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1. Budget pack for festive season
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... containing eight essential consumer items including Rice, Dhal, Sugar, Sprats, B Onions, Potatoes.... Read Full Article  ...
2. N.Y. AG sues to keep net neutrality rules
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... vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to New York consumers, and to everyone who cares about a.... Read Full Article  ...
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Gift cards are hotter than roasted chestnuts this yule season. Six in ten consumers have gift cards on their Christmas shopping ...
Over 50% of households are overpaying for gas and electricity. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities confirmed today that consumers in the Irish energy market are not shopping around enough. The report ...
5. Christmas squeeze as food prices reach four-year high
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Supermarkets are hiking prices at the fastest rate for four years, official figures revealed on Theusday. The inflation squeeze on consumer wallets was underlined by the latest retail sales data from the ...
6. SRA STRIKE ‘GROUNDS’ TRUCKS TO BIG SHOPS
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NGWENYA Will consumers get all they want from shops this Christmas? This emanates from the fact that trucks meant to deliver consumables and other goods are stuck at border gates due to the ongoing Swaziland ...
Charity urges people to rewear last year’s jumper to reduce the waste impact of the throwaway festive fashion. Consumers will spend about £220m on festive jumpers this year. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty ...
... cited increased consumer confidence in Ireland as a factor behind the growth, which both Currys.... Read Full Article  ...
Lawmakers across the country are standing up for travelers planning to fly this holiday season, especially when it comes to baggage fees. "It drives consumers crazy that the price they see online and buy ...
UPS, as part of its keeping-up plan, triggered rules allowing a 70-hour week on many package delivery drivers, the ones who get the box to your door. “This is my 42nd Christmas down here and I’ve never ...
... Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 3.1% in November, up from 3% in October. Read Full Article  ...
... Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 3.1% in November, up from 3% in October. Read Full Article  ...
13. Carpetright lowers forecast over consumer confidence
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Firm made pretax profit of 2.1m in the 26 weeks to October 28th, down from 5.m. Squeezed British consumers reined in Christmas travel plans and bought fewer new cars last month. Britain’s largest floor ...
Britain's largest floor coverings retailer Carpetright forecast full-year 2017-18 profit towards the bottom end of market expectations, saying consumer confidence remains fragile and competition intense. The ...
15. Avoid the demon of debt this year
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Cape Town - Deeply indebted consumers should not sway from their budget by taking on unnecessary debt on goods they don’t need this festive season. This is according to Neil Roets, chief executive of Debt ...
16. Coles teams up with Airtasker for grocery home delivery
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'Doing deliveries late at night, or on Christmas, wasn't possible, nor could you substitute an apple for a carrot once you'd placed the order. The way we structure it as a marketplace lets consumers tell ...
17. Retailers set to be fined for making you pay too much
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Consumer groups are cracking down on dodgy retailers charging excessive credit card surcharges, in the lead up to Christmas. It’s the first season where stores could be fined thousands of dollars for making ...
CONSUMER spending is poised to fall this Christmas for the first time in five years, according to an index. Households’ expenditure fell by 0.9 per cent in November, despite shopping bonanzas such as Black ...
With the holiday season in full swing, many retailers in the United Kingdom have unveiled their wintry offerings set to fill consumers with the spirit of Christmas. With heartwarming tales of joy and festive ...
20. UK consumers cut spending in run-up to Christmas - Visa
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Squeezed British consumers reined in Christmas travel plans and bought fewer new cars last month, setting the stage for the first fall in festive spending in five years, credit card company Visa said on ...
This year, Mr Daniel Tay has spent a total of only $8 on food. The 38-year-old claims to have spent almost no money on consumer goods. Instead of looking into shop windows, the former financial planner ...
22. Christmas trees left out of buy local fad
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Millennials have earned a reputation for loving consumer products that are local and artisanal — so why are they are buying so many plastic Christmas trees? That is the question irking Tim O’Connor, the ...
It's a choice many consumers are making for the tech lovers in their life this holiday season: Amazon Echo or Google Home. Both are Bluetooth speakers and do relatively the same thing. So, which is better? ...
24. Virtual telco sells 'shrinking bill' promotion
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A new virtual mobile telco is setting up shop in Singapore with an unusual proposition to consumers - it charges more for mobile services than its competitor but lets subscribers shrink their bills if ...
25. Consumers urged to make wise purchases this Christmas
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The CAC chairman further noted that consumers should ensure that the electrical appliances are working before leaving the store and that they have their receipts, “so that if you have any problems, you ...
Dixons Carphone is expected to report a slump in half-year profits next week as the retailer counts the cost of falling consumer confidence and a weaker mobile phone market. A consensus of City analysts ...
Dixons Carphone is expected to report a slump in half-year profits next week as the retailer counts the cost of falling consumer confidence and a weaker mobile phone market. A consensus of City analysts ...
Try this for a seasonal brain teaser: what are small and brightly coloured, cling to fingers and are frightening the life out of grown men on both sides of the Atlantic ocean? No, it’s not their wedding ...
29. Shoppers cautious in the run-up to Christmas
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Irish shoppers are likely to adopt a cautious approach to Christmas this year as consumer sentiment edged lower for the second month in a row in November following a rail strike. The KBC Bank/ESRI consumer ...
30. Safety officials give tips to safely enjoy holidays
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MIAMI (WSVN) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission held a demonstration so everyone can enjoy the holidays safely. Safety officials gave a list of a tips to avoid any holiday hazards this season. At ...
The toxic fake make-up brands include counterfeits of Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner and Urban Decay. The warning by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) followed tests carried out by the HSE ...
By Cynthia Choo. Consumers excited about e-commerce giant Amazon’s launch of its membership service – Amazon Prime – in Singapore on Wednesday were let down by limited offerings and compatibility issues ...
33. Consumers on strike amid 0.6 per cent economic growth
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Bill shock - or the fear of it - shut wallets across the country in the three months to September as alarm about rising energy prices drove people away from shops, healthcare, hotels and cafes. Spending ...
... Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Posted November 14, 2017. Read Full Article  ...
... quoted price [including repairs], and consumers seeking refunds for unauthorised charges [also including repairs]. Read Full Article  ...
36. Fuel scarcity throws Nigerians into panic
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• NNPC reassures consumers, says no plan to hike prices • IPMAN denies plot to sabotage Buhari’s visits to Kano. Nigerians have been thrown into panic following the re-emergence of long queues at fuel ...
The John Lewis Christmas campaign has become a fixture of the consumer festive calendar, introducing characters ranging from a lovelorn snowman and his snow girlfriend to a trampolining dog. This year, ...
The John Lewis Christmas campaign has become a fixture of the consumer festive calendar, introducing characters ranging from a lovelorn snowman and his snow girlfriend to a trampolining dog. This year, ...
39. Happy retailers know it won't last
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... to retail experts and analysts. Retailers have to find ways to convince consumers to continue spending over the next two or three weeks. Read Full Article  ...
HOUSTON - We've seen some light displays and Christmas trees go up already, but this weekend is a big one for parks and cities to flip the switch and usher in the holidays. Consumer expert Amy Davis rounded ...
British consumers, the main drivers of the economy, are their least confident since just after last year’s Brexit vote, and business morale has also softened, surveys showed on Thursday, adding to signs ...