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Bwoglines: Retail Edition

Who wraps their gifts before they check out? This photographer, apparently.

Who wraps their gifts before they check out? This photographer, apparently.

Stereotypically, Americans love shopping. And big-box retailers aren’t doing anything to refute the stereotype. If you go shopping on Thanksgiving day, chances are your favorite stores will be open. (Advertising Age)

McDonald’s has retired and reintroduced the McRib sandwich every year since 2006. So why do people love it so much? (The Atlantic)

What happens between 1 AM and 6 AM? “[Broadcasters] give up. They…sell off their airtime—not just 30-second commercial spots, but entire 30-minute programming blocks—to sponsors.” Informercials are a huge (and growing) business. (Priceonomics)

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