New Jersey Tripled Plastic Use After Bag Ban

The ban on single-use plastic bags in New Jersey has proven unfriendly to the environment, nearly tripling the amount of plastic used in the state.

Stores may be reluctant to let go of the rule, despite its problems, because the bag-selling business has actually proven quite lucrative for them.


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McDonald’s Plans Small But Mighty Burger Changes

McDonald’s is revamping the Big Mac along with other core burgers to improve appearance and taste.

Though some of the changes may seem small, the makeover project actually represents a significant shift in product design and strategy.


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This post is based on the Yahoo article, The behind-the-scenes changes coming to McDonald’s burgers, by Dennis Lee, December 4, 2023; […]

Build-A-Bear Isn’t Just for Kids Anymore

Many people think of Build-A-Bear as a brick-and-mortar store inside a mall where parents and grandparents take small children for a unique hands-on experience.  And for good reason. Build-A-Bear—now in its 25th year—has nearly 500 box stores across America.

But Build-A-Bear isn’t just for kids anymore. In fact, the company now markets its products as multi-generational, with over 40% of sales now coming from teenagers and adults. Yearly sales were $467.9 million in 2022, the most profitable year in Build-A-Bear’s history.

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Clothing Rental Is the New Fashion Trend

Clothing Rental Business Nuuly Beat Expectations.

Urban Outfitters went all in with Nuuly, its clothing rental business. Betting on the appeal of trendiness and sustainability to its young customer base, the group decided to use its large resources and extensive brand network to offer an impressive inventory of clothing to wear at work, in the street, at home, and on special occasions. According to the company, the opportunities for success far outweigh the risks.


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