Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Dirty money: BPA on dollar bills

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Scientists have recently shown that bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and in the linings of food cans that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and sexual dysfunction in people and cancer in mice, is detectable in food and on some cash register receipts. Now a study sponsored by health advocacy ...

Xmas Offers: 38% Of Goods On Sale Since Oct

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Nearly two-fifths of goods on sale are already on discount in the run up to Christmas, pushing down retail inflation, according to new data. A Nielsen Homescan survey showed that in the four weeks to the end of October, a record 38% of consumer goods were on promotion. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said this ...

Black Friday Deals from Smaller Retailers

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

There’s no question big retail chains like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target get most of the Black Friday attention. We thought we’d give some attention to some of the smaller retailers out there that may not have the marketing budgets or name recognition some of the big guys have. Below are some of the deals ...

Online Retail Sales Up 12% and Best Yet to Come

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The latest read on online holiday shopping from Comscore shows a 12 percent increase in spending in the first 35 days of the November through December shopping season compared with the same period a year ago. And more than half of the shoppers took advantage of “free shipping” offers, according to ComScore. “Cyber Monday started ...