This year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in the history of the United States. The availability of online goods and the lure of low, bargain prices presents the opportunity for counterfeit goods to enter the market, fooling unsuspecting buyers. This provided the perfect set of conditions for ICE to continue its targeting ofRead More
The Thanksgiving season offers much to enjoy: football, dinner with extended family, Hallmark movies, and fantastic shopping deals. Black Friday, and more recently Cyber Monday, have become almost synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday that precedes them. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), more than 154 million consumersRead More
A new study from Toronto-based Forum Research shows that a majority of Canadians believe plain packaging is a waste of government resources. According to the survey, 65% of respondents believe that standardized plain packaging is “unnecessary” and a “waste of government resources.” Additionally, 81% of respondents noted that “brandingRead More
This Saturday, in just 24 hours more than $17 billion will be exchanged between consumers and producers in China’sSingles Day. That’s a bit more than double what will be sold in the U.S. between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The holiday, created by Amazon rival, Alibaba, originated in 2009. It’s grown so big that this year 140,000 brandsRead More