In the last two years, dozens of top retailers have liquidated merchandise, shuttered stores and filed for bankruptcy. But thanks to customer loyalty and management smarts, brands once given up for dead are now alive and kicking.
A lot of people thought photo prints might go the way of the dodo once digital cameras became popular. But it seems people still want something to hold onto, press into a scrapbook or stuff in a shoebox. Still, times sure have changed since those little Fotomat kiosks used to dot our shopping center parking lots. So where can you find the best photo print bargains? We'll get the picture in this week's Savings Experiment.
Their plan seemed so unlikely that they named their company The Impossible Project. But somehow, they took a nearly defunct technology and brought instant film for Polaroid cameras back. Starting this week, the first new Polaroid film in two years goes on sale.
Judging by the way Polaroid distances itself from The Impossible Project, you might never realize that the small Dutch film maker saved Polaroid and its beloved instant photographs from extinction.
Polaroid is teaming up with what, at first, may seem like a strange bedfellow: Lady Gaga. While details aren't clear yet on what this budding relationship will entail, the company said the singer will be "creative director" for "a specialty line of Polaroid Imaging products." She will also be making personal appearances to promote the brand.