Consumer Reports Finds Misleading, Unapproved Labels that Can Confuse Consumers; Calls on USDA to Tighten Labeling Standards for Meat Raised Without Antibiotics
Yonkers, NY – A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports. The poll is part of a report released today, “Meat On Drugs: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals and What Supermarkets and Consumers Can Do to Stop It,” available online at www.ConsumerReports.org . «Read the rest of this article»
However, half of those surveyed had something to complain about; many ‘fired’ a store. Changing habits, avoiding traps can slash bills by as much as 60 percent.
Yonkers, NY – Consumer Reports subscribers rated Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix and Fareway tops among 52 of the nation’s major grocery stores. While most respondents were quite satisfied with their experiences, the survey also revealed even some of the high-rated chains gave plenty of shoppers something to complain about.
One-third of subscribers surveyed said they had given the heave-ho to a nearby grocery store. Forty-three percent changed their grocer in search of lower prices; about 25 percent cited poor selection, long lines, or lousy food; 17 percent blamed employee rudeness; 14 percent, the crowds. «Read the rest of this article»
New Ways to Save at the Supermarket
Yonkers, NY - There’s no debating that today’s grocery bills are out of control. Sadly, snagging a deal on household staples such as cereal and toilet paper can be as much of a thrill as hitting a great shoe sale these days.
However, there is some good news: Deals on groceries are getting easier to find as competition is heating up. The September 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports¸compiled a simple guide to the new world of grocery shopping and how to take advantage so that you can stretch your grocery dollars to the max. «Read the rest of this article»
Walmart was among the worst for their retail service in eight of the 21 categories Rated for customer service
Yonkers, NY – Just how frustrated are Americans with the state of customer service? According to a new Consumer Reports’ survey, 65 percent are “tremendously annoyed” by rude salespeople and 64 percent of respondents said that they had left a store in the previous 12 months because of poor service. This survey is part of a larger investigation on customer service featured in the July issue of Consumer Reports and online at www.ConsumerReports.org.
The report names Walmart among the worst in customer service for its retail service in eight out of 21 industries evaluated. «Read the rest of this article»