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Consumer Reports Magazine | July

Published: July 2017
July 2017

Cover Story

Faster, Fresher, Cheaper: The Grocery Shopping Revolution
Supermarkets are improving quality and convenience. CR shows you how to save money and still make healthy choices.

The Supermarket of the Future
Some innovations already have a toehold in American stores; others are being introduced in Europe.

How to Save Time and Money Food Shopping
Here are 22 ways to optimize your shopping dollars and effort.

Food-Safety Shopping Tips
How to ensure safe food handling and avoid health risks.

Do Online Grocery Stores Really Deliver?
AmazonFresh scored highest with readers, but three competitors were close behind.

What Food Labels Mean—and Don't
Which terms are federally regulated and which are just marketing eye-catchers.

Healthy Shopping Strategies for Vegans
You can vegan-ize your shopping cart the healthy way with these strategies.

Special Report

Car Insurance Companies Charge Higher Rates in Some Minority Neighborhoods
First-of-its-kind data analysis finds price differences that can't be explained by risk alone.

Features

Weird Foods Worth Trying
The nutritional and taste lowdown on six trendy foods.

How to Remodel on a Budget and Stay on Schedule
How to come in under budget, on time, and overjoyed.

How to Cut Kitchen Remodeling Costs
Save without sacrificing performance or style.

How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs
Build a better bathroom that won't break the bank.

How Seniors Are Driving Safer, Driving Longer
More research and innovation are being applied than ever before to meet the challenges of senior drivers.

How to Keep Driving Skills Sharp
These programs can enhance your abilities and increase safety behind the wheel.

Better by Design: Making Cars That Meet the Needs of Older Drivers
How Ford, Subaru, and Toyota are leading the way to help keep aging drivers on the go.

Uber, Lyft, and Self-Driving Cars Aren't Yet the Answer to the Senior-Driving Riddle
The services and high-tech vehicles have drawbacks.

Top 25 New Cars for Senior Drivers
Our picks combine reliability, safety, and senior-friendly features.

Product Updates

Get the Best Sun Protection
Which sunscreens work, which fall short—and why you can't always rely on packaging labels.

Road Report

2017 Toyota Highlander Review
A supersized value for big families and anyone who appreciates practicality and safety.

2017 Subaru Impreza Review
It offers outstanding fuel efficiency, a comfortable ride, and more roominess than you might think.

2017 BMW 530i Review
The kinder, gentler 5 Series is a refined yet highly capable driving machine.

2017 Kia Cadenza Review
Redesigned with improved fuel economy and plenty of power.

Departments

From Our President: When Hidden Algorithms Lead to Higher Prices
Why are car insurance rates are so high for drivers in minority neighborhoods?

Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.

Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.

The July 2017 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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