?

Aug 15, 2014
Kai discusses the week that was.
Posted In: world economy, consumer behavior
Father's Day Tools

Things your dad likes: Tools, electronics, crackers

Jun 13, 2014
A list of favorite brands of fathers confirms every male stereotype.
Posted In: father's day, branding, consumer behavior
Consumer Spending Rises Sharply During Month Of March

PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

May 13, 2014
China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.
Posted In: consumer behavior, China, budget

Dove tops list of mothers' 10 favorite brands

May 7, 2014
Despite backlash to their "Real Beauty" ad campaign, Dove is the best perceived brand by mothers in the U.S..
Posted In: mother's day, mothers, consumer behavior, Dove