• Product of Mexico – “Farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico have tripled to $7.6 billion in the last decade, enriching agribusinesses, distributors and retailers. American consumers get all the salsa, squash and […]

    • I remember that back in the 1980’s there were toys for kids. They don’t exist anymore. Nowadays there are toys for boys and toys for girls (and never the twain shall meet). But good marketing, because no family would let their little boy use their sister’s pink stuff, let’s go and buy it a second time!

    • When I was managing a store for a relatively large baby retailer, we were visited by a carseat vendor who told us that market research shows that companies can charge up to 50% more than they would normally, simply because people will pay more for gendered options.

      I have no idea how accurate that statistic is, but the implication that we are actually willing to pay more for things that reinforce traditional stereotypes is simply mind-boggling to me.