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  1. Press: Grocery stores are adapting to more male shoppers
    More men are heading to the supermarket these days. That’s according to a new survey by Men’s Health, which found that 84 percent of men are now the primary grocery shoppers in their households, marking a… | Jul 28, 2017
  2. Press: To get Walmart’s latest online discounts, you still have to visit the store
    The mega-retailer's 'pickup discount' reflects the influence of its new chief of e-commerce, Marc Lore. | Apr 14, 2017
  3. Press: Don’t trust the list prices on Amazon, Consumer Watchdog says
    fter a barrage of lawsuits directed at the online shopping industry, it appeared Amazon Inc. was quietly phasing out list pricing, a controversial practice accused of deceptively inflating how much consumers save through the e-commerce… | Mar 31, 2017
  4. English: Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities
    This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for community educators. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities. | Feb 22, 2017
  5. English: Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution
    Written in Q&A format, this backgrounder answers many questions about savvy online shopping that are not covered in the companion brochures. | Feb 22, 2017
  6. Press: Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging
    The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the… | Feb 21, 2017
  7. Press: Valentine’s Day: Lucrative for businesses, but a naughty history
    It’s easy to take potshots at the exploitation of festive occasions by profit-seeking businesses. But the monetization of Valentine’s Day, our national celebration of romance, stands out — not least because what is commonly perceived… | Feb 14, 2017
  8. Press: GOP’s corporate tax reform would raise taxes on poor people
    When they sat down to hatch a plan for reforming the corporate tax code, congressional Republicans were faced with two great puzzles: 1. How to slash the top corporate tax rate from 39 to 20… | Feb 04, 2017
  9. Press: Nordstrom drops Ivanka Trump-branded clothing and shoes
    Nordstrom will stop selling Ivanka Trump’s name-branded line of clothing and shoes, a company representative said Thursday. | Feb 03, 2017
  10. English: Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute
    Consumers who shop online sometimes run into problems, from delivery or product issues to billing questions or disputes. This publication explains the steps that online shoppers can take to avoid or resolve these and other… | Feb 01, 2017
  11. English: Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions
    Online shopping offers all sorts of benefits, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without potential risks. This publication explains how to reduce hassles by protecting your personal information, making wise choices about where you shop… | Feb 01, 2017
  12. Press: Walmart: Free two-day shipping on 2 million items, without a membership
    Walmart announced Tuesday that it is now offering free two-day shipping on millions of items on its website when they’re combined into orders that total at least $35, an aggressive play to snatch e-commerce business away… | Jan 31, 2017
  13. Links: Paribus (mobile app)
    Paribus is a free mobile app that tracks online retail prices for things consumers already have purchased with their debit or credit cards and immediately gives back an automatic refund if a lower price is found for their online… | Jan 27, 2017
  14. Press: Why cheaper food in 2016 was not necessarily good news
    For food shoppers, 2016 was a back-to-the-future experience, with retail prices deflating for the first time since Lyndon Johnson was president. | Jan 03, 2017
  15. Press: Last-minute online shoppers put retailers to the test
    If you’re still filling up your digital shopping cart in these final hours before Christmas, you’re far from alone — and you’re also part of a massive test for retailers and shippers of whether their… | Dec 23, 2016
  16. Press: L.A. prosecutors are accusing four big retailers of tricking shoppers
    The Los Angeles city attorney’s office has sued four big retailers, alleging  deceptive advertising that it says misled shoppers into believing that thousands of products were on sale at a hefty discount. | Dec 09, 2016
  17. Press: That warning label may be useless in conveying danger
    Chances are, you encounter so many warning labels on a daily basis that you no longer bother reading them. And even if you do, it’s nearly impossible to determine if a product represents a true… | Dec 06, 2016
  18. Press: For holiday gift-giving, cash is king
    The pressure and expectations that you perfect-gifting people create make it hard for the rest of us. It’s why we untalented gift-givers end up buying ugly sweaters, singing-fish wall plaques and Chia pets. If we… | Dec 02, 2016
  19. Press: What to buy (and skip) in November
    November brings forth a cornucopia of sales: Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But that’s just the beginning of what this deal-driven month will produce. Here are the categories from which shoppers should be buying —… | Nov 01, 2016
  20. Press: Advocates urge crackdown on ‘influencer’ marketing aimed at children
    In the fast-changing digital world, companies are looking for new marketing tactics to reach their audiences. Many of them have turned to a practice known as “influencer” marketing, in which YouTube and Instagram personalities are paid… | Oct 21, 2016
  21. Featured: October is National Cyber Security Awareness month!
    Consumer Action is helping you protect your privacy! Shop our free internet privacy publications to protect yourself and your family from fraud, ID theft and cybercrime. | Oct 10, 2016
  22. Press: Kiss those 20% off Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons goodbye (maybe)
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is attempting to go beyond those big paper coupons that are stuffed in mailboxes across the country. Instead, the home-goods retailer is testing a membership model that for $29 a… | Oct 10, 2016
  23. Press: More people are shopping on phones—stores struggle to reap the benefit
    When you look at the explosive growth in purchases made on smartphones, you can see why the retail industry sees so much opportunity. This year, for example, mobile sales are forecast to grow 43.2 percent to $115.92 billion, according to… | Oct 04, 2016
  24. Press: How to pick the fastest line at the supermarket
    You dash into the supermarket for a few necessities. You figure it will be 10 minutes — tops — before you are done and on your way home. | Sep 09, 2016
  25. Press: Off to college? Maybe these devices should go along
    There are the different types of software and tools that students use, like flashcard apps or readers for digital textbooks, some of which are for mobile devices and others for computers. To make back-to-school season… | Aug 11, 2016
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