Posts for Consumer

Revolt on the horizon? How young people really feel about digital technology

DisobeyAr/Shutterstock Dr Mike Cooray, Hult International Business School and Dr Rikke Duus, UCL As digital technologies facilitate the growth of both new and incumbent organisations, we have started to see […]

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Jamie Oliver restaurant closures – did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?

Isabelle Szmigin, University of Birmingham More than a decade after being launched with a great fanfare of publicity, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group has been taken into administration with the potential […]

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Plastic straw and stirrer ban – but not quite yet!

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an […]

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Apple pledges clearer information on iPhone performance

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) raised consumer law concerns with the tech firm last year after finding people were not being warned clearly that their phone’s performance could slow […]

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Eco-engineering comp for 7-19 year olds

Any budding eco-engineers out there? The government has today (21 May 2019) launched a competition for 7 to 19-year-olds to design the electric vehicle charge points of the future, inspiring […]

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Midlife crises are caused by external pressures/gurus/markets

It’s that time when traditionally men buy sports cars, and women stop wanting to continue caring for people! Yes, it’s the midlife crisis. It’s an age thing. Or is it? […]

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Ultra-processed food causes weight gain – firm evidence at last

Darryl Brooks/Shutterstock Richard Hoffman, University of Hertfordshire We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of their high calorie content. […]

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Charging loyal customers more is unfair

We’ve all been locked into phone contracts which are unfair. Pries go up (inflation) but when we reach the end of our contract, we are not offered the best deals. […]

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Legislation to end puppy and kitten farming in Parliament today

New legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will mean […]

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Body image comes with a cost to wellbeing

The Wellbeing Project was founded in 2007 and is a global consultancy delivering bespoke performance, wellbeing and resilience projects and programmes into businesses of all scale. In their latest release […]

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