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Will COVID-19 deal US malls a mortal blow?

New York, United States | AFP |  As they gradually reopen, US shopping malls are requiring masks and implementing social distancing policies in hopes of convincing customers that they can shop safely in the coronavirus era. But these once-dominant shopping behemoths are in survival mode following lengthy pandemic shutdowns that have …

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Consumers and prices

They rely on price to determine quality of products A study shows that marketers of relatively high-priced products should consider keeping prices high, as many consumers associate high price with high quality. A study by an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Arlington published in the `Journal of …

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NWSC lays off 31 prepaid water meter token vendors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  National Water and Sewerage Corporation has dismissed 31 Prepaid Water Meter Token Vendors. They had been recruited and trained to distribute water tokens to consumers in Kampala city. The layoff of the agents climaxed last month since it started at the beginning of the year. …

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Latest Trump tariffs to directly hit consumers

  New York, United States | AFP | Earlier US tariffs enacted in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China have dealt only a glancing blow to consumers, but those announced Thursday are different. “This hits consumers straight on,” Steve Pasierb, president of the Toy Association, said in an interview. “This …

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Netflix shares slide on disappointing subscriber growth

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trade Wednesday after its quarterly update showed weaker-than-expected subscriber growth for the streaming television sector leader. Netflix said it added 2.7 million new subscribers worldwide in the April-June period, well below expectations, as the sector prepared for offerings …

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Consumers ‘left in lurch’ over Europe egg scandal

Paris, France | AFP | European consumers complained of being “left in the lurch” by food safety authorities as a scandal over insecticide-tainted eggs snowballed Friday, but said they have no intention of removing eggs from their shopping lists completely. Eggs contaminated with an insecticide called fipronil — which can be …

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