Nov. 21, 2014 — Banks are increasingly issuing 'CoCo' bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank's equity. To date, ... full story
Nov. 17, 2014 — A University of Missouri researcher found that consumers' preferences differ when they are shopping in a physical store compared to shopping online. Catering to shoppers' online and ... full story
Nov. 17, 2014 — The online purchasing behavior of private individuals shopping in their leisure time is heavily influenced by recommendations made by other customers. Customer endorsements, in the form of Facebook ... full story
Nov. 11, 2014 — When consumers see a company performing good deeds, they often assume that the company's products are healthy. According to a new study this may be far from true, and the company’s socially ... full story
Oct. 31, 2014 — Countries can learn lessons from Cyprus' economic crash and subsequent bailout package in terms of preventing future financial crises, according to a ... full story
Oct. 23, 2014 — Avoiding power struggles in the grocery store with children begging for sweets, chips and other junk foods – and parents often giving in – could be helped by placing the healthier options at the ... full story
Oct. 16, 2014 — Renewing health insurance is more complicated than simply choosing the same plan year after year because plans change annually, a community health specialist ... full story
Oct. 15, 2014 — With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production. A new study shows that ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — The homebound status of adults over the age of 65 in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake is still a serious public health concern, a study suggests. Of 2,327 older adults surveyed, ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Do consumers make the same choices when products such as beer, soft drinks, or candy bars are sold individually or in bundles? According to a new study, consumers purchase a greater variety of ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Suppose you grabbed a few cookies before heading out to the grocery store and start to feel guilty or ashamed about breaking your diet. According to a new study, feeling guilty might find you ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Should every successful product launch involve some sort of dazzling spectacle? A new study tells us that this might be a great way to market an upgrade, but a flashy launch could backfire if a new ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Consumers worldwide associate France with fashion and luxury and are willing to pay a lot for French luxury products such as perfume and wine. But what about products made in countries with less ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — What would happen to all those millions of Snickers fans if their favorite chocolate bar was temporarily out of stock? Would they wait for it to be available again or would they quickly switch ... full story
Sep. 24, 2014 — Customers care more about their past experiences with service firms when the economy is doing well, according to a research team. This study is among the first to examine how customers respond to ... full story
States Need to Assume Greater Role in Regulating Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Experts SaySep. 24, 2014 — Because of lax federal oversight of dietary supplements, which are marketed to adults and adolescents for weight loss and muscle building, but usually do not deliver promised results and can actually ... full story
- Catering to needs of in-store, online customers boosts marketing effectiveness, revenue
- Recommendations by other customers significantly influence Internet purchasing behavior
- Good cause + moderate discount = more sales
- The Trojan horse burger: Do companies that 'do good' sell unhealthy food?
- Many older adults still homebound after 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
- The Costco effect: Do consumers buy less variety at bigger stores?
- Feeling guilty or ashamed? Think about your emotions before you shop
- Marketing an innovative new product? An exciting product launch could hurt sales
- Country of origin: Are negative stereotypes always bad for business?
- Brand loyalty: What happens when our favorite products are unavailable?
- Customer experience matters more when economy is strong, research shows
- States need to assume greater role in regulating dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, experts say
- Why are consumers willing to spend more money on ethical products?
- Do ads showing sexy women make male consumers less charitable?
- Study reveals drivers of Western consumers' readiness to eat insects
- Where you live may be putting you at risk for foodborne illness, researcher finds
- Educated consumers more likely to use potentially unreliable online healthcare information
- Student debt growing, number of university financial education programs still deficient
- Gifts that generate gratitude keep customers loyal
- Social inequalities in salt consumption remain despite drop in salt intake over last 10 years in Britain
- How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity?
- Are consumers more likely to purchase unintentionally green products?
- Getting things done: How does changing the way you think about deadlines help you reach your goals?
- An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?
- Organic vs. paid advertising? Inside the mind of an online browser
- Anticipating experience-based purchases more enjoyable than material ones
- Growing up poor affects adults' sense of control, impulsiveness when faced with economic uncertainty
- Kill switch in cell phones could save consumers more than $3.4 billion annually
- Diverse boards pay more dividends, take fewer risks, study finds
- Books, videos and other 'experiential products' provide same happiness boost as life experiences
- Farmers market vouchers may boost produce consumption in low-income families
- Retail pricing strategies: Do consumers prefer Deep Discounts or Everyday Low Prices?
- Why consumers choose high-effort products
- Overdoing it: Multiple perspectives confuse consumers
- You deserve it! Are consumers more likely to buy unique products when made to feel special?
- Nostalgia effect: Do consumers spend more when thinking about the past?
- Why some firms are 'named and shamed' by activists: Research looks at anti-sweatshop campaigns of the 1990s
- Technology marketers should take consumer life-cycle into account, new study shows
- Some consumers confuse 'local' with 'organic' food
- Failure of the couples gym membership: A self-control paradox?
- Shopping online: Why do too many photos confuse consumers?
- Brand tourism effect: When do lower status consumers boost luxury brands?
- Buying a BMW: How do social expectations influence your purchases?
- Too cute to resist: Do whimsical products make consumers overspend?
- 'Bottom-dollar effect' influences consumer satisfaction with products, study finds
- For some, money will not buy happiness: Neither life experiences nor material items make materialistic shoppers happier
- 'Feel good' factor higher when you own, not just use, luxury items
- Talking to kids about money: Study highlights importance of parents discussing financial matters with children
- Snobby staff can boost luxury retail sales
- Online retailers have clear advantage by not collecting sales tax
- Ask yourself: Will you help the environment?
- Suicide rates soar in Greece as economic cuts hurt citizens
- How widespread is tax evasion? Cost of 'round-tripping,' a method investors use to avoid the tax collector
- Contrary to expectations, life experiences better use of money than material items
- Eyes in the cereal aisle: How Cap'n Crunch's gaze is influencing your purchasing
- Celebrities may be going bankrupt to avoid tax bills, warns British tax expert
- Don't shop for travel at work