Viewfinder: Stocking Up on Sweets for the Holidays
Shoppers purchase sweets from a stall at the Manchester Christmas Market on November 9th, 2018.
PS Picks: Emily Mester's Sharply Observed BuzzFeed Essay on Costco
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Sleep, Snuggle: In China, People Do Just About Everything in Ikea
What seems like appropriate behavior is a matter of cultural agreement.
Quick Study: Shop. Feel Bad. Shop More. Feel Better!
Embarrassed consumers tend to spend more money on "appearance-enhancing items," according to new research.
Will the Decline of Shopping Malls Mean More Abandoned Buildings?
Big-box stores continue to lose their grip.
How Long Until I Never Have to Leave Home for Anything?
Paul Hiebert wants to know when he'll be able to do everything from the comfort of his couch. The day is coming, and it doesn't appear too far away.
Chocolate: The Scent That Could Save Struggling Bookstores
Belgian researchers report the enticing aroma of chocolate inspired bookstore shoppers to stick around longer, and boosted sales of certain genres.
Study: Male Shoppers Equate Prices Printed in Red With Bargains
New research finds male shoppers equate prices printed in red with bargains.
Research Confirms the Dangers of Shopping on an Empty Stomach
New research confirms that there is danger in going food shopping on an empty stomach.