Category: Consumer

Your next trip to Walmart will be a little different

Pittsboro, NC – An ordinary trip to the Siler City or Northeast Chatham Walmart will now include crowd control and restrictions on the movements of shoppers. Walmart sent out a press release on Friday outlining changes they were instituting in…

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Statement on Impossible Foods beef with Consumer Reports

Yonkers, NY – In response to Consumer Reports’ recent article “Meat Gets A Makeover” focusing on plant-based alternatives to traditional beef burgers, Rachel Konrad – Impossible Foods’ PR chief – published an inflammatory and misleading attack on the motivations and…

BBB complies list of top 12 Holiday scams of 2018

Raleigh, NC – The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects consumers to spend approximately $1,000 this year leading to $720 billion spent overall for holiday shopping. As shoppers set records on spending Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) urges…

CFPB study finds many reverse mortgage ads are misleading

Reverse Mortgage abuse

Advocates urge CFPB to protect seniors from reverse mortgage abuses Washington, D.C. – A new study released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that many advertisements for reverse mortgages contain incomplete or inaccurate information that can pose a serious…

ShopSmart’s best & worst products of the year

Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceeds expectations. The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, spotlights dozens of products in six categories – cleaning and home improvement, food and wine, cooking and food prep, electronics, everyday products, and cars – that stood out in tests and identifies fifteen that weren’t up to par.

Five great financial freebies

There are free financial products and services to be had, but consumers may have to shell out money to get some of them. The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features an up-close look at five truly free financial produ…