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ShopSmart’s gives Secrets to Big Savings at the Supermarket without Coupons


A month-to-month breakdown of what to buy when, plus storage tips to make food last

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Clipping coupons can be a chore, but there are secrets to slashing grocery bills without using coupons.

The April 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, uncovers ways to track supermarket sales cycles and other special discounts for big savings, plus food storage tips so shoppers can stock up on items when they are on sale. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports’ Supermarket Ratings continues to be dominated by Publix, Wegmans and Trader Joe’s


Walmart Supercenter still among lowest-rated grocers in latest survey; Fresh, high-quality produce & store-made meals a top consideration

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ new supermarket survey, Wegmans, Publix, and Trader Joe’s remain at the top of the Ratings of 68 of stores nationwide.

Also earning high overall satisfaction scores were Fareway Stores, Market Basket (Northeast), Costco, and Raley’s.  Once again, America’s largest grocer, Walmart Supercenter, landed at the bottom, along with A & P and Waldbaums, two smaller regional chains. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Poll shows that the Majority of Americans Want Meat raised Without Antibiotics sold at Local Supermarkets


Consumer Reports Finds Misleading, Unapproved Labels that Can Confuse Consumers; Calls on USDA to Tighten Labeling Standards for Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

Consumer ReportsYonkers, 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 . «Read the rest of this article»

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Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix & Fareway Top Consumer Reports Supermarket Ratings


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.

Consumer ReportsYonkers, 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»

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ShopSmart Slashes Your Grocery Bills


New Ways to Save at the Supermarket

ShopSmartYonkers, 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»

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Two in Three Consumers have walked out of a Store because of Poor Customer Service


Walmart was among the worst for their retail service in eight of the 21 categories Rated for customer service

Consumer ReportsYonkers, 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

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»

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