From Our President

Unleashing the world-changing power of consumers. That's what Consumer Reports has been doing for more than 75 years. Our experts test thousands of products each year, from cars to cosmetics, TVs to toasters, and tell you which are the best and which are the worst. And we fight in the halls of Congress and state legislatures as the consumer champion for safe products and fair practices in the marketplace.

Because Consumer Reports accepts no ads, free samples, or corporate contributions of any kind, we can use our product testing, in-depth investigative reporting, and research to call it as we see it in our signature pull-no-punches style. Consumers can reach us where and when they need us: in print, online, on their smart phones and tablets, for our unique advice on how, where, and what to buy.

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As the gold standard for consumer information and a trailblazer for consumer advocacy, Consumer Reports shifts the balance of power in the marketplace toward consumers and makes a positive, lasting impact on the lives of millions.

Read the monthly letters to subscribers from our president, which highlight the critical consumer issues behind our current reports.