February 1, 2023

2023 State Farm Insurance Review (Wallet Hub)

Majid Shares Car Insurance Advice on WalletHub

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid was quoted in an advice segment for a WalletHub piece about best car insurance companies. “Get multiple quotes and then re-evaluate each year,” he said. “Insurance companies may offer a low premium to acquire a customer and then raise the premium after renewal because the consumer is already locked in and less likely to switch. By comparing rates annually, the customer can continually get the lowest rate.” Read more.

Majid Talks Insurance With WalletHub

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid spoke with WalletHub about State Farm Insurance. “If they have a good reputation then this can create trust with their customers that would give them confidence in their ability to handle claims,” Majid told WalletHub. “On the other side, if their reputation is bad, then it can lead to lower expectations.” Read more.

Majid Explores Food Waste on ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid spoke to With Good Reason radio for its current episode, “How Hot is Your Honey?” which airs through Friday, Sept. 9. On the show, Majid says that food insecurity is a problem we can solve simply by reducing food waste. “We are wasting 30 or 40 percent of what we produce and we have got line-ups of people who need food,” Majid said. “None of this makes sense.” Hear more.

We the Wasteful (With Good Reason)

MARY TALKS: Food Waste & the World’s Stupidest Problem

Mary Talks: Kashef Majid

Join us ONLINE for the next Mary Talk of the 2021-22 academic year!

We will hear from Dr. Kashef Majid, professor of marketing at Mary Washington, as he presents “Stop Wasting our Food: Food Waste and the World’s Stupidest Problem.”

Why is it that we squander one-third of all food? Households in the U.S. waste thousands of dollars each year on uneaten food “because we’ve been tricked,” Dr. Majid says. In a new course called Alleviating Food Waste, Dr. Majid helps UMW students explore the root causes of unused food and how the issue can be remedied.

Wednesday, February 2
7:30-8:30 p.m. (EDT)
Online (via Zoom)

To watch the Talk online, register here. You then will receive a link to the streaming video, which can be watched live or at a later time. You also will have the opportunity to submit questions to be asked of the speaker at the end of the Talk.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Register here.

‘The best-by date is not a thing’: Virginia professor, university students tackle food waste (The Washington Post; Daily Press; Beaumont Enterprise; Victoria Advocate; News Virginian; Roanoke Times)

Majid’s New Food Waste Course Highlighted in The Free Lance-Star

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid’s new course, Alleviating Food Waste, was featured on the front page of The Free Lance-Star newspaper on Nov. 6.

Majid developed the new course based on his own interest in and research on the subject of food waste, which is an environmental, social and economic challenge for the United States and the world.

“The course has a couple of goals,” he said. “I want students to be aware of how big a problem this is, and that this is a fixable problem.”

Between 30 and 40 percent of food that is produced gets wasted, Majid said—the equivalent of buying four grocery bags worth of food and just leaving one on the ground.

That waste is occurring alongside widespread food insecurity. According to Feeding America, the nonprofit that operates a network of 200 food banks across the country, an estimated 38 million Americans—including more than 12 million children—were food insecure last year.

“If we even reduced the amount of food wasted by 20 percent, we wouldn’t have food insecurity,” Majid said. Read more.

Cheap Car Insurance in Virginia (WalletHub)

Majid Interviewed by Wallet Hub on Car Insurance Marketing

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid was recently interviewed for a feature on WalletHub.com on car insurance. Majid provided insight into the ways COVID-19 has impacted car insurance companies and how these companies target consumers through celebrity endorsements.

How do you think COVID-19 has affected consumer demand for car insurance?

At a large scale, COVID-19 has harmed the economy which would trickle into demand for cars and subsequently insurance. On a more micro-level what this has done is made people more cognizant about how much they are paying for car insurance so I would expect more consumers to reevaluate how much they are paying for car insurance. Read more.