Tag Archives: social responsibility

Young Adult Views Toward Brands

In recent years, we know that many manufacturer brands have come under price pressure. With more people turning to less-expensive brands. But did you know that brand perceptions differ by generation? Today, we look at young adult views toward brands. … Continue reading

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Patagonia Really Loves Our Planet

Patagonia is a remarkable company that is true to its original mission: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Today, it “is a designer of outdoor clothing and … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Gets Even More Involved in Literacy

It’s been an interesting few years for McDonald’s. It has had problems with franchisees, a very expanded menu for a fast-food chain, and those who are pushing for healthier food. And all of this time, the firm has worked hard to … Continue reading

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How Should Chipotle Deal with All the Negative Publicity?

Chipotle, the trendy fast-food chain, has been dealing with a difficult health-and-safety environment for a while now. It has had to temporarily close some outlets; and it has received a barrage of negative publicity. Here’s a YouTube video from Bloomberg, … Continue reading

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TOMS’ “#WITHOUTSHOES” Campaign

As we have reported before, TOMS Shoes (the online retailer) is one of the leading firms in terms of its social responsibility efforts. Its overall business mission is closely tied to its social responsibility efforts. Consider this: TOMS matches every … Continue reading

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Esty: A New “B”usiness Model

As we’ve written before, Etsy is an innovative retailer. Its company philosophy is described at its Web site: “Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell, and buy unique goods, The heart and soul … Continue reading

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Fast Food with “Integrity”: A Slideshow

As McDonald’s and other traditional fast-food chains have seen slowing growth in sales, a new generation of fast-food restaurants is gaining popularity. Consider these observations from Julia Moskin, writing for the New York Times: “The numbers were startling: Shares of … Continue reading

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