Topic: Consumer Products and Services
In Pictures Best of Monitor Photography 2010 International
Historian and Cadbury relative Deborah Cadbury chronicles the struggle for global chocolate supremacy, a battle which pitted unbridled capitalism against pious Quaker idealism.
12/01/2010 10:06 am
The Senate's passage of the Food Safety Act, the most sweeping food-safety law in 70 years has thrown a spotlight on the US food supply. Here are five of the most recent high-profile food safety cases:
11/30/2010 06:46 pm
The Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 54.1 in November. That's still well below prerecession levels, but the improved sentiment may have helped online sales on Cyber Monday.
11/30/2010 02:32 pm
Wal-Mart, the longtime price leader, can't undercut online retailer Amazon this holiday season, an analyst says.
11/30/2010 12:16 pm
Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.
11/29/2010 02:16 pm
Some 45 percent of online shopping carts don't lead to sales, a US survey says.
11/29/2010 01:33 pm
Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year, according to some analysts.
11/29/2010 11:04 am
Cyber Monday offers great deals, but don't shop sites you don't trust, says North Carolina's attorney general.
11/29/2010 08:59 am
The lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday have blurred as retailers promote both at once. More retailers are having web-only specials, and more are offering free shipping.
11/27/2010 04:12 pm