What Influences Gift Giving Behavior?

Marketing Professor Anne Hamby of the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University is an expert on consumer behavior. Recently, she participated in a video interview about the holiday shopping season.      

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Bravo, Patagonia!

Patagonia is a remarkable company that is true to its original mission: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Today, it “is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running.” […]

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What Is the State of Global Fashion?

Around the world, the fashion industry — at all levels and for all segments — is a key driver of the global economy. It generates trillions (that’s trillions 🙂 ) of dollars of revenue and employs millions of workers. Recently, McKinsey & Company released a detailed report on the global fashion industry. Here are some […]

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Ethically, Should There Be a “Pink Tax”?

Did you know that there are several instances when women pay more than men for the same goods and services? For example, nationwide, many dry cleaners charge a higher fee for a woman’s “blouse” than a man’s “shirt” — even if the items are exactly the same. This practice has become known as the pink […]

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Rogue One: May the Force Still Be with You

Last December, we wrote about the smash holiday sales of Star Wars toys, tied in to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This year, on December 16, 2016, the latest Star Wars (Rogue One) installment will hit theaters. So, this post takes a look at some of the milestones the series has achieved […]

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