## Expert Blog Swept to the Side Public opinion polling shows that the economy is foremost in the minds of American consumers and many believe that Corporate America and the government are to blame for the downturn. Such perceptions may have considerably more influence on the brand and channel decisions of consumers than sustainability and hence are important considerations for those who market “green” products and services. ## Observations Digging Down The UK’s first underground convenience store will open in May 2012. QR What? 30% of US consumers don’t understand what a QR code is even though 72% have seen one. Protection in Heels Growing numbers of Chinese women are choosing to become bodyguards. Free Train The New South Wales (NSW) government is considering a proposal to offer free train travel before 7am, in an effort to ease congestion on the city’s overcrowded trains Sainsbury’s Digests Waste Sainsbury’s has signed an agreement that will see its food waste turned into renewable energy. You might also be interested in: No related posts.