American Consumer Institute Calls for FTC Action: What Vacuum Cleaners Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know

Stephen B. Pociask The razor and razor blade business model is alive and well. The name derives from the practice of the inventor of disposable razor blades, King C. Gillette, who commenced more than a century ago, the marketing practice of selling the permanent platform (razors) at or below cost and the consumable complement to […]

CNBC BLOG — Pociask Calls for Increased Industry Transparency

Cost Transparency Is The New Black: Research Group A number of businesses have made significant profits by leveraging a razor & blade business model, introduced and perfected by Gillette. The name derives from the marketing practice of selling the permanent platform (razors) at or below cost and the consumable complement to the platform (blades) at […]

Vacuum Manufacturers Cleaning Up; Consumers Pay Hidden Costs

Study urges FTC to require new industry standard to disclose hidden variable expenses Washington, DC (October 5, 2010) – Once consumers buy a vacuum cleaner, they are often unwittingly locked into paying much more for expensive accessories required for its operation, including bags, belts and various filters, according to a study conducted by TeleNomic Research […]