Companies & Brands

McDonald’s has over 13,000 locations in the US. Most are owned by franchisees. McDonald’s does not control their operations directly. It has stringent rule for franchises, but no way to know day...
Paying rent is part of doing business in most industries. Though some companies had hoped that the work-from-home model would eliminate rent, more and more companies have been calling employees back...
Farmers Insurance is well known for its TV commercials that feature widely acclaimed actor J.K. Simmons. He appears as a kindly insurance company executive who wants people to have better insurance...
At the heart of the free market system is the interplay of reward and risk. Companies that grow have visionaries at the helm and in their development departments who are always creating the next big...
Publicly traded U.S. companies are among the most lucrative in the world. Some of the best known are so successful that their profits can be measured in hundreds of dollars, even thousand of dollars,...
The best company slogans are catchy, succinct, and memorable. They capture a brand’s image in only a few words and help companies draw in customers. Of course, some slogans are considerably more...
Theoretically, buying insurance should provide financial protection against a specified loss. On one side of the contract, the customer pays a premium to the insurance company over time in exchange...
The world’s top brands have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever. According to Interbrand’s list of the world’s leading brands, the cumulative value of the world’s 100 best global...
Fostering entrepreneurship has been the cornerstone of the U.S. economy and society from the country’s beginning. Many American businesses – those that began nearly 200 years ago as well as...
U.S. antitrust laws are intended to curb monopolies, where one company has exclusive control of the market to the point of limiting fair competition. The 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act banned businesses...
The United States has long ranked among the most innovative countries in the world. Innovations in any number of fields – from software development and finance to energy storage and biotech...
Consumers are fickle. A changing world or a wrong step by a corporation can leave yesterday’s hottest brands sitting on today’s store shelves.  In marketing, brand loyalty indicates consumers’...
The Big Mac has been on the menu of McDonald’s, the largest fast-food chain in America, since 1967. It is the most famous sandwich in American cuisine. Back in 2007, on the sandwich’s 40-year...
The inflation rate for August, as measured by the consumer price index, rose 8.3%. On the surface, this appeared to be an improvement compared to the 9.1% rate in June and 8.5% in July. However, the...
The infant formula shortage of the past few months highlighted the problem of having industries with high market share concentrations. When Abbott Laboratories, which holds nearly 50% of the infant...