In 2005, Costco sent out a recall notice for punching bags that were filled with used men and women’s underwear instead of sand. Everyone that purchased the bag got a replacement and a shipping label to return the bag.
German discount supermarket Lidl has failed to succeed in Norway, although being successful in other places. They left in 2008 after 4 years. Reasons stated for the failure are Norwegians not liking the foreign food, treatment of workers in other countries and money going out of the country.
Shaquille O’Neal holds the record for biggest total purchase in Walmart history. Shaq spent $70,000 in one stop at Walmart in 2008.
The average man gets bored during a shopping trip with their wife or girlfriend after just 26 minutes, according to a UK study.
According to a study’s preliminary results, when shopping, consumers respond rationally for the first 23 minutes, then they begin to think with the emotional part of their brain. After 40 minutes, the brain becomes tired and effectively shuts down, ceasing to form rational thoughts altogether.
Michael Jackson went grocery shopping shopping in a closed down supermarket with all the other people being actors just to experience what’s it like to be an ordinary person
There’s a holiday called ‘Buy Nothing Day’ an international day of protest against consumerism & ‘Black Friday.’ Participants wander around shopping malls or other consumer havens with a blank stare.
Costco purposefully designed their store without signs to force people to wander through all the aisles and find things to buy.
Target had to apologize after a labeling error resulted in plus-sized customers feeling insulted. Target was selling two dresses of the same color but at different sizes. The small was listed as “Gray” while the larger’s color was listed as “Manatee Gray”. Target pulled the dresses.
Trader Joe’s has a “try before you buy” policy – where employees will open nearly ANYTHING for you to sample.