The Naughtiest Retailers of 2012

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The Naughty List isn’t just for misbehaved kids — not in the world of retail anyway.With the help of Consumer Reports, we’ve compiled a list of the top naughty and nice companies of 2012.

Topping our naughty list are companies like BMW and Forever21 which have unfriendly practices liked fine print fees and fewer “extras.”

more difficult to work with this year than in the past.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/cms/posts?action=preview&mode=content&id=50b911cb69bedda374000000#ixzz2Djt0xngWNames like Nordstrom and Kohl’s, however, are applauded for their hassle-free returns and excellent customer service.

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10 Retail Companies That Have The Most Satisfied Workers
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