Jim Baumer

Jim Baumer is a Maine-based writer who cares about people and the places that define them. A regional writer with a passion for his home state, his books about baseball and Moxie have become essential reads in understanding the New England region and aspects of its culture. He also has a keen interest in consumer goods and trends in the sector. Follow him on Twitter at @jbomb62, and check out his regular posts on a myriad of other subjects at his blog, at The Jim Baumer Experience.

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Fri Jun 6



jbomb62 published an article 1:46 PM

A Win for Publishers at Book Expo America

Why do journalists keep writing the same story about print and its demise? Book Expo America 2014 offered a variation on their tired narrative.

Thu Apr 24



jbomb62 published an article 3:03 PM

Sneaking Up on the Competition

Skechers' decision to ink Meb Keflezighi to an endorsement deal is paying dividends after his unexpected first place finish in the Boston Marathon.

Wed Apr 2



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Getting the Sugar Out: Big Soda’s Attempts at Healthier Drinks Yielding Mixed Results

Panic over sugar in America has become pervasive. Sugar is now the new bogeyman for health activists and health-conscious consumers. In 2012, market-research firm Mintel asked consumers which ingredients or foods they were trying to avoid—sugar [more]

Wed Mar 19



jbomb62 published an article 3:20 PM

Profiting From Peanut Butter

The story of Hormel Foods is much more than merely SPAM; the nearly 125-year-old Minnesota-based maker of meat and other food products is showing it knows how to bring home the bacon for investors through diversification and forward-thinking [more]

Thu Mar 6



jbomb62 published an article 4:32 PM

The Unspoken Truth About Payday Lenders

Payday lenders exist because they meet a need in the marketplace—mainly gaps in lending services that traditional lenders like banks don’t. It’s the age-old story of supply and demand.

Thu Feb 6



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No Tobacco For You: CVS Pulls Plug on Tobacco Products in Their Pharmacies

Can corporations do good and still turn a profit? CVS is banking on it with their decision to pull cigarettes and other tobacco products from their pharmacies.

Mon Jan 13



jbomb62 published an article 4:24 PM

Why Buying a Purely American Vehicle Is Trickier Than It Seems

At one time, it was a given that buying a Ford, General Motors, or Chrysler product meant you were choosing an American-made vehicle, but what's on the grill might surprise you when it comes to finding a vehicle made in America.

Thu Dec 5



jbomb62 published an article 1:06 PM

This Is Not Your Childhood Drugstore Anymore

America's drugstore market is dominated by three major chains. Drugstores have also evolved, and today's drugstore serves consumers' needs in a more comprehensive way than ever before.

Thu Nov 28



jbomb62 published an article 3:00 AM

Tablet Wars: Who Will Win This Holiday Season

Tablets continue to grow in popularity. Using his own search for the best tablet option for his personal technology needs, Motley Fool freelancer, Jim Baumer, tracks the elusive holiday tablet.

Tue Nov 12



jbomb62 published an article 8:21 AM

Everyone's a Reviewer with Yelp

Consumer apps like Yelp allow consumers to write reviews and vote with their pocketbooks.

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