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Store cashiers: Another job role waiting to fade off?

A sale season would mean hundreds rushing into retail outlets to buy products. With each departmental store having an average of three cashiers, it would often be a serpentine queue to buy a product. However, a noticeable trend over the past four to five years is that, on one hand, the number of people queuing up is going down while ... Read More »

Will Addressable Advertising Stave Off A Decline In Television Ad Spending?

E-marketer.com reports that digital advertising has grown to account for over half of all advertising expenditures, while spending on traditional media as a whole has declined. Television has remained essentially flat since 2014 but still accounts for $70 billion, or just over 30% of total advertising spending. As this trend is expected to continue over the next few years, traditional television’s share ... Read More »

Facebook’s Location Tracking for Ads Can’t Be Switched Off: Report

You can try but you can’t hide seems to be the mantra of Facebook’s advertising system that utilises users’ location to target ads. One American researcher recently discovered that there is virtually no way to stop Facebook from trying to determine your location even if you have turned off Facebook’s access to your location every way possible. The inability to stop ... Read More »

A.C. Moore coupons: 25% off total purchase (incl. sale items) TODAY & 50% off regular item

A.C. Moore is offering new coupons for 25% off your total sale & regular price purchase TODAY, 10/28 and 50% off 1 regular price item through 11/3! The coupons are valid in stores and can be found in the A.C. Moore ad in the Sunday paper on 10/28 or on their website. Click on the coupons tab in the Weekly Craft ... Read More »

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and other ... Read More »

Switch off the smartphone, light exposure during sleep affects metabolism

Being exposed to light at night can wreak havoc on your sleep cycle, but that’s not the only cause for concern. A new study done by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says that light exposure at night can also impact your metabolism. According to the study, chronic overnight light exposure could have long-term effects on metabolic function. “Our preliminary ... Read More »

Cannes 2018: film festival kicks off with some high-end soapy entertainment

Critics forced to watch opening ceremony Following the news that Cannes was to stop advance press screenings and make the hacks watch the films at the same time as the red-carpet folk, there was much emollient argument to the effect that the difference would be negligible. The change has, however, had a notable effect on the press show for the ... Read More »

5 ‘Healthy’ Eating Habits That You Are Better Off Without And What You Should Do Instead!

There’s a lot that’s been said about healthy eating and dietary changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle. But not everything that you read and watch is true. There are many contradicting studies and researches, some of which are often funded by the respective lobbies of certain products, simply in order to create a market for these foods. Not all ... Read More »

‘The New Mutants’ Will Kick Off a Trilogy of Horror Movies

20th Century Fox offered one hell of a Friday the 13th treat last week when they debuted the first trailer for the secretive X-Men movie The New Mutants. The film, directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), had been teased as being a YA-tinged horror film of sorts, and indeed that’s exactly what was revealed in that trailer: a very grounded, creepy haunted house film ... Read More »

Flipkart, Amazon digital marketing strategy paying off: RedSeer study

At least 70% of respondents got to know of Flipkart, Amazon sale events through low-cost digital channels such as social media, says RedSeer study. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Bengaluru: The shift towards digital marketing from traditional advertising by online retailers Flipkart and Amazon is working out well as awareness of this year’s sale events—The Big Billion Days and Great Indian Festival—has increased ... Read More »