The Dollar Flip Flop

It’s one thing to see that the cost of flip flops could actually be that cheap and another to understand what is their profit? The sale of the $1 flip flop could all be a tactic of driving customers in to increase store traffic – that way, customers may peruse other potential items to buy.…

All Things Almonds – The Good, Bad & Ugly

It’s not the first nor the last time you hear about almonds (milk) being great for your health yet terrible for the environment. It’s a selfish struggle to not care about the long term repercussions of our actions vs our health. The Good: Health benefits  (unless you’re allergic). Takes care of your brain, cholesterol, bone health, your…

“Ethical” Santa

Ethically sourced gifts. What would that look like? Picture Santa on his sleigh delivering gifts of social justice… As blunt as this is, Santa’s world would not stray too far from reality. The perfect looking world would not have anyone questioning these questions of whether modern day slavery or if living wages was in play.…

A Hint of Ethical Change in Our Everyday Magazines

As an avid magazine reader (from Women’s Health to the occasional Cosmopolitan), I have noticed how much more educational it has become; although it still has the regular aspects of brand names, fashion advice, products, perfect looking models and everything else that can make an individual feel insufficient. You can use these magazines as a…

Documentaries – The Targeted Perpetrators

As good and educational documentaries are, they tend to make you feel a certain way towards particular companies. What we fail to do though is look at it from a greater perspective. What can we take from these lessons learned and situational cases? What is it that, as retailers, we should really look at and…