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.


I Shop. Therefore I Am.



“The stronger the retail sector, the stronger our economy,” Michael Londrigan, Professor of Graduate Studies at LIM College shares. When news of store closures inundate us over and over again, should we worry about the future of retail and our marketplace overall? Don’t miss what Micheal has to say about it!

Be sure to join us on the Better Series for our Retail Therapy series. The National Retail Federation kicked us off with A Tale of Two Retails


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.  


Retail Therapy: A Tale of Two Retails



It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. Well, for retailers, which one is it? Is the industry in a tug of war of experiencing both? Mark Mathews, VP of Research Development & Industry Analysis at the National Retail Federation sits with us to shed some light on today’s retail.

We have your retail industry news here. Be sure to join us on the Better Series for the next three episodes as we demystify the future of retail.


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.