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  1. Press: Amazon hikes Prime membership fee 20%
    The company’s fast-growing advertising and cloud businesses drove much of the growth, sending shares to an all-time high. | Apr 27, 2018
  2. Press: How merchants flood Amazon with fake reviews
    On Amazon, customer comments can help a product surge in popularity. The online retail giant says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written by real shoppers who aren’t paid… | Apr 24, 2018
  3. Press: Up to 5 million accounts affected by another data breach
    A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores. | Apr 02, 2018
  4. Press: H&M, a fashion giant, has a problem: $4.3 billion in unsold clothes
    In the world of fashion retailing, where shopping is fast moving online and stores try to keep inventories closely matched to sales, even a small stack of unsold clothes can be a bad sign. | Mar 30, 2018
  5. Press: Toys R Us-related questions, answered
    Big-box chain Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy last year, is planning to close or sell all 800 of its U.S. stores in the coming months. The company says it was burning through $50… | Mar 16, 2018
  6. Press: Is it ‘natural’? Consumers, and lawyers, want to know
    When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit. | Feb 19, 2018
  7. Press: ¿Está seguro de que ese bolso es hecho a mano?
    Mujeres guatemaltecas expertas en técnicas tradicionales producen almohadones y fundas para West Elm. Artesanos indios usan pétalos de arreglos florales de los templos hindúes que han sido descartados para hacer bufandas para Eileen Fischer y… | Jan 25, 2018
  8. Press: Devoluciones de los artículos comprados en línea, una nueva forma de generar ingresos
    Cada semana, docenas de personas caminan hacia Petals and Wax, una tienda de regalos de Marina del Rey, para devolver artículos que compraron en línea. Traen blusas de Eloquii, pantalones cortos de Chubbies y bolsos… | Dec 21, 2017
  9. Press: The financial lessons behind the allegations against Paul Manafort
    Why do so many people have a need to show their wealth? | Nov 03, 2017
  10. Press: Amazon making it easier for teens to use their parents’ credit cards, already the most popular online retailer among adults, is setting its sights on a new demographic: teenagers. | Oct 13, 2017
  11. Press: Amazon cuts Whole Food prices in clear signal of changes to come
    Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market will be finalized Monday, and shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter, as… | Aug 25, 2017
  12. Press: Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
    Move over, Alexa. Walmart is going high-tech in its fight against | Aug 24, 2017
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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