Rising cotton prices may mean the end of £4 t-shirts and £10 pairs of jeans – but would it really be so bad if we had to start spending more on our wardrobe collection?
The Office of Fair Trading’s new educational ‘hub’ to teach retailers about consumer rights is a great idea in theory. But can we rely on shop staff to educate themselves?
Land in a new town and you’d be hard-pressed to tell where you are, according to a new report. Does your town have its own personality – or do the same old shops leave it in danger of becoming a clone?
Mobiles, digital cameras, games consoles… they may be on your wish list, but the average five year-old wants them too. Money well spent or dosh down the drain?
Amazon has long veered off course, but its new venture into grocery shopping is perhaps a step too far. We’ve taken it for a spin and let’s just say, we don’t think Tesco will be running scared anytime soon.
Self-service checkouts are a regular feature in our supermarkets, but it’s been claimed that they haven’t cut queuing times. Whether this is true or not, your votes show that more of you loathe than love them.
Ok, so saying that not everything you read on food packaging is what it seems is a bit like stating Britain’s weather is changeable. But do you actually know what all the food jargon and weasel words mean?
First came ‘local’ supermarkets, then online shopping, now it’s time for drive-thru ‘shopping’. So is this the ultimate in convenience or just retail gone mad?
Very few of us ladies can truthfully say we aren’t pleased when we fit comfortably into a smaller size than usual. But that doesn’t mean we want to be sold inconsistent clothes sizes.
We Brits are supposed to be a polite lot when it comes to queuing, but that doesn’t stack up with the latest stats. It seems we’re more likely to huff, puff and take a hike than hang around and pay.
Do you think organic food is healthier or lower in fat? Not only are you wrong, you’re also not alone. So when exactly is it worthwhile to buy organic?
Why is it so hard for online shops to understand the simple rules there to protect consumers? Online T&Cs to catch up with the times and play by the rules.
From ‘energy savers’ that increased energy usage to a Colour Catcher that turned whites pink, we’ve found plenty of pointless products. Are any lurking at the back of your cupboard?
A Which? investigation tracking furniture sale prices reveals what most of us have long suspected – that sales never stop. Have you seen items on sale for longer than they should be?