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FX’s Comedy Baskets Brings Back Costco and Arby’s for Season 2, but Still Can’t Land a Paid Integration

With hundreds of partnerships between TV shows and various brands, few of those relationships are as unique as the one between FX's quirky Zach Galifianakis clown comedy Baskets and the brands featured on the show.

Infographic: What Big Grocery Stores Are Doing to Keep Consumers Coming Back

In the U.S., grocery store sales are a $600 billion industry. With a few key players offering essentially the same product, the industry is dominated by the brands that know how to endear themselves to consumers.

Why FX’s Bizarre New Clown Comedy ‘Baskets’ Is Obsessed With Costco and Arby’s

FX's quirky comedy Baskets, starring Zach Galifianakis, is one of the season's strangest new series—it's the kind of show you'll either love or never want to watch again.

This Remarkable Short Film Set at Costco Explores the Empty Obsession With Shopping

We've all seen shoppers like the lead character in Andrew DeYoung's new short film, Shopping. Some of us have even been sucked into conversation with them. Sometimes they're really annoying, sometimes not, but they generally radiate a modern sort of loneliness that draws our pity, if not always our sympathy.

Brand of the Day: No, Costco Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving, and Here’s Why

If you end up looking for last minute Thanksgiving supplies next month, or are hoping to get a jump on those Black Friday sales, don't go to Costco. They won't be open on Thanksgiving Day.

Want to Spot Rich People? Head to Walmart

It’s a statistical fact that wealthy shoppers rave about the pampering they receive at upscale retailers like Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Barneys. But here’s a question to ponder: How often do wealthy shoppers actually shop in those stores?

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community

Many major brands have been vocal on both sides of the gay rights issue. It’s not advertising—and for that reason, it may be the best kind of marketing.

Consumers Visit Retailers, Then Go Online for Cheaper Sources

Target and Best Buy have been fighting back against showrooming, where people check out the goods in brick-and-mortar stores with the express intent of finding them cheaper online (hello, Amazon).

Halal of a Controversy

If bloggers want to blast Whole Foods Market again for promoting Quran-approved food during Ramadan, there’s a few niche CPG brands that might plea: “Could you mention us? Pretty please, with halal-certified sugar on top?”

A Holiday Tale: The Christmas Tree Wars

The sale of fresh-cut Christmas trees may not rack up the billions spent on clothing or electronics at this time of year, but Americans did buy 27 million holiday conifers last year, dropping $976 million in the process.