Sustainable Thanksgiving

The coronavirus pandemic has upended people’s plans, but customers still want their (smaller) turkeys. Branden Lewis, Ed.D., associate professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology, supports and advocates Rhode Island's local farmers.

Read More in the Boston Globe

Grocery Prices Increasing

Diane McCrohan was featured in an NBC 10 news story reviewing how the prices for groceries and other goods have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. McCrohan noted “I think it's going to take a long time for prices to come down, if they do come down.”

Watch the Interview on NBC 10

JWU in the News

11.26.20 Diane McCrohan, associate professor, chair, marketing department, College of Business, tells The Public’s Radio (RI NPR) that while big-box stores like Walmart and Kohl’s can expect a roughly five percent increase in revenue from holiday sales this year, which will help these chains make up for their lower sales last spring, it is harder to predict how smaller retailers will fare this holiday season. Read more.

11.12.20 - Are retailers offering shipping incentives to increase sales? Diane McCrohan tells Reader's Digest that consumers expect free shipping but don't always consider how incentives may influence and increase in spending to achieve them. Read more.

11.12.20 - As online shopping surges, Diane McCrohan warns that consumers could see a delay in holiday deliveries. Watch her interview with WPRI 12's Courtney Carter. McCrohan also shared tips on the best ways to shop during this unconventional holiday season. Watch now.

11.11.20 - The coronavirus pandemic has upended people’s plans, but customers still want their (smaller) turkeys. Branden Lewis, Ed.D., associate professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology, supports and advocates Rhode Island's local farmers. Read more in the Boston Globe.

11.09.20 Diane McCrohan was featured in an NBC 10 news story reviewing how the prices for groceries and other goods have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. McCrohan noted “I think it's going to take a long time for prices to come down, if they do come down.” Watch now.

11.06.20 - Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, tells Yahoo Finance this holiday season she expects to see a rise in demand for blankets and heated blankets as restaurants start using heated igloos for outdoor dining, and safe ways to entertain with family outside. Read more.

11.06.20 - Kevin DeJesus, associate professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences tells NBC 10's RJ Heim of the election process "the sense of time during the 19th century was very different than the sense of time today. And technology has greatly changed our sense of what is a legitimate period of time for an election to be concluded." Watch now.

10.27.20 - Jonathan Poyourow, associate professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology simplifies the science of the benefits of winter squash and shares easy recipes with Consumer Reports.