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- Running a rat race at the mall. // Current Health 2;Mar1997, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p2
Cites the an observation made by a Purdue University professor that large, busy shopping malls make people feel very small.
- Hey kids! Try this at home. Kahn, Alice; Dudzinski, Andrzej // Mother Jones;May/Jun93, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p38
Presents a chart based on a six-month survey conducted by the Council on Economic Priorities. `Shopping for a better world'; Attempt to wrestle kids' minds away from advertising and toward thinking; Details.
- The seven habits of highly annoying customers. Smith, Steve // Plumbing & Mechanical;Jun97, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p83
Describes attitude problems characterizing certain customers. Abrasiveness and hostility; Know-it-all type; Silent type; Smiling back stabber; Staller; Cry baby; Wet blanket pessimist.
- Consumers and another boost of confidence in April. // Textile World;May94, Vol. 144 Issue 5, p17
Reports on the increasing optimism of the United States consumers in the economy with confidence levels hitting their highest in nearly four years.
- Better made in Britain. Smith, David // Management Today;Jan97, p28
Discusses what British consumers think about British made products. Decline of the made in Britain brand; British product's rating among British consumers.
- Cashiering tradition. Mills, Kathy J. // International Business: Strategies for the Global Marketplace;Jan/Feb97, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p42
Reports that improvements to the Chinese economy has caused them to adopt a more Western consumer lifestyle. How Western influences have impacted upon Chinese tradition; Information on the consumption of alcoholic beverages by the Chinese; Amount spent on various services by the Chinese.
- The green seal of eco-approval. List, S.K. // American Demographics;Jan93, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p10
Announces that consumers who are concerned about the environmental effects of products can look for the Green Seal, a new certification program that makes a formerly complex decision easy for `green' consumers. Roper Organization survey shows Americans' increased concern for environment;...
- The goods life. Shurgot, Mara // Sierra;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p20
Comments that the average American consumer needs to bail out of the ear-and-spend cycle in favor of voluntary simplicity. Impact of consumerism on planetary health; Inability of some to pay off their credit card debts; Decline in quality of life.
- Disgusted muse inspired to leave. Marcus, Morton // Indianapolis Business Journal;7/3/95, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p7A
Presents a hypothetical situation showing author's views on private spending and its implications on the economy of the United States; Protest against consumer excesses; Changing the public's preferences.