To Subscribe Or Not To Subscribe: The Consumer's DilemmaConsumers can't seem to escape offers that give us a deal or pledge to save us money. Many come through what are called subscriptions. It's how companies turn us from a one-time customer into a loyal one.
Delta Profits Soar As Oil Prices DropDelta Airlines announced Tuesday that it expects to save $3 billion in fuel costs this year compared to last. But will it mean cheaper flights for travelers?
Good Question: Are Gift Cards The Perfect Gift?More than 80 percent of Americans are expected to buy gift cards this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, it’s been the most requested gift item for eight years in a row.
Cider On Tap Talk: U Of M Alumni Launch Lionheart Cider CompanyA trend that has been growing exponentially over the years, craft has now moved its way into the vernacular of beer, cocktail, wine and even cider drinkers. In fact, depending on who you ask, cider is the fastest growing craft beverage on the market today.
Good Question: How Much Of Our Shopping Is Online?Over the past decade, online sales have grown every year, but they still have a ways until they catch up before they reach store sales. So, how much of our shopping is online? Good Question.
Good Question: What's The Markup At Retailers?With Black Friday coming up, potential customers already starting to see some really good deals -- 30, 40, and even 50 percent off. So, do stores make money on these sales? What are the markups? Good Question.
Good Question: Where Does Money From Government Fines Go?Takata Corporation copped to mishandling a defect</a> that killed at least eight people and left others -- including a Minnesota woman -- blind. The government hands out billions in fines every year, but where does that money go?
Good Question: Why Are There Sales On Holidays Like Labor Day?All week long, television ads have declared “incredible Labor Day weekend events,” otherwise known as sales.
Target Considers Adding Grocery Delivery ServiceOfficials with Target announced Wednesday morning they will soon be implementing grocery delivery. Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Jones announced the move to marketing partners Wednesday morning.
'The Atlantic' Magazine: American Dream Still Alive In Mpls.Add "The Atlantic" magazine to the list of national publications that are in love with the Twin Cities. While we've heard the accolades before: We're smart! We're financially stable! There's a lot to do here! An upcoming article in the March 2015 issue of "The Atlantic" explores how the hearty stew of all of those factors makes the Twin Cities a model for others. The authors go so far as to call it "The Miracle of Minneapolis."
U Of M Study: Hungry Shopping Can Influence Nonfood Purchases, TooA recent University of Minnesota study has revealed that being hungry while shopping not only influences our desire to buy food, but other nonfood objects.
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