People everywhere know fast food as one of the most reliable distributors of disappointment ever produced by the business world. Food advertising is infamous for the techniques it uses to make items look bigger and better. The places themselves usually plaster their walls with pictures of juicy burgers – often hanging right over the tills – so you need only open your eyes to find something to compare your actual
Every now and then, something happens that prompts my mother to make the statement, “And that’s why my father always used to say, ‘You get what you pay for!’”
Apparently tomorrow is World Consumer Rights Day. According to the release by Consumers International, a “world” consumer-rights advocacy group (and group of groups) based in London, these guys do this every year, across the world.
Candid Consumerism, a blog that seeks to give voice to consumer issues and promote dialogue between consumers and service providers, seeks contributors from people based in Zimbabwe. Following the blog’s mission, we will be a platform for the exchange of ideas, projects, news and information between ordinary people, business operators and audiences across Zimbabwe, its diaspora and the rest of the world. Contributions may include news, reviews, information on events