Hanes Throws In 2 Undershirts For Free, Charges More For Them

Hanes Throws In 2 Undershirts For Free, Charges More For Them

Here’s a puzzle: if a company adds more of an item to a package and advertises that you “get X items” or get X ounces free,” don’t they have to keep the price the same? Well, no. I suppose not. Reader Scott found this fascinating example of fuzzy math on various packs of undershirts at Walmart. [More]

Hanes Wants To Know The Color Of Your Underpants For Some Reason

Hanes Wants To Know The Color Of Your Underpants For Some Reason

If you’re female and wearing underwear right now, Hanes wants you to come visit and share a little too much information. In exchange, you might win some free underpants and annoy your friends. Hanes gets some market research data and customers might send some sort of creepy tweets. [More]

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Maidenform & Wonderbra To Become Bosom Buddies Now That Hanes Owns Them Both

It seems only natural that bra makers would join forces to bolster their business, support it and keep it all comfortable. Or something. In any case, Hanesbrands, which makes the Wonderbra among other undergarments, announced that it’s agreed to buy Maidenform Brands for $547 million. This is the biggest deal in the skivvies world in years, and comes as the company tries to compete with specialty brands like Victoria’s Secret and Spanx. [More]

Hanes Apologizes For, Replaces Package Of Shoddy Panties

Hanes Apologizes For, Replaces Package Of Shoddy Panties

It’s difficult when a brand or a product that you and your family have relied on for decades fails you. It adds an extra layer of annoyance to a regular old consumer problem. Leslie had a pair of Hanes underwear and the waistband began falling apart after only one washing. She happens to be from North Carolina, and had family members who worked for Hanes. She can’t afford to buy one-use underwear, and it being Hanes added an extra later of sadness. So she wrote to Hanes. [More]

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