The Daily Populous

Thursday March 28th, 2019 day edition

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It's hard to beat the food prices at IKEA — where else can you get two hot dogs, chips, and a soda for $2.50?

And although founder Ingvar Kamprad wanted the inexpensive offerings to give customers a "good feeling," there's another reason behind the notoriously cheap food prices.

Gerd Diewald, who runs IKEA's food operations in the U.S. says, "When you feed [customers], they stay longer, they can talk about their [potential] purchases, and they make a decision without leaving the store.

That thinking has proven to be wildly successful, because while they're mulling over which couch to buy, 650 million hungry furniture shoppers are spending almost $2 billion a year in IKEA's food court.

So, they take a hit on the food, but just sold you $1,000 in furniture.

It's the same thing other stores do with loss leaders to get you in the door…" And what about those who dine without shopping?

That's okay… IKEA figures that the next time they need a reasonably priced sofa, they'll come back. »

Brexit: No majority for any options after MPs' votes

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None of MPs' eight proposed Brexit options have secured clear backing in a series of votes in the Commons.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said the results strengthened ministers' view their deal was "the best option".

MPs hoped Wednesday's unprecedented series of "indicative votes" would help break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit. »

FTC Shuts Down 4 Robocall Groups Responsible For Billions of Illegal Robocalls

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The FTC also went after one company that provided the software platform used to make more than one billion illegal robocalls.

With the Federal Trade Commission’s victory in court, they received an order that banned the defendants from making robocalls and most telemarketing activities.

This is not the end of robocalls but hopefully a first step to cracking down on companies who make illegal robocalls. »

Bernie Sanders auf Twitter: "You're damn right.… "

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