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Food & Restaurants

Restaurants reducing plate size because of drought
Restaurants reducing plate size because of drought Shopping & Retail November 5, 2012
The nation's drought may impact your waist line now that some restaurateurs are skimping on portions to hold down ticket…
Dubious sales tactics in the retail industry
Dubious sales tactics in the retail industry Shopping & Retail October 31, 2012
"Buy one, get two free!" How can you be sure that screaming advertised deal is really a bargain? Here's a…
The best time to land deals for Christmas
The best time to land deals for Christmas Shopping & Retail October 22, 2012
Retailers love pumping their Black Friday deals. But before you line up in the dark this year, you'll want to…
Wal-Mart tests same-day delivery to your home
Wal-Mart tests same-day delivery to your home Shopping & Retail October 11, 2012
Wal-Mart is going head-to-head with Amazon in an effort to woo customers away from the online retail giant by offering…
Soft drink industry has alternative to government bans
Soft drink industry has alternative to government bans Shopping & Retail October 10, 2012
The major soft drink manufacturers have banded together for a new initiative to forestall more actions like what went on…
Is Black Friday shopping really a deal?
Is Black Friday shopping really a deal? Shopping & Retail October 9, 2012
Black Friday may not be the deal retailers make it out to be. According to a new two-year study from…
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you?
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you? Shopping & Retail September 21, 2012
Two years ago, I talked with unbridled enthusiasm about an experiment in the Washington D.C. area and elsewhere that I…
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you?
Dietitians popping up in more supermarkets Shopping & Retail September 21, 2012
More and more supermarket chains are putting registered dietitians in their stores, according to The New York Times. A small…
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you?
GMO labeling, soda bans at forefront of food police debate Health September 17, 2012
The food police strike again with GMO labeling and soft drink restrictions in New York and California. Is it public…
Online pawn shops are growing
Online pawn shops are growing Shopping & Retail August 31, 2012
If you're in need of a short-term loan, this is a new online option that you might not have considered…
Online pawn shops are growing
Daily deal sites lose favor among merchants and customers Shopping & Retail August 30, 2012
Daily deal sites are losing favor among merchants and customers alike, according to a New York Times report.The first problem…
Drought on the farms means you’ll be paying more money for food
Drought on the farms means you’ll be paying more money for food Shopping & Retail August 27, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: You've heard about the drought-induced failure of the corn crop. But what will it mean to your food budget…
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the Shopping & Retail August 23, 2012
Small independent restaurateurs should explore simple loyalty programs to drive repeat business in a slowing economy.The sit down restaurant industry…
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the
PayPal and Discover want to give you a new way to pay Shopping & Retail August 22, 2012
A new way to pay is coming and 50 million of us will know about even if we don't want…
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the
Purchasing power belongs to an aging population Shopping & Retail August 15, 2012
Who watches the most TV in America? Nielsen says people who are 65 and older watch 7 hours of television…
Save money in the cereal aisle
Save money in the cereal aisle Shopping & Retail August 10, 2012
When you're walking down the cereal aisle, there's a way you can save big bucks by looking at one particular…
More retailers could be free to offer lower price for cash payers
More retailers could be free to offer lower price for cash payers Business & Entrepreneurs August 9, 2012
When you're checking out, will that be credit or debit? That choice is about to become more complicated thanks to…
McDonalds tries new low calorie menus
McDonalds tries new low calorie menus Shopping & Retail August 9, 2012
Watching your calories while grabbing a bite on the run has gotten a little easier.
Marketers use eye tracking to influence your buying decisions
Marketers use eye tracking to influence your buying decisions Shopping & Retail July 27, 2012
The eyes have it. Marketers are now using high-tech ways to decide what shape and color a wide variety of…
Look for these summer restaurant promotions
Look for these summer restaurant promotions Deals & Savings July 27, 2012
Two casual dining restaurants are making it cheaper to get a sit down meal this summer.
McDonald’s promotes its low calorie menu items
McDonald’s promotes its low calorie menu items Shopping & Retail July 23, 2012
If you think you can't lose weight while eating at McDonald's, it's time to think again.The Golden Arches will be…
Save money on breakfast
Save money on breakfast Shopping & Retail July 13, 2012
More families are finding ways to save money at the breakfast table. Clark tells you how to make the most…
Protecting credit cards at restaurants
Protecting credit cards at restaurants Scams & Rip-Offs July 11, 2012
Paying for a meal out at a restaurant by credit card? You'll need to take two extra precautions to combat…
Deals on casual dining coming as customers worry about economy
Deals on casual dining coming as customers worry about economy Shopping & Retail June 25, 2012
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: It's going to be cheaper to get a sit down lunch or dinner this summer thanks to a…
Free app for restaurateurs handles the guest waitlist
Free app for restaurateurs handles the guest waitlist Shopping & Retail June 22, 2012
Restaurateurs now have a new free app at their disposal to help handle the guest waitlist during peak times. A…
Seasonal purchases can save you big
Seasonal purchases can save you big Shopping & Retail May 18, 2012
Looking for another way to spend less when you're shopping? Using the calendar to schedule seasonal purchases can really help…
Eating healthy food may be cheaper than you think
Eating healthy food may be cheaper than you think Health May 17, 2012
Eating healthy may be cheaper than you think, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The…
Dollar store vs. Drug store savings
Dollar store vs. Drug store savings Shopping & Retail May 14, 2012
Too often, you trade away savings for convenience when you shop at any of the big drugstore chains. But it…
Restaurant industry reflects economic growth
Restaurant industry reflects economic growth Food & Restaurants May 10, 2012
The restaurant industry is recovering. Clark explains why this is a surefire sign that the economy is on the mend.
Vacant commercial space finds new uses
Vacant commercial space finds new uses Shopping & Retail April 17, 2012
What are we as a country going to do with all the vacant commercial space in America that nobody wants…
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