Companies & Brands

As more people awake to the harsh reality that single-use plastic is a major contributor to global pollution, companies that finance its production and distribution are facing increasing pressure to...
The United States may not be among the leading beer-consuming countries — that’s a list occupied almost entirely by Europe — but Americans do drink a staggering amount of brew:  The...
The Biden Administration recently unveiled its $715 billion defense budget proposal for fiscal year 2022. The administration said this discretionary funding request, if approved, would enhance the...
For the nation’s largest companies, a highly-recognizable name can be an extremely valuable asset. However in the face of a public relations disaster, declining revenue, or major changes in...
Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers. According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans — 2.9% of the workforce — left their jobs in...
Today’s consumers have an abundance of online information available to help them make the right choices when shopping. And ratings can help not just with what to buy but also with where. One...
Measuring company valuations can be difficult. For private companies, there are no metrics, or very few, for analysts to use. However, for public companies, the yardstick is easy — market...
Phones have gone from an exciting new invention, to a must-have household appliance, to an essential part of daily life. A Pew Research Center survey found that 97% of Americans own a cell phone of...
With rising inflation, flagging consumer confidence, and a national unemployment rate still hovering above pre-pandemic levels, Americans are entering the 2021 holiday season conscious of rising...
Does it matter how the public views a company? Does the reaction to its name drive sales of its products or services higher or lower? Brand experts have considered this question for decades. The...
Concerns about inflation have increased in recent months, as stimulus payments from the federal government increased the ability of consumers to spend more than they had since well before the...
Many of the most prescribed medications in America are to treat pain or lower the risk of heart disease. At the top of that list, according to Medicine.net, are Vicodin, Zocor, and Metformin. Many of...
Going back for decades, most department and grocery stores sold items one by one. People could buy a can of soup, but there were no discounts for 30 cans. People could buy a dress, but they did not...
Over 59 years, Walmart Inc. has gone from one humble discount store in Bentonville, Arkansas, to a $555-billion-a-year retail behemoth. By comparison, the world’s largest retailer beats mighty...