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Lay's recalls barbecue chip variety over undeclared allergen

The brand recalled its Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips in 24 states because they may contain a milk allergen.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from CNN

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Do we judge chocolate by its wrapper?

Packaging is the first impression consumers have of food products that influences the likelihood of purchasing. A new study in the journal Heliyon evaluates the effect of chocolate packaging ...

Thu 6 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Consumers want food labelling details spoon-fed

In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for ...

Wed 5 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Bad marketing encourages consumers to opt for lower-quality products

A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT Berlin together with Yalcin Akcay from Melbourne ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Phys.org

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People recycle more when they know what recyclable waste becomes

Researchers from Penn State University and Boston College published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing, which finds that helping consumers think about how recyclables become new products ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

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US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline ...

Tue 27 May 14 from Phys.org

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Australia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant Valve

Australia's consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making "false or misleading representations" and refusing to offer refunds.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Why do the Abbotts wait, while the Zimmermans rush to buy?

The first letter of our childhood surname determines much about our consumer behavior as grownups, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Tue 18 Jan 11 from Phys.org

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An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?

Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Who buys what? Research finds clues to marketing innovation

Introducing innovative new products and ideas to the marketplace can be a tricky proposition. Sometimes they take off immediately (like the iPod) and sometimes they can take a while to garner ...

Tue 27 Jul 10 from Phys.org

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