Consumer Reports Reveals Annual Naughty & Nice List
YONKERS, N.Y., November 20, 2012 - Consumer Reports today unveiled its third annual Naughty & Nice List of company policies and practices. The companies cover a gamut of industries, including automotive (BMW, Honda) apparel (Kohl's, Nordstrom, Forever 21) and even hospitality (Drury Hotels). The annual Naughty & Nice list is not a Rating on an overall company; rather it's a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on a specific policy or practice. CR also acknowledges that the companies excluded from the list may have similar policies.
The full Naughty & Nice Lists from this year, 2011 and 2010 are available online at www.ConsumerReports.org/CRNaughtyNice.
This year, Consumer Reports is asking everyone to join in on the conversation by submitting their own personal Naughty & Nice nominee via Facebook and Twitter (#CRNaughtyNice). For the first time ever, Consumer Reports will also be setting up a booth at the Holiday Market at Union Square in New York City, offering visitors an in-person opportunity to submit their list and receive 24 hours of free access to www.ConsumerReports.org.
"We hope consumers will sound off and speak up, and let the companies they do business with know what they appreciate and what they don't," said Tod Marks, senior editor and resident shopping expert at Consumer Reports. "The purpose of this list is not to knock or commend companies as a whole, but to let consumers know they have choices at a time of year when shopping and spending are in the spotlight."
The Naughty & Nice Holiday List is based on input from Consumer Reports' reporters and editors who cover shopping, travel, hospitality, telecommunications and visitors to the Consumer Reports Facebook page.
The following highlights some of the companies from the Naughty and the Nice side of the 2012 list:
For additional information on how to find the best holiday deals and expert advice on top products, consumers can visit Consumer Reports' online holiday-shopping hub at www.ConsumerReports.org/holiday.