Shopping

The Sandwich Board Makes a Comeback

Often banned by municipalities for safety reasons, simple A-frame sidewalk signs should be allowed to return, within reason.

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Why In-Town Big Box Stores Might Not Be As Awful As You Think

There's evidence the presence of a big box store in the city center helps reduce the amount most people drive.

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Manila’s 'Christmas Lanes' Streamline Holiday Traffic

The Philippines capital turns roads into temporary highways to ease shopping-related congestion

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The Long Road to Reviving Boston's Public Market

Once home to one of the country's first public markets, the city faces tough choices in bringing one back

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Why Americans Love Chain Stores: A Psychological Perspective

If we're so fiercely independent, why do we choose familiarity when we shop?