Category Archives: Bistro

No Gags on Consumer Reviews



Consumer reviews are a great source of information. Reviews allow us to learn from each other and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers that our right. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney with the FTC explains how businesses and consumers can both play nice in the sandbox of reviews.


Driving Into the Future



Self-driving cars are no longer an idea of the future, but an innovation of the present. This life-saving technology has come off the television screen and onto the roads. In this episode of The Bistro Jamie Boone, Produce of CES at Consumer Technology Association joins us to talk about this new reality and what to expect in the future of this field.  


Providing Protection for Military Consumers



On the heels of Military Consumer Protection month, tune in to this episode of The Bistro to learn about the unique challenges that military families face as consumers and the businesses and organizations that work to help protect them. Melissa Bittner, Program Manager for BBB Military Line, and Steven J. Lepper, Major General, USAF (Ret.) and President & Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Military Banks of America join to delve into this topic and share findings from a new military risk report.


Giftya Shaking Up Gift Giving



Gift cards are no new thing and appear to be the one consumer transaction that hasn’t evolved much over time. That is, until now. On this episode of The Bistro Jason Wolfe, Founder of GiftYa, explains how his company is revolutionizing the gift-giving industry providing consumers with a fresh gifting option. Listen in to find out more!


The Consumerism of Retail



On this episode of The Bistro, host Elaine Espinola and Project Director of BBB National Programs Podcasts dive deeper into the conversation surrounding the retail industry by revisiting three previous episodes that each introduced a layer to the discussion: Women’s Purchasing Power, BlackFriday.com, and A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping. Check out this episode to learn more about who is driving consumer spending, what we spend our money on, and how the marketplace is adjusting.