Why is it still a ‘free’ market?

Consumer packaged goods are a growing industry.Consumers spend more than $2 billion each year on them.The market for consumer packaged products is dominated by a handful of big players.They include retailers like Walmart, Target, Costco, Walmart’s own Sam’s Club, Kroger and Whole Foods Market.A number of major retailers have gone public with their intention to …

How to buy American consumer opinion

Consumer opinion is the second-largest factor in US retail sales.It has been around for over 100 years, and it has always been a key driver of retail.But over the past five years, consumer confidence has plummeted.As a result, retailers are being forced to cut prices, which is having a negative impact on consumer spending.“In the …

Can I get a new mattress from a company that isn’t going to offer free shipping?

If you’re a fan of mattresses and the idea of a free shipping service seems appealing, you’re not alone.In fact, there are a few companies that offer free delivery of mattress orders.One of those companies, Zippo, is now the only company offering free shipping in the United States.Zippos mattresses come in various shapes and sizes …

How to make it easy to identify, track, and ban cellphones

How can you get the most out of your mobile device?In this episode of Next Big Things, we’ll walk through a new feature in the Android phone operating system called ‘device identification’ that lets you scan the QR code on your device, then scan it again.With this new feature, you can scan your phone, scan …

How to avoid energy bills with a simple Google search

The average American spends $10,000 a year on energy bills. We can avoid these bills with simple Google searches.Google’s Search Engine Engine has been used to help consumers navigate energy bills, but its usefulness is limited.A recent study by research firm KPMG found that the average American’s energy bill will exceed $1,000 by 2019, and more …

Why are consumers so hungry? – The Huffington Post

Consumers are feeling a lot more like they are being forced to pay for more, which means they have to buy more food.According to new research by consumer reporting group Consumer Reports, Americans are consuming more than 40% more food than they did a year ago, with many of the extra calories coming from food …

Consumer debt data: What you need to know about consumer debt analysis

Consumers with credit cards or mortgages should get familiar with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s consumer debt data collection program.The bureau’s consumer data collection efforts are aimed at collecting information about credit and loan debt, credit card payments, and consumer credit scores, and help consumers navigate credit reporting agencies and lenders.But consumers are also being …

Consumer lab tests a new smartwatch

Consumers have been testing new smartwatches for more than a year, and now a group of manufacturers has unveiled a new watch that could revolutionize the wearable industry.The watch, called the Consumer Lab, is designed to keep consumers more engaged and productive while maintaining a comfortable fit for those who have larger wrists.“I’ve always been …