11 August 2016: The CMA has secured undertakings from Woolovers Limited, a knitwear retailer, to ensure that it will publish all genuine, relevant and lawful customer reviews on its website, and will not suppress unfavourable reviews.
Over the period from December 2014 to November 2015, Woolovers did not publish all genuine, relevant and lawful reviews submitted by its customers.
The CMA has also sent an open letter to retailers that host customer reviews on their own websites setting out principles for legal compliance in this area. The letter asks them to review their business processes and practices to ensure they comply with consumer protection law.
- Summary of undertakings (11.8.16)
- Open letter to online retailers (11.8.16)
- Information for businesses (11.8.16)
- Press release: CMA acts to prevent misleading online practices (11.8.16)
Mark Pratt (email@example.com, 020 3738 6663)
Jon Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 3738 6143)
Senior responsible officer
Nisha Arora (email@example.com, 020 3738 6853)