Based on their labels, and even by the long histories detailed on their websites, you’d never know some seemingly independent, seemingly craft beers are owned by gigantic corporations.
Tourists Give Theme Parks Good Reason to Keep Jacking Up Prices
There may come a day when theme park companies see a backlash among vacationers, who refuse to pay ever-high admissions prices. But that day hasn’t come yet.
McDonald’s Made the Right Move in Response to Gross ‘Pink Slime’
It may seem like a bad idea to give your customers a behind-the-scenes look at a process some will find disgusting. But that’s what McDonald's did by releasing a video showing how McNuggets are made.
‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively
WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.
That $25 Checked Bag Service Only Costs Airlines $2
Airlines say that they must charge passengers baggage fees because more checked luggage means more costs incurred by the carrier. But how much extra jet fuel is burned due to luggage? Maybe $2 per bag tops.
Airline Travelers, Your Future Will Look a Lot Like … Cleveland
United Airlines announced it is dropping 60% of departures in Cleveland, which was once a major hub for Continental—back before Continental merged with United.
Most Expensive Super Bowl Ever Is Turning into a Last-Minute Bargain
Relatively speaking, that is. Hotel rooms near the stadium can be had for under $100, and scalpers say ticket prices should drop to $500 by Super Bowl Sunday.
J.C. Penney’s Pricing Is Faker Than Ever
Just in time for Valentine’s Day gift-buying season, J.C. Penney is jacking up list prices just so that it can slash them and make the sale price seem more impressive.
Chocolate Toothpaste and the Rise of WTF Flavors
Consumers have gotten so used to hearing about “New!” and “Exciting!” products that marketers are resorting to extreme, bold, bizarre — and perhaps even unappealing — flavors to pique their curiosity.
E-Retailers Are Loving This Frigid Weather
When the weather outside is frightful, consumers tend to stay indoors and go shopping online. And guess what they buy? Lots and lots of warm clothes.
Think the Cold Is Brutal? Wait Until Your Heating Bill Arrives
Better start saving now for that next heating bill that’s going to arrive in the mail. Some predict heating costs will hit all-time highs this month.