Posts Tagged: retail

Same Sex Marriage and Counter-Discrimination

If it’s not OK for a business to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation, is it OK to discriminate against a business for its views (not its behaviour, but its views) on same-sex marriage? The blog entry below is

Same Sex Marriage and Counter-Discrimination

If it’s not OK for a business to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation, is it OK to discriminate against a business for its views (not its behaviour, but its views) on same-sex marriage? The blog entry below is

Consumers Don’t Trust ‘Organic’ Labels

Looks to us like consumers have figured out the truth about organics. Of course, consumers are wrong if they think there’s no formal definition at all. The term is regulated in both the US and Canada (and other places too).

Consumers Don’t Trust ‘Organic’ Labels

Looks to us like consumers have figured out the truth about organics. Of course, consumers are wrong if they think there’s no formal definition at all. The term is regulated in both the US and Canada (and other places too).

Irish bakery refuses to bake ‘gay’ cake

The only surprise here, perhaps, is that this story isn’t from the USA — not that the USA has cornered the market on this topic, but most of the global media attention to the topic seems to be focused on

Irish bakery refuses to bake ‘gay’ cake

The only surprise here, perhaps, is that this story isn’t from the USA — not that the USA has cornered the market on this topic, but most of the global media attention to the topic seems to be focused on

Backlash Against Chipotle’s Anti-GM Move

We recently posted about Chipotle’s populist, anti-scientific decision to stop using genetically modified ingredients. The posting below notes that overall, the restaurant’s decision has been receiving lousy press, and suggests some reasons for that. >>> 5 Big Drivers Behind the

Backlash Against Chipotle’s Anti-GM Move

We recently posted about Chipotle’s populist, anti-scientific decision to stop using genetically modified ingredients. The posting below notes that overall, the restaurant’s decision has been receiving lousy press, and suggests some reasons for that. >>> 5 Big Drivers Behind the

Are Discounts for Seniors Unethical?

Is giving a discount to seniors an unfair form of age discrimination? The writer below wonders about this, in both the context of business transactions, and in the context of government services, municipal taxes, etc. But the overarching point is

Are Discounts for Seniors Unethical?

Is giving a discount to seniors an unfair form of age discrimination? The writer below wonders about this, in both the context of business transactions, and in the context of government services, municipal taxes, etc. But the overarching point is

Abercrombie & Fitch Softens Dress Code

Abercrombie & Fitch is softening its dress-and-look code, which for years stipulated a certain look, and stipulated that only good-looking people be hired as sales clerks (or as the chain called them, “models”). The move comes on the heels of

Abercrombie & Fitch Softens Dress Code

Abercrombie & Fitch is softening its dress-and-look code, which for years stipulated a certain look, and stipulated that only good-looking people be hired as sales clerks (or as the chain called them, “models”). The move comes on the heels of

Store Makes Point by Charging Men More

This is about a store that charges women less, to reflect the fact that statistically women earn less. It’s a store whose very existence is intended to make a point — it’s run by an artist, after all. But it

Store Makes Point by Charging Men More

This is about a store that charges women less, to reflect the fact that statistically women earn less. It’s a store whose very existence is intended to make a point — it’s run by an artist, after all. But it

Ethics of Bottled Water

Bottled water is the target here: how can it be ethical to get people to pay money for something that comes out of their taps for free? How can it be ethical to buy a product — and add its

Ethics of Bottled Water

Bottled water is the target here: how can it be ethical to get people to pay money for something that comes out of their taps for free? How can it be ethical to buy a product — and add its

Automakers: Car Modification = Copyright Violation

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the gift that keeps on giving…headaches to consumers who thought they owned their stuff. >>> Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and

Automakers: Car Modification = Copyright Violation

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the gift that keeps on giving…headaches to consumers who thought they owned their stuff. >>> Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and