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Join us as we discuss today’s hottest consumer trends, predict the future with consumer experts, and learn how elite businesses and entrepreneurs continue to push the envelope to meet and shape your needs as a consumer in the marketplace. We invite you to The Bistro.

Latest Episodes

Be Label Wise

Brian Wommack, SVP, Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition, joins The Bistro to help us become more label wise. Your dietary supplement label is changing. Learn how and why. Be Label Wise!

17 MIN1 w ago
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Be Label Wise

Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?

We have been discussing retail on our Better Series podcast, and now, we’re approaching the time a year of “no mercy” on the wealth of ads reminding us to shop ’til we drop. So, it’s time to recap our Online Ads That Know You episode. Jon Brescia and Ayaz Minhas of theDigital Advertising Accountability Program joined us for a 2-part episode which helped demystify how to take control of the online ads we see. On the second episode, they provide tips on how we can own our online advertising experience. Take notes! Additional Resources BBB National Programs Website Advertising Self-Regulatory Council Website Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self- Regulatory Program Website Your Ad Choices Website BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust

12 MIN3 w ago
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Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?

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.

14 MINSEP 11
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No Gags on Consumer 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 BistroJamie Boone, Produce of CES at Consumer Technology Associationjoins us to talk about this new reality and what to expect in the future of this field.

17 MINAUG 28
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Driving Into the Future

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 Americajoin to delve into this topic and share findings from a new military risk report.

19 MINAUG 14
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Providing Protection for Military Consumers

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 ofThe 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!

14 MINJUL 31
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Giftya Shaking Up Gift Giving

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 aboutwho is driving consumer spending, what we spend our money on, and how the marketplace is adjusting.

21 MINJUL 17
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The Consumerism of Retail

A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping

Summer has just begun but there is no time to waste in thinking about one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation joined us last summer to provide in-depth insights and advice on how to navigate the halls of back to school shopping. Happy listening!

15 MINJUL 3
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A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping

Living Life in the Digital World

It’s #internetsafetymonth! We are certain that your family enjoys all of the benefits of living in a digital world. However, do you know how to stay safe online? Emily Mulder, Program Director of Family Online Safety Institutedelves into the experiences of the sandwich generation, digital parenting and more.Don’t miss this great episode!

13 MINJUN 19
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Living Life in the Digital World

Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children

It’s #InternetSafetyMonth and on this episode of The Bistro, Katie Goldstein, Senior Staff Attorneyof the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, shares with us a twist on internet safety for children. Learn how you as parents could be jeopardizing your children’s safety online. Want more insights? Read Katie’s article inParents Magazine.

18 MINJUN 5
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Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children

Latest Episodes

Be Label Wise

Brian Wommack, SVP, Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition, joins The Bistro to help us become more label wise. Your dietary supplement label is changing. Learn how and why. Be Label Wise!

17 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Be Label Wise

Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?

We have been discussing retail on our Better Series podcast, and now, we’re approaching the time a year of “no mercy” on the wealth of ads reminding us to shop ’til we drop. So, it’s time to recap our Online Ads That Know You episode. Jon Brescia and Ayaz Minhas of theDigital Advertising Accountability Program joined us for a 2-part episode which helped demystify how to take control of the online ads we see. On the second episode, they provide tips on how we can own our online advertising experience. Take notes! Additional Resources BBB National Programs Website Advertising Self-Regulatory Council Website Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self- Regulatory Program Website Your Ad Choices Website BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust

12 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?

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.

14 MINSEP 11
Comments
No Gags on Consumer 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 BistroJamie Boone, Produce of CES at Consumer Technology Associationjoins us to talk about this new reality and what to expect in the future of this field.

17 MINAUG 28
Comments
Driving Into the Future

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 Americajoin to delve into this topic and share findings from a new military risk report.

19 MINAUG 14
Comments
Providing Protection for Military Consumers

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 ofThe 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!

14 MINJUL 31
Comments
Giftya Shaking Up Gift Giving

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 aboutwho is driving consumer spending, what we spend our money on, and how the marketplace is adjusting.

21 MINJUL 17
Comments
The Consumerism of Retail

A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping

Summer has just begun but there is no time to waste in thinking about one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation joined us last summer to provide in-depth insights and advice on how to navigate the halls of back to school shopping. Happy listening!

15 MINJUL 3
Comments
A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping

Living Life in the Digital World

It’s #internetsafetymonth! We are certain that your family enjoys all of the benefits of living in a digital world. However, do you know how to stay safe online? Emily Mulder, Program Director of Family Online Safety Institutedelves into the experiences of the sandwich generation, digital parenting and more.Don’t miss this great episode!

13 MINJUN 19
Comments
Living Life in the Digital World

Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children

It’s #InternetSafetyMonth and on this episode of The Bistro, Katie Goldstein, Senior Staff Attorneyof the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, shares with us a twist on internet safety for children. Learn how you as parents could be jeopardizing your children’s safety online. Want more insights? Read Katie’s article inParents Magazine.

18 MINJUN 5
Comments
Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children