Companies & Brands

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...
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 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...
Retailers’ rankings are often based on customer satisfaction. Costco tends to top these lists. Nordstrom also tends to do well. However, another way to rate retailers is by measuring satisfaction...
Inflation eased in July, rising 8.5% compared to the same month last year, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July consumer price index report. That was slightly less than the CPI increase in...
Inflation “eased,” news headlines declared following the July consumer price index report. But that may not yet be evident to most Americans. Compared to July of last year, prices rose 8.5%, a...
On Aug. 3, the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced grant awards to 32 industry-led workforce training partnerships in 31 states and Puerto Rico as part of the...
When found guilty of wrongdoing, corporations may suffer not only a public relations disaster, but a major blow to their bottom line, too. Even without admitting guilt, companies may settle with...
After protracted and very public negotiations, it appears that Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to buy Twitter through his holding company has fallen through. Musk claimed the deal collapsed because...
As we observe Black History Month, one question of interest is what are America’s best companies for Black workers? Recent findings from Glassdoor, a workplace review site, have helped to answer...
Large companies are disappearing at a much younger age than they used to. According to a study by management consulting firm McKinsey, the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 list of the...
Shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. government imposed severe economic sanctions designed to isolate Russia economically. In the months since, many major U.S. companies...
The art world is full of stories of now famed artists who died destitute or, if they were fortunate, were able to eke out a living by selling their paintings or sculptures for what would today be...