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Topic: Costco

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

It isn't complicated

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…

Want to Spot Rich People? Head to Walmart

Why wealthy shoppers are slumming it

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:…

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community

Is supporting gay rights good for business?

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. YouGov BrandIndex found…

Consumers Visit Retailers, Then Go Online for Cheaper Sources

The victims, demographics and rationales behind showrooming

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

Last year, some bloggers gave Whole Foods flak for marketing to Muslims. Now other brands are hoping for same

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,…

A Holiday Tale: The Christmas Tree Wars

Chain retailers are selling farm-fresh evergreens—but don't cut mom and pop out of the business just yet

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…

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